Bayne Welker: On Fasig-Tipton’s Opening Night at Saratoga

Gene McLean interviews Sr. Vice President of Sales Bayne Welker of Fasiq-Tipton.

Here are the thoughts of Bayne Welker, the Vice President of Sales for Fasig-Tipton, after the first night of this year’s Select Yearling Sale at Saratoga:

“We had seen considerable activity on the sales grounds that led to brisk trade last night from established customers, as well as a few newcomers,” said Welker today. “We expect the trend to continue into tonight as there are still quality offerings to come on the block.”

Statistics for 8/6/2018 THRU 8/7/2018 Sale
DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedianStatus
8/6/201883$28,965,000$348,97624$300,000Completed
8/7/20180$0$00$0Pending
TOTALS83$28,965,000$348,97624$300,000Pending
Statistics for previous 8/7/2017 THRU 8/8/2017 Sale
DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedian
8/7/201775$24,425,000$325,66717$300,000
8/8/201781$28,570,000$352,71621$300,000
TOTALS156$52,995,000$339,71238$300,000

No, I didn’t want the horse on the lead. I’m disappointed with the trip. The post didn’t help. We were inside [Justify] the whole way. Unfortunately, our horse took the worst of it being on the fence and getting pressed the whole way. He’s just not a horse that runs on the lead, so I’m pretty disappointed. He didn’t give up. I know this horse very well and he’s not a horse to be on the lead. No way. You guys asked me all week what I wanted to do – sit off the pace and follow [Justify] around the track. And he’s following us around.”

Chad Brown, Trainer, Good Magic, 4th
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