From the Media Team at Fasig-Tipton:
Records fell Sunday night at the New York Bred Yearlings sale as the sale posted the highest gross, average, and median in its history. Highlights of the successful renewal include a $600,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt, the most expensive yearling ever sold at this sale, and a $450,000 daughter of American Pharoah, who set a record price for a filly.
“It was a tremendous night,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “The last half of the session tonight was just electric.”
Hip 588, the session- and sale-topping colt by Pioneerof the Nile, sold for $600,000 midway through the night (video). Shortleaf Stable purchased the record colt from the consignment of his breeder, Jonathan Thorne of Thorndale Farm. The bay colt is a half-brother to three winners, two of them stakes horses, out of Score, a daughter of A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire Educated Risk, from the immediate family of champion Inside Information. The sale replaced the previous record, set last year when a colt by Cairo Prince sold for $500,000.
The session’s top filly was Hip 573, a daughter of Into Mischief out of stakes winner Risky Rachel, who sold for $350,000 to Kindred Stables from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent (video). The filly is the second foal out of Risky Rachel, whose first foal, a colt by Scat Daddy, sold for $1,000,000 at The Gulfstream Sale in March to Todd Pletcher, agent for M.V. Magnier from the consignment of SGV Thoroughbreds, agent. The only filly to sell for more at this year’s sale was record-setting daughter of American Pharoah (Hip 329), sold during the first session for $450,000.