Fasig-Tipton’s Bayne Welker Comments on Tuesday’s July Yearling Sales

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

 

Statistics for 7/10/2018 Sale
DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedianStatus
7/10/2018196$19,762,500$100,82986$75,000Completed
TOTALS196$19,762,500$100,82986$75,000Completed

Statistics for previous 7/11/2017 Sale

DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedian
7/11/2017172$16,107,000$93,64572$70,000
TOTALS172$16,107,000$93,64572$70,000

Quote from Fasig-Tipton executive Bayne Welker about Tuesday’s  Select Yearling Sale in Lexington:

“Very vibrant trade and a good start to the yearling season,” said Welker on Tuesday night. “Should bode well for the remainder of the year and the upper end of the yearling market.”

 

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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