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Big buyers, prices follow Tale of Ekati's first yearlings
RSS Feeds Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The first yearlings offered by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati caught the attention of many top buyers Monday, July 15th at the annual Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, and subsequently his average flirted with the six-figure mark which represented more than six times his stud fee.


Hip 207 sold for $95,000

Hip 101 sold for $155,000

Three yearlings sold at North America's first yearling auction of the season, for an average price of $96,667. Tale of Ekati ranked among the top 15 sires overall at the venue, fifth among all freshman sires.

Heading the inaugural crop was Hip 101, a colt out of Rebeccca's Song who sold for $155,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and St Elias. Second high-price of the group was Hip 207, a colt out of B J's Royalty who sold for $95,000 to Ciaran Dunne. Also sold was Hip 25, a filly out of I'm Beguiled Again, who sold for $40,000 to Goldmark Farm, Todd Quast, agent.

Tale of Ekati covered 116 mares his first year at stud. The son of Tale of the Cat-Silence Beauty (Jpn), by Sunday Silence stood the 2013 season at Darby Dan for $15,000.