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Fusaichi Pegasus colt tops Colorado yearling sale

A large crowd was on hand at Arapahoe Park for the Silver Cup Yearling Sale (Photo by Denis Blake)

A large crowd was on hand at Arapahoe Park for the Silver Cup Yearling Sale (Photo by Denis Blake)

The average and median prices improved modestly at the Silver Cup Yearling Sale, conducted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, on Aug. 8 at Arapahoe Park.

Top seller Way Out West is a son of Fusaichi Pegasus out of the stakes-winning Bianconi mare Labar. Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson signed the ticket for the colt, consigned by Menoken Farms, for $24,500.

Nye Brookover purchased the runner-up, a colt by first-crop local sire Tulsa Te, and a half-brother to R Dub, a 2-year-old local stakes winner of $60,000. Breeder Willard Burback consigned the colt.

Burbach also offered the top-selling filly, another Tulsa Te product out of the stakes-producing Indian Charlie mare Charlie’s Haze. Jessie T went to top buyer Annette Bishop for $19,000.

Of 46 horses offered, 33 sold for a total of $200,900 with an average of $6,088, up 2.5 percent from 2014 when 43 horses averaged $5,937. Median price increased to $4,500, up 21 percent from the previous year. The buy-back rate dropped from 33% to 28%.

All horses in the sale are eligible for next year’s Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park.  This year’s sales stakes were won by R Dub (by Fort Prado), a $20,000 purchase who won the $40,645 colts and geldings division, and Make Us Famous (Successful Appeal), a $7,100 purchase who captured the $40,815 fillies race.

For more information, go to www.COTBA.com.

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