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.
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