Hip #47, colt by Bernardini, out of Western League by Forty Niner, consigned by Marshall W. Silverman, Agent (bred by James S. Carter) – $150,000, W. K. Warren, Jr.
The buy-back rate, which was 44.1% a year ago, improved slightly to a still very high 42.4%.
“We were down 20 some percent (in average), and the world is down 35%; I’m not too unhappy about what happened today,” said Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson. “You’re always unhappy to be down, but man, we had to expect some of it. I don’t know of a game that is as good as it was last year.”