How’s This For An Encore? Lexington Up 4.3 Percent on Opening Night

LEXINGTON, KY – The main worry coming into last night’s opening round of Lexington was that things were so good a year earlier that the sale almost had to come back down to Earth.

So much for that fear.

The opening night of Lexington 2014 was the first time in more than 20 years that the average price per yearling sold topped the $100,000 mark. Now, you can make that two years in a row.

Ninety-eight yearlings were sold last night at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds for a gross of $10,734,000 and an average of $109,531. The average represents an increase of 4.3 percent.

“I was ecstatic…this was a great feeling,”co-sales manager Randy Manges said. “To be up that much over last year is terrific. We wound up selling just about the same amount of horses even with all the outs. And I can’t imagine how well we would have done if not for those outs.”