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Maryland 2YOs Final Average Down 11.6%
Overall at the Maryland Sale, 247 2YOs sold for a cumulative US$10,522,500 (which was down 33.2% on last year's 327 sold for US$15,757,400). The final average of US$42,601 was down 11.6% (last year US$48,188) & the final median of US$25,000 was down 10.7% (last year US$28,000). The buy-back rate improved to 23.4% (last year 34.1%). Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson told bloodhorse.com: "The sky's not falling; everything is good. I don't know a game out there that's not down somewhere between 25% & 40%, so I'll take 11% & 10%. The (drop in the) buy-back rate was huge."