The 2014 Elitauktion yearling sale in Sweden was completed tonight with 74 head sold from 90 cataloged. Total proceeds in USD was $1,747,087, an average of $23,609 at today's conversion rate.
The top five that were hammered down at auction, all colts, were sired by(2), S.J.'s Caviar, and . Maharajah offspring did not hit the toppers. USA trainer signed for hip 81, a Pastor Stephen filly from Sculturesque by . Second dam of that one is Head Hunter by Bonefish, she the dam of Bosphorous, a career winner of nearly four million SEK.
The sale topper was Bourbon Rain, a March 30, 2013 colt byfrom Affinity by , she the dam of Photo Maxx (USD 591,342) by S.J.'s Photo, Hard Livin (SEK 4,992,570) by S.J.'s Caviar and the three year-old colt in 2013 Tumble Dust by . Tumble Dust has earned SEK 1,719,799 with 11 on the board finishes in 15 starts. Affinity, a $100,000 yearling at Standardbred, is from Dormitory ( -Panty Raid) and the maternal family that produced Giant Victory, Bonefish, Uconn Don, , Elusive Desire and others. Fantastic!!! Consignor was Stuteri Dust.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com