Lexington, KY --- It is a bull market at a horse sale, as prices remain strong at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Through four sessions, the sale has already surpassed the gross sales of the entire five day auction in 2012 by nearly $2 million, and the average price through the comparable session is up a robust 10.8 percent.
The sale topper at $95,000 on Friday was Wanna Get Lucky, a filly from the first crop of Lucky Chucky, who continues his impressive showing at the sale. The filly’s dam, Ucalthisahoneymoon, is a full sister to $1.3 million winning mare Falls For You. Deo Volente Farms will be taking home the filly that was consigned by Kentuckiana Farms.
Runner-up honors for the night belong to the Art Major filly Daut Full. Showing no doubt about her prospects, Tony Alagna cast the winning bid of $75,000. It is a strong filly family, featuring dam Thereal Ideal ($168,136), half-sister Lyons Anitacol ($174,767) and second dam Doc’s Girl ($411,890). Hunterton Sales Agency consigned the filly.
Next on the leader board was the Conway Hall colt Only My Way, the first foal out of $129,000 winner If And Only If. Richard Berthiaume signed for the colt that was consigned by Peninsula Farms as agent.
A total of 156 yearlings passed through the ring on Friday, averaging $21,423. This represents an increase in average price compared to the fourth session a year ago of 27 percent.
Sale through four sessions
WANNA GET LUCKY-Lucky Chucky-Ucalthisahoneymoon-F-T-
DAUT FULL-Art Major-Thereal Ideal-F-P-$75,000-Anthony P. Alagna
ONLY MY WAY-Conway Hall-If And Only If-C-T-$70,000-Richard Berthiaume Inc.
TONED LADY-Muscle Massive-My Day To Play-F-T-$60,000-Greg Wright, Agent
FIVE BELOW-Andover Hall-Day Five-C-T-$52,000-Kelly O'Donnell, Agent
INHERIT HIS LUCK-Lucky Chucky-Promising Deal-C-T-$50,000-Alfred S. Ross & Paul Fontaine
HEAVENLY TUNES-Rock N Roll Heaven-Three Kilo-C-P-$50,000-Joe Holloway
FINISH LINE-Yankee Glide-Calchips Finisher-C-T-$50,000-Trond Smedshammer
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concludes on Saturday evening at the Fasig-Tipton sale arena.
by David Carr for the USTA (www.ustrotting.com)