Day At The Track

Slight decline fourth session Lexington Sale

03:53 PM 07 Oct 2011 NZDT
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The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued with its fourth session on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 6), selling 172 horses for an average price of $17,953. Although this represented a decline compared with the comparable session in 2010, the sale overall continues to maintain an increase in average price of 1.9 percent compared to last year's harness racing sale through four sessions.

Pacing colts continued to lead, having the largest number of yearlings passing through the ring and commanding the highest average prices. It was a trotting filly, however, that captured the sales topper honors. Per Henriksen cast the final bid of $80,000 for Frisky Magic, a daughter of Kadabra and Frisky Fergi. Northwood Bloodstock consigned the filly as agent for breeders Jeff Gural and Ray Schnittker.

Henriksen was also the winning bidder at $65,000 on the session's runner-up, Porsche Magic, also by Kadabra, but this one a colt. The yearling's dam, Porsche Hall, earned more than $580,000 in her racing career. Preferred Equine Marketing consigned the colt for breeders Bet Max Stables and Benenati Inc.

The next highest price for the session, and tops among pacers, belonged to Ridethrucountry, by the intriguing sire Christian Cullen out of Costal Skyhawk. The yearling colt is part of his sire's first North American crop, although Christian Cullen has become well-known here due to the success of his hard-hitting racehorses he produced that have been imported from his native New Zealand. Christian Cullen's owner Ian Dobson and prominent New Zealand writer/owner Noel Kennard purchased this yearling for $60,000 from the Kentuckiana Farms consignment.

Here are the top priced horses and averages.


Frisky Magic-Kadabra-Frisky Fergi-F-T-$80,000-Per Henriksen

Porsche Magic-Kadabra-Porsche Hall-C-T-$65,000-Per Henriksen, Agent

Ridethrucountry-Christian Cullen-Costal Skyhawk-C-P-$60,000-Ian Dobson & Noel Kennard

Fanfan Dream-Infinitif-Fortuna Dream-F-T-$55,000-Nils Moreau

Sierra Glide-Yankee Glide-Sierra Flower K-F-T-$50,000-Continental Farm

Jaipur-Conway Hall-Artemisia Ambrosio-C-T-$50,000-Steve Elliott

Phenomenon-Ponder-Mystical-C-P-$50,000-John Como, Jr.

Spotlight On-Western Terror-Southwind Laurel-F-P-$47,000-John Butenschoen, Agent For William Wiswell

Vanna Montana-Rocknroll Hanover-Southwind Vanna-C-P-$45,000-Steve Elliott

I'm Really Good-Western Terror-Ms Bellagio-C-P-$38,000-David Shea

Session 4

Group-Number Sold-Total Price-Average Price-Top Price-Median-$100,000+

Pacing Colts-56-$1,092,000-$19,500-$60,000-$19,000-0

Pacing Fillies-37-$595,000-$16,081-$65,000-$15,000-0

Trotting Colts-42-$770,000-$18,333-$47,000-$13,000-0

Trotting Fillies-37-$631,000-$17,054-$80,000-$12,000-0


Total sale

Group Number-Sold-Total Price-Average Price-Top Price-Median-$100,000+

Pacing Colts-163-$7,718,000-$47,350-$450,000-$32,000-18

Pacing Fillies-131-$4,604,000-$35,145-$170,000-$25,000-7

Trotting Colts-171-$6,768,000-$39,579-$210,000-$23,000-14

Trotting Fillies-140-$4,798,000-$34,271-$170,000-$22,000-10


The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will be conducting its fifth and final session on Friday, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion.

by David Carr, the U.S. Trotting Association

Courtesy of the US Trotting Association’s Web Newsroom  


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