Day At The Track

Somebeachsomewhere colt tops Sale Day 3

02:54 AM 06 Oct 2011 NZDT
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The crowd anticipates another Jeff Gillis and Sarah Anthon
The crowd anticipates another - sale at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington.
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Jeff Gillis and Sarah Anthon

Just as he did on Day One former harness racing machine Somebeachsomewhere took out the major honors on Day Three of the five-day 2011 Lexington Yearling Sale being held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky from Monday October 3-7.

The now 6-year-old stallion, whose first crop has hit the sale ring this week has today (Wednesday October 5) fetched the top price of $180,000. Two days earlier a Somebeachsomewhere brother to 2010 U.S. Horse of the Year - Rock N Roll Heaven fetched the highest price on opening day - a whopping $450,000 for Hitting The Cycle (Somebeachsomewhere - Artistic Vision [Artsplace]).

Today's star was a Somebeachsomewhere-Armbro Nest colt named Eagle Nest (Dragon's Lair). The bay was bought by Jeff Gillis of Hillsborough in Ontario from Spring Haven Farm.

Armbro Nest (1:50.4) won 21 of her 61 starts and $674,821 between 1994 and 1996. Eagle Nest is her ninth and last foal - and first by Somebeachsomewhere.

Her first foal and most successful so far - a Jennas Beach Boy bay named Lotsa Clout (1:50.5) won nine races and $782,082 between 2000 and 2002.

The sale seems to be simmering down after regular sales attendee Gordon Banks termed Day one as "insane".

Just five other lots fetched $100,000 or more today. They were Lots 302, 359, 397, 413, and 440 (see results below).

The fourth day starts tomorrow with Lots 445-622 (Thursday October 6) at 11.30am Lexington time (NZ - 4.30am and Australia 2.30am).

A total of 782 lots will go under the hammer before the sale ends on Friday.

FOOTNOTE: Remember Harnesslink will have live video streaming of the sale each day - so be sure to return to our website every day this week for the latest in what is on offer and what prices are being fetched. 


Lots 279-328.

Lots 329-378.

Lots 379-428.

Lots 429-444.

Sale Catalogue.

Day One results.

Day Two results.

by Duane RANGER (editor)

The brilliant Somebeachsomewhere winning the 2008 Pepsi North America Cup:

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