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 abrother to 2010 U.S. Horse of the Year - fetched the highest price on opening day - a whopping $450,000 for Hitting The Cycle ( - Artistic Vision [ ]).
Today's star was a-Armbro Nest colt named Eagle Nest ( ). 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.
Her first foal and most successful so far - abay 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.
DAY THREE RESULTS:
by Duane RANGER (editor)
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