The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction at Harrisburg concluded Wednesday night with the 1,045 horses sold generating a gross of $42.7 million for an average price of $40,922, up 10.4 percent from last year's sale.
The trotting colt segment of the market gave the sale its biggest boost as 234 trotting-bred colts were sold for an average price of $48,564. The 334 pacing-bred colts which were sold brought an average of $43,374.
The upper end of the market was extremely strong at this year's sale with 85 yearlings bringing prices of $100,000 or more, and 16 of those yearlings hitting $200,000 and up on the bid board. Last year 66 yearlings brought prices of $100,000 or more. The six-figure part of the market represented 8.1 percent of this year's sale while last year that same segment represented just 6.4 percent of the sale.
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed auction got underway in Harrisburg on Thursday morning.