After a strong opening session, the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale wrapped up Saturday, September 24 with a solid second session. A total of 122 yearlings were sold during the session, bringing $854,600 and averaging $7,005. A colt from the first Indiana crop of Jailhouse Jesse topped the session as Jailbirdjustintime sold for $24,000.
Cataloged as hip 196, the Jailhouse Jesse-Yankee Starling colt was consigned by Midland Acres as an agent for Daniel Lengacher. The dam has produced a 1:57 winner from three previous foals. The yearling trotter was purchased by Mystical Marker Farm, Mike Anderson and Jack and Peggy Hood.
Red Hot Lover topped all pacers sold during the second session, bringing a $23,000 final bid. The Red River Hanover-On A Date colt, hip 137 in the catalog, is a half-brother to Lost Jewels, a winner of more than $200,000 racing in Indiana Sires Stakes. Consigned by Ruddick Stables, serving as agent for Bobby Brower, the colt was purchased by Mystical Marker Farm and Mike Anderson.
All told over the two days 251 yearlings were sold for just shy of $2.53 million and an average of $10,075. Trotting colts brought the highest totals, as 57 yearlings averaged $14,385, bolstered by sale topper Jesses Crown, purchased by John-Erik Magnusson for $95,000. A total of 65 trotting fillies averaged $9,768, while 68 pacing colts averaged $8,724 and 61 pacing fillies sold for an average of $7,459. A total of 130 yearlings were sold during the Friday afternoon session, starting the sale off strong with a $12,978 average.