The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg concluded early Tuesday evening, with 287 horses sold for an average price of $34,182.
This year the yearling portion of the sale was spread over four days--Monday through Thursday--instead of just three, so comparing sessions is not an accurate way of measuring performance.
On Tuesday 11 horses sold for $100,000 or more. The price tag of $180,000 for ticket signer Jimmy Takter, for Leader Of The Gang (Muscles Yankee-Fraulien Bluestone), hip number 503, made him Tuesday’s sales topper. The Herb Liverman-owned colt was from the Peninsula Farm Consignment.
New York Bets, hip number 311 in, brought a price of $175,000 from Skip Spring to breeder Perretti Farms. The colt is a son of Bettor's Delight out of the Western Hanover mare Absolutely Cam, she a half sister to the stakes-winning Angel Park and Picnic In The Park.
Hip 412, Outlaw, a colt by Muscles Yankee out of the $100,000-winning Credit Winner mare Ferrari Of, brought a price of $120,000 from trainer Brett Bittle to breeder Diamond Creek Farm.
All told, 287 yearlings sold for a total of $9,810,500. The number of pacers sold was higher than the number of trotters with 158 pacers versus 129 trotters, but the totals were close with all Tuesday pacers selling for a total of $4,882,500 and all trotters selling for a total of $4,928,000.
Trotters generally sold higher than pacers with an average price of $38,201 and trotting colts were more popular than trotting fillies as the 58 trotting colts sold for an average $42,844. Seventy-one trotting fillies averaged $34,408 each.
Ninety-three pacing colts averaged $34,322 while 65 oacing fillies averaged $26,007.
The Standardbred Horse Sales auction got underway Monday morning and yearlings will continue to be sold through Thursday. Mixed horses will go through the auction ring on Friday and Saturday.