$150,000 filly sold at Land of Lincoln sale
August 15, 2011
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The annual Land of Lincoln Yearling Sale, held in conjunction with racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, was held Sunday, Aug. 14. A good crowd gathered under sunny skies and many were there to buy yearlings, which resulted in better results than at last year’s sale.
This year’s sale featured a yearling selling for $150,000. Also, the 114 yearlings offered were sold for an average price of $11,121, up from last year’s average of $8,636 and the 2009 figure of $9,004.
“I think the three percent must have helped,” said Dr. Walker of Fox Valley Standardbreds. Dr. Walker was referring to the news announced just days earlier that purses would increase by 50 percent because revenues held in escrow from riverboat proceeds would finally be distributed to the racing industry.
The sale topper was Let Love Win, a Cole Muffler filly out of Shesoluvabull, the dam of $432,817 winner Iam Bonasera p,4, 1:49.2 and Enzo The Baker p,2, 1:51.3. The filly was bought by John Carver and consigned by Freedom Hill Farms (Jim and Nancy Reynolds). Terry Hunt’s Cottonwood Farm bred the filly.--harnessracing.com