$93,000 sale topper at Hoosier Classic Sale
October 20, 2017
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The Hoosier Classic Yearling sale got underway Friday morning with a full house at the Indiana State Fairgrounds that included leading trainers Ron Burke and Jimmy Takter, among others. In the first of two sessions it was Hip 31, a Rockin Image filly out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Antigua Hanover, who brought a sale high price of $93,000. Consigned by Swiss Boarding Farm, Rockinbythebeach was purchased by Tim Otteson/TKO Racing Stable of Greenfield, Ind.
Rockinbythebeach's dam is a half-sister to She's A Great Lady winner Appleoosa Hanover.4
Hip 104, a daughter of Swan For All out of the Earl Of Stormont mare Earls Miss Moffett, brought a bid of $87,000 from Indiana's Byron Hooley. Consigned by In Law Stables as agent, Swans Miss Muffett is the first foal of Earls Miss Moffett, an Indiana Sires Stakes winner. Earls Miss Moffett is also a full sister to the $600,000-winning Earls Glider, an Indiana Sires Stakes champion.
A total of 182 yearlings were sold during the opening session for a total of $3,751,000. The average price was $20,610, with a median price of $16,000. During last year's opening day of the sale, 183 yearlings brought $2,888,200, an average of $15,783 and median of $12,000.
The second session of this year's Hoosier Classic Yearling sale will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.