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Hoosier Classic average up 6.5 percent

October 24, 2020
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The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday and the 360 horses sold brought an average price of $19,202. That's an increase of 6.5 percent from the 2019 sale, where 358 horses were sold. The average in the first session was up 11.4 percent while the average for Day Two was up by $163.
 
The first of two sessions of the 2020 Hoosier Classic was held Friday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis and prices were strong. The average price for the session was up 11.4 percent over last year’s opening session.
 
Hip 116, a colt by JK Endofanera, topped the session and also set an Indiana Standardbred yearling price record when he was sold for $240,000. Trainer Nancy Takter, in town for the Breeders Crown at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, signed for the colt on behalf of the Katz brothers’ 3 Brothers Stable. The 3 Brothers Stable also campaigned JK Endofanera and still shares ownership of the stallion, who stands at stud at Victory Hill Farm.
 
Named JK’s Speed, the colt was bred, consigned and owned by Maria and Jeff King’s Victory Hill Farm. The colt is a Jan. 29 foal and had the physique that had folks at the sale talking. His dam is Safta Perry, whose two previous foals include Rockin Speed p,2, 1:54.1; 3, 1:50.2; 4, 1:49.1.
 
Just a few hips earlier, Takter and the 3 Brothers group purchased Royal JK, a JK Endofanera colt, for $115,000. Also bred, owned and consigned by Victory Hill Farm, the colt is out of GT Miss Royal p, 1:52.3, who has already produced the Indiana speedster Little Rocket Man p,3, 1:49; 4, 1:48.1. He is also an early foal, born Jan. 29.
 
Two additional six-figure purchases at the sale were for offspring by trotting sire Swan For All. Hip 150, a filly and the first foal of a sister to Somebody To Love ($618,686), was bought by S&R Racing with a bid of $112,000. Wilt Standardbreds consigned the filly.
 
Hip 184, a colt out of Yoga, brought a final bid of $100,000 from William DeLong. Consigned by Oakwood Farms, the colt is a half brother to the stakes winner Shishito 2, 1:53; 3, BT1:51.2-’20.
 
Another notable yearling was Hip 101, a full brother to Shnitzledosomethin p, 1:49.1 ($757,143) and a half brother to this year’s Indiana 2-year-old filly champion Somethingbeautiful. The chestnut colt by Fred And Ginger out of Summer Sand was purchased by Howard Taylor, who also owns Shnitzledosomethin and Somethingbeautiful.
 
 
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