Kadabra colt tops second session at $260,000
November 03, 2015
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A Kadabra colt out of a daughter of the stakes winner Bramasole topped the second session of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday, bringing a bid of $260,000. The colt named Kadillac was bought by Canadian horseman Clark Beelby.
Spring Haven Farm consigned Kadillac (Hip 385) but didn't acquire him until last November. Dunroven Stud, the breeding operation of Martha Brown and her late husband, Steve, bred the colt but last November sold the weanling colt at the Blooded Horse Sale for just $8,500.
A total of 650 yearilngs had gone through the auction ring in the first two sessions, generating an average price of $39,120. Since only 529 yearlings were sold in the first two sessions in 2014, comparisons based on average price won't be relevant until the completion of the yearling sale on Wednesday. Last year 1,076 yearlings were sold in Black Book Part One for an average price of $33,056.
Northwood Bloodstock Agency had the second-highest priced yearling in Tuesday's session when it sold Sovereign Deo (Hip 499), a colt by Mach Three, for $190,000 to Tom Hill Jr. The colt is out of World of Her Own, the dam of Sir Richard Z Tam p,3, 1:50.1. World Of Her Own is a daughter of Dan Patch award winner Worldly Beauty, who has also produced World Of Rocknroll and Rock N Roll World.
Tony Alagna will train Sovereign Deo, said Hill.
"Basically, it's the same family as Captaintreacherous," Hill told Harness Racing Communications. "Tony liked the horse. I spoke to Tony several weeks ago, he phoned me up, and his exact words were, `Wow, what a jaw-dropper he is.'"
Through two days of the three-day yearling portion of the sale, Kadabra led all sires in average price with his six yearlings generating a figure of $81,750. Cant ab Hall's 36 yearlings, which included the $500,000 filly sold in Monday's session, have posted an average of $65,972 while Muscle Hill rounded out the trotting sires with averages above $50,000 with his 16 at $54,250.
On the pacing side of the ledge, Somebeachsomewhere's 50 yearlings averaged $59,760 with Mach Three right behind at $59,25 for eight yearlings, and seven by Sportswriter bringing an average of $53,857.