Lexington Selected gross sales at record level
October 05, 2019
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The fourth session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale was held under a clear sky with much cooler temperatures than the first three sessions, but business continued at a hot pace. Five yearling were sold for $100,000 or more in the session, bringing the total number of six-figure yearlings to 121.
The average price for Session 4 was $27,268 for 168 horses sold. The cumulative average for 633 yearlings sold is $68,738. At last year’s sale, a total of 702 yearlings were sold for an average price of $56,652. Gross sales this year have topped $43.5 million, which is an increase of 9.4 percent over 2018.
The highest priced yearling in Session 4 was the colt named Captain Corey, after top driver Corey Callahan. Consigned by Peninsula Farm, Captain Corey sold as Hip 512, and the colt is by Googoo Gaagaa, who was regularly driven by Callahan. Swedish bloodstock agent Robert Lindstrom purchased the colt for $150,000 on behalf of Lennart Agren’s SRF Stable.
Lindstrom recently led a syndication purchase of Googoo Gaagaa, who had been residing at the farm of his owner, Richard Hans, in Maryland. Googoo Gaagaa is now settled in at Broline Stud in Sweden and already has a full book of mares for 2020.
A colt by Conway Hall out of Cream Puff (Hip 638) also brought a final bid of $150,000 on Friday night from Bengt Agerup's Brixton Medical.
The final session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale gets underway Saturday night, following a day of Grand Circuit racing at the Red Mile. (harnessracing.com)