Muscle Hill offspring top HB opener at $320,000
November 06, 2017
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The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., got underway on Monday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena and 164 horses were sold for an average price of $75,305. That figure is down 4.28 percent from last year's opening session average of $79,269, but the first session decline in average follows what occurred at the Lexington Selected Sale, which picked up steam after opening night.
A total of 43 yearlings brought six-figure prices in the opening session, with the topper Hip 112, a Muscle Hill colt out of Sheer Glide, selling to Mario Mazza for $320,000. Consigned by Peninsula Farm for John Floren's Coyote Wynd Farms, the colt named Sheer Muscle is the first foal of his dam, a daughter of Yankee Glide who took a mark of 1:54. And as the opening session was winding down, Hip 162, a Muscle Hill full sister to Kentucky Filly Futurity winner Ice Attraction, consigned by Preferred Equine for David P. Reid and Stephen Dey III, was purchased with a $320,000 bid by Ontario horseman Clark Beelby, who signed the ticket for Florens.
Fair Winds Farm also sold a $300,000 yearling in the opening session as Stroy Inc. bought Hip 29, a Muscle Hill colt out of Bluff, for $300,000. Stroy Inc. enjoyed success this year with the 3-year-old trotting colt Devious Man.
Millstream Farn enjoyed a big sale thanks to first foals from Coffeecake Hanover 3, 1:52.4f and Mistery Woman 1:51. Hip 43, a Trixton colt out of Coffeecake Hanover, was purchased by Crawford Farms with a bid of $210,000. Perry Soderberg signed for the Muscle Hill-Mistery Woman colt after making the final bid of $210,000.
Go to theblackbook.com for live streaming and results of the sale, which resumes on Tuesday at 10 am.
Sale averages after the opening session are as follows: