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Strong third session at Lexington Selected

October 04, 2019
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The third session of the Lexington Selected Sale continued to show strength, particularly in the trotting market, and kept the sale average up over 2018.
 
On Wednesday night, Hip 432, a Kadabra filly named Up And Ready, topped the session when she brought a final bid of $300,000 from Jim Glass. The filly is out of Glide By 3, 1:55.2, the dam of stakes winner Nows The Moment.
 
Another Kadabra filly, Hip 345 and named Magic Beauty, walked out of the sales ring following a final bid of $180,000. The filly is the second foal of Magic Marker 3, 1:52.2. Hip 380, a Trixton colt named Garnsey, after the late Hall of Famer, brought a final bid of $170,000 from trainer Paul Kelley. It was no surprise that Kelley took a look at the colt as he is out of Quick Credit, a filly Kelley trained.
 
Through three sessions, the average price for the sale was $83,720 for 465 yearlings sold. That’s an increase of 7.3 percent in the average compared with 2018. The average price at Lexington Selected through three sessions in 2018 was $78,002, with 427 sold.
 
Trotting fillies led the third session in average price, generating $47,830 for 47 sold. Averages for other sex and gaits were as follows: Pacing Colts--$43,532 (47 sold); Pacing Fillies--$39,212 (33 sold); and Trotting Colts--$44,957 (46 sold).
 
The pacing market had strength thanks to the offspring of leading sires Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous, plus the first crops of Always B Miki and Betting Line.
On the sire front, the standings were as follows after Session 3 on Thursday night.
 
Trotting Sires (3 or more sold)
Sire (No. Sold)--Average Price
Muscle Hill (52)--$132,538
Father Patrick (43)--$120,256
Love You (3)--$103,333
Chapter Seven (30)--$90,467
Cantab Hall (30)--$83,067
Kadabra (12)--$82,833
Bar Hopping (11)--$73,727
Southwind Frank (13)--$60,769
Trixton (16)--$51,938
 
PACING SIRES
Somebeachsomewhere (38)--$112,763
Captaintreacherous (41)--$82,756
Always B Miki (55)--$72,473
Betting Line (21)--$70,190
American Ideal (17)--$55,647
Bettor’s Delight (12)--$54,333
Sweet Lou (15)--$53,600
Roll With Joe (3)--$53,333
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