Lexington Selected Announces 2011 Dates
March 7, 2011
Principals of the Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced dates for the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, with changes in starting times for its 2011 renewal.
The sale will be conducted five consecutive days, from Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion on Newtown Pike in Lexington. The first three sessions will be held during the evenings, while the Thursday and Friday sessions get underway during daylight hours.
As always, the sale will coincide with the heart of The Red Mile's annual Grand Circuit meet, and the daytime-nighttime shift has been made to accommodate the track's racing schedule, according to sale co-manager Geoffrey Stein. The auction begins the Monday following the 119th Kentucky Futurity, with that Triple Crown event slated for Sunday, Oct. 2.
"Besides our strong core of regular consignors, we're glad to welcome back Hanover and Blue Chip Farms to this year's sale. And we're also pleased to have added Walnut Hall Ltd. to those who'll be selling with us this fall," Stein said.
The Lexington Selected Sale, formed in 2005 by Tattersalls and Kentucky Standardbred, has been the industry's leading auction by yearling average since its inception.
Those who wish to consign yearlings to the sale are asked to call the company's Kentucky (859-255-8431) or New York (914-773-7777) office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will close April 1.
New Indiana sale premieres this fall
February 21, 2011—from HarnessRacing.com
Yearling buyers who participate in Indiana�?/font>and those who buy for other programs�?/font>will have a new sale on the calendar this fall, thanks to the launch of the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale, set for Sept. 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
The announcement was made Monday by sale manager Randy Manges of Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co., which will oversee the new auction.
"We're excited about the new venture and setting up shop in Indiana, as the racetracks and sire stakes there are certainly headed in the right direction," Manges said. "We've already received firm commitments from several major breeders in the Midwest, and everything's in place." Manges noted that Midland Acres, Victory Hill Farm and Steiner Stock Farm are already in the initial catalogue with impressive consignments.
"What's really great about the sale this first year is that we've got some fabulous up-and-coming sires with first crops set to debut this fall. Jailhouse Jesse, Always A Virgin, Justice Hall and Sand Shooter all had outstanding initial Indiana books, and we're looking forward to selling those foals. Buyers are going to be impressed with what they see," he added.
The sale starts on the Friday after the Little Brown Jug. "We're definitely planning daytime sessions, with a morning start time to be determined, as we know owners and trainers will need to get to Indiana Downs for their 6:55 post time," he said.
The sale is currently accepting entries and will do so until its April 15 deadline.
Consignors planning to enter or wanting more information are asked to call (859) 255-8431 or fax (859) 255-0302, or email Lexington Selected at email@example.com.
January 19, 2007 - Lexington, KY
The Lexington Selected Selected Yearling Sale has announced their sale dates for 2007. The sale will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sale Pavilion in Lexington, KY from Wednesday, October 3 to Sunday, October 8, 2007.
October 9, 2006 - Lexington, KY
The Lexington Selected Selected Yearling Sale was a tremendous success! We grossed $30,763,000 and averaged $39,089 overall. We gained 19.1% on the gross and 18.7% on the average from our 2005 sale! There were 58 yearlings that sold for over $100,000 and 8 yearlings sold for over $200,000!! The trio of DeVisser, Liverman, and McDuffee purchased our sale topper Give Me A V for $270,000. Herb Liverman of Toronto, Ontario purchased Brown Velvet for $250,000; Gary Mills, Agent of Cambridge, Ontario purchased Jadestone for $225,000; Mats Anderson of Fresno, CA bought Love Tactics for $205,000; R. Gary Stetson of Deerfield, MA had the winning bid on Andretti Hanover for $200,000; Myron Bell, Agent of North Bergen, NJ purchased College Grad for $200,000; Frode Fladen of Oslo, Norway bought Frisk'Em for $200,000; and Douglas Miller of Lake Worth, FL had the winning bid on Victorious Girl for $200,000.
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Co. would like to thank all of our purchasers for a extremely successful sale!
October 9, 2005 - Lexington, KY
The Lexington Selected Selected Yearling Sale was a huge success! We grossed $24,875,500 and averaged $31,769 overall. There were 35 yearlings that sold for over $100,000 and 4 yearlings sold for over $200,000!! Thomas Moberg of Enebyberg, Sweden purchased our sale topper What A Way for $240,000 and the third highest selling yearling, Fabulous Kemp for $220,000. Lloyd Arnold of Dover, DE purchased Gutsy Volo for $225,000 and Ron Gurfein of Delray Beach, FL bought Clever Catch for $205,000.
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Co. would like to thank all of our purchasers for a very successful sale!
February 1, 2005 - Lexington, KY
Tattersalls has teamed up with Kentucky Standardbred to form the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in Lexington KY! The sale will be held over 5 days and will have over 800 head.
Tattersalls averaged $31,885 at the previous Select Yearling Sale in Lexington, KY. 20 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more. Kentucky Standardbred averaged $27,479 at last year's sale and had 15 sell for $100,000 or more. This year will provide a new venue and a much larger selection of quality yearlings.