2013 Indiana Premier Yearling Sale
Thursday, Oct. 10 & Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Premier Yearling Sale concludes
September 25, 2011—from HarnessRacing.com
After a strong opening session, the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale wrapped up Saturday, September 24 with a solid second session. A total of 122 yearlings were sold during the session, bringing $854,600 and averaging $7,005. A colt from the first Indiana crop of Jailhouse Jesse topped the session as Jailbirdjustintime sold for $24,000.
Cataloged as hip 196, the Jailhouse Jesse-Yankee Starling colt was consigned by Midland Acres as an agent for Daniel Lengacher. The dam has produced a 1:57 winner from three previous foals. The yearling trotter was purchased by Mystical Marker Farm, Mike Anderson and Jack and Peggy Hood.
Red Hot Lover topped all pacers sold during the second session, bringing a $23,000 final bid. The Red River Hanover-On A Date colt, hip 137 in the catalog, is a half-brother to Lost Jewels, a winner of more than $200,000 racing in Indiana Sires Stakes. Consigned by Ruddick Stables, serving as agent for Bobby Brower, the colt was purchased by Mystical Marker Farm and Mike Anderson.
All told over the two days 251 yearlings were sold for just shy of $2.53 million and an average of $10,075. Trotting colts brought the highest totals, as 57 yearlings averaged $14,385, bolstered by sale topper Jesses Crown, purchased by John-Erik Magnusson for $95,000. A total of 65 trotting fillies averaged $9,768, while 68 pacing colts averaged $8,724 and 61 pacing fillies sold for an average of $7,459. A total of 130 yearlings were sold during the Friday afternoon session, starting the sale off strong with a $12,978 average.
New Indiana sale premieres this fall
February 21, 2011—from HarnessRacing.com
Yearling buyers who participate in Indiana—and those who buy for other programs—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 firstname.lastname@example.org.