NEW JERSEY BRED YEARLINGS SHINE AT LEXINGTON SELECTED SALE
MANALAPAN, NJ -- October 9, 2021 -- New Jersey-bred yearlings bring top dollars at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
The New Jersey-sired trotting filly Exile, a daughter of Walner out of Swan Hot Mama, sold for the top price at Tuesday's (Oct. 5) opening session, going to Nancy Takter for a record-setting $800,000. The high-priced bid for Exile, passed the previous record of $725,000 for a filly sold at auction.
Exile, the New Jersey and Kentucky eligible filly, was one of 11 yearlings to sell for at least $400,000 on opening night. She was bred and consigned by Diamond Creek Farm.
Walner also sired the third, fourth, and fifth-highest sellers on the first night. Earthquake Bi a colt out of Dream Child sold for $620,000, the filly Cyberspace out of Southwind Serena sold for $500,000, and $475,000 colt out of Cedar Dove Cypress Hanover.
Muscle Hill yearlings also sold well on the first night. Detroit City, by Muscle Hill out of Danae, is a full brother to the new sire standing in NJ Propulsion. This trotting colt was sold for $500,000.He was bred by Fredricka Caldwell and Bluestone Farms and is New Jersey and Kentucky eligible. He was consigned by Cane Run Farm.
On night two, Walner-sired trotting fillies continued to break sale records as the top priced surpassed $500,000, for the first time in second session history.
Wall To Wall is out of Pearl Axe IT sold to Nancy Takter for $525,000. The New Jersey and Kentucky eligible filly was bred by Lindy Farms and Preferred Equine Marketing and consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing.
The second sale topper for the night was Singeth With Joy going to Ken Jacobs for $510,000. Singeth With Joy is out of Lonely Lady, she is also New Jersey and Kentucky eligible. She was bred by Steve Stewart and Douglass Hutchins and consigned by Hunterton Sale Agency.
As pacers seemed to lead the way during the third session, Morning Edition cracked the top five with a price tag of $145,000. The Walner colt out of Morning Glow, was the fourth-highest seller of the night. He was bred and consigned by Brittany Farms and is New Jersey and Kentucky eligible.
New Jersey-sired trotters continue to dominate in the sale ring and on the racetrack.
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