Lexington Selected sets all-time sale record

Lexington, KY — Another record session, another record sale.

Thursday’s fourth day of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded with $4.94 million in gross sales, topping last year’s record for a fourth session by 3.6 percent and pushing this year’s event to a total of $60.44 million, also smashing last year’s record for the entire auction.

Last year’s five-day sale at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion totaled $56.68 million for 863 yearlings. This year’s sale, which has seen 748 horses go through the ring so far, has already topped that mark by 6.6 percent with Friday’s final session remaining.

Through four sessions last year, the gross was $51.40 million for 715 horses. This year’s gross was a 17.5-percent increase compared to the same point in 2021.

The average for Thursday’s session was $30,159, which topped last year’s average of $28,915 by 4.3 percent. Overall, the average this year was $80,802, which is 12.3 percent better than last year through four days. The 2021 sale finished with an average of $65,687.

Thursday’s top seller was pacer Amsterdam, a daughter of Sweet Lou-Someomensomewhere, who was purchased for $90,000 by Amanda Fine as agent. Fine trains Amsterdam’s half-brother Larceny, who won three legs of the Kentucky Golden Rod Series and was second in the final.

Amsterdam was bred by Diamond Creek Farm and ABM Stable and consigned by Diamond Creek Farm. She is Pennsylvania and Kentucky eligible.

Through four sessions, trotting stallion Walner was the leader in gross sales with $6.94 million for 60 horses. Captaintreacherous led pacing stallions with $6.48 million for 42 horses. He led all sires in average at $154,429 while Greenshoe topped the trotters at $130,792 for 48 horses.

The final session of the Lexington Selected Yearling begins at 7 p.m. (EDT) Friday.

For complete sales results, click here.

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