Beach tops Lexington sale

Beach tops Lexington sale

SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE sired the top-priced pacing colt at the opening session of the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in Kentucky on Tuesday (October 3).

SOUTHPORT BEACH, a colt by ‘BEACH’ out of the Badlands Hanover Benear, and Lot 1 in the catalogue, was the leading colt at $250,000.

All told, ‘BEACH’ had 11 head sell for $100,000 or more, including seven colts and four fillies. His leading filly was Lot 3, RISEN DEO, a filly out of the great Artsplace mare Worldly Beauty.

The 15 yearlings by ‘BEACH’ sold for a total of $1,964,000, an average of $130,900 – $16,000 above the sale average.

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS was the leading first-crop sire on the day with a filly, CAPTAIN’S DARLIN’, out of the outstanding Bettor’s Delight mare Darlin’s Darling, fetching $185,000, and a colt, U S CAPTAIN, out of American Jewel (by American Ideal), being sold for $180,000.

A dozen of the ‘CAPTAIN’S’ youngsters made $100,000 or more – seven colts and five fillies.

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS’s 18 head sold for an aggregate $1,975,000, an average of $109,720.