Empire sires top the tables at Lexington

Empire sires top the tables at Lexington

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale was held this past week in Lexington Kentucky and set all-time new records grossing nearly $40 million for 702 yearlings sold - an increase of 9.2% over last year. Leading the charge on the pacing side were the father-son team SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE & CAPTAINTREACHEROUS. “THE BEACH” was once again the number one pacing sire with 26 yearlings sold for a total of $2,763,000 and an incredible average of $106,269. “THE CAPTAIN” was second behind his sire with total sales of $5,042,000 for 58 yearlings sold averaging $86,931.

 

TOP FIVE LEXINGTON PACING SIRE AVERAGES

 

                STALLION                                                      # SOLD                                        AVERAGE

SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE                                 26                                           $106,269

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS                                     58                                           $  86,931

BETTOR’S DELIGHT                                             21                                           $  70,095

AMERICAN IDEAL                                                 30                                           $  49,933

SWEET LOU                                                         26                                           $  49,462

 

The highest priced pacing yearling of the was TREASURE TROVE by SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE. TREASURE TROVE, the full brother to CAPTAINTREACHEROUS, provided some spirited bidding with the hammer being knocked down at $360,000 and was undoubtedly the highlight of the sale.

Two CAPTAINTREACHEROUS yearling colts sold for $300,000 Hip#41 DAS DEO and Hip#54 FORCE N FURY. DAS DEO, is a full brother to the brilliant two-year-old DE LOS CIELOS DEO p,2,1:51.3f-’18, winner of 5 races and $194,210 in stakes earnings this season. Hip #54 FORCE N FURY was also sold for $300,000 and purchased by Tony Alanga – the trainer of CAPTAINTREACHEROUS. FORCE N FURY is a half-brother to the $500,000 Messenger Stakes & $281,000 Cane Pace Champion STAY HUNGRY p,3,1:47.3 ($1,295,709) by SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE.

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS also sold a filly, Hip #19 EMISSARY, for $225,000, two colts for $200,000 and 20 yearlings for $100,000+.

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS leads all sires on the North American 2YO Money Winning Sires List from his first crop to race with 113 foals, 83 starters, 35 in 1:55 or faster and earnings of $2,587,674 to date.

 

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