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‘Agate’ Tops Second London Session

Published: October 19, 2021 10:05 am ET

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Day two of the London Virtual Yearling Sale concluded with Stonebridge Agate luring the highest price of the 37 yearlings sold through the online auction.

Selling as Hip #48, Stonebridge Agate drew a winning bid of $105,000 from Larry Walker to the countdown of the timer. The filly by Muscle Mass is out of the Credit Winner mare Stonebridge Cream, who is a half sister to 2008 Hambletonian Oaks winner Creamy Mimi (3, 1:53.4M; $929,193). Stonebridge Agate is the second foal from the mare, whose first foal is the Southwind Frank filly Demasiado, and is from a maternal line which also includes the dam of Pizza Dolce (3, 1:52.4M; $668,824), dam of broodmare Bella Dolce (3, 1:54.2S; $753,133) who foaled 2021 Hambletonian Oaks winner Bella Bellini (3, 1:52.1M; $705,698).

Another Stonebridge Farm consignee, Stonebridge Jasper, drew the second-highest price of the session when auctioning for $98,000 to Luc Blais. The Muscle Mass colt – selling as Hip #58 – is the seventh foal from Stonebridge Encore, who is a full sister to champion mare Peaceful Way (4, 1:51.4M; $3,245,055).

Battalion Seelster drew a near-identical price but registered as the third-highest sale of the session, going for $96,000 to Steve Heimbecker. The Big Jim colt, consigned by Seelster Farms and sold as Hip #69, is the sixth foal from Tarport Baccarat and a full brother to 2018 Battle of Waterloo champ Bronx Seelster (5, 1:49.4F; $732,072).

Hip #53, Metallica Seelster, brought the fourth-highest price of the day when selling for $75,000 to Marcel Barrieau. Consigned by Seelster Farms, the Lookslikeachpndale colt is the second foal from the Cantab Hall mare Mini Her, who comes from a maternal line including Musical Victory, the dam of O’Brien Award winner Musical Rhythm (7, 1:50.4S; $964,768).

The second session, from 37 yearlings, handled a total $1,303,000 in sales, an average of $35,216. For the whole sale, 74 yearlings have sold for a total $2,420,000, an average of $32,702.

Bidding continues for the remaining sessions of the sale, with the schedule of auctions closing as follows:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
• Auctions for HIP NUMBERS 80 – 119 start closing at 12:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021
• Auctions for HIP NUMBERS 120 – 155 start closing at 12:00 p.m.

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