Ponda Jewel Tops First Hoosier Classic Session

Ponda Jewel
Published: October 20, 2023 05:40 pm EDT

Ponda Jewel fetched the highest price during the opening session of the 2023 Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

A daughter of Swan For All - Aperfectcrystal consigned by Pond A Acres and sold as Hip 154, Ponda Jewel was collared by Pete Wrenn, acting as agent for McDuffee and L&L DeVisser, for $130,000. Ponda Jewel is the first foal from Aperfectcrystal, a stakes-placed sister to multiple stakes winner Aperfectyankee (1:53f; $588,369).

The highest priced pacing-bred yearling was Hip 129, Martz Jak, who sold for $108,000. The son of JK Endofanera - A And Gs Finest, consigned by Rollin Acres, was purchased by Pat DeLong of South Beloit, Il. Martz Jak is a half-brother to Rose Run Uriah (1:50s; $414,733), Rose Run Run Vision (1:50; $406,582), Rose Run Toni (1:51.4f; $290,771) and 2023 two-year-old stakes winner Martz Telly (1:51.2s; $208,368).

Hip 75, Ponda Ferarri (JK Endofanera - Sweetnsinful) sold for $100,000 to Tom Pollack of Venetia, Pa. The Pond A Acres-consigned colt is a half-brother to the 2023 Dan Patch Stakes winner Ponda Warrior (1:48s; $714,490).

Hopeyaliketheshow rounded out the six-figure yearlings and the third JK Endofanera to reach that threshold. Selling as Hip 115 and consigned by Wilt Standardbred, Hopeyaliketheshow (JK Endofanera - Dont Forget will report to Burke Racing of Fredericktown, Pa. Hopeyaliketheshow is the second foal of his dam, a sister speedy stakes winner Reflect With Me (1:48.2; $782,268) and a sister to the dam of Little Brown Jug winner Lous Pearlman (1:47.4; $1.1 million).

The third Pond A Acres-consigned yearling in the session's highest-priced yearlings, GW Ponda (Rockin Image - Sayulita) sold for $92,000 to Rocco Ruffolo of Chicago, Il. Sold as Hip 24, GW Ponda is the first foal of his dam, an open class-winning sister to O'Brien Award-winning millionaire Bettors Up (1:49.4s; $1.07 million).

A total of 207 yearlings sold on Friday for a total of $4,309,700 to provide an average of $20,820. The sale continues with its second session on Saturday, Oct. 21 selling Hips 216-415.


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