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County Line Cred Tops Close To Lexington Sale

Published: October 9, 2021 5:35 pm ET

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The Downbytheseaside colt County Line Cred brought the highest price of the 148 yearlings sent through the ring of the final session for the 2021 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Saturday night (Oct. 9).

Selling as Hip #757 and consigned by Preferred Equine, County Line Cred drew a tag of $230,000 paid by Diamond Creek Farm LLC. The first foal from the Art Major mare Tookaloo Hanover, County Line Cred’s maternal line includes the dam of Tall Drink Hanover (3, 1:48M [$1,053,023]), who was the O’Brien Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year in 2018.

Boardwalk Jack (Hip #854) drew the second-highest bid of the night when selling for $130,000 to Burke Racing Stable LLC, who bought three of the five session toppers. This Downbytheseaside colt, consigned by Winbak Farm, is the ninth foal out of champion The Panderosa mare Restive Hanover (3, 1:51.4M [$1,015,633]).

Team Burke took the third most expensive yearling of the night with another Downbytheseaside colt in Act Fast. Selling as Hip #808 and consigned by All American Harnessbreds, the foal from Roll With Joe mare Act Like A Diva has a maternal line extending back to the Big Towner mare Armbro Nashville, dam of North America Cup champ Allamerican Native (3, 1:49.4M [$1,499,977]) and half-million-dollar earner Allamerican Nadia (3, 1:53S [$670,409]). Allamerican Nadia is also the dam of millionaire Apprentice Hanover (4, 1:49.2S [$1,022,114]).

Virgil Morgan Jr. signed as agent for the session’s fourth topper, the Downbytheseaside filly Seaside Party. Consigned by Diamond Creek Farm and selling has Hip #848, Seaside Party is the first foal from Marty Party Two, a full sister to stakes-placed mare Marty Party (2, 1:51.2F [$684,573]) and The Lunch Pail (3, 1:51.1F [$548,989]).

A trio of yearlings tied for the fifth-highest sale at $100,000, with Burke Racing Stable purchasing Queen Of The South (Hip #761), Country Club Acres Inc. buying Willy Fast (Hip #809) and Lioness By The Sea (Hip #841) going to Dylan Davis, who served as agent for Frank Chick.

Saturday’s session brought gross sales of $5,285,500, a 6.5 percent increase from 2020’s session total of $4,943,000. The 2021 final session also drew a higher average sale price of $35,713, though the 2020 session saw more yearlings sell with a total of 168 horses going for an average of $29,423.

For 2021, the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale handled a total $56,692,500 from 863 sales, a 36.4 percent increase from 2020’s total of $41,552,000 from 816 sales. Despite an increase in sale in 2021, the average price per sale was up from 2020’s mark of $50,922 to $65,692.


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