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Fifty Cent Piece Tops First Harrisburg Session

Published: November 5, 2018 8:35 pm ET

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Trotting filly Fifty Cent Piece topped the opening yearling session of the 2018 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale with a half-million dollar price tag on Monday, Nov. 5 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A total of 170 yearlings were sold on the first day of the sale for just over $15.9 million, producing an average price of $93,541. Last year's opening session average price was $75,305.

Fifty Cent Piece, Hip 144, was purchased for $500,000 by SRF Stables of Solna, Sweden. Bred by Order By Stable and consigned by Concord Stud Farm, the bay filly is sired by Muscle Hill out of the Windsongs Legacy mare Thatsnotmyname, the 2010 Merrie Annabelle champion who is a half-sister to stallions Muscle Massive and Muscle Mass. Fifty Cent Piece is a half-sibling to Basqiat (1:51.2 - $289,748). She was one of 21 yearlings that sold for prices topping the $200,000 mark.

Krickan, Hip 133, was the second-highest priced yearling of the session as a $415,000 purchase by Clark Beelby of Campbellville, Ont. The Trixton filly out of the Hall of Fame broodmare Solveig is a sister to the talented Donato Hanover offspring Uncle Lasse ($971,071 - 1:51.4) and multiple Dan Patch Award winner Shake It Cerry ($2,863,184 - 1:51.2).

Selling for $400,000 as Hip 47, Honorat Hanover was purchased by agent Myron Bell of Boynton Beach, Florida. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, the Captaintreacherous colt is out of the millionaire mare Hana Hanover and is a half-sibling to Somebeachsomewhere offspring Hayden Hanover ($552,550 - 1:50) and Hold It Hanover ($166,805 - 1:51) as well as the Art Major mare Invest In Art ($246,138 - 1:49.3).

Another Muscle Hill filly was among the most expensive purchases of the day as Hello Tomorrow garnered a final bid of $380,000. Consigned by breeder Fair Winds Farm and selling as Hip 170, the filly out of stallion Manofmanymission's half-sister Armbro Deja Vu was purchased by Marvin Katz, Brixton Medical and B. Hatfield of Toronto. Hello Tomorrow is a half-sibling to Dejarmbro ($1,135,123 - 1:52.2) and Shared Past ($416,606 - 1:55.4).

In Reality Hanover, another Captaintreacherous son bred by Hanover Shoe Farms and purchased by Myron Bell, acting as agent, rounded out the top five sellers at $350,000. Selling as Hip 60, the colt is out of the American Ideal mare It Was Fascination and is a full-brother to two-year-old Grand Circuit stakes winner Captain Trevor ($131,904 - 1:49.2).

The five-day sale continues on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., featuring Hips 180-497.

To view Monday's complete sale results, click here.

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