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'Rodeo' Tops Day Two Of Harrisburg

Published: November 6, 2018 9:09 pm ET

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Out of a full sister to millionaires Heston Blue Chip and Sunfire Blue Chip, Rodeo Blue Chip (Sweet Lou-Lotsa Matzah) topped the second day of the 2018 Harrisburg Yearling Sale Tuesday, November 6 when selling for $250,000 to owner Kenneth Jacobs.

Jacobs also owned Heston Blue Chip, who he purchased for $30,000 from the 2010 Harrisburg Yearling Sale.

“I was going to get him,” Jacobs said of Rodeo Blue Chip, selling as Hip #311, to the USTA. “He looked good. He looked a lot like (Heston Blue Chip). I didn’t think I would have to pay that much, but if you’ve got one guy who likes him beside yourself, you’re going to pay."

Linda Toscano, who also trained Heston Blue Chip, reportedly will train Rodeo Blue Chip.

Tied for second-highest auctioned yearling on the day, Third Shift (Chapter Seven-Overnight Command) sold to Ake Svanstedt for $235,000. Selling as Hip #360, he's the second foal from the CR Commando mare.

“He is a very nice horse and good gaited,” Svanstedt said to the USTA. “I like his conformation and that he is a Chapter Seven.”

Also selling for $235,000, Hilly Holbrook (Muscle Hill-Winky Dink) sold to the Andy Miller Stable Inc. The first foal from the SJs Caviar mare, Hilly Holbrook has loose relations to millionaire Winkys Goal and half-million-dollar-earner Supergill.

On Tuesday 18 of the 303 yearlings sold for six-digit figures. Yearlings drew $12,091,000 in sales, with an average of $39,904 per yearling, and the current gross sales total sits at $27,993,000 for the 473 yearlings sold - an average of $59,182 and an 11.9-percent increase compared to 2017.

The 2018 Harrisburg Yearling Sale continues with day three Wednesday, Nov. 7. Hip #505 through Hip #876 will sell on the day which starts at 10 a.m. (EST).

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