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Lindy The Great Tops Tattersalls Sale

Published: January 20, 2020 9:38 am ET

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The Tattersalls Sales Company conducted its 2020 Winter Mixed Sale in the race paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Monday, January 20, and Lindy The Great proved to be the sale topper after a successful bid of $450,000.

The six-year-old Crazed horse went through the ring as Hip #126, and it didn’t take long before Lindy The Great attracted the $450,000 bid. Lindy The Great was consigned by Preferred Equine Inc. and was purchased by horseman Rene Allard of Matamoras, Pennsylvania.

Lindy The Great has made 47 starts thus far in his career and has notched 14 wins, six second-place finishes and a trio of third-place efforts. His career purse earnings currently sit at $680,667 and he boasts a mark of 1:51.1, which was taken over Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2019 (he was also clocked in 1:49.3 while finishing fourth at the Red Mile in 2018).

Lindy The Great, who is also a 2019 O’Brien Award finalist, had been knocking on the door over the course of the past few race seasons. He had been stakes-placed in multiple Grand Circuit events, but broke through this past fall when he captured the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 1:51.1.

Lindy The Great is the second and most successful foal out of the Crazed mare Highscore Kemp.

“We’re happy we got him, it’s exciting,” said Allard. “Those kinds of horses don’t get offered at auctions too often. We’re going to be looking forward to the season with him.

“I think the horse is kind of coming into his own. He’s lightly raced (and) trotters seem to do their best at ages six, seven, eight. I think we bought him at the right time. He’s a gorgeous horse, he’s got some pedigree, and he’s already shown he can win at a Grand Circuit level.”

Lindy The Great, pictured victorious at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Prior to the splash that Lindy The Great made on Monday, a gelding out of a $1.15-million-earning mare had attracted the largest bid during the afternoon proceedings. The gelding in question was Hip #93, Escapetothebeach, a four-year-old bay that was the first foal out of Breeders Crown winner Shelliscape.

Escapetothebeach, by Somebeachsomewhere, sold for $250,000 on Monday. Escapetothebeach has won six of his 35 races to this point in his career, has banked $289,571 in purses, and carries a mark of 1:50.1, which was taken over The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 2019. Escapetothebeach was consigned by Preferred Equine Inc. and was purchased by Virgil Morgan Jr., who was acting as agent for Dana Parham. Although Escapetothebeach carries a mark of 1:50.1f, he was clocked in 1:48.2 when he finished fifth in the final of the 2019 Meadowlands Pace.

“I liked the pedigree,” said Morgan. “His miles at Yonkers were scary good; (1):51 there, that’s a real mile. He raced against the best in the country last year and was competitive. He’s a horse that Dana would like to race for a while. We’ll sit down and get a game plan for him and map out a schedule. I would imagine the Graduate (Series) is part of that for the four-year-olds and then we’ll try to pick some other spots.”

Other Standardbreds that garnered six-figure bids on Monday included Hip #73, Jezzys Legacy ($150,000), Hip #82, Western Exposure ($112,000), and Hip #86, Captain Malicious ($105,000).

The mixed sale also featured a limited amount of stallion shares. Individual single shares of Captaintreacherous sold for $130,000, $132,000, $135,000 and $137,000, respectively, while individual single shares of Muscle Hill sold for $124,000, $125,000 and $127,000, respectively. A single share of Father Patrick sold for $136,000.

To view the results from the sale, click here.

A list of other important links appear below.

Sales Roster
Sales Catalogue
Supplemental Sales Catalogue
Outs List
Updated Race Lines
Sales Results

(With quotes from USTA)

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