“Thank you” to our Lexington Selected buyers

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Oct 8th, 17

Lexington consignment area

Brittany Farms, along with its breeding partners, takes this opportunity to thank everyone who inspected, bid on and purchased yearlings from the farm’s 2017 Lexington Selected Sale consignment.

Like the sale itself, Brittany is pleased to have achieved outstanding results, with more than a 12% increase in the consignment’s average yearling price over last year’s sale, which was exceptional in itself.

The consignment was led by King Hill, a gorgeous Muscle Hill colt and first foal from World Champion and Hambletonian Oaks winner Lifetime Pursuit. Ken Jacobs purchased him for $215,000 as he embarks on his relentless pursuit of the Hambletonian. With this colt, his chances of capturing trotting’s greatest race in 2019 is more likelihood than possibility.

In all, Brittany sold five yearlings for $100,000 and higher, and almost half the farm’s Lexington consignment brought purchase prices of $50,000 or more.

The action at the Red Mile—during the racing feast that is called the Grand Circuit meet—was outstanding as well.

Racehorses bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms continued their winning ways in Lexington. The year’s richest and co-fastest 2-year-old trotter Manchego 2,1:52.4 ($563,948) ran her unbeaten streak to 10 with wins in the Bluegrass and International Stallion Stakes, while Art Scene p,3,1:49.4 ($291,327) lowered his career mark with a wire-to-wire score in the opening week’s Bluegrass Stakes.

With another year of Lexington in the books, it’s time for the industry to turn its collective attention to the upcoming Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park, and to Harrisburg, which hosts the last yearling sale of the season.

Click here for a look at the pedigrees and videos of the five yearlings by first-crop sire Captaintreacherous that Brittany will sell at Harrisburg on Nov. 6-8. You’ll find this exceptional group in the consignment of Preferred Equine Marketing, agent.