Coventry Hall brings $210,000 in final session of Lexington Selected Yearling Sale

by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Lexington, KY — Trotting colt Coventry Hall, a full brother to recent 2-year-old stakes-winner Chin Chin Hall and a three-quarter brother to Dan Patch Award-winner Cantab Hall, was the top-selling yearling Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, purchased for $210,000 by Denmark’s Keld Gregersen.

Saturday’s session brought an end to the five-day sale at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion, where 702 yearlings sold for a record $39.77 million. The sale’s average price of $56,652 was a 3.2 percent drop from last year’s record $58,537, when 622 horses sold for $36.41 million, but slightly exceeded the 2016 average of $56,304, which was a record at that time.

Overall, this year’s sale had 124 horses sell for at least $100,000, breaking the record of 103 in 2017.

Last night’s session saw 116 horses sell for $2.76 million, an average of $23,836. The average was the second-best fifth session in the history of the sale, trailing only last year’s $26,908.

Among sires with multiple yearlings sold during the five sessions, trotter Muscle Hill topped the standings for highest average price with 48 yearlings selling for an average of $121,000. Pacer Somebeachsomewhere was next with 26 yearlings selling for an average of $106,269, followed by trotter Father Patrick with 48 for $87,208 and trotter Chapter Seven with 27 for $86,963.

Muscle Hill was the top-grossing sire, totaling $5.80 million, followed by pacer Captaintreacherous with 58 yearlings totaling $5.04 million ($86,931 average).

Saturday sales-topper Coventry Hall, a son of Cash Hall out of Canland Hall, was bred by and consigned by Walnut Hall Limited. In addition to Cantab Hall, who was the Trotter of the Year in 2003, and Chin Chin Hall, Coventry Hall is a half-brother to Ontario Sire Stakes winners Constance Hall and Campbell Hall. The family also includes Dan Patch Award-winner Cameron Hall and Hall of Fame broodmare Amour Angus.

Among other top-sellers Saturday were pacing colt Ridicule Blue Chip and trotting filly Queen Paige, who both sold for $100,000.

Ridicule Blue Chip, purchased by Jodi Schillaci, is by McArdle out of Fancy Creek Funny and a full brother to $2-million-earner One More Laugh. He was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock and consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency.

Queen Paige, purchased by Lina Alm as agent for Lennart Agren’s SRF Stable, is by Muscles Yankee out of Commando Queen. She is a three-quarter sister to Steamy Windows, the dam of New York Sire Stakes champion Gimpanzee, and her family also includes 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill as well as Met’s Inn, the dam of stakes-winner Met’s Hall. Queen Paige was bred and consigned by Winbak Farm.

For all the results from the Lexington Selected Sale, click here.

Although the yearling sale is completed, action at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion continues tonight at 7 p.m. with the inaugural Lexington Mixed Sale.

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