The world’s largest — and most noted — sale of Thoroughbred yearlings raced through another successful day on Wednesday. The sales agency sold 266 yearlong for a grand, grand total of $8,839,600 — which amounted to an average price of $33,232 and a median of $25,000.  All told, to date, the sale has now sold 2,006 yearlings for an amazing $297,708,600 — which comes to an average of $148,409 and a median price of $85,000.


The sales topper on Wednesday — the ninth session of this year’s event — was a filly from the first crop of young stallion Atreides. Martin Anthony paid $175,000 to halter the yearling.  She was consigned by Hill n’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent, and she is a half-sister to the Graded Stakes-placed winners Moe Candy and Holy Candy, and the Stakes-Placed Silver Assault.  She is out of the Deputy Minister mare Spooky Minister.

The top colt sold on Wednesday was a yearling from the first crop of Mucho Macho Man, and he sold for $170,000 to Michael Neatherlin.  Consigned by Select Sales, as agent, the colt is out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Dusty Rose and from the family of Canadian champ Chief Bearhart.

The sale continues through this Saturday, with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m. ET