A Louisiana-bred filly by Songandaprayer topped Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park when selling for $ 30,000 to Susan Naylor. Consigned by Clear Creek Stud, agent, the yearling is out of stakes placed Those Lion Eyes (Lion Heart) and was bred by Tom Curtis and Wayne Simpson.

During the one-session sale, held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, 44 of 82 yearlings sold for a total of $ 414,300. The median jumped 72.2% from last year’s mark of $ 4,500, and the average dropped from $ 11,556 to $ 9,415 this year. The buy-back rate this year was 46.3%

“Obviously we would have liked to see some bigger numbers today, but overall the middle and lower-end of the market seemed fine,” said sales director Tim Boyce. “We just didn’t have the really exceptional individuals we had last year, so the average was down a bit, but it’s encouraging that the median jumped almost 75%. It was also good to see the mixed session numbers jump compared to last year.”

In the mixed session, 18 of 24 head sold for $ 93,100 with an average of $ 5,172 and a median of $ 2,350. The highest-priced horse in the mixed session was a weanling filly by Too Much Bling who sold for $ 19,000 to Naylor from the consignment of Benchmark Training Center, agent for the Estate of Ed Few

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