The annual Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale was held Sunday evening in the Canterbury Expo Center with the hammer dropping on the sales topper for $82,000. Forty-eight Minnesota bred yearlings and one Kentucky bred yearling went through the sales ring resulting in gross sales of more than a half-million dollars.
The sale topper was Hip #15, a dark bay/brown Minnesota bred colt by Street Sense out of the mare Cindy’s Hero, a grade 1 winner of $371,975. He was consigned by Dove Hill Farm, acting as agent for Tom Baxter. A bidding battle took place coming down to two players, with Lothenbach Stables making the winning bid.
Dove Hill Farm was the leading consignor at the sale and Lothenbach was the leading purchaser in dollars paid with $127,000 spent on two yearlings. Lothenbach was also winning bidder on Hip #14 for $45,000.