Two Indiana sired trotters set a new record for the highest price yearlings sold at auction during the second session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale Sat. Oct. 26. Bluebird Spirit, Hip No. 251, and Meadowbrook Jane, Hip No. 278, both brought $175,000 through the sale ring. Both are products of Swan for All.
Bluebird Spirit, a first foal from the tough race mare Goosebump Hanover, was the first to set the record at $175,000. The Swan for All colt has had a lot of success on his maternal side. That fact, coupled with a superior looking individual caught the eye of trainer Roger Welch and owner William DeLong of Wisconsin. The colt was part of the Blue Bird Meadows consignment.
The second foal to reach the record was the Swan for All filly Meadowbrook Jane. The filly is a full sister to two-year-old trotting sensation TJ’s Top Pick, who is part of the Jeff Cullipher barn. Both Cullipher and his owner, Tom Pollack, were ringside to knock down the yearling filly at $175,000.
According to the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale website, 358 yearlings sold over the two-day sale for a gross of more than $6.45 million. The average price of the yearlings sold was $18.028.
As the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale closes the book on the 2019 event, the lineup and pedigrees were released for the third annual Michiana Classic Yearling Sale, set for Sat. Nov. 30 at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Ind. A total of 172 yearlings are entered in the sale, giving Hoosier horsemen another chance to purchase an Indiana sired yearling for the upcoming 2020 racing season.