Strong buying power continued for the second session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale Saturday, Oct. 22. According to the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale website, a total of 399 yearlings sold, grossing more than $9 million. The average sale price was $22,633, which showed an increase of 5.5 percent over the 2021 sale.
The sale topper went through the ring the first day as Ponda Adventures’s half brother Ponda Marshall brought $170,000. The second highest priced yearling was sold near the end of the sale as Jeff Fought Racing bought Mystical Oz Park for $165,000.
Selling as Hip No. 381, Mystical Oz Park is the fourth foal of the great Mystical Victress, who has a mark of 1:50 and earnings of more than $846,000. The Sportsmaster mare was dominant in Illinois during her career and has already produced Mystical Carrie, who has a mark of 1:48.3 and more than $470,000. Mystical Oz Park is a full brother to Mystical Carrie. The impressive looking Tellitlikeitis colt showed off his skills in his video, pacing in the field. Victory Hill Farm Inc. served as agent for the colt.
In all, eight yearlings brought $100,000 or more. Most were trotters, but both yearlings that brought more than $100,000 in the second session were pacers. Doug Rideout signed the ticket for Cruisersfoxy Judy, a filly by Rockin Image. The filly is the second foal from the mare Up Front Cruiser, who has a mark of 1:50 and earnings of nearly a half-million. Her first foal was Buzzsaw Russ, who has been outstanding this year in the two-year-old pacing ranks with a best time of 1:50.3. and just won the Super Final during Hoosier Champions Night. The hammer dropped at $100,000 for the filly consigned by David Wayne Yoder.