A $45,000 colt by Mr. Big topped Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses or Racing Age Sale. Consigned by Harris Farms, Hip 2 is out of SP Perched (Into Mischief) and was purchased by Legacy Ranch.
Harris Farms also consigned the sale’s second highest-priced horse, a yearling colt by Tamarando, who summoned $44,000 from Lawrence Lewis.
A total of 92 yearlings changed hands for $553,700 with an average of $6,018 and median of $2,700. Forty-eight youngster failed to meet their reserves. Thirteen horses sold in the Horses of Racing Age portion for a gross of $49,800, median of $3,700 and average of $3,831 with seven RNAs.
The yearling numbers were up from last year when 102 horses summoned $499,600 with an average of $4,898 and median of $2,200. Forty-seven yearlings left the ring unsold last term. The 2018 Horses of Racing Age portion saw 15 Thoroughbreds bring $37,600 with an average of $2,507, median of $2,000 and five RNAs.