Selling earlier than expected, I Kill Time garnered the highest bid of the first mixed sale session in Harrisburg on Friday
Originally scheduled to sell on Saturday as Hip 1960, I Kill Time was sold on Friday instead so she could compete in the Matron Stake Final at Dover Downs on Saturday. Consigned by Walnridge Farm, the two-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Her Mattjesty was purchased for $170,000 by Odds On Racing of Crete, Illinois. I Kill Time is a half-sister to Waffles And Cream ($267,970), Arts Mattjesty ($193,550) and Philosopher King ($405,627). She currently sports a record reading 6-2-0 in 10 starts including wins in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final ion Sept. 25 at Freehold Raceway and her Matron elimination on Nov. 6 in 1:54.2. Her earnings stand at $106,825.
Adam Bowden's Diamond Creek Farm, the top consignor from the yearling portion of the Black Book Sale, paid $140,000 for stakes winner Chicy Micky, Hip 1377. The regally-bred daughter of Kadabra-Dream Valley Om, consigned by Peninsula Farm Inc., is carrying her first foal, sired by 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill.
Selling as Hip 1449, Celebrity Nike was purchased for $115,000 by Hanover Shoe Farms. Consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency, the daughter of Yankee Glide-Gutsy Lobell is a half-sister to stakes winner Supergrit ($1,487,118) and is also carrying her first foal by Muscle Hill.
Friday’s session featured hips 1160 to 1671. A total of 453 horses were sold grossing $6,345,700 and producing an average price of $14,008.
The Black Book Sale's mixed portion continues on Saturday, November 13 at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Sales Arena featuring hips 1680 to 2278.
Over 2,200 horses ranging from yearlings and weanlings to racehorses and broodmares, stallions and stallion shares will hit the auction block during this year's sale.
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