London Selected Yearling Sale begins with big gains

October 14, 2018 9:13 pm Published by

THE 2018 London Selected Yearling Sale began on Saturday afternoon at the Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ontario, and HIP 24 Stonebridge Excel topped the session, fetching $187,000 from owner William J. Donovan.
Stonebridge Excel, bred by Angie Stiller and consigned by agent Stonebridge Farm, is out of the Garland Lobell mare Armbro Vanquish, making Stonebridge Excel a half-sister to millionaire Manofmanymissions.
Three other yearlings went into six figures during the day. HIP 66 Shelton Seelster went to Dave Menary for $130,000, Millar Farms grabbed HIP 67 Shiraz Seelster for $107,000, and agent Blake MacIntosh plucked HIP 85 Stonebridge Icicle for $100,000.
Shelton Seelster and Shiraz Seelster were both consigned by breeder Seelster Farms Inc. Shelton Seelster, a colt from the first crop of He’s Watching, is the second foal out of Shadow Of Mymind, a half-sister to millionaires Mr. Feelgood and Remember When, and Shiraz Seelster, a Bettor’s Delight filly, is the first foal out of Shakai Hanover $229,130, a half-sister to the good two-year-old Sylph Hanover, $229,052.
Stonebridge Icicle, another Stiller-bred, Stonebridge Farm agent consigned horse, is a Bettor’s Delight filly. She is out of Glacier Express, making her a half-sister to half a dozen six-figure earners, headed by Stonebridge Tonic $941,425.
On average the session was up 31.7 percent over last year’s first day $28,700 verse $21,793, and 100 yearlings sold for a total of $2,870,000. The sale concludes on Sunday with HIPS 101 to 326.