10/06/2017 11:57PM

Harness: Penultimate night at 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in the books

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Derick Giwner
A look at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavillion

It was another night of gains on Friday at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale as the average of $29,629 for 124 yearlings sold was up 16.1% over the corresponding night last year.

The top seller on the night was HIP 442 Mettle, a Trixton colt who went to Celebrity Farms for $180,000.  Consigned by Hunterton Sales Agency Inc., Mettle is the fourth foal out Angelette Hanover, a Yankee Glide mare who earned $317,892 and was second in the Breeders Crown as a 2-year-old.

The average of each night has been up versus 2016 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and the sale is now level year-over-year.

There will be one final session to pick up a yearling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale as HIPs 561-649 sell on Saturday beginning at 7 P.M.