10/06/2015 10:59PM

Harness: Takter, Bell purchase second night Lexington sale toppers

Derick Giwner
Jimmy Takter signed the ticket for Thats All Moni, a three-quarter sister to Snow White.

When the final numbers were tallied for the second night of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion on Tuesday, the results were flat year over year. After seeing a 4.3% increase from 2014 on the first night, co-sales manager Randy Manges basically got what he expected.

“We had about the same number of horses sold this year and to be even on the session is great,” said Manges.

The average sales price was $56,261 during the second night of the sale in 2014, a gain of 6.7% over 2013. The second night average this year came in at $55,981.

Topping the charts on Tuesday was Thats All Moni, a three-quarter sister to $1.4 million earner Snow White. The Cantab Hall-Mom’s Millionaire filly was purchased for $230,000 by Jimmy Takter.

“She had the best confirmation and was the total package,” said Takter on why he purchased HIP 140 for Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld and George Segal.

Takter, who typically is at the head of the class when it comes to total purchases and high-priced horses, had been somewhat quiet before stepping out on the filly.

“Is a big purchase a big winner? Today I also bought one for $20,000 that I really like. I have buyers where I can buy every one of the big ones, but they went for a little more than I wanted to spend,” said Takter.

Coming in a close second in purchase price was Seven Stars, a colt by Chapter Seven out of Starlet Fever. Myron Bell signed the ticket for $225,000.

Derick GiwnerSeven Stars sold for $225,000.

“He is a great moving horse, a great standing horse,” said Bell, who will give the horse to Tony Alagna to train. “He was the best Chapter Seven at the sale and we went above and beyond to get him.”

Chapter Seven ranked third among trotting sires through the first two days of the sale with an average sale price of $87,786 from 14 yearlings.

“They are very athletic, good moving horses. They are selling well and I’m sure he’ll make a statement this year,” concluded Bell.

The top selling pacer from the catalog on day two was Rum Punch, who will go home with brothers John and Tom Cancelliere for $190,000. The Somebeachsomewhere-sired pacing colt is the first foal from Whos Up Whos Down and from the family of World Champion Delinquent Account.

Seventeen horses sold for at least $100,000 during the second session, with nine being trotters and eight pacers. Thirteen of the $100,000 yearlings were colts.

With three nights remaining in the sale, Manges was optimistic about the final results.

“I still think we have some very good horses to sell,” said Manges. “We had a good sale last year but I think we are equally as strong this year. I would like to be able to say at the end of the sale that we broke even. I’d be really happy.”