The 2018 Markel Insurance Yearling Sale broke records last night with ninety three of the country’s top yearlings selling for a total of just over 1.2 million dollars. The top ten yearlings averaged a whopping $51,450 and the top twenty $35,200 with each of the top six horses bringing more than $51,000 and an impressive overall sale average of $13,382. The top selling horse, Suddenly Ladylike by RL Best Of Sudden and out of Cool Krymsun Lady, sold for $80,000 and was consigned by Knapp Quarter Horse Farms.

The sale also produced the highest graduate purse to date. The unofficial graduate purse from this year’s sale is $134,654. Yearlings that sold in this year’s sale will ride for half the purse in the 2019 and half the purse in the 2020 NSBA World Championship Shows during their two or three year old year.

All told, the sale topped the charts in just its fifth year. 

VS Flat Out Cool
Kristen Galyean, Consignor

VS Lopin In The Red
Kristen Galyean, Consignor

A Woman Witha Vision
Jamie Oakley, Consignor