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Conway Hall colt tops Swedish yearling sale
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Newsroom Senior Correspondent

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Bourbon Rain, a yearling sired by Conway Hall and out of The Victory Dream mare Affinity, was the sales topper at the annual Elitsale held in Stockholm Friday night (May 23), as he was sold for 700.000 SEK or $106,000.

Affinity is the dam of Photo Maxx (S J's Photo) 1:53.4s ($596,758) and Hard Livin (SJ’s Caviar), now exported to Sweden, where he has taken a mark of 1:53.2f and has lifetime earnings of more than $800,000.

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Bourbon Rain (Conway Hall-Affinity) topped the Elitsale in Stockholm, bringing $106,000.

It was trainer Stefan Hultman, who is the trainer of Prix d’Amerique winner Maharajah, who signed the sales slip.

The second-highest priced was fetched too, by a yearling with a North American pedigree. $91,000 was the price for the colt, Giggs Boko, sired by SJ’s Caviar and out of Radiant Lindy, sold to Panamera Racing of Denmark.

The average price went up 6 percent to $24,000 and no less than 73 yearlings, out of 85 who went through the ring, were sold.

Earlier Friday, races took place at Solvalla and David Miller had the chance to get familiar with the European racing style before driving Uncle Peter in the Elitlopp Sunday afternoon.

Miller was behind Next Kronos in the first race of the day, but finished unplaced after leading the field in world-record pace for the first five-eighths of the mile. Then Next Kronos tired dramatically.

This afternoon Yannick Gingras will have two drives at Solvalla.

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