The blizzard that raged across the Midwest and East Coast paralyzed traffic and left hundreds of thousands without power. Yet, it couldn't stop horsemen from 25 states, five Canadian provinces, and Europe from plowing their way to the famed Delaware Co. fairgrounds for the 47th annual Winter Sale.
"The conditions were very unpleasant," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and for the extreme effort it took to get themselves and their horses to the sale. We had a good crowd and a good sale."
Walnut Hall Ltd.'s star studded consignment topped the two day event with its fabulous trotters. The beautiful Lady Stormont with a newfoal by her side drew applause from the crowd when she sold for $80,000 to Eric Baker of Long Sault, Ontario.
Kidman Hall, a lovelyhalf sister to the great broodmare Amour Angus and in foal to went home with Dr. John Hurtgen of Nandi Farm for $55,000.
Jules Siegel was pleased to get the 1:54.4 $300,000 winner Go Go Gabby, also in foal to, for $45,000.
Enchanting Lady lived up to her name as she proudly displayed her newfoal. John Magnusson of Paris, Kentucky purchased the 3,TT1:55.2 daughter of for $40,000.
The Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings were led by Vixen Hall, a fancyfilly from the family of B Cor Pete, for $16,500. Garnet Hall, a beautiful daughter of Go Go Gabby, brought $15,500.
The handsome trotting stallion Armbro Approach was purchased by Heath Calvert of Illinois for $27,000. The son ofout of a half sister to was offered as a racing and breeding prospect.
by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sales Co.
Courtesy of the US Trotting Assopciation Web Newsroom