At the ITS-Aste yearling sale in Italy, harness racing offspring to Donato Hanover proved to be in high demand. The two sales toppers -- both fillies -- were sired by Donato Hanover.
The top price of $116,000 was paid for Side Wide AS, the second foal out of In Wise AS 1:56.2, she by SJ's Caviar.
Sabsevar AS was sold for $84,000. She's out of Galeira AS 1:55.3, she by SJ's Photo. Galeira AS had earlier brought Prado AS, sired by, who is a 3-year-old and has a mark of 1:58.2 and earnings of $25.000.
The most expensive colt was Sibley LB, sired by, who was sold for $77,000. He is the first foal out of Moxy LB 1:57.3, she by .
Anotherfilly, Sophie Gar, was sold for $64,500. Her dam is the Italian mare Allstar AFC 1:58.4, she by .
A total of 71 trotters out of 104 catalogued were sold for an average price of $23,200.
by Karsten Bonsdorf, USTA web newsroom correspondent
Courtesy of The United States Trotting Association Web Newsroom