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Final day at Harrisburg - Mixed Sale

12:39 PM 12 Nov 2016 NZDT
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Crescent Fashion
Crescent Fashion, purchased by Ross Croghan for $250,000

Harrisburg, PA --- The final day of the harness racing sale at Harrisburg, the Mixed Sale took place on Friday (Nov. 11) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

Among the horses that were sold on Friday was the 4-year-old trotting stallion Crescent Fashion, purchased by Ross Croghan for $250,000. The son of Muscle HIll-Fashion Feline is a career winner of $440,196 and competed in the Breeders Crown in his most recent start for trainer Ake Svanstedt.

The 4-year-old pacing mare Bettor Be Steppin brought a $200,000 bid from Hanover Shoe Farms. The daughter of Bettors Delight-Two Steppin' Sally earned $787,466 in her three years on the racetrack with nine wins in 47 starts. Trained by Joe Holloway, Bettor Be Steppin was a multiple stakes winner and set her mark of 1:50 in winning the Valley Forge as a sophomore at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Sophomore pacing colt Another Daily Copy, with 2016 earnings of $194,050, went for $155,000 to Richard Banca. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Court Stenographer paced to a 1:50 mark in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes race this summer at The Meadows. He raced in such classics as the Meadowlands Pace, the Messenger and the Adios.

Banca also bid $150,000 for 3-year-old trotting gelding Bee In Charge, a Simcoe Stakes winner who was also a regular on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in 2016. The Manofmanymissions-Beehive trotter raced in the Per Henriksen stable this year.

Millionaire Charmed Life, a 6-year-old trotting mare, was purchased for $150,000 by Rene Allard. The daughter of Majestic Son-Christina M has earned at least $150,000 in each of her five seasons of racing. The Dave Menary trainee set her lifetime mark of 1:52.2 as a 4-year-old in a leg of the Miss Versatility Series at Tioga Downs.

One of the more prominent horses to sell was Venus Delight, the Dan Patch Older Pacing Mare of the Year in 2015, who brought a winning bid of $95,000 from Brad Grant. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Venus Killean has won 27 times in her career with earnings of $1,049,156. She banked $205,123 this year while in the Jeff Bamond Jr. stable.

More information on the sale may be found at


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