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Goshen Yearling Sale alumni making waves

02:16 AM 05 Sep 2019 NZST
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Middletown, NY --- The 2019 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday (Sept. 8) at 12 noon and to say there is a bit of a buzz around the harness racing sale this year, might be an understatement.

As prospective buyers peruse the 109 consignments in this year's catalog, the success stories that have emerged from this sale over the past two years can only make one think who the next star purchased in Middletown might be.

The 2017 sale produced Hickfromfrenchlick (So Surreal-My Girl's A Star 1:48.4, $414,427) who went through the sale as hip #25 and sold for $47,000. He was an outstanding colt at two that turned into a real monster at three.

After winning four times and earning $138,541 during his freshman campaign, Hickfromfrenchlick came back this year and just turned up the heat. He has seven wins in 10 starts and has not missed the board one time in 2019. He is currently on a four-race win streak including a victory in the $238,200 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs where he took a lifetime mark of 1:48.4, which is the sixth fastest win time among all 3-year-olds in North America this year. And as he approaches the half-million dollar mark it's interesting to note that Hickfromfrenchlick made all of his money in the State of New York.

Hickfromfrenchlick was bred by Steve Jones' Cameo Hills Farm.

The star of the 2018 sale to date is Groovy Joe (Roll With Joe-Chotat Milk 1:52, $174,595) who was purchased for $17,000 as hip #54.

Groovy Joe is having a stellar 2-year-old campaign and currently sits atop the New York Sire Stakes standings for points (287) and earnings ($129,270) for his age, gender and gait. He has seven wins in nine starts with two seconds and rode a five-race win streak earlier in the year. Plus he currently sits fourth in earnings among all pacing male 2-year-olds in North America ($174,595) and seventh overall. His best race was his last outing at Tioga where he took his mark of 1:52.

Groovy Joe was bred by Winbak Farm.

Other notable 2018 Goshen Yearling Sale purchases that have excelled at two this year include the undefeated New Jersey Sire Stake champion Play Trix On Me (Trixton-Lima Playmate 1:54.3, $111,500), Cigars And Port (So Surreal-Sweet On Art 1:55.3, $79,851), So Rude (So Surreal-I Am A Snob 1:53.3, $75,371), The Fun Marshall (So Surreal-Hallmark Hanover 1:55.3, $66,996), Splash Brother (So Surreal-Sugarcoated 1:54.2, $48,961), Paulie Walnuts (Andover Hall-D Liteful Hanover 1:56.2, $32,781) and The Party's Rockin (Captaintreacherous-Rocknroll Cameo 1:52.4, $26,600).

All the aforementioned horses were part of an 11-horse Cameo Hills consignment that to date has collectively earned $460,935 this year.

Catalogs for the Goshen Yearling Sale are still available for online viewing by clicking here. ( ).

Consignments from Blue Chip Farm, Cameo Hills Farm, Hanover Shoe Farms and Winbak Farm make up the 109 available yearlings. A total of 52 colts and 57 fillies comprise the 32 trotters and 77 pacers available in this sale that are eligible to the lucrative sire stake programs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ontario.

The catalog is also available on the popular Equineline Sales App for iPad which is available at the iTunes App Store. The Equineline Sales Catalog is a powerful tool that any potential auction buyer will find extremely useful either at home or at the sale. This unique app loads the sales catalogs to your iPad, then allows you to write on the catalog pages, assign ratings, make conformation notes, record veterinary information, highlight catalog pages with your color selections, add your own moveable sticky notes and create your "short lists". It's a free download and available here. (

The sales facility is located at 90 Slaughter Road, Middletown, NY. But if you are unable to attend in person you can still get your bids in by phone by calling Mark Ford direct on Sunday at 973-568-3253. He will be able to place your bid for you, help make overnight arrangements for your purchases as well as assist with shipping arrangements to get them home.

By Tim Bojarski, for the Goshen Yearling Sale

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