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Harrisburg Sale underway today for 1,896 horses

02:33 AM 04 Nov 2014 NZDT
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Harrisburg Sale

The 2014 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale will offer 1,896 harness racing horses for public auction at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA starting today, Monday, November 3 through Saturday, November 8. You can view the sale live online or follow by their website.

The Select Yearling Sale in Harrisburg will be held Monday through Thursday, followed by the Mixed Sale on Friday and Saturday. Pedigrees and yearling videos are available online on www.theblackbook.com

At the 2013 sale, 1,048 Selected yearlings were sold for $35,965,500, for an average of $34,318,835. Mixed horses were sold for $19,980,500, an average of $23,929. PA sires led the way with 450 Select yearlings selling for $15,840,000, an average of $35,200. Overall, 1,883 horses sold for $55,946,000, an average of $29,711.

Standardbred Horse Sale Company President Dr. Paul Spears said that "the improving economy and newly-revitalized racing programs in Ohio and Ontario make us very optimistic for a successful sale. Our customers will be purchasing the champions of the future at Harrisburg."

International horse owners, trainers, and enthusiasts attend the sale on a yearly basis. Buyers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and Italy can always be found in the sale area. In recent years, new customers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Brazil, and the central Asian republics of Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan and Altai have purchased horses at Harrisburg.

‘The Black Book’ catalogues, a live webcast of the sale, video interviews and photos of prominent horsemen, sale results, and general background information are available on the Standardbred Horse Sales Company website, theblackbook.com.

Monday's session kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with Hips 1-230 entering the sales ring.

From the Standardbred Horse Sale Company

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