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The Blooded Horse Sale is currently taking entries for its Spring Sale May 11, in Springfield, OH. Racehorses and breeding stock are in high demand and this sale is one of the few remaining opportunities to utilize a live venue. With buyers coming from 27 states and Canada, it's obvious that they crave the chance to see a variety of horses in person. Enter online at bloodedhorse.com. Entries close Friday, April 16. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale      

The Blooded Horse Winter Sale was held Tue. Feb. 9, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. In spite of snow and tough conditions, harness racing owners, trainers and breeders flooded the pavilion to restock stables and acquire broodmares. "Horsemen are undaunted by the weather! They love coming to a sale to actually see and touch the horses they want to buy," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "It may take a bit more time and resources, but the dividends far outweigh the cost. Bringing horses to a venue of eager buyers is a tremendous marketing tool. Consignors seemed to be pleased as there were substantially less RNAs." The ultra-consistent, upper level conditioned trotter, Matterlei, topped the Burke Racing Stable consignment and the sale at $38,000. Purchased by Herman and Morgan Hagerman of Ohio, the daughter of Explosive Matter will continue to race in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Also from the Burke consignment, Yacht Week, fresh off strong performances at Miami Valley and Alloy, racing competitively in NW2 at The Meadows were sold respectively to Chad Slone for $22,000 and Bob Troyer for $20,000. The beautiful roan trotting mare Global Inspiration topped the strong broodmare market. In-foal to Tactical Landing, the 8-year-old daughter of Andover Hall was consigned by Spring Haven Farm, agent and purchased by Mahantongo Farms of Ohio for $28,000. Bidding was also spirited for the 7-year-old American Ideal mare, The Signature, in-foal to Lazarus N. Consigned by Boxwood Farm, the half-sister to Vegas Vacation was purchased by Robert McKim of Virginia for $25,000. Short yearlings were topped by a stunning daughter of Kadabra, Shes A Dahbra at $15,000. Consigned by Spring Haven Farm, agent, William D. Miller of Ohio signed the ticket. For complete sale results click here. The next sale is May 11 and it's an exceptionally strong market for racehorses. Entries close April 20. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale      

Supplemental entries will be taken for the harness racing Blooded Horse Winter Sale until 5:00 p.m. Monday Feb.1. The sale will take place on Tues, Feb.9 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Owners and trainers love evaluating the horses in person, and a record number of catalogues has already been ordered. Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at this 58th annual event to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects and pick up broodmares. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter the supplement or order a catalogue. Dot Morgan

Harness racing Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will close at 5:00 p.m. Monday Jan. 18. The one-day sale takes place on Tues, Feb. 9 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at this 58th annual event to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter or to order a catalogue. Dot Morgan

The 73rd Annual Fall Blooded Horse Sale held November 17-18, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, was terrific in spite of the pandemic. Virtual live bidding via Proxi-bid bolstered the already strong on site attendance. An abundance of two and three year olds fresh from the Midwestern stakes programs along with 122 yearlings and dozens of in foal mares provided attractive restocking opportunities for the eager crowd. The three-year-old Ohio Sires Stakes winning filly A Fancy Face was indeed fancy topping the sale at $88,000. Consigned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, the $200,000 winning daughter of My MVP was purchased by Greg Luther of Ohio. Runner-up was the talented Indiana Sires Stakes placed Skyway Victor selling to Engle Stables and Jerry Graham of Illinois for $65,000. The Tellitlikeitis two-year-old winner of nearly $50,000 was consigned by Simmons Stable, agent. Trotters are always in high demand, and J. L. Adams of Pennsylvania signed the ticket for a couple of real nice ones. First he picked off the seven time winning four-year-old son of Guccio, Buck Dancer, for $41,000 and followed that with the Buckeye Stallion Series champion Muskingum by Triumphant Caviar for $28,000. A pair of Ohio Sires Stakes placed three-year-old Pet Rocks, Rock Smart and Mr D's Rock, were hot items. Rock Smart, consigned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, went to Ken Weckstein of Maryland for $36,000 and Mr D's Rock, consigned by Tammy Carter, was purchased by Ervin Miller of Florida for $26,000. The yearling session Tuesday morning opened with the highly anticipated Claridge Hall from the last crop of Cash Hall. Consigned by Winterwood Farm for Walnut Hall Ltd, the handsome dual Ohio/Kentucky eligible colt out of a full sister to world champion CR Kay Susie was purchased by McClelland and Melshine of Ohio for $58,000. In addition to the sale topper, Greg Luther also signed the ticket for the beautiful Uncle Peter colt Uncle Comer for $35,000. That consignor, Ammon Hershberger, also sold the What A Hill colt What A Victory to Richard and Joyce McClelland for $30,000. Spring Haven Farm acting as agent for the All American Harnessbreds reduction offered the leading broodmares in the sale. Silverstar Volo, a 12-year-old multiple stakes producing daughter of Andover Hall, in foal to Cantab Hall, sold for $35,000 to Atlantic Trot of Florida. She was soon followed by Carol's Desire, in foal to Fear The Dragon, that was purchased for $25,000 by Barry Bell, agent. Sugar Valley Farm was pleased to get the final bid on Kolachke 2,1:59.2, a young full sister to the sensational sire Chapter Seven, for $25,000. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com for complete sale results and to enter horses for the upcoming Winter Mixed Sale February 9-10. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale

Black-type harness racing yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale to be held Nov 17-18 at the Champions Center in Springfield, OH. The 123 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects round out Tuesday's session and all day Wednesday. Mixed horses may be supplemented until November 9. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to view yearlings, enter horses and order a catalogue. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale                

In spite of Covid concerns and the opportunity to bid online, harness racing horsemen thronged the Champions Center in Springfield, OH Aug. 25, to view and purchase horses in person. The sale was strong throughout all categories and consistent with last summer's best sale in 64 years. Three-year-old Indiana Sires Stakes winning Nassau Desire topped the sale with a $32,000 bid from Brandon Bartley of OH. The Real Desire gelding was consigned by Burke Racing Stable. Bartley also signed the ticket for $22,000 for the Ohio Fair Stakes winning two-year-old pacer, Pan's Pro. Another Indiana bred, Ron's EOM, was sale runner up at $25,000. Purchased by No Recall Stable of Ohio, the upper class conditioned pacer was consigned by Vicki Givens of Delaware. Vicki and Wayne Givens came to Springfield determined to replenish their racing stable. They went home with two promising Indiana bred three-year-olds in Life Is A Highway for $24,000 and Candy's Image for $22,000, both consigned by Simmons Stable. The Givens also picked up the conditioned trotter Teddy Brosevelt from Tim Betts for $21,000, along with two more green pacers that fit the Delaware conditions. A couple of young mares were purchased for their fine bloodlines rather than their racing lines. Kota's Swan, a $232,846 stakes winning daughter of Swan For All, went to Cool Winds Farm in Ohio on a $21,000 bid, and the three-year-old pacing filly, Off To Win, out of the dam of Funknwaffles p,5,1:49.2f ($959,194) and Poker Hat p,5,1:49.4f ($916,790) was purchased by Jonas Schwartz of Indiana for $17,000. Ohio-breds topped the 118 catalogued yearlings. Long Hilltop, a Long Tom colt out of the double $300,000 producer Angel Touch went to Jack Wray of Ontario for $19,000. The handsome dark colt was consigned by Marlin Yoder. Next was Rose Run Xtatic, a striking black son of And Away We Go out of the NY Sires Stakes winning Incredible Fortuna, that was purchased by Mike Polhamus of OH for $18,000. Also hammered down for $18,000 was the beautiful black Fineartnrosa consigned by Trotting Tradition. The daughter of The Panderosa and Fine Art Mindale p,2,1:54.1; 4,1:52.3f was purchased by Matt Rowe of OH. "We were pleased that 17 of the horses sold via Proxibid, along with a lot that were under bidders," said Blooded Horse Sale Manager Jerry Haws. "Nonetheless, it inspires people to physically see and touch the horses, and experience the excitement of being in the hunt at the sale. Most of the time, that translates into on site bidders prevailing over the internet competition." Visit bloodedhorse.com for full sale results and to enter horses for the Fall Blooded Horse Sale Nov. 17-19. Dot Morgan Executive Director New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Black Type yearlings will continue to be taken for the 64th Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale through Friday July 17. The deadline was extended to accommodate yearlings that missed the deadline for other early closing sales. The yearlings will sell on Tuesday August 25 with mixed horses rounding out that day and continuing into Wednesday. Make entries and order a catalogue at bloodedhorse.com by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale      

The 64th Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale will be held Tues. and Wed. Aug 25-26 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.  Black type yearlings will sell on Tuesday with mixed horses rounding out that day and continuing into Wednesday.  The deadline for black type entries is July 1; mixed horses will be taken through July 20 or until full. “People are especially eager right now to have the opportunity to physically attend a sale and see the horses in person,” said manager Jerry Haws. “The added dimension of real time online bidding should give consignors confidence that their horses will bring top dollar in a very strong market.” The Champions Center is an expansive facility with an abundance of space to implement social distancing.  Enter horses and register to bid online at bloodedhorse.com.    Dot Morgan

We've waited to make a decision about the May Sale hoping things would change quickly, however after speaking with Champions Center and listening to the CDC announcements it's clear we will not have a May Sale, after much deliberation about moving to June we have decided that this is still too fluid to make that decision and have decided to just wait for our August sale. We look forward to seeing you in August in much better times. Please stay safe at home. We will get through this. We're all in this together! Blooded Horse  

The Blooded Horse Winter Sale held Tue. Feb. 11, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, was the strongest in its 57-year history. Owners, trainers and breeders flooded the pavilion to restock stables and acquire broodmares. "People love coming to a sale to actually see and touch the horses they want to buy," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "It may take a bit more time and resources, but the dividends far outweigh the cost. Bringing horses to a venue of eager buyers is a tremendous marketing tool. Consignors seemed to be pleased as there were substantially less RNAs." The sale topper was the Grand Circuit placed 5-year-old Donato Hanover broodmare Sneeker Hanover 3,1:55.2s purchased for $49,000 by Michael I Miller of Ohio. From the immediate family of Marion Maurader 1:51 ($3 Million+) the classy bay trotter consigned by Cactus Acres was in foal to Kadabra. The sale runner up was the consistent 5-year-old conditioned trotter U Need Stones, consigned by Burke Racing Stable. Popular Canadian owner Adriano Sorella purchased the son of Wishing Stone for $45,000 as well as another Burke Racing Stable graduate, the beautiful chestnut Cracklin Rosie for $37,000. Burke Racing Stable also offered the innovative opportunity to choose one of two almost equally matched trotting mares that were presented in the ring simultaneously. The winning bidder got to choose the mare they wanted and Burke Racing Stable kept the other to continue racing. Both Wildfire Seelster and Matterlei were 4-year-old daughters of Explosive Matter; both had nine wins lifetime; and both had won five or six of their last eight starts at the Meadows. Herman and Morgan Hagerman of Ohio got the final bid at $43,000 and chose Wildfire Seelster to add to their powerful stable. For complete sale results visit bloodedhorse.com. The next sale is May 12 and it's an exceptionally strong market for racehorses. Entries close April 22. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale      

To paraphrase horse owner Mark Weaver, everything old is new again. Weaver, part of the Weaver Bruscemi partnership that owns horses with trainer Ron Burke, is resurrecting the practice of offering two horses -- at the same time -- for sale at auction. On Tuesday, 4-year-old female trotters Matterlei and Wildfire Seelster will be sold as hip numbers 120B and 120A, respectively, at the Blooded Horse Sales' Winter Speed Sale. The winning bidder will have his or her choice of one of the horses. The unselected horse will return to the Burke Brigade. Murray Brown, the former Hanover Shoe Farms public relations director and general manager/VP of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, recently wrote about the practice in Harness Racing Update. "I've heard Murray Brown and Eric Cherry (horse owner-breeder and co-owner of online auction onGait.com) talk about it," Weaver said. "We need to get rid of horses. Particularly, with these two, they fit the same class and they've had to race against each other and that just doesn't make good business sense. They're very similar horses. "I've had a lot of feedback. People said they'll be watching to see what happens. Just to see two horses in the ring will be kind of different." Matterlei, by Explosive Matter out of Hawaiian Lei, has won five of her last seven races dating back to November. Wildfire Seelster, by Explosive Matter out of Warrawee Lassie, has won six of her last eight starts, also dating back to November. "We figure we'll sell them and let the buyer decide which one they want, and we'll keep the other one," Weaver said. "I think that gives the buyer an added level of confidence. I think the buyers will appreciate it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We're keeping the other one, so it's not like we're trying to dump anything. It'll be interesting. It's an old idea, but I think it's a new idea. It'll be cool." Weaver plans to continue the practice of offering two horses together in upcoming auctions at onGait.com. He said, though, it might not be two horses of the same type, as is the case with Tuesday's sale. For example, a 4-year-old pacing gelding might be offered with a 6-year-old trotting mare. "I really like the concept," Weaver said. "They have to be similar in value, but it really doesn't matter if they're like horses. You're still giving the buyer the option to pick. "Every year, we need to move about 30 or 40 horses to make room for others. It's a big cycle. We try to sell horses when they'll bring good money based on their current form. If we sell a bunch of horses and none of them go on, we're going to have trouble selling horses (in the future). We want them to do well. Fortunately, over the last six, eight, 10 years many of our horses have." The Blooded Horse Sales' Winter Speed Sale begins at 9:30 a.m. (EST) at Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio. For more information, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will be taken at least through Friday Jan 17.  The one day sale takes place on Tues, Feb.11 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.   Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at this 57th annual event to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter or to order a catalogue.    by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale      

The 72nd Annual Fall Blooded Horse Sale, held November 19-21, at the Champions Center in Springfield, OH, witnessed its highest average in the history of its fall edition. The harness racing horse sale was topped by leading Ontario Sires Stakes Grass Roots filly Splurge On Me at $82,000. Consigned by Robert McIntosh, the 3-year-old daughter of Kadabra, had 12 wins and $102,000 life. Mahlon Hochstetler of Loudenville, OH, prevailed against serious bidders throughout the pavilion to secure the classy trotter. Hochstetler plans to give the filly to LeWayne Miller to race this winter in Ohio and hopefully next year in Indiana before eventually breeding her. Sale runner-up honors went to Letme Fly Low from the strong Alvin Miller consignment. The competitive upper level 4-year-old Rockin Image mare was purchased by John Ackley to race in Ohio. Indiana Sires Stakes finalist Pure Rock was hammered down to Tom Ceraso, Jr of CT for $52,000. The Rockin Image son, consigned by Emerald Highlands Farm, earned $66,000 this year. Also hitting the board at $52,000 was the beautiful 4-year-old broodmare Bubblesnritz who was carrying her first foal by Crazy Wow. The daughter of Chapter Seven was part of the highly popular Crawford Farms reduction with Spring Haven Farm acting as agent. Allard Racing consigned the competitive conditioned pacer Beyond Delight who sold to Mitchell Standardbreds for $45,000 on Wednesday. Allard then reinvested the proceeds back in the Open pacing mare Berazzled for $45,000 at the end of the sale on Thursday. Consigned by Abby Stables, agt, Berazzled was runner up in the aged Ohio Sires Stakes championship. Bidding was spirited for the beautiful black trotter Milford's Z Tam with William Hartt of ME getting the nod at $43,000. The son of Swan For All was consigned by Z Tam Stables LLC. The Uncle Peter colt Credit Ace and the Pet Rock colt Rocksursocksoff shared top honors at $23,000 among the 150 yearlings that sold on Tuesday. Credit Ace was purchased by Winterwood Farm from Spring Haven Farm acting as agent for Winklepleck Farm. The latter also consigned the handsome Triumphant Caviar son American Scandal that was purchased by Joe Kramp of OH for $20,000. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com for complete sale results and to enter horses for the upcoming Winter Mixed Sale scheduled for February 11-12. From the Blooded Horse Sale

Black-type harness racing yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale to be held Nov 19-21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, OH. The 155 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will round out Tuesday's session and all day Wednesday and Thursday. Entries for racehorses and breeding stock will remain open until noon Friday Oct 25; a supplement will be taken after that. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to view yearlings, enter horses and order a catalogue. From the Blooded Horse Sale  

The Champions Center in Springfield Ohio was abuzz with talk of Uncle Peters Love Aug 27 for the opening of the two day summer sale. The two-year-old trotting filly was coming off her 3rd win in the Ohio Sires Stakes, and the new owners could enter her the next morning in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship. Consigned by Spring Haven Farm for Erv Miller Stable, the classy bay daughter of Uncle Peter had already earned $65,144 and just won a Sires Stakes leg last week from post nine at Scioto Downs. Bidding was spirited, but trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr prevailed for owners Carl T Howard and Joyce Ann McClelland at $95,000. Uncle Peters Love drew post four and is the morning line co-favorite in the eight horse Championship on Sunday at Northfield Park. Burke Racing Stable brought a nice consignment that included the very consistent Open pacer Winwood Mac that was purchased by Adam Short of Ohio for $38,000 and the 3-year-old conditioned claiming filly, Twinsburg,that sold to Nick Sodarao of NY for $29,000. Another competitive conditioned claiming filly, Mary Goodnight, from the William DeLong consignment was purchased for $35,000 by Mike Dimmers of Ontario. Tuesday's black type yearling session was topped by the Always A Virgin filly Angels Touch at $27,000. Burke Racing Stable purchased the beautiful dark Indiana bred from the Bold Bidder Farm consignment. Another Indiana bred filly, Fear The Heat by Whom Shall I Fear, was purchased by Ira Steinberg of IL for $21,000 from the Winterwood Farm consignment. Smooth Racer from the first crop of Racing Hill was purchased for $20,000 by Kelly O'Donnell from Spring Haven Farm's consignment for Emerald Highlands Farm. This was the strongest Blooded Horse Summer Sale in its 64-year history with a lot of satisfied sellers and optimistic buyers. "The racehorse market is on fire and that also drives demand for breeding stock and yearlings," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "People love to come to a horse sale, and consignors were well rewarded for bringing their horses. We continue to be real pleased with the new location, too. The stalls are safe and bright; the facility is accommodating and easily accessible." For complete sale results and information on the Fall Blooded Horse Sale Nov 19-21, visit www.bloodedhorse.com Entries for the black type yearling session Tues. Nov. 19, close Oct 1. by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sale

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