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Officials of the Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced COVID-19 protocols for both consignors and those planning to attend the upcoming yearling and mixed sales, to be held Oct. 5-10 at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky.   "We're fortunate to follow Fasig-Tipton's own successful Thoroughbred yearling sale, which was held here Sept. 9 and 10," sale co-manager David Reid said. "Both Randy (co-manager Randy Manges) and I were in attendance and able to see firsthand the measures they had in place. Everyone adhered to the regulations and the yearling shows and the sale went very smoothly.   Reid said the Thoroughbred sale utilized two large tents for expanded seating and gathering areas, and those will be kept in place. They are located alongside the pavilion and in the lot behind the back walking ring.   The company's statement regarding protocols follows:   In advance of the upcoming Lexington Selected Yearling and Mixed Sales, the company has announced the following COVID-19 protocols will be in place in accordance with Kentucky regulations: Screening measures, including temperature checks and health screening questions, will be in place to gain admittance to the sales grounds for all staff, participants, and attendees. Cloth face coverings are required in accordance with U.S. CDC recommendations.Participants will not be allowed to congregate. At least six feet of distance must be maintained between people.Seating capacity in the sales pavilion will be reduced below 60% of capacity. Buyers are encouraged to enter the arena just before they are ready to bid on a horse.No food service will be available in the sales pavilion. Food service will be available in the restaurant and back bar. Valet parking will not be available. Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures will be implemented with regular sanitation of high touch surfaces at least every two hours. Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is recommended for all attendees. Sales company management requests that anyone showing symptoms of the virus--or if they are not feeling well--not attend the sale, and stay home. The health and safety of sale participants is of paramount importance. These guidelines are intended as a supplement to assist with safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change.   Those who would like further information are asked to call Randy Manges (859-255-8431) at the sales company's Lexington office.   From Lexington Selected Sales Co.  

The sale catalog and past performances booklet for the Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available on the sales company's website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline sales catalog app.   The harness racing sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, the evening after the annual Selected Yearling sale concludes. Post time is 7 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky.   The mixed sale includes the full spectrum of horses, plus stallion shares.   "Market breeders will want to make note of the mares selling," said co-manager David Reid. "We have mares in foal to leading trotting sires Muscle Hill and Father Patrick, along with many in foal to young stallions like Walner, Tactical Landing, International Moni and Greenshoe."   Among the top young mares on offer is Strong Legacy, in foal to International Moni and carrying a half-sibling to recent Kentucky Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Champion Lady Chaos 2,1:53.1 ($248,303).   Reid said there are several race fillies and mares that fit the "race or breed" category, with those perhaps led by the 3-year-old Trixton filly Violet Stride 2,1:52, International Stallion Stakes winner at 2 and half-sister to a Breeders Crown champion.   A number of the racehorses cataloged have been racing in sire stakes in Lexington, or are planning to enter stakes or overnights during the Grand Circuit meet.   Some of the top horses shipping in to sell are the 3-year-old colt It's Academic, who comes to the sale fresh off a World Record 1:53.1 win in the Ohio Breeders Championship at Delaware; and the Muscle Hill 4-year-old Marseille, a stakes winner of more than a half-million dollars who defeated Greenshoe in the Beal.   Supplements to the sale are now being accepted. Those interested in joining the sale add-on should contact their agent or call (914) 773-7777 or (859) 255-8431.   From the Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co.    

Preferred Equine Marketing announced today that it will soon be offering online harness racing sales through a new division of the company, to be called "Preferred Equine Online."   The sales platform, nearing completion, will be available at preferredequineonline.com.   "Preferred Equine Online is the latest product in our business model," said Preferred owner David Reid.   "I've toyed with the idea of an online auction for years, and we're not the first on the block to have one. But our experience, along with our strong base of customers, gives us the resources and the quality of horses that no other online sale has at its disposal," he said.   In addition to running Preferred Equine Marketing--the world's largest Standardbred sales agency--Reid is manager of the Tattersalls Mixed Sales at the Meadowlands and co-manager of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.   With that in mind, he says there will be no live "in person" sale conflicts, as Preferred's online sales will be integrated with the traditional sales calendar. Their first online sale date will be in the near future.   The Preferred Equine Online auctions will include the full spectrum of the marketplace--racehorses, broodmares, stallion shares, yearlings and weanlings. The listings will include "live" pedigrees and past performances, photos and walking videos.   Preferred Equine Online will also have a marketplace featuring horses for sale. "This will maximize our client's ability to strike while the iron is hot... a racehorse coming off a lifetime best win or a mare whose pedigree got ramped up with an important stakes winner."   Reid said there should be further opportunities with Preferred Equine Online as new technology and applications are developed. "First off, we'll weave these sales into our existing social media platforms for expanded reach and promotion that will result in an increase in bloodstock trade across the industry.   "In-person mixed sales like Tattersalls at the Meadowlands aren't going to be displaced. As a sales agency, we're just trying to look ahead and make it easy to move horses and create commerce throughout the year. Preferred Equine Online will accomplish that."   Preferred Equine Marketing   For more information contact David Reid at Preferred Equine: (914) 773-7777    

Those looking for talented, money-making racehorses and high-quality breeding stock for the new year can now download the catalog and past performances for the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday, Jan. 20 at the Meadowlands.   Both the catalog and racelines booklet are available on the harness racing sales company's website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   Sale manager David Reid said the coming year's sale is as high on quality as it's ever been, and that impressive offerings can be found across all sections--broodmares, stallion shares and racehorses.   The rock-solid roster of outstanding racehorses is led by $650,000-winning, FFA trotter Lindy The Great 1:51.1, O'Brien Award finalist and winner of the $230,000 Caesar's at Hoosier Park, and the soon-to-be 4-year-old Escapetothebeach p,3,1:50.1f ($289,571), a stakes winner capable of competing at the top level anywhere.   Mares being sold as both racing and broodmare prospects include the well-bred, multiple stakes winning trotter Jezzys Legacy and iron-tough Witch Dali, a stakes and open mares winner of $580,000 with a mark of 1:49.1.   A quartet of top "Captains" are cataloged: Ahab, Trevor, McKee and Malicious, along with World Champion Dr J Hanover and top Meadowlands trotters Union Forces and Trolley. Rising 3-year-olds on offer feature the 2019 Sheppard Pace and Renaissance winner Columbo and the upwardly mobile Muscle Hill colt, Fromming.   Breeding stock kicks off the sale, and is highlighted by mares in foal to Muscle Hill, Captaintreacherous, Father Patrick, and the first crop of Tactical Landing. Also selling are three stallion shares in Muscle Hill, four in Captaintreacherous, and one in Father Patrick.   Supplements to the sale are being accepted. To enter call (914) 773-7777 or visit tattersallsredmile.com for the online entry form.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.   

Goshen, NY - David Reid, who heads up Preferred Equine Sales Agency, was elected president of the Standardbred Transition Alliance at the first meeting of that group, held Tuesday (Nov. 27) at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. Reid, though his work with Preferred, has sold tens of thousands of Standardbreds at public and private auction, both as a consignment agency and sales manager of Tattersalls and Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Company in Lexington, Ky. and at The Meadowlands. He also breeds and races Standardbreds. "This is a long overdue initiative that will take cooperation of the entire industry and I'm optimistic that, over time, it will make a big difference for our horses and the groups that serve them. It will also give donors confidence that they're supporting groups with solid operational practices," said Reid. "I am honored by the confidence of my fellow board members and look forward to working with all of them." Committees were formed to advance fundraising for and accreditation of groups helping horses in transition from traditional uses. The STA will provide grants to cover partial funding of 501(c)(3) groups serving Standardbreds and ensure they utilize best practices for equine care and financial management through an accreditation process. The STA will adapt the established model used to accredit and partially fund 70 groups serving Thoroughbreds, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The STA is a self-standing organization that has applied for 501(C)(3) status and is a registered charity with the Ohio Secretary of State and Attorney General. Moira Fanning, chief operations officer at The Hambletonian Society, was elected vice president, Mitchel Skolnick of Bluestone Farm will serve as treasurer and Elizabeth Caldwell of Cane Run Farm will be secretary. The board members are Rick Moore of Hoosier Park, Kelly Young of the New York Sire Stakes, Kevin Greenfield of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and Hickory Lane Farm, Michelle Crawford of Crawford Farm, Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky of Hanover Shoe Farm, Bill Abdelnour of the New England Amateur Harness Drivers Club, Dr. Donna Franchetti, Standardbred owner and veterinarian, and Dr. Patty Hogan of Hogan Equine Clinic. Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager

Lexington, KY --- Trotting colt Coventry Hall, a full brother to recent 2-year-old stakes-winner Chin Chin Hall and a three-quarter brother to Dan Patch Award-winner Cantab Hall, was the top-selling yearling Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, purchased for $210,000 by Denmark’s Keld Gregersen. As was reported by the USTA. Saturday’s session brought an end to the five-day sale at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion, where 702 yearlings sold for a record $39.77 million. The sale’s average price of $56,652 was a 3.2 percent drop from last year’s record $58,537, when 622 horses sold for $36.41 million, but slightly exceeded the 2016 average of $56,304, which was a record at that time. Overall, this year’s sale had 124 horses sell for at least $100,000, breaking the record of 103 in 2017. Last night’s session saw 116 horses sell for $2.76 million, an average of $23,836. The average was the second-best fifth session in the history of the sale, trailing only last year’s $26,908. Among sires with multiple yearlings sold during the five sessions, trotter Muscle Hill topped the standings for highest average price with 48 yearlings selling for an average of $121,000. Pacer Somebeachsomewhere was next with 26 yearlings selling for an average of $106,269, followed by trotter Father Patrick with 48 for $87,208 and trotter Chapter Seven with 27 for $86,963. Muscle Hill was the top-grossing sire, totaling $5.80 million, followed by pacer Captaintreacherous with 58 yearlings totaling $5.04 million ($86,931 average). Saturday sales-topper Coventry Hall, a son of Cash Hall out of Canland Hall, was bred by and consigned by Walnut Hall Limited. In addition to Cantab Hall, who was the Trotter of the Year in 2003, and Chin Chin Hall, Coventry Hall is a half-brother to Ontario Sire Stakes winners Constance Hall and Campbell Hall. The family also includes Dan Patch Award-winner Cameron Hall and Hall of Fame broodmare Amour Angus. Among other top-sellers Saturday were pacing colt Ridicule Blue Chip and trotting filly Queen Paige, who both sold for $100,000. Ridicule Blue Chip, purchased by Jodi Schillaci, is by McArdle out of Fancy Creek Funny and a full brother to $2-million-earner One More Laugh. He was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock and consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency. Queen Paige, purchased by Lina Alm as agent for Lennart Agren’s SRF Stable, is by Muscles Yankee out of Commando Queen. She is a three-quarter sister to Steamy Windows, the dam of New York Sire Stakes champion Gimpanzee, and her family also includes 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill as well as Met’s Inn, the dam of stakes-winner Met’s Hall. Queen Paige was bred and consigned by Winbak Farm. For all the results from the Lexington Selected Sale, click here. Although the yearling sale is completed, action at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion continues tonight at 7 p.m. with the inaugural Lexington Mixed Sale. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

The catalog and past performances for the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available at lexingtonselected.com and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Those on the mailing list should receive print catalogs and racelines later in the coming week. The sale gets underway Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, following the afternoon's Kentucky Futurity Day races at Red Mile. With 115 head cataloged, co-manager Randy Manges said he was extremely pleased with the initial response by sellers and the overall quality in the book. "Not only did we get a great selection of racehorses, but our in-foal mares and stallion shares are simply outstanding," Manges said. Co-manager David Reid agreed, adding, "Every breeder in the industry will want to make it a point to be here when they see what's selling." There are 39 broodmares in the sale, in foal to such leading sires as Muscle Hill, Captaintreacherous, Walner, Chapter Seven and Huntsville, plus nine stallion shares including Muscle Hill, Father Patrick, Captaintreacherous and others. The racehorse section of the sale is also “must-see,” Reid said. There are a significant number of multiple stakes winning 2 and 3-year-olds, including freshman Ontario standouts CT Conabra and Cambridge Kate, and sophomores such as last week’s Ohio Sire Stakes Final winner Impinktoo, The Veteran, and What A Knockout. "This is a sale that will give something back," Reid said, referring to sale proceeds going to support the new $1-million 2-year-old trot at Red Mile. "It lays a perfect foundation to build upon. With the success we're expecting, you'll see it grow every year." From the Lexington Selected Sales Co.

It's the final call for entries for the new Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, as the main catalog is set to close on Tuesday, Sept. 4.   Those wanting to enter horses should contact sale co-managers David Reid at (914) 773-7777 or Randy Manges at (859) 255-8431.   The new sale comes at the conclusion of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, following the Kentucky Futurity race card at Red Mile.   As was announced earlier this week, proceeds from the mixed sale will help fund a new stakes race at Red Mile, a $1,000,000 2-year-old trot that will first be contested in 2019.   And speaking of Red Mile, Reid noted that a number of horses already consigned to the mixed sale are racing there now in sire stakes, or plan to race there during the upcoming Grand Circuit meet, which starts Sept. 27.   "Our plan going in was to give consignors an opportunity to race their sale horses at Red Mile--a terrific mile track--and many are taking advantage of that. I think it's a great way to display one's horses before heading across town to the sale," Reid said.   "The sale will have quality throughout... we've also been very pleased with the response as far as breeding stock goes. There are shares selling in top sires like Muscle Hill and Captaintreacherous, plus mares in foal to Muscle Hill, Chapter Seven, Father Patrick, Walner, and Huntsville.   Those planning to enter are encouraged to make the main catalog if possible, to take advantage of catalog downloads, advertising and promotion of horses in the weeks leading up to auction.   From the Lexington Selected Sales Co.    

The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the sales company's website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Print catalogs should be received by those on the mailing list the week of Sept. 3.   The sale gets underway Tuesday evening, Oct. 2 at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion and runs through Saturday, Oct. 6. The yearling sale will be followed by the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, to be held on the night of the Kentucky Futurity, Sunday, Oct. 7.   According to co-manager David Reid, of note is the fact that this year's sale features 143 first foals and 257 yearlings that offer dual eligibility; that is, thanks to mare residency clauses, eligibility to more than one sire stakes program. Most of those add the Kentucky and Massachusetts Sire Stakes to the program to which their sire is eligible.   "As in years past, we have tremendous numbers of yearlings by sires that are most in-demand," said co-manager Randy Manges. "We have 50 Muscle Hills, 50 Father Patricks, 39 Trixtons and 29 Chapter Sevens... and on the pacing side, 59 by Captaintreacherous, 28 by his sire Somebeachsomewhere and 27 by Sweet Lou.   "With so many of these horses, there's dynamite on both sides of the pedigree."   In regard to those trotters and pacers, Equineline app users will notice that in addition to the multiple "sort" features offered, the app has now added a sort option for trotters and pacers.   "Consignors are shooting or finishing up yearling videos and we're really looking forward to getting things underway," Reid said. "With so many live pedigrees in our catalog as a result of current multiple stakes winners, all signs are pointing to a terrific sale."   From the Lexington Selected Sales Co.     

  The sale roster, catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com.   The catalog and racelines are also available for iPad users on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   Held on the weekend of the Meadowlands Pace on Sunday, July 15, the sale will get underway at noon in the track's race paddock.   The sale, comprised entirely of horses of racing age, has more than 120 in the main catalog, including 21 2-year-olds. "This is the kind of sale where buyers can roll up their sleeves, do their homework, and come away with a perfect horse for wherever they race," said sale manager David Reid.   Reid noted that 16 horses won their last starts on the weekend right before the catalog was published, June 22-25, and that the vast majority in the sale will race right up to auction time.   "There's literally something for everyone, and for those looking for very high-class racehorses we have a number racing in stakes and top condition races, like D'Bomb, Blatantly Best, Fool Me Once and the fast trotter Tuonoblu Rex, to mention just a few," Reid said.   "One thing that's important to point out is that we have a number of fillies in the sale with standout commercial pedigrees, and they're by sires like Muscle Hill and Somebeachsomewhere. Their buyers will get a two-in-one package, a racehorse and potentially outstanding future broodmare," he added.   Supplemental entries to the Summer Mixed will be accepted through Friday, July 6.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.    

Lexington Selected Sales Co. announced today that the company will launch a new mixed sale this fall in Lexington, Ky.   The sale will be held on Sunday evening, Oct. 7 at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds. It will follow an afternoon of racing at Red Mile that features the Kentucky Futurity and Tattersalls Pace, and will come at the conclusion of the selected yearling sale held the previous five days.   "The principals of Red Mile--Winbak Farm's Joe Thomson, Brittany's George Segal, and Lindy's Frank Antonacci--along with the owners of Kentuckiana Farms, are all committed to strongly supporting the sale," said Lexington Selected co-manager David Reid.   "The new sale will further enhance what we call 'the Lexington experience,'" co-manager Randy Manges added. "Its revenues will be directed toward improving the purse structure at Red Mile and perhaps one day, creating new stakes events."   Reid also said the mixed sale hopes to capitalize on the diverse, international crowd that will already be in Lexington for racing and the yearling sale.   "We'll have the buyers in town, and we have use of one of the world's greatest horse sale facilities. But what makes it even more appealing is that sellers will have the opportunity to showcase their racehorses prior to the sale in stakes races, late closers and overnights at Red Mile the previous two weeks. It's a natural," he added.   According to Reid, the sale will focus not only on attracting racehorses of all ages, but also in-foal mares and race fillies--"the kind of fillies with pedigree and pizzazz that light up a bid board."   From the Lexington Selected Sales Co.  

Tattersalls announced today that its annual Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale will be held on Sunday, May 7 in the racetrack's back paddock.   Entries are currently being accepted for what is expected to be primarily a racehorse sale. Horsemen may enter by using the Tattersalls website's online entry form or by calling the sale office at (914) 773-7777.   This year's sale is scheduled almost a month earlier than last year's Spring Mixed, and according to sale manager David Reid, the decision to conduct the sale on the new date was made with both sellers and buyers in mind.   "Selling in early May--right about the time the summer race meets get started-- should help our consignors, as with the racehorse shortage, demand is going to be extremely high for quality horses," Reid said.   "We also have the big stables migrating north to their home base at that time of year, and we already have some nice horses consigned from the outfits that need to trim their size a bit to accommodate their summer stall space.   "For buyers, early May is a perfect time to reload and take advantage of all the racing opportunities and big purses that lie just ahead."   Reid also mentioned that while 2-year-olds in training would of course be welcomed at the Spring Mixed, he feels the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale might be a better fit for many of those youngsters.   "By early July, horsemen will have had a chance to baby race a few times, and promising 2-year-olds should have a lot more appeal to buyers then," he said.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.  

The main catalogue and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is now available for download on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog App for the iPad. The print catalogue will be mailed later this week, and also priority shipped to racetracks and training centers in both the U.S. and Canada. Sale manager David Reid said that with the current postal situation in Canada, buyers there are asked to use the website or Equineline app for download, or pick up the print versions wherever they train and race. The sale is the kickoff to Hambletonian week at the Meadowlands, as it will be held Sunday, July 31 at noon, in the racetrack's back paddock. There are 149 horses in the sale, including 49 2-year-olds, plus an expected supplement. "We have racehorse reductions from large operations that are planning for the fall yearling sales, and offering high-quality horses that are ready to go on and be profitable for their new owners," Reid said. "I believe I've seen more of that "continued success" from horses bought at our recent Meadowlands sales than I ever have before." The sale includes reductions from Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms, Burke Racing and partners, and Tony Alagna and partners. Reid urges customers to take a good look at the significant number of 2-year-olds in the sale, as there are several stakes colts and fillies that will be offered. "Like we always say, there's something for everyone at these Meadowlands sales, and buyers will find horses with outstanding earning potential for wherever they race," Reid said. From the Tattersalls Sales Co.  

East Rutherford, NJ -- The annual Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands enjoyed strong bidding on high quality horses. Of the 269 racehorses that sold for a gross of $6,066,500 the average reached $22,697. Billed as the Winter Racehorse Market, this sale has traditionally featured some of the most sought-after top class prospects available. The main attraction of the well-attended Harness Horse auction was this year's Dan Patch co-champion pacing mare ROCKLAMATION p,1:48.3 ($2,255,493). Expectations failed to surpass reality as the Burke-trained Rocknroll Hanover mare hammered down for $360,000 by Eugene Kurzrok & Jerry Silva, two of the three previous owners of the horse. Consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing, she will remain in the Burke stable, with a slightly different ownership compilation. "We intend to breed her and race her for the first season," noted Kurzrock. "Once she gets in foal, we can continue to race for another 4 or 5 months." Silva, one of the previous owners added, "She was the best horse offered in this sale. It was extremely close today, but she is a special mare." Another top selling racehorse was BIG BOY DREAMS p,3,1:50.1 ($462,132). Also trained by the powerhouse Burke Racing, the 4-year-old If I Can Dream stallion was purchased by Rene Allard as agent for $265,000 and was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing. "We bought him to race in some of these new 4-year-old stakes, including the $200,000 Prix d'Ete where I come from." The Quebec native liked the horse because he is good on all size tracks and can leave or come from off the pace. "He will be a good horse to have around and race on the Grand Circuit." The Burke stable offered another eye-catching prospect in SOMESIZESOMESTYLE p,4,1:50 who earned over $283,000 in 2014, including a second place finish in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final. The Somebeachsomewhere stud was purchased by Ray Remmen, Agent for $145,000. Many of the sport's top breeders were on hand to bid on the several dozen stallion shares that were offered for sale. Four shares of Cantab Hall were the most popular, fetching $50,000 to $52,000 each. Compared to the 2014 sale, 35 more horses were sold pushing the gross up by 2%. Average price saw a decline of 11%. Tattersalls sales manager David Reid was very happy with the overall results of the sale. "We had people from every jurisdiction come in, and we had horses for them. We had a terrific pace for the sale, we got everybody in and out of here on time. I thought the top of the market was very strong, and I thought the middle market was very good as well." Reid added, "The breeding stock, for the quality of what it has been, held up very well. Stallion shares for the most part sold well. It was just another good mixed sale, and we look forward to another one in May when we are going to have the 2-year-olds in training again, and the racehorses. Everything is looking good." by Chris Tully, for Tattersalls            

Hambletonian Champion, Canadian Trotting Classic winner and harness racing's Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, Royalty For Life, will begin his stud career in 2015 at Tara Hills Stud in Ontario. In making today's joint announcement with Tara Hills Stud Ltd., Royalty For Life's breeder and co-owner Al Ross said the ownership group--that also includes Ray Campbell and Paul Fontaine--are very excited to enter the Ontario program. "We have a lot of confidence in the future of Ontario racing and breeding, and have always enjoyed the hospitality shown to us by horsemen there. We think he'll be very well supported by breeders in both Canada and the U.S., as he has all the makings of a very successful sire," Ross said. Royalty For Life 2,1:54.2; 3,1:51.3 ($1,620,166) is a son of RC Royalty-Bourbon N Grits. He was bred by Ross, raised at Chip Campbell's farm in Belchertown, Mass. and trained by George Ducharme. The colt displayed tremendous early speed, going 7-3-1 in 14 starts as a two year old. He won the International Stallion Stakes in Lexington as a freshman and five New York Sire Stakes events. He was second at two in both the elim and $600,000 final of the Breeders Crown. His tour de force, championship season in last year's glamour division saw him win classic races in ultra-impressive style when big money was on the line. His victories included the $1-million Hambletonian in straight heats, the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic in track record time, a heat of the $527,000 Kentucky Futurity and the $294,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial. He was retired from racing this summer when injured just prior to the John Cashman Memorial at the Meadowlands. Preferred Equine Marketing's David Reid, who brokered the deal, said Royalty For Life will be syndicated, with details and a stud fee announced in the coming weeks. Those who would like further information are asked to contact Dave Heffering at Tara Hills Stud (905-985-7770, tarahill@on.aibn.com) or David Reid at Preferred Equine Marketing (914-773-7777, davereid@preferredequine.com). From Preferred Equine Marketing & Tara Hills Stud  

Three-year-old trotting colt Harper Blue Chip has made three starts in the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division this year and has won them all including the second of two $105,000 divisions tonight at Mohawk. Harper Blue Chip was sent off as the heavy favourite and quickly showed why as he flew up from sixth to grab early control and was well settled by the opening quarter in :27.2. He clicked off the half in :56.3 and was at the three-quarters in 1:25.4 and could not be caught down the stretch, winning easily in 1:55.3 for Sylvain Filion. Keystone Trevor closed well to take second while British Steel was third. Trained by Mark Steacy for owners Landmark 6 Racing Stable of Kingston, David McDonald, Cornwall, David Reid, Glenburnie and George Judson, Athens, Ontario, Harper Blue Chip was recording his fifth victory in a dozen starts this year for $481,000 in earnings. Lifetime his bankroll sits at $708,000. His victory tonight puts him squarely atop the point standings in this OSS division. A son of Steacy’s former champion Majestic Son, the colt is from the Muscles Yankee daughter Winning Jonlin and was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock of New York which also bred the winner of the first division which saw Muscle Matters and Mario Baillargeon establish the tempo through fractions of :27.1, :57.2 and 1:26. However, he could not hold off See The Wind and James MacDonald in the stretch as that colt took over to hit the wire first in 1:54.2. Muscle Matters held for second with Sheer Flex taking third. Chris Beaver of Delaware, Ohio, trains and co-owns the winner, a son of Deweycheatumnhowe, with Synerco Ventures of Toronto, Ontario, and Wilbur Lang of Ohio. Tonight’s effort was the second win in 12 attempts for See The Wind, bred by Blue Chip. A $10,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, See The Wind is from a half-sister to $386,000 winner Bramasole. This was the final regular season Gold event for this group. The top point earners will hook up once more in the season ending OSS Super Final on October 11 back at Mohawk. To view the results from tonight’s program, please click Mohawk Results - September 22. OSS News

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