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The Videos of roughly half of the Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings including most of the trotters are now available on the Farms' harness racing website The remaining videos will be posted daily as they are completed. All of them should be up and available by no later than Monday, October 17th. The yearlings will be available for inspection daily except Sunday beginning each day at 11.00 A.M. beginning on October 17th. Appointments are not necessary, but they would be greatly appreciated. For further information, please contact Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky at or at 717-578-7395 or Murray Brown at or 717-487-1812. Murray Brown Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc.

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Standardbred Horse Sales Company are proud to promote Standardbred yearling ownership to “new” International buyers from outside North America at our Annual Sale in Harrisburg! “New” International harness racing yearling buyers are eligible for a $1500 incentive award through a grant from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. Never been to Harrisburg, or haven’t purchased a yearling at Harrisburg in at least three years? Have you hesitated because of the expense of travel? Now you can easily attend the Harrisburg Sale! THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM Eligibility: International buyers from outside North America who have not purchased a Standardbred yearling at the Harrisburg Sale for three years (2016: no yearling purchases 2013 – 2015). Qualified yearlings: All yearlings in the Harrisburg Sale! Award: $1500 incentive award, to be paid by Standardbred Horse Sales Company by check after the Sale. Checks will be mailed to the buyer at his home address. One award per buyer! Total Awards: Limited to the first 20 International buyers submitting approved and completed registration forms. Registration forms are submitted after the yearling is purchased. “First come, first serve” conditions. HOW TO REGISTER Register at the Harrisburg Sale: Visit the Incentive Program representative in the Main Hall next to the Information Booth. Registration forms and informational materials will be available. Not sure if you are eligible? Confirm your eligibility with our representative before bidding.  Buy your yearling, and return to the Incentive Program table with your “sale ticket” for initial processing. Visit the Sale Credit Manager’s Office for final approval. Return the completed and approved Registration form to the Incentive Program representative. You will receive your $1500 incentive award from Standardbred Horse Sales Company at home by mail. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM? If you have questions about the program, please contact Paul Spears at  For details on the Harrisburg Sale click here.  

The 2016 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website here.. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on October 12. The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 10 and ends on Friday, November 11 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 9. Standardbred's popular "Black Book for the iPad" from is available for download from a link on our website. Past Performances First Edition for race lines is also available for download on the website. Past Performances Second Edition with most current race lines will be available for download on November 1, and will be distributed in printed form at the Sale. The Mixed Sale has a total of 768 entries, including 197 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 24 weanlings, 32 yearlings, 58 stallion shares, and 457 race horses. The Mixed Sale features top quality dispersals from Peninsula Farm selling broodmares from William Weaver Estate, Concord Stud Farm selling Katz/Libfeld broodmare reduction, and Concord Stud Farm selling stallion shares from William Weaver Estate; LITTLE MISS DRAGON p,3, 1:50.2 ($767,634), dam of DELIGHTFUL DRAGON p,5, 1:50 ($475,411) and in foal to ROLL WITH JOE; SYMPHONY IN MOTION p,6, 1:49 ($1,065,949), dam of NORMANDY BEACH p,2, 1:52.1f-16 (($95,794) and in foal to SWEET LOU; VENUS DELIGHT p,5, 1:49.4 ($1,031,164); CHARMED LIFE 4, 1:52.2 ($999,708); BETTOR BE STEPPIN p,3, 1:50f ($782,516); and many more! For further information, please visit the website or call 717-637-8931. Paul Spears Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 78th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the harness racing sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 9, featuring 899 fabulous yearlings - 478 by Pennsylvania sires, 269 by New York sires, 126 by Ontario sires, 19 by Ohio sires, 4 by New Jersey sires, and 3 by Indiana sires. Yearlings by first year sires including A Rocknroll Dance (25), So Surreal (11), Betterthancheddar (10), Possess The Will (3), Wishing Stone (3), and Pet Rock (2) will be presented. Printed catalogs will be mailed September 15. Standardbred will again offer catalogs formatted for the iPad through the Sales Catalog app. As always, Standardbred provides multiple "Search" functions and downloadable PDF packets on our website to help you find your champion. Our convenient "My Black Book" feature allows customers to store lists of yearling prospects with pedigrees, video links, and personal notes in a confidential format that is accessible from any Internet-capable device. Paul Spears                       Vivian G. Jewitt   Standardbred Horse Sales Company   2310 Hanover Pike   Post Office Box 339   Hanover, PA 17331   Phone: 717-637-8931 Ext. 122   Fax: 717-637-6766   Email:       ---- Absent completed agency authorization forms accepted by Standardbred Horse Sales Co., the person signing the Confirmation of Sale slip remains 100% responsible for payment (see our Terms and Conditions of Sale) and billing to any other person is an accommodation to the purchaser and not an extension of credit.       IMPORTANT: The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential. They are intended for the named recipient(s) only. If you have received this e-mail by mistake, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose the contents.-----          

The annual Harrisburg yearling sale has turned up its fair share of diamonds in the rough, for John Bax, it was HIP #558 in 2014. Now he is sending out tough contender Danish Darby, HIP #558, in Saturday's S.B.O.A. Final for harness racing three-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack looking to upset the probable favourites. "We were looking for an Ontario bred and it was the third day," said Bax. "The pedigree was all racehorse, she's a Majestic Son so we thought she would be a good fit and the price was right at $20,000." Danish Darby is the third foal from Danish Diamond, an SJ's Caviar mare who traded in racing for a second career after only three starts. The Majestic Son filly is her second foal to take a mark under 1:55, the other being Andover Hall sired Danish Durango, who has become a steady competitor at the Meadowlands. "She was all business right from the get-go when we were breaking her, a little aggressive. A little bit of a bully but always went ahead as she started training. She seemed to have her own agenda sometimes." While her two-year-old season was hardly lacklustre, she failed to set the trotting world alight. A regular on the freshmen Sires Stakes circuit, Danish Darby only hit the board twice in eight starts and retained her maiden status coming into 2016. "Physically, I thought she could play in the Gold but mentally she wasn't mature enough," noted Bax. "It cost her...she broke a few times, self-destructed behind the gate. Something as simple as her not getting her own way." Fast forward to April, where she promptly got off the wings to grab the lead and refused to relinquish it in her first qualifier of the year at Mohawk. This set the tone for her next three starts, with back to back wins and a second. "She's better this year; last year she didn't capitalize on her talent. The talent was there but she was a bit hard on herself and hard on us as far as the manners part. She wanted sometimes to go more than she should or could at the time, so it cost us a little." Bax is quick to note that she has become a bit more agreeable since, much to the appreciation of those around the barn. Though she still has her competitive edge, she has grown both physically and mentally, developing an essential maturity coming into this season. Danish Darby will start from post seven in the S.B.O.A Final on Saturday at the Campbellville oval, having put up an impressive second-place finish in her elimination for driver Paul MacDonell. After Rick Zeron trainee Radiant Beam broke prior to the half, MacDonnell capitalized on the situation from the pocket and held the lead to the three-quarter marker. 2015 O'Brien Award winner Caprice Hill trotted home in 28 seconds flat to steal a 1:53.1 victory, but Bax is confident his filly is poised to be a tough contender in the final. "I was real happy with her, she had to do most of the work in that race. Any time you trot in 1:53.3 in your third start of the year, I think it's impressive. I guess we will find out if she can come back to that. I'm hoping in the final that one of those two other really nice fillies will do the work." The $174,329 final is stacked with a group of tough trotters, featuring Caprice Hill, Celebrity Eventsy and second Bax trainee Moonlight Cocktail. Finishing fourth in her elimination, she will team up with Steve Condren from post position eight alongside her stablemate. "She's come a long way as well from last year; she's been dropping in time and she's always done it right. She's been very well mannered and it's a matter of her learning to go faster. She trotted in the 55 range which is new territory for her and I'm hoping that she'll keep progressing, get a trip and pick up a cheque." Danish Darby will be pointed next to Ontario Sires Stakes Gold engagements in June, with her connections optimistic about what the 2016 season has in store. "You always hope to see the best from them," Bax said. "I'm hoping that she can trot consistently in the 1:54 range because that's what it's going to take to play in the big leagues. "If she can do that we'll have a lot of fun this year. The Anderson family are already having's always nice to have a group of owners who take as much enjoyment in their horses as they do." Saturday night's card at Mohawk also features the S.B.O.A. Final for three-year-old filly pacers headlined by last year's O'Brien Award winner L A Delight. The first race goes to post at 7:30pm. Here are the fields for the S.B.O.A Finals. (PP/Horse/Driver/Trainer) Race 5: S.B.O.A Filly Trot - Purse: $174,329 1. Tymal Tempest (Phil Hudon - Mark Etsell) 2. Caprice Hill (Randy Waples - Tony Alagna) 3. Celebrity Eventsy (Sylvain Filion - Staffan Lind) 4. Major Muscle (Mario Baillargeon - Mark Etsell) 5. Dottie (Chris Christoforou - Jerry Duford) 6. Flowers N Songs (Doug McNair - Paul Reid) 7. Danish Darby (Paul MacDonell - John Bax) 8. Moonlight Cocktail (Steve Condren - John Bax) 9. Jangone (Dagfin Henriksen - Dagfin Henriksen) 10. P L Jill (Mike Saftic - Matt Dupuis) AE: Treasure Gifts K (Doug McNair - Paul Reid) Race 8: S.B.O.A Filly Pace - Purse: $173,329 1. Tonightimlovingyou (James MacDonald - Jimmy Takter) 2. Good Will Hanover (Chris Christoforou - Dr. Ian Moore) 3. Lay Lady Lay (Doug McNair - Chris Matthews) 4. L A Delight (Randy Waples - Bob McIntosh) 5. Free Show (Jody Jamieson - David Menary) 6. Lady Marina (Trevor Henry - Stacy Reinsma) 7. Thatsoveryverynice (Sylvain Filion - Tony Alagna) 8. Noone To Depend On (Phil Hudon - Carl Jamieson) 9. Mayhem Seelster (Jack Moiseyev - Tony O'Sullivan) 10. Divas Image (Jonathan Drury - Mark Steacy) AE: Maniana (Trevor Henry - David Menary)   Mark McKelvie  

Multimillionairess Put On A Show (1:47.3) was the sales topper on Thursday's Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg, featuring a smattering of yearlings and weanlings, but otherwise all aged bloodstock. The first bid opened at $300,000 and bidding ended at $450,000 for the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover - Stienam's Place whose first foal (Beach Showoff by Somebeachsomewhere) sold at the Lexington Selected Sale this fall for $250,000. Richard Young, co-owner with his wife Joanne Young and Craig Henderson, signed the sales slip for the Northwood Bloodstock consignee. "I always wanted to have her," said Young. "North of five ($500,000) and I would have to let her go over five. "She'll go back home to Hanover, where she's been all along. They love her and didn't want to lose her. They said, 'You've got to bring her back.' I said I'm going to bring her back unless she brings a number that I have to take. I owned the majority of her when I sold her. It truly was to dissolve a partnership. She came in last night and she leaves now, right back where she was." The $165,000 trotting broodmare Mistresswithmuscle, hip # 1187, went back home again - briefly - when she sold from the Concord Stud Farm consignment on Thursday afternoon. She was consigned by Concord for owner Steve Farrell and sold to Reijo Liljendahl. The four-year-old mare is in foal to Donato Hanover. "She was born and raised at Concord Stud in New Jersey as a baby," said Chris Coyle, assisting with the Concord consignment on a break from his Olive Branch Farm in North Carolina. "They still own her mother. She was an $80,000 sale yearling; she was purchased by Mr. Steve Farrell from Florida, formerly from New England. Steve also owned the champion pacer Rockincam a few years back. "He's retiring and decided to sell all his horses, he's going to do some traveling with his wife and close up his barn. It doesn't happen often with the breeding farms, to have one that you raised as a baby come back and resell a second time. We're very proud of her. She raced against a lot of the best fillies of her year and he trained her himself." The yearlings sold at Harrisburg will disperse all over the continent, but hip #343 will make perhaps the longest ship of all - to Scotland. Scotsmen Hugh O'Neil and Steven Gilvear have been shopping all week for both yearlings and broodmares. "I bought a yearling on Tuesday, hip 343, a Somebeachsomewhere colt," said Gilvear. The son of My Fantasy sold from the Preferred Equine Marketing consignment for $30,000. "I'm taking him back to Scotland. I'm going to race him, hopefully, I can race him at Stirling, York, Wales, go roundabout," he said. "I will break him and train him myself I have a farm and we train there. We don't have any two-year-old races, all ages. Purses will be anything from $10,000 to $30,000. Shipping [to Scotland] will be $5,000 sterling, seven and a half thousand US. We buy broodmares as well. I'm looking at some just now. The fourth day of the sale was a departure from last year's schedule, with a small number of yearlings selling in the morning. Last year, Thursday was fully devoted to yearling sales, with no bloodstock offerings. The day's total for 295 horses was a gross of $7,294,400 for an average of $24,727. The strongest sector of the market was broodmares, for an average of $33,297. The average was almost even between pacing and trotting mares, $33,393 for pacing mares and $33,189 for the trotters. The 41 yearlings who sold brought an average of $10,561. The average was helped by the top seller of the day among youngsters - hip number 1060, Worldly Pageant (Donato Hanover - Asian Pageant) who sold to Thomas Dillion of Anson, Maine for $70,000. "It looked like there was a high degree of enthusiasm for mares," said Standardbred Sales Company Chairman Russell Williams. "That must give you some certainty about the future. The market is long on Standardbreds at the moment and that's a good sign. The best possible thing you could see would be for broodmares to be strong; they're buying horses who won't race for three years." In racing news, Breeders Crown champ Always B Miki may be in for a long vacation soon, says co-owner Mitchel Skolnick, who was shopping at Harrisburg on Thursday. "He's got post three in the American National on Saturday," says Skolnick, "and I think that's going to be it for the season, he's not eligible for anything else. "Mr. Takter (trainer Jimmy) will hold on to him over the winter. I imagine Mr. Takter won't let him out of his sight," he said with a laugh. "I think that he's in good hands with Jimmy." "We've had lots and lots of people congratulating us on Miki, saying he's their favorite horse. It's pretty remarkable, maybe a dozen people, but for our business that's a huge number. Skolnick said Always B Miki's gentlemanly demeanor was an asset in his recuperation from a broken bone last fall. "We had him in a stall for three months, and as Bob Boni says, 'Great horses seem to know you're taking care of them.'" "He was so easy. I worried every minute about him pulling the stall down, he just didn't do it. He had plenty of opportunities to give me worries, but he didn't take any of them." Ellen Harvey

Tammy McNiven, proprietor of Twinbrook Farm in Embro, Ontario with her husband, Rob, had small dreams for a pacing filly they raised and sold on Wednesday at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, PA. But when hip number #917, Twin B Babe, Wednesday's sales topper at $100,000, attracted a steady stream of lookers, they thought perhaps their estimates might be exceeded. "We bought the mare pregnant with this filly for $6 or $7,000, she was from the He's Watching family and he was good that year," she said. "We thought if we got $15,000 for the first foal, if it was a nice one, that would be great, but never dreamed of this. "She was very busy with people looking at her. Casie Coleman was the underbidder and she doesn't usually pay that kind of money, so you know how good she is. She is pretty. Her name suits her, she's real babe. "She has an impeccable pedigree," said Myron Bell, who signed the $100,000 ticket as Captain's Court. "She looks just like her sire, Artiscape, spitting image. [Trainer] Tony Alagna is going to take her to Florida and hopefully she'll make the races and do some good, get a record and maybe make a few dollars. In two years, she's in the Captain's court, she'll be bred to Captaintreacherous. She has her partnership already, it's Mike Gulotta, myself, Tony Alagna and Joe DiScala, a good friend of ours." A little earlier in the sale, Twinbrook also sold the $90,000 trotting colt Twin B Argo, a son of Chapter Seven and Anklets Aweigh to Mike Kimelman. The new connections of Lovin A Player, hip #687 at Wednesday's Standardbred Horse sale in Harrisburg, PA never had a doubt her was the horse for them. . "We loved him," said Toscano who signed the $92,000 sales ticket on the Roll With Joe - Lovin A Fool colt, whose video can be seen here. "Wanda (Polisseni, of Purple Haze Stable) and I looked at him the first day and we loved him from the minute we saw him. "We hoped that he'd go cheaper, but unfortunately that was not to be. He's a beautiful colt. Mike Kimelman told me he looked as much like Roll With Joe as any colt he's seen. He has a beautiful head and just enough "boy" in him, which I like and stood real correct. He's just a very, very nice looking horse, pretty colt. "He will be going to Pinehurst, I'm training down there this year. After three winters in the cold, we decided it was time." Opulent Blue Chip, hip # 763, was among the highest selling yearlings of the day. The Art Major filly out of the Bettor's Delight mare Haze's Zure Bet was sold for $67,000 to Mark Steacy of Lansdowne, Ontario. Her Shadow Play brother, Nvestment Blue Chip (1:51.1), is a winner of over $280,000, won a division of the Champlain Stakes, three Ontario-sired events and was third in the Breeders Crown. ""She was a beautiful filly and with the colt out there, she's got tons behind her," said Jean Brown of Blue Chip. "We're very excited about her. She was good sized (born February 1), beautiful filly, got a great home with Mark Steacy and wish them a lot of luck." "I went to the annual Blue Chip Open House and she was probably my pick of them all that day," says Steacy. "I liked her conformation. She just had that racey look to her. I also have been racing against Nvestment Blue Chip, I've seen the wrong end of him a few times and I knew the family could produce a good horse like that; she looked the part and hopefully she's a sound filly. She was eye catching I thought. She's very athletic, she moved nice on the video." Through three days of yearlings sold, a total of 1,010, the cumulative average is $30,835 and a gross of $31,143,500. In 2014, there were 1,089 sold for an average of $32,903 and a gross of $35,831,500. Russell Williams, chairman of the Standardbred Sales Company, said, at the close of the day, "Those who brought a commercially attractive product to market were well rewarded. Therefore, this sale was like every other sale. I will say that the Pennsylvania yearlings were exceptionally low on average, I was surprised by that." Asked if he thought that low average was due to the current difficulties in structuring an adequate operating budget for the Pennsylvania Racing Commission and the looming possibility of a racing shutdown, he said, "I think we're going to find out if that is the cause. The facts will develop." by Ellen Harvey, for Harness Racing Communications

It is that time of year again as the annual marathon that is the Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale at Harrisburg got under way yesterday. There are 1015 yearlings up for grabs on the first three days with  615 by Pennsylvania sires, 261 by New York sires, 100 by Ontario sires, 31 by New Jersey sires, and eight by Ohio sires. Of the new sires on offer this year, most interest is centered on the debut of Chapter Seven who has 31 yearlings in the sale. The mixed sale follows the yearlings on Thursday and Friday. Pedigrees and yearling videos are available online on The roster may be searched by trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, as well as by consignors, sires, and state of eligibility. Harnesslink Media Important Links: The Online Catalogue Updated List Of Outs Up to date Sale Results Live Video Stream (active during the sale)

Staffan Lind and Karl-Erik Bender hope Future Secured lives up to her name. A filly trotter, Future Secured sold for a record-equaling $500,000 during the first half of Monday’s (Nov. 2) opening day of the Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg. When the final price was hammered down, observers at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex responded with applause. The price equals the auction-sales record for a yearling filly trotter, which was set by Courtney Hall in 2003. It is tied for the fourth-highest auction price for any yearling and is the highest price for a yearling at auction since Detour Hanover sold for a record $825,000 in 2011. Future Secured sold for $500,000, which equals the auction-sales record for a yearling filly trotter, which was set by Courtney Hall in 2003. Future Secured, bred by Stefan Balazsi’s Order By Stable, is by stallion Cantab Hall out of the stakes-winning mare Thatsnotmyname. The second dam is Graceful Touch, the mother of 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle  Massive as well as stakes-winner Muscle Mass. The third dam is stakes-winner Act Of Grace, the mother of 2001 World Trotting Derby winner Cobol, and the extended family includes top performers such as Passionate Glide and Marita’s Victory. “She’s a beautiful filly and she’s out of a family where those horses don’t come around too often for sale,” Lind said. “She moves good, she has a good conformation; she’s just a very nice filly.” Lind said he was unsurprised the filly brought a hefty price. “Those horses hardly ever come for sale,” Lind said. “It’s like buying a painting by Picasso; it’s hard to put a price on it. And she has huge residual value. “We’ll train her just like any other horse,” he added, noting there was no additional pressure because of her price. Future Secured was one of two yearlings to sell for at least $300,000 and among four horses to sell for at least $200,000. Colt trotter Royal Dreams, a son of Cantab Hall out of the stakes-winning mare Bold Dreamer, sold for $300,000 to agent Robert Lindstrom. He is a half-brother to multiple Dan Patch Award-winner Pampered Princess and O’Brien Award-winner Was It A Dream. Ken Weingartner

Boca Raton, FL - Meadow Skipper will be at the Harrisburg, PA Standardbred Yearling Sales starting on Sunday, November 1. At least in spirit and bloodlines he will be! Meadow Skipper, the untold story, written by Victoria Howard and Bob Marks, is an unofficial biography of the world champion harness racing horse, who singlehandedly changed the direction of an entire breed of animal. Every pacing horse sold at the upcoming sale can trace their bloodlines to Meadow Skipper, who passed away in 1982. The book will be available at the table area throughout the sale in Harrisburg and co-author Bob Marks will be there to autograph copies. Meadow Skipper, the untold story, is an unforgettable saga of an equine Rocky Balboa, who overcame insurmountable odds to emerge as harness racing's greatest progenitor since Adam. This story is relayed in a unique way to authors Howard and Marks -- straight from the horse's mouth as only he could tell it. "The book is not just for equine lovers," said author Victoria M. Howard, "but also for sports enthusiasts and those who cherish the rags-to-riches underdogs who overcome challenges at any cost. It reads like a breathtaking feel-good roller-coaster ride, and in the end, you too will believe!" Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or "I encourage everyone coming to the Harrisburg sale to stop by and see me," Marks said, "We can talk about the book and about Meadow Skipper as I saw him race throughout most of his career. The book will make the perfect holiday present for the equine lover in your family." By Steve Wolf

Oct. 23 2015 Hunterton Sale Agency's consignments for the November 2nd through to November 6th Harrisburg Sale are online at   Videos and pedigrees for yearlings by the industries top sires can be viewed on the web site for the Harrisburg Sale.   Please contact the farm at (859) 987-3983 or email to inspect the yearlings at the Paris, Kentucky farm.   (Hunterton Farm and Sales Agency)   Jim Gillies   ph 954 804-2558      

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the addition of 25 Select yearlings to its 2015 Annual Sale in Harrisburg. These yearlings will sell sequentially as a group at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 3, following the sale of Hip 647. These yearlings will have hip numbers 2000 - 2024. The supplement catalog for these yearlings will be printed for distribution at the Sale, and can be downloaded at Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website from a banner on the Home Page, or directly from the Downloads page at Customers can receive printed supplement catalogs by mail upon individual request by calling Jennifer Krentler at 717 - 637 - 8931. In addition, Standardbred's popular "Black Book 1 for the iPad" from has been updated to include the supplemented horses. Customers who have previously downloaded "Black Book 1 for the iPad" should delete their old version and download the newly updated version. These 25 Select yearlings include 14 yearlings from Allerage Farm, selling in the Northwood Bloodstock consignment; 8 yearlings selling in the Vieux Carre' Farms consignment; 2 yearlings selling in the Preferred Equine Marketing consignment; and 1 yearling selling in the Allamerican Harnessbreds consignment. These yearlings include the first foal filly out of JEZZY 2,1:57.3; 3,1:55 ($834,230) by CANTAB HALL; a half-sister to JEZZY 2,1:57.3; 3,1:55 ($834,230) and LADY WINONA 3,1:54.1-'15 ($236,217) by CHAPTER SEVEN; and a SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE half-brother to ROCK N SOUL p, 2,1:52.3; 3,1:52h; 1:49.4f ($1,158,525). Paul F. Spears Standardbred Horse Sales Company                 Paul F. Spears   Standardbred Horse Sales Company   2310 Hanover Pike   Post Office Box 339   Hanover, PA 17331   Phone: 717-637-8931 Ext. 212   Fax: 717-637-6766   Email: or      

Videos of all the 2015 Hanover Shoe Farms Harrisburg yearlings will all be available on the Farm's website beginning at noon on Tuesday, October 13. The vast majority of the videos are already online and can be now accessed via the website. Visitors are invited to come to the Hanover Fairgrounds to inspect the 2015 Harrisburg consignment. The yearlings are available for inspection and paddocking daily, except Sunday beginning at 11.00 AM. Appointments are not necessarily required, but would be greatly appreciated. In order to facilitate your visit, please call Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky or Murray Brown at 717-637-8931 and let them know when you can be expected. Murray Brown

DATE, 2015 - Harness racing trainer Dave Menary will arrive at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening with eight Super Final contenders, including two division point leaders, but the Cambridge, ON resident says his starters have their work cut out for them in the Ontario Sires Stakes program's $2 million season finale. "When the sheet came out, you know Free Show drawing the 10-hole, and Nvestment drawing the 10-hole, it was just a heart-breaker," said Menary of the post position results for his top two-year-old pacing filly Free Show and two-year-old pacing colt division leader Nvestment Bluechip. "Nvestment he's just risen to the occasion. He's been my favourite colt since November and he's kind of lived up to it," said the trainer, whose Ontario Sires Stakes starters have earned a program leading $802,700 this season. "His last start -- to take a lifetime mark and beat Betting Line fair and square -- we raced the whole way, we were out there to race, and we're going to be out there to race again Saturday night. We're just going to have to overcome our post." In four regular season Gold Series starts Nvestment Bluechip posted three wins and one fourth to finish with 158 points. The son of Shadow Play and Hazes Zure Bet also won his Champlain Stakes division at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 12 and has earned $219,283 for owners Menary Racing Inc. of Rockton, Michael Guerriero of Brampton, Denis Breton of Welland and Thomas Kyron of Toronto, ON. The colt, a $40,000 purchase from the 2014 Harrisburg Yearling Sale, heads into Saturday's fifth race off a 1:51.1 personal best in the last Gold Leg of the season. His rivals in the two-year-old pacing colt division will line up in the order they finished in the point standings with Semi Automatic at Post 3, Voracity at Post 4, and Betting Line at Post 5. "I think the horse is as good right now as he's been all year, but I think it's the worst post he's ever had, so we'll see how those two factors together work out," said Menary, who will entrust the colt to regular reinsman Jody Jamieson of Moffat, ON. "We're going out there to win, so he's going to have to work pretty hard from the 10-hole, and we'll see how that pans out." In addition to Free Show, Menary will harness two other hopefuls in the freshman pacing filly season finale, which will be the first $250,000 Super Final to go postward on Saturday. Heavenly Hill and New Jersey-based driver Tim Tetrick landed Post 4, Maniana and Guelph, ON resident James MacDonald will start from Post 9, while Free Show and Jamieson will be handicapped by the outside Post 10. Bred and owned by Tom Hill of Hamilton, ON, Heavenly Hill was a winner in the Aug. 15 Gold Leg at Georgian Downs and the Art Colony daughter heads into Saturday's test off a runner-up effort at Mohawk on Sept. 28. Unlike her stablemates, Maniana did not win a regular season Gold division, but Menary says the Sportswriter filly has been in the picture in most of her starts. William Donovan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL owns Maniana, who was a $12,000 acquisition from last November's Harrisburg Yearling Sale. Free Show led her stablemates in the division standings, finishing third with one win, one second and three thirds for a total of 137 points, and the Badlands Hanover daughter was also victorious in her elimination and the final of the Battle of the Belles at Grand River Raceway. Hutt Racing Stable of Paoli, PA acquired the winner of $205,773 from the Harrisburg Yearling Sale for $14,000 and Menary says she may be the fastest two-year-old in Ontario in a sprint away from the starting gate. "I don't think there's any two-year-old colt or filly that can out leave her," attested the horseman. "I didn't want to have to try to prove it from the 10-hole, but she can absolutely follow the car, and we've done that all year, she's been so handy. You can follow the car out of there, and leave any kind of quarter you want to leave with her, and she'll just come right back to you." Division heavyweights Thatsoveryverynice, L A Delight and Twin B Thong will make their bid for the Super Final crown from Posts 5, 6, and 8, respectively, in the second race. Two-year-old trotting filly One Too Many makes her first start out of the Menary barn in Saturday's Super Final and the trainer says he and his staff have been tinkering with the young trotter's equipment in an effort to maximize her raw speed. "She's a filly that's made a good impression on me so far. Anthony MacDonald did a very good job with her all year," said the trainer. "The filly is maybe just a step behind the best fillies, but she has a very quick turn of foot. I think I've made changes that have helped her, and hopefully they don't backfire." Guelph, ON resident Anthony MacDonald will steer One Too Many from Post 2 in Saturday's third race on behalf of Rene Allard of Milford, PA, who purchased the Manofmanymissions daughter from the 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale for $14,000. Aside from Devils Advocate, who will start from Post 3, the big names in the freshman trotting filly division will be loaded on the outside of the starting gate. Division leader Caprice Hill gets Post 7, Emoticon Hanover will start from Post 8 and Could It Be Magic has Post 9. Menary's final group of starters will go postward in the seventh race, when the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will wage the last Ontario Sires Stakes battle of their careers. Last season's Super Final champion Reverend Hanover and North America Cup Consolation winner Physicallyinclined are expected to give fans another epic battle from Posts 7 and 4, respectively, but Menary is hoping his trio can earn their share of the $250,000. "I think every colt in the race is a step behind the best two colts, so the three that I have in there, I would like to see them all get a piece of the pie, and the bigger the better," said the trainer. "This is supposed to be the glamour boy division for Ontario so they're all going to be going, they're all going to be racing, hopefully things happen and my three can all pick up good pieces." Sportsmanship will start from Post 2 for Kenneth Ewen of Georgetown, Denis Breton of Welland, Thomas Kyron of Toronto and Parkinson Farms of Lucan, ON, getting the driving services of Jody Jamieson. The Sportswriter gelding finished the season in ninth spot in the standings and Menary expects an off-the-pace effort from the winner of $109,890. Robert Hill and Tim Tetrick will start from Post 3 and Menary expects another solid effort from the game pacer. Hamilton resident Tom Hill owns the Jeremes Jet gelding, who has banked $172,790. The final member of Menary's three-year-old pacing trio is division point leader J Js Delivery, who posted one win, one second, two thirds and one fifth in the regular season to tally 104 points. The Jeremes Jet gelding battled hard all season and the trainer does not expect things to change in the season finale. "It's just been ultra-tough all year. He's gone a lot of hard trips and he's been going a long time," said Menary, who trains the winner of $222,031 for owner-breeder Robert Hamather of Exeter, ON and will entrust the lines to James MacDonald. "I think from the eight-hole we're going to be going for it. We've given him a lot of hard trips; I don't think we're going to stop now." In addition to being treated to eight outstanding Super Final battles on Saturday evening, Woodbine Racetrack fans will also receive an Ontario Sires Stakes ball cap with their program purchase. The evening's first race goes postward at 7:25 pm, with the eight $250,000 Super Finals featured in Races 2, 3, and 5 through 10. For the full program click here. Ontario Horse Racing

Louisville, KY --- Harness racing trainer Brian Brown and his ownership group had their eye on Spider Man Hanover long before he went through the ring at the 2014 Standardbred Horse Sale, so they were thrilled to purchase him. Especially for the price. “We all really liked him and he was one of the top ones we wanted to bring home,” said Brown. “We loved his pedigree and then we were even more sold on him when we went to see him. We were prepared to go much higher for him as we thought he would go for at least $60,000, so we were very pleased we paid $40,000 for him. Actually we were in shock that’s all we had to give. The only reason I can think of that he didn’t go for more was he was on the smaller side, but he was very well built.” The son of Western Ideal and the Art Major mare Stolly Up Bluechip will seek to become a state champion when he competes on Friday (Sept. 11) in the $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. He will have the services of regular pilot David Miller in the ninth race on the card at The Meadows and will begin his mile from post position four. Owned by Country Club Acres, Kenneth Vaupel, Mike Mallett and Milton Leeman, Spider Man Hanover is the fourth choice on the morning line at 5-1 behind Check Six (3-1), Big Top Hanover (7-2) and Ideal Jimmy (9-2). There certainly is a lot to like about this colt’s family tree as his dam earned just shy of $200,000 during her racing career. His granddam, the Presidential Ball mare Stasia’s Girl amassed $142,774 on the track and she foaled another $100,000 winner in Cascata by American Ideal, p,1:51.2s, $145,414). Spider Man Hanover is also a full brother to Stacia Hanover p,3,1:49.2 ($238,746), who was last year’s New Jersey Sire Stakes final winner and this year’s Shady Daisy champion. He is also a half-brother to Seashell Hanover by Somebeachsomewhere, p,3,1:51.4f, $99,245) and an unnamed American Ideal weanling colt. “His family was what initially attracted our attention and then of course seeing how well his sister raced at two,” Brown said. “We knew he had ability right off and had high hopes for him right away.” Spider Man Hanover certainly has illustrated his potential. He won his first qualifying race at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on June 10 and was second in his second trip to the gate over the same oval on June 19. The colt made his career debut in a $30,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars contest at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on July 3 and was just out-finished for the triumph by the heavy favorite Allie’s Cruiser. He broke his maiden on July 15 at the same facility with David Miller at the lines for the first time in a $53,548 Sire Stakes event. Then it was on to The Meadows on July 25 where Spider Man Hanover collected his second career win in a $43,548 Sire Stake. He followed that up by coming home eighth and last in an $81,113 Sire Stakes race at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Aug. 20. The colt rebounded, however, with his third career triumph on Sept. 1 at The Meadows in a $70,714 Sire Stakes race. To date, he has banked $91,405, has a resume of 5-3-1-0 and a mark of 1:51.3f. “You can just throw that one race out,” Brown said. “He did not race well at all and David suggested some things after he came back with him, so we put a jaw cord on him and it was very helpful. Right from the start he tended to get a little aggressive when it was time to race and we have tried different things to help calm him down as well as focused on what he was doing. But with the jaw cord and him beginning to learn his job, we think he is headed in the right direction. He could tend to be pretty grabby and the equipment change helps David control him a bit better. We anticipate that he will race well on Friday.” After Spider Man Hanover’s championship engagement, he’ll begin his travels outside the Keystone State with Kentucky, Ontario and New Jersey on his itinerary. “We would like to race him twice in Lexington and then we plan on taking him to the Breeders Crown,” Brown said. “His last race will hopefully be the Governor’s Cup. We like that it’s at the Meadowlands and think that will be a great spot to end his season. “We really think a lot of him and are looking forward to how the rest of the year unfolds. He is not tremendously big, but he is well made and has the talent to be a very nice horse for us. We have high expectations for him and we think he will fulfill them.” Below is the field for the $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final for freshman pacing males, with drivers, trainers and morning line. 1 - Check Six by Somebeachsomewhere - Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke-3-1  2 - Manhattan Beach by Somebeachsomewhere - Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke-8-1  3 - Big Top Hanover by Western Ideal  - Dave Palone-Ron Burke-7-2  4 - Spider Man Hanover by Western Ideal - David Miller-Brian Brown-5-1  5 - Yankee Artillery by Somebeachsomewhere -Corey Callahan-Aaron Lambert-6-1  6 - McDave by McArdle  -Andy Miller-Robin Cruise-10-1  7 - Ideal Jimmy by Western Ideal -Marcus Miller-Robin Cruise-9-2  8 - JK Will Power by Somebeachsomewhere  -Tim Tetrick-Ron Burke-10-1 by Kimberly French, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

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