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Not much has changed about harness racing sales in 100 years or so. Horses go in and out of the ring, people raise their hand, money and hopes are exchanged, dreams commence. The Standardbred Horse Sale, along with other Standardbred and Thoroughbred sales, now offers a catalog that's not constructed of paper and ink, but rather metal, wires and semiconductors.

Things are looking up in Ontario for the first time in a long time, as a Government-appointed panel announced the continuation of harness racing's sire stakes program at current levels.

Dustin Jones came up empty in his first several attempts at buying a yearling at the Standardbred Horse Sale, but the third time was a charm.

Harness racing trainer Noel Daley was looking for the best trotter in this year's Standardbred Horse Sale. If price is any indication, he found the one. Daley purchased colt Shift Into Glide for $250,000 on Tuesday for owners Bill Weaver and Caviart Farms.

When harness racing trainer Mark Harder was asked how much he thought colt pacer Churchill Hanover would bring at auction during Monday's (November 5) opening day of the Standardbred Horse Sale, he replied with a laugh.

The six-day Harrisburg Sale in Pennsylvania continues today USA time (Friday November 9) with the fifth day at 10am.

The 2012 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale will offer 2,290 harness racing horses for public auction at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Monday, November 5 through Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Despite the efforts of a witch named Sandy, everything is in order for next week's harness racing Harrisburg sale. The Harrisburg area was near the epicenter of the storm of the century.

Videos of the 219 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at Harrisburg will be posted on the Hanover Shoe Farms website (hanoverpa.com) as they are completed.

There will be an astonishing number of firsts in the yearling portion of this year's harness racing Harrisburg Sale. There are 261 yearlings who are by first year stallions. In addition there are 205 yearlings who are the first foals of their respective dams.

This year's edition of The Black Book includes more yearlings by the top winning sires than any other sale and in some categories more by those sires than all of all the other sales combined.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2011- A week-long Standardbred horse sale showcased Pennsylvania's strong equine harness racing industry, with Pennsylvania-sired horses earning top bids in the yearling sale, the largest component of the more than $55 million auction.

The mixed portion of the Harrisburg sale began on Friday (Nov. 11), featuring the complete dispersal of the Perretti Farms broodmare band of in foal harness racing mares.

Day 4 of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg wrapped up with 275 yearlings selling for a gross of $5,092,399 or an average of $18,517. Through four days of the harness racing yearling sales, the average sales price is up 1.4% over last year to $31,161.

The fourth session of the six-day Harrisburg Annual Sale is been staged at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Sales Arena today (Thursday November 10). And of course North America's number one harness racing sale can again be viewed live here at Harnesslink.

The third session of the Standardbred Horse Sale was held on Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Harrisburg. The sales topperon Wednesday was the Kadabra filly Lily Pad Hanover, who sold for $92,000 to Allentown (New Jersey) harness racing trainer Richard (Nifty Norman) Norman.

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