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Liquid Fire was the hottest horse at Tuesday's (November 8) session of the harness racing yearling sale at Harrisburg.

John Cancelliere figures when you spend a record $825,000 on a harness racing yearling, there is unlikely to be middle ground when pondering the potential outcomes.

Moments after John Cancelliere made the winning $430,000 bid for Some Of The Beach - a full brother to 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere - at the number one harness racing sale in North America - the Harrisburg Sale - Cancelliere's brother Tom laughed when asked if he would feel pressure training the horse.

For the second consecutive year all the sessions of this year's harness racing Harrisburg sale will be webcast live.

Inter Dominion winning harness racing trainer Darren Hancock is heading back to North America but this time he will only be going for three weeks. Hancock took some horses with him to race when he ventured across the world previously however this time he is planning on having a holiday.

The 2011 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website theblackbook.com.

Videos of the 24 harness racing yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms has consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online. They may be accessed by going to the Hanover Shoe Farms website at hanoverpa.com. These yearlings will be sold in Lexington on the evenings of Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4.

The 2011 edition of The Black Book Volume 1 is now available online at www.theblackbook.com. The website contains the complete pedigrees of the 1125 harness racing yearlings consigned to Harrisburg. The pedigrees of the yearlings on the site may be accessed by gait, sire, sex, and consignor.

The complete roster of the 1126 harness racing yearlings consigned to the 2011 Harrisburg select sale is now online. It may be found at www.theblackbook.com. The roster may be accessed by trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, as well as by consignors and sires.

Harness racing trainer Ed Hart might be soft-spoken, but his reputation for developing champions speaks loud and clear. Though he has campaigned a roster of millionaires, the 54-year-old trainer of Middletown, NY will look to qualify his first starter in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday.

The 2011 New Jersey Classic Sale has been canceled due to insufficent entries. The harness racing yearlings that had already been entered into the sale will be sold as a group at Harrisburg, on Friday November 11, 2011, they will begin the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, mixed sale.

In November 2008, the 3-year-old pacing gelding Roy Orbisong was purchased from the Standardbred Mixed Sale in Harrisburg for $98,000 by Glenn Del Russo. Unfortunately, a few days after the gavel hammered down the harness racing sale, the pacer could hardly walk.

The final day of the harness racing Standardbred Mixed Sale in Harrisburg took place on Saturday (Nov. 13) and racehorses were in the spotlight. A record amount was paid for hip number 2028, Showherthemoney, a 4-year-old pacing mare by Cam's Card Shark-Stienam's Place, who was purchased by John Cancelliere for a cool $700,000.

The first day of the harness racing Standardbred Mixed Sale on Friday (Nov. 12) at Harrisburg featured a stakes winning 2-year-old pacing filly and a pair of broodmares.

The final day of the four day harness racing yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale concluded on Thursday, November 11. The mixed sale will run on November 12 and 13. The co sales-toppers on Thursday were a pair of $70,000 colts.

Two colts shared honors for the top sellers at $120,000 on the third day (Nov. 10) of the harness racing Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa. Those honors were shared by hip numbers 716, Ticket It and 732 My Heart Has Wings.

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