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I have been involved with harness racing since the late 1980’s, and  I have to admit it’s a love/hate relationship. My love of horses came early as a child. I would do anything to ride a horse. My neighbor friend was lucky enough to have a horse, but she detested cleaning the stalls, which was a requirement her parents had for her.  I, of course, volunteered with the condition that I could ride Patches whenever I wanted. It was a while before her parents found out and stopped my job. They allowed me to continue riding but eventually Ruthie got tired of cleaning the stalls and her parents found a new home for Patches. Even though I was bitten by a horse, which required 150 stitches, fell off my fair share of them, and had a few visits to hospitals, my love of horses never weaned. Most of my adult life I showed/rode Arabian horses.  I also love the competition of racing, but find myself questioning some people’s motives in the business. A few years ago, my ex-husband Richard Young and I purchased a horse at the Harrisburg Yearling Sale. Her name was Elequent Diva. She was a beautiful animal and an extremely sweet horse to be around.  She was purchased with the full intent to race her one day.  I fell in love with her the day she arrived at our farm in Pennsylvania after we found out that racing was not to be in her future. Diva didn’t know how very sick she was, which looking back brings some comfort.  She was born with a rare congenital heart defect, one that would preclude her from racing or breeding. When we learned from the specialist’s at New Bolton that her life was considered guarded, we contacted the breeders/sellers, David and Brian Legge in Canada. We also contacted Standardbred Horse Sales Company. We told them that we would not be paying for the horse as she would never be able to race.   SHSC agreed that we should not pay for the horse. We never received an invoice. The breeders however, along with their consignment company, Preferred Equine, thought we should pay because we signed a contract that said the horse was being sold “as is”. I won’t get into the specifics of the contract as it is very complicated. Suffice to say they (SHSC) should one day reword their contract to include the “Diva Clause” which would protect all buyers of horses that have a congenital defect which effects their racing/breeding capabilities. We did offer to pay the Legges a very generous sum of money as to avoid possible litigation. That proved fruitless. The Legge’s did sue us first in Canada first but the judge said it was the wrong jurisdiction. They then got SHSC to assigns their rights, (SHSC didn’t want to be sued by them, but that is another story) which made it possible for the Legges’s to file a complaint against us in the US. This all could have been avoided if the Legges’s and David Reed would have just listened to reason and taken our generous offer. Realistically we didn’t have to offer them anything and could have shipped the horse either back to Harrisburg or to the Legges farm in Canada. In this conundrum we decided to keep Diva and try and make her life as comfortable as possible. Everything is not always about money. Sometimes we all need to just do the right thing. In this case what was important was a very sick beautiful horse deserving as good a life here on earth as we could provide. Looking back on the case it was so easy for everyone if they only had the best interest of Diva in mind. I have sold many show horses in my life and each time I would tell the buyer to take the horse home, ride him/her, get to know him/her and if you decide they will make a great horse for you then send me the check. If not, please bring them home to me.   The reason I do this is because it is the best thing to do for the horse and I also want the purchasers to be happy.  I am very thorough about the purchaser also. They need to pass the Joanne test.  I want to be sure my horse is going to the best possible home. If only more people cared about the animal and less about the dollars the horse industry would not have some of the problems they have today. I understand Diva was purchased at auction which is very different than a private purchase. That is why there should be protection for the buyers, sellers and most importantly for the horse. The trial lasted 4 days and after deliberating for less than 20 minutes the jury wanted to know how much they could award us. Needless to say, the Legges were less than thrilled with this question. The jury came back 10 minutes later and found we were not in breach of contract, meaning the “as is” clause in their contract did not mean that a horse with a congenital defect had to be paid for. We won, or did we. Certainly we felt vindicated, but no one really won. Much money, time, and stress won. Oh, and the attorney’s won too. But we did win one thing and that is we had Diva for a short time. As Diva exited Chris Ryder’s horse trailer that sunny June day in 2014, she quickly had a look around and decided this was going to be okay for a new home. We put her in the pasture with my elderly Arabian mare, Makkessa. That turned out to not be a great idea as Makkessa was almost completely blind and Diva was young and full of herself. Diva wanted to play, Makkessa wanted to barely move. We then decided to put her out with “the boys” which are a half Arabian gelding and a Dutch warmblood. Chase and Shane quickly fell in love with Diva and they all spent many great days running, eating and just being horses.  I actually had her at our farm for about a year and then my friend Katie took care of Diva. Katie didn’t own Diva but she treated her as if she did. Diva lived in Northern Florida with Katie because we thought it was better to not ship her up and down the east coast; as I lived in Pennsylvania during the summer and back in Florida in the winter. We thought it best to keep her in a mild climate. Diva lived with Katie for almost 2 years. Katie quickly got use to Diva’s voice when she wanted a treat or attention. She had to be fed first, after all she was the Diva! Katie rode Diva a bit, walking her down winding trails behind her home in the warm Florida sunshine until it proved too much for her ailing heart. Diva munched grass in lush pastures with her horse friends. People that came to the barn always heard Diva’s call for treats which they were kind enough to oblige her.  As time went on Diva’s heart was showing the signs we all feared. I remember one day Katie calling and we talked about what to do. The vet had her comfortable on medication. I told Katie to put her out with her friends in the pasture if she wanted to be with them. So on June 3, 2017  Katie put Diva out for the evening in the pasture she had frolicked in, where she ate the warm strands of Florida grasses, and enjoyed being with her buddies for the last time. In the morning Katie found Diva laying under the oak tree. She had passed away during the evening to the  sound of crickets. There was no sign of distress or movement, she just as the good girl she always was,  just laid down and went to sleep. I can’t help but cry as I write these words. Diva was a very special horse and I would not change a thing about the way she came into our lives. She taught us that all living creatures are valuable to the soul. She reminded us of what we should all strive to be, better people. Diva showed us that there is more to a life than the numbers in a bank account.   by Joanne Roy-Young   

Harrisburg, PA — Gallie Bythe Beach, a 7-year-old pacing mare in foal to Always B Miki, was the top seller Thursday (Nov. 8) during the first session of the Standardbred Horse Sale’s two-day mixed sale. She was purchased for $280,000 by Hanover Shoe Farms. A daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Galleria, the stakes-winning Gallie Bythe Beach earned $749,898 during her career in harness racing. She retired in 2016. Her dam was a Dan Patch Award-winner in 1998 and 1999 and added an O’Brien Award in 2000. The family also includes mares Gallic Sea and Gallie Beach, who joined Gallie Bythe Beach on Thursday’s top-sellers list. Gallic Sea, a full sister to Gallie Bythe Beach, was purchased by Shmuel Farhi for $157,000, which was the day’s third-highest price. The 4-year-old mare is in foal to Always B Miki. Gallie Beach, a 4-year-old by Somebeachsomewhere out of stakes-winner Western Gallie, sold for $110,000 to Fair Winds Farm. She also is in foal to Always B Miki. Her dam is a half-sister to Gallie Bythe Beach. Gallie Beach’s price tied for the day’s fourth highest. Coming in at No. 2 on Thursday was 3-year-old trotting filly Danish Girl, who was purchased for $170,000 by Karen Carroll. Danish Girl is a daughter of Credit Winner out of Steamy Windows and a half-sister to undefeated Breeders Crown champion Gimpanzee. She is in foal to Muscle Mass. Rounding out the top five at $110,000 was 4-year-old pacing mare Kate Is Well Said. The mare is a daughter of Well Said out of stakes-winner Just Wait Kate. The family also includes Dan Patch Award-winner Kikikatie. Kate Is Well Said is in foal to Captaintreacherous. One other mare, 4-year-old trotter Pure Kemp, reached six figures. She was purchased for $100,000 by agent Bjorn “Bernie” Noren. Pure Kemp is a daughter of Muscle Hill out of Ally Hall. The family includes O’Brien Award-winner Amigo Hall. Pure Kemp is in foal to Walner. All of the six-figure sellers were consigned by Preferred Equine. Among stallion shares sold Thursday, two shares in Muscle Hill were purchased for $150,000 and $135,000 by Steve Stewart and Fair Winds Farm, respectively. Both shares were consigned by Preferred Equine. One Chapter Seven stallion share sold for $140,000 to Steve Jones and one Captaintreacherous share sold for $125,000 to Tim Klemencic. The Chapter Seven share was consigned by Steiner Stock Farm and the Captaintreacherous share was consigned by Preferred Equine. A stallion share for pacer Lazarus N sold for $50,000 to Urie Byler. The share was donated to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation by Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales and Stallions and Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms. Lazarus N will stand at Deo Volente for the 2019 breeding season. The Standardbred Horse Sale concludes Friday with the second session of the mixed sale at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. For complete results visit The Black Book. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Harrisburg, PA — Chapter Seven-sired trotting colt Book Seven sold for $157,000 to lead Wednesday’s (Nov. 7) sellers at the Standardbred Horse Sale, which concluded its three-day yearling auction with a record average of $42,675 for 830 horses sold. The average topped the previous high set in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for $40,824. This year’s average was 7.56 percent better than 2017, when 851 horses sold for an average of $39,675. This year’s gross was $35.42 million, which surpassed last year’s $33.76 million. “I’m very happy with such a successful sale,” Standardbred Horse Sales President and CEO Pete Spears said. “Despite the fact we sold 21 fewer horses than last year the gross is way up. I thought today the sale was a little spotty, it was up and down, but there were still some very strong sales. People were still active and enthusiastic and the figures reflected that. “It was a fabulous yearling sale and now we go on to the mixed sale tomorrow. Breeders should have a little bit of money in their pockets to reinvest in mares and race fillies. “Hanover Shoe Farms went over $12 million today for the sale, and I know Mr. Simpson (Jim Simpson, Hanover Shoe Farms president and CEO and Standardbred Horse Sales vice president) is extremely happy about that as well.” Book Seven was purchased for $157,000 by Stroy Inc. The colt, out of the mare Tantalizing Donna, is from the family of stakes-winners Triumphant Caviar, Prayer Session, and Centurion ATM. He was bred and consigned by Winbak Farm. Next on Wednesday’s top-sellers list was Sportswriter-sired pacing colt Sports Style, purchased for $100,000 by Adriano Sorella. Sports Style, out of the mare Nothing But Style, is from the family of 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere. He was bred and consigned by Spring Haven Farm. Tony Alagna bought filly pacer Pure Essence and colt pacer Radiant Blue Chip for $90,000 apiece. Pure Essence, by Western Ideal out of My Little Artist, is a full sister to stakes-winner Mangogh, who races Thursday in the Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers. The family also includes Dan Patch Award-winner My Little Dragon. Pure Essence was bred by White Birch Farm and consigned by Preferred Equine. Radiant Blue Chip, by Roll With Joe out of Incredible Beauty, is from the family of Dan Patch Award-winners Sportswriter and Precocious Beauty as well as stakes-winner Prescient Beauty. Radiant Blue Chip was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock and consigned by Blue Chip Farms. Nine yearlings sold for at least $80,000 on Wednesday. Pacing colts led the yearling sale with an average of $49,465 for 226 horses. Trotting fillies were next with an average of $47,215 for 177 followed by trotting colts at $41,265 for 185 and pacing fillies at $34,091 for 242. Muscle Hill led trotting stallions with an average of $178,938 for 16 yearlings followed by Father Patrick at $119,000 for 12. Captaintreacherous led pacing stallions with an average of $81,091 for 44 yearlings followed by Somebeachsomewhere at $72,235 for 51. The Standardbred Horse Sale’s mixed sale begins at 10 a.m. (EST) Thursday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. For complete sale results, visit The Black Book. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Harrisburg, PA —- Ken Jacobs arrived at Tuesday’s second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale with the intention of buying one horse. He departed several hours later with his objective fulfilled. Jacobs bought pacing colt Rodeo Blue Chip, out of the family of his Dan Patch Award-winning Heston Blue Chip, for $250,000. The price topped the 303 yearlings sold on Day 2. “I was going to get him,” Jacobs said. “He looked good. He looked a lot like (Heston Blue Chip). I didn’t think I would have to pay that much, but if you’ve got one guy who likes him beside yourself, you’re going to pay. “I’m done,” he added with a laugh. “I’m going home.” Linda Toscano will train Rodeo Blue Chip. The colt was among three yearlings to sell for at least $235,000 on Tuesday. Last year, the second session’s top-seller went for $180,000. Through two sessions this year, a total of 473 horses sold for $27.99 million. The average of $59,182 was 11.9 percent better than last year’s $52,847 for 483 horses ($25.5 million gross). On Tuesday, 19 horses sold for at least six figures, which was an increase of two from 2017. Rodeo Blue Chip is by Sweet Lou out of Lotsa Matzah and his family also includes millionaire Sunfire Blue Chip and Dan Patch Award-winner Kikikatie. He was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock, Daniel Zucker, Christine Sallee, and Stephen Demeter. The colt was consigned by Blue Chip Farms. Following Rodeo Blue Chip on the top-sellers list were Chapter Seven-sired trotting colt Third Shift and Muscle Hill-sired trotting filly Hilly Holbrook. Both yearlings sold for $235,000. Third Shift was purchased by trainer Ake Svanstedt. The colt, bred and consigned by Winbak Farm, is out of the mare Overnight Command. “He is a very nice horse and good gaited,” Svanstedt said. “I like his conformation and that he is a Chapter Seven.” Hilly Holbrook was purchased by trainer Julie Miller for a group headed by Marvin Katz. Also in the partnership are Brixton Medical and Bud Hatfield. The filly is out of the mare Winky Dink, from the family of Dan Patch Award-winner Winky’s Goal. She was bred by Julie Meirs and consigned by Concord Stud Farm. “We’re super excited,” Miller said. “We loved her at Concord. She was great in the field, she just had a racy, athletic way of moving. She is a strong filly. You can’t help but love the (pedigree) page and her being a Muscle Hill filly. I don’t know if we can go wrong. Getting her was our goal and we were successful.” Rounding out the top five Tuesday were Chapter Seven-sired trotting filly Robin Blue Chip and Andover Hall-sired trotting colt Amstel Hanover. Robin Blue Chip, out of the Swedish-bred mare Richesse Oblige, sold for $175,000 to trainer Per Engblom for a yet-to-be-completed partnership. She was bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock, Herbert Burns III, and Jacob Kiefer and consigned by Blue Chip Farms. “She was solid and very correct, I thought,” Engblom said. “The Chapter Seven fillies are doing great, so we want to get on the train. She’s out of a Swedish family I know pretty well. It’s a good, solid Swedish family.” Amstel Hanover, out of the mare Angel Pie from the family of Hambletonian champion American Winner, sold for $170,000 to agent Lina Alm. The colt was bred and consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. Through two days, trotting fillies led the sale with an average of $67,570 for 100 yearlings sold. Pacing colts were next with an average of $64,254 for 138 sold followed by trotting colts at $58,529 for 104 and pacing fillies at $47,954 for 131. Muscle Hill led trotting stallions with an average of $178,938 for 16 yearlings sold while Captaintreacherous led pacing stallions with an average of $84,146 for 41. The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale concludes Wednesday. The final session begins at 10 a.m. (EST) at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. For complete results, visit The Black Book. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Harrisburg, PA — Bidders were active at Monday’s (Nov. 5) opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sale from beginning to end, resulting in a 24.2 percent increase in the average purchase price compared to the first day in 2017. A total of 170 yearlings sold for a gross of $15.9 million and average of $93,541, up from $75,305 last year. Eight horses sold for at least $300,000 led by Muscle Hill-sired trotting filly Fifty Cent Piece, who was acquired for $500,000 by Lennart Agren’s SRF Stables. She was one of three horses to sell for at least $400,000, joined by Trixton-sired trotting filly Krickan ($415,000 to John Floren’s Coyote Wynd Farms) and Captaintreacherous-sired pacing colt Honorat Hanover ($400,000 to Myron Bell as agent for the Captain’s Court ownership group). Overall, 21 horses sold for at least $200,000 and 56 reached six figures. The totals for those two categories in 2017 were 11 and 42, respectively. Last year’s top sellers for the first day, Sheer Muscle and The Ice Dutchess, were $320,000. “It was a fantastic sale, top to bottom; trotters, pacers, colts, fillies,” Standardbred Horse Sale President and CEO Pete Spears said. “I looked down preliminarily through the consignors and it looks like they all did well. Everyone I’ve talked to is very excited and pleased, so obviously I am too. “I was hoping to get (a day like this). There is always the possibility things won’t work out the way you hope, but we really felt we had a very strong catalogue and that this type of day was possible. We’re very happy the buyers recognized the strength of the entries and have bought a bunch of good horses.” Fifty Cent Piece, out of the mare Thatsnotmyname, is a half-sister to stakes-winner Basquiat and the family also includes 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive. She was bred by Order By Stable and consigned by Concord Stud Farm. “It was great that we got her,” said agent Lina Alm, who bid on the filly for Agren. “I got a text from Lennart right before (the bidding closed) — $500,000. It was at the last moment. “We do the same thing every time we pick out horses. They have to have the pedigree, which she has obviously, and they also have to make a good video. We know the fact that some horses do not make good videos and still are good, but we like to see at least a tiny bit of what we want to have in a horse in the video. And then the last thing is me looking at them and feeling energy and (that they have good) conformation.” Agren’s other purchases on Monday included $335,000 Swiss House Onfire, a trotting colt by Muscle Hill out of Brooklyn from the family of Dan Patch Award-winner Pizza Dolce and stakes-winner Creamy Mimi. He also was bred by Order By Stable and consigned by Concord Stud Farm. “He was by far the most athletic and most good-looking horse in the sale,” said agent Robert Lindstrom, who handled the bidding on Swiss House Onfire. “That was the colt we liked most.” The Trixton filly Krickan is out of Hall of Fame mare Solveig and a half-sister to Dan Patch Award-winner Shake It Cerry and international millionaire Uncle Lasse. She was bred by Solveig’s Breeders and consigned by Concord Stud Farm. “I’m in the breeding business and you don’t get to buy out of that type of mare very often,” Floren said. “She’s a very nice filly as well. One of the nicest ones out of that mare from what (Jimmy Takter) just told me, and I think he’s trained them all. “I expected her to go for $400,000. I’m happy about this one. (The sale) is very strong.” The Captaintreacherous colt Honorat Hanover is out of the millionaire mare Hana Hanover and a three-quarter brother to stakes-winner Hayden Hanover. The horse was bred and consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. Bell also signed for $350,000 In Reality Hanover, a colt by Captaintreacherous out of It Was Fascination. He is a full brother to stakes-winner Captain Trevor. He also was bred and consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. “Whether they were (sired by Captaintreacherous) or not, we felt these were the two best colts that Hanover Shoe Farms had,” Bell said. “We were very fortunate to be able to buy them.” Captaintreacherous is the leading sire of 2-year-old pacers this year, with his first crop totaling $3.07 million in purses. His 21 yearlings that sold Monday in Harrisburg averaged $119,333, which was the best among pacing stallions. “When you get on stage, you better perform,” Bell said. “The Captain is under pressure because now everybody expects that every Captain out there is going to be a world champion, which we know cannot happen. But when you breed a good mare to Captain and they present themselves like these two colts, I think we have a fighting shot.” Muscle Hill led trotting stallions, with 14 yearlings selling for an average of $185,429. Father Patrick was not far behind, with seven horses averaging $182,143. Trotting colts led the first day with an average of $108,667 for 33 horses. Trotting fillies were next with $100,561 for 41 followed by pacing colts with $96,569 for 51 and pacing fillies with $72,622 for 45. The yearling portion of the sale resumes Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. The final day for yearlings is Wednesday, also beginning at 10. “We hope for a strong day tomorrow and Wednesday,” Spears said. “We have a very good catalogue tomorrow and a good catalogue Wednesday. I think there will be more strong days to come. The economy is good, people are feeling good; they’re having a lot of fun.” Day One Top 10 Hip–Sex–Gait–Name–Sire–Dam–Buyer–Consignor–Price 144-F-T-Fifty Cent Piece-Muscle Hill-Thatsnotmyname-SRF Stables-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$500,000 133-F-T-Krickan-Trixton-Solveig-Clark Beelby, agent-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$415,000 47-C-P-Honorat Hanover-Captaintreacherous-Hana Hanover-Myron Bell, agent-Hanover Shoe Farms-$400,000 170-F-T-Hello Tomorrow-Muscle Hill-Armbro Deja Vu-Marvin Katz, Brixton Medical, Bud Hatfield-Fair Winds Farm-$380,000 60-C-P-In Reality Hanover-Captaintreacherous-It Was Fascination-Myron Bell, agent-Hanover Shoe Farms-$350,000 13-C-T-Swiss House Onfire-Muscle Hill-Brooklyn-Robert Lindstrom, agent-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$335,000 118-F-T-Quadrille Hanover-Father Patrick-Queen Of Grace-Jeff Snyder-Hanover Shoe Farms-$300,000 127-C-T-Shadrack Hanover-Muscle Hill-Shared Past-Elite Trotting, agent-Hanover Shoe Farms-$300,000 45-C-T-Gangster Hanover-Father Patrick-Global Desire-Ake Svanstedt-Hanover Shoe Farms-$275,000 145-F-T-Queentrix-Trixton-The Ice Queen-David McDuffee-Preferred Equine, agent-$260,000 To view the full results of the Monday session or the upcoming catalogue, please click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

The Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted a Harrisburg Mixed Sale supplement catalog and accompanying race lines on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. The 59 entries include 4 stallion shares, 6 broodmares, 19 two year olds, 24 three year olds, and 6 four year olds and older. Stallion shares and broodmares will be sold as usual on Thursday, and race horses on Friday. Details of the schedule of sale are included with the catalog. The supplement catalog and race lines can be downloaded from the website, and will be available in printed form at the sale. Our iPad formatted Black Book 2 catalog will be updated with the supplement entries, and can be obtained by using the Equineline.com Sales Catalog App through the link on our downloads page. From the Standardbred Horse Sales Company  

In conjunction with its Annual Yearling Sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of its popular “Stable Stars” Contest. Contestants will predict the knockdown sales prices of sixteen Harrisburg yearlings to be sold on Monday, November 5th. An online entry form can be completed from a link on the Home Page of The Black Book website (www.theblackbook.com); by submitting a printed and scanned form by email to harrisburgsale@theblackbook.com; or by FAX to 717 – 637 – 6766 until Thursday November 1st and thereafter to 717 – 233 – 3625. The deadline for submission of entries is Sunday November 4th at noon. Prizes will be given to contestants whose predictions are closest to the actual knockdown prices for individual yearlings, and whose total price predictions are closest to the total knockdown prices for all sixteen yearlings in the contest. Prizes are as follows: 1st Place – contestant whose grand total of all sixteen yearling prices is closest to actual total knockdown prices. The winner will receive a Standardbred hat and jacket, a $100 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 2nd Place – contestant whose grand total of all sixteen yearling prices is second closest to actual total knockdown prices. The second place prize will be a Standardbred hat and jacket, a $50 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Individual hip number winners – each contestant whose prediction is closest to the actual knockdown price of each of the sixteen yearlings will receive a Standardbred hat, a $25 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Prizes will be mailed to the winners after the sale. The most astute contestants may win multiple prizes. Winners will be posted during the sale on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed (@standardbred). All fans of harness racing are encouraged to test their knowledge of yearling sales in the contest, and to follow the Harrisburg Sale by live video stream from a link on The Black Book website (www.theblackbook.com).  From the Standardbred Sales Co.

The 2018 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on Friday, October 12. The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 8 and ends on Friday, November 9 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7. Standardbred's popular "Black Book for the iPad" from www.equineline.com 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 638 entries, including 155 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 15 weanlings, 43 yearlings, 35 stallion shares, and 392 race horses. Standardbred is accepting entries for a Mixed Sale Supplement catalog until October 22, 2018. Supplement catalogs will be available prior to the sale for download on our website, as an update to our iPad catalog and in print at the sale. From the Standardbred Horse Sales Company  

Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 80th Annual Yearling Sale Black Book 1 catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book" program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your Smart Phone or iPad to yearling videos when available. Download a "QR Reader" application from your Smart Phone's "App Store", and scan the QR code on the printed catalog page with your Smart Phone. The yearling video will soon appear. We hope you enjoy this handy innovation closer to the Sale. In response to recommendations by our European customers, Standardbred has included the USTA's new "Best Beaten Times" information in both Black Book 1 and 2. These times are indicated by the abbreviation "BT" in the pedigrees. Our iPad formatted catalog can now be downloaded using the Equineline.com Sales Catalog App by following the link on our DOWNLOADS page. Harrisburg offers great yearlings to meet every horseman's needs, from Grand Circuit to Fair racing. Find your champion today! by Paul F. Spears, for the Standardbred Horse Sales Company  

On Saturday 12th May, the BHRC Star Makers Series sponsored by the Standardbred Horse Sales Company (USA) kicked off with its first leg of nine at Tregaron. The Alexis Laidler-trained mare Laneside Layla held off a strong challenge from Colin Bevan's Laughing Buck to secure her place in the grand final, to be staged at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday 14th July. The series was developed for horses aged 4YO+ with lifetime earnings of £1000 or less. The remaining 8 heats are scheduled to be staged at a variety of hard and grass tracks across Scotland, England and Wales in the coming weeks. Thirty-three horses were originally staked, with heat winners automatically progressing to the final. Those horses which have not won a heat, can enter the remaining heats an unlimited number of times in an attempt to secure their places in the final. The tenth horse in the final will be the highest point scorer from the heats (with a reserve list to account for subsequent withdrawals from the final). The horses which have been staked for the series are: Al Jolson Ayr Freedom Blytheview JJ (1 run) Borntorun (1 run) Brywins Mayhem Cash All Ceiron JD Coalford Insignia Coffee Mate Country Major Dynaramic Father Ted Finley Wells GDs Hurricane Hawthorns Melinda Hilltop North Art (1 run) Ithon Orbit Ladyford Warrior Laneside Layla (1 run - WINNER OF HEAT 1) Laughin Buck (1 run) Lyons Aceofspades Lyons Comet Lyons Saint Marys (1 run) Mahogany Charmer Natalie Camden Olivia Camden Rhyds Girlpower Rodney Camden Soul Searcher Springhill Calaburn The Dark Destroyer The Lion King Wye Joels Best The remaining heats are as follows: Corbiewood - 18th May Presteigne - 25th May Corbiewood - 1st June Amman Valley - 3rd June Tir Prince - 9th June Evenjobb - 10th June Corbiewood - 21st June Pikehall - 1st July The grand final at Tir Prince, the home of the Crock of Gold, has an estimated purse of £6000 and will be the feature race on the card on Saturday 14th July. With entries from all corners of the UK, the series has captured the imaginations across the board and promises to be a competitive and prestigious event. British Harness Racing would like to take this opportunity to thank the Standardbred Horse Sales Company (USA) for their continued support of harness racing in the United Kingdom and hope that this series will become a regular event in the calendar in years to come. by Sarah Thomas, for Harnesslink      

Harrisburg, PA --- Dynamite Dame, a 5-year-old trotting mare in foal to Muscle Hill, was the sales topper at Thursday’s (Nov. 9) harness racing mixed sale session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, going for $135,000 to agent Bryan Montgomery. A daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Donerail mare One Sharp Lady, Dynamite Dame was a stakes-winner at age 2 and runner-up to world champion Mission Brief in the 2014 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship. Her family includes Bold Dreamer, the dam of two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Pampered Princess and O’Brien Award-winner Was It A Dream. Bold Dreamer also is the mother of Satin Pillows, who is the dam of Dan Patch Award-winner To Dream On and sold for $250,000 at last year’s mixed sale. Dynamite Dame was consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency. Pacing mare Sea Cruise Hanover, an 8-year-old daughter of Dragon Again out of the No Nukes mare Sami Cam, sold for $85,000 to Hickory Lane Horse Farm. Sea Cruise Hanover, who is in foal to Always Be Miki, is a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Sutter Hanover. Northwood Bloodstock Agency was the consignor. Megaball Hanover, also in foal to Always Be Miki, sold for $82,000 to Cornerstone Stock Farm. Megaball Hanover is a 4-year-old daughter of Western Terror out of the Matt’s Scooter mare Mary Mattgalane. She is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winners Meirs Hanover and Lady Mattgalane. Preferred Equine was the consignor. Moonlight In Miami, a 6-year-old trotting mare in foal to Father Patrick, sold for $80,000 to Richard Arnold. Moonlight In Miami is a daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Windsong’s Legacy mare Bedtime Song. Her second dam is Bold Dreamer. She was consigned by Concord Stud Farm. Rounding out the top five were two mares tied at $77,000 --- trotter Pleasing Lady and pacer Jiminey Three. Pleasing Lady sold to Steve Stewart while Jiminey Three went to Daryl Miller. Pleasing Lady, in foal to Bar Hopping, is an 11-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall out of the Mr Vic mare Victory Please. Her previous foals include this season’s New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old colt champion Six Pack (by Muscle Mass). Preferred Equine was the consignor. Jiminey Three, who is in foal to Betting Line, is a 4-year-old daughter of Mach Three out of the The Panderosa mare Disneypan. She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Frontierpan, whose first foal, Quatrain Blue Chip, sold for $180,000 on Tuesday. She also is a half-sister to stakes-winner Tomorrowpan and her family includes two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mystical Maddy. She was consigned by Preferred Equine. The Standardbred Horse Sale concludes Friday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. For complete results visit The Black Book. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

When he was a young child, John Como Jr. would sit on his father's shoulders to see over the crowd and share in the excitement of watching harness racing horses battle down the stretch. As an adult, Como has enjoyed the exhilaration of seeing his own horses, such as stakes-winner Bolt The Duer, charge to victory. Now he hopes the future will be filled with more trips to the sport's big dances with Astaire. Como bought Astaire, a New York-eligible pacing colt by American Ideal out of the stakes-winning mare Dancinwiththestarz, for $115,000 during Wednesday's session of the Standardbred Horse Sale at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. It was the third and final yearling session at the sale, which will begin its two-day mixed sale on Thursday. Astaire was Wednesday's second-highest priced horse, following only trotting filly Amanda Blue Chip, who sold for $130,000 to Ken Jacobs. "We liked his look and I like American Ideal," said Como, who competes under the name All Star Racing. "And we wanted a New York-bred. We tried for a few others and didn't get them, so I got lucky and got (Astaire) today. "He's a really nice-looking colt, well built. And (consignor) Concord Stud does a great job with their yearlings. I'm real happy to get him." Amanda Blue Chip and Astaire were the only horses to bring six figures on Wednesday, but 10 others sold for at least $70,000, which helped produce a near-record yearling average for the sale. The three days averaged $39,675 for 851 horses, a 2.64-percent increase over last year's $38,652 for 867 horses. The top average came in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for an average of $40,824. Trotting colts (196 sold) led the average, at $42,069. They were followed by pacing colts (251) at $41,984, trotting fillies (186) at $38,546 and pacing fillies (216) at $35,938. This year's gross of $33.76 million surpassed last year's $33.51 million. "We certainly made a great recovery from a somewhat slow Monday," Standardbred Horse Sales Company President and CEO President Pete Spears said, referring to a 4.28-percent dip in the first day's average compared to 2016. "We're very pleased with the results. I think the entire day today was very strong. Most Wednesdays have some fairly significant lulls in the action, but I think it was quite strong throughout the day. If anything, it seemed to pick up as the day went on. "Now, of course, we're hoping for an equally strong mixed sale. The momentum should carry through. If everything is dictated by supply and demand, not only are yearlings in relative short supply, but broodmares and broodmare prospects are in fairly short supply too. I would hope the very attractive broodmares and broodmare prospects offered (Thursday) and Friday will be in big demand." Como knew he would have to pay a price for a potential stakes-caliber yearling. He hopes Astaire, who will be trained by Pete Foley, can find his way to success. "Quality was going for good money; it really was," Como said. "My father started this business in '69 and one thing he told me all along was that you have to buy top breeding and quality if you want to have a chance in stakes races. I had a taste with Bolt The Duer and once you have that taste you want to get it back again." Como and his father, who passed away in 2013, saw Bolt The Duer win the 2012 Adios and several years earlier also enjoyed stakes victories with female pacer Shanghai Lil. "I love the horse business," said Como, who has 15 horses. "I'll always have horses. I basically grew up with it and it's always a thrill to have a good one. You always have something to shoot for. I've been lucky. I've always had a few horses that can compete at the higher levels. That's what makes it fun." Jacobs' Amanda Blue Chip is a daughter of Chapter Seven out of the mare Cantata. Her family includes stakes-winners Creamy Mimi, Pizza Dolce (a Dan Patch Award winner) and Mars Bar. Two horses brought $85,000 on Wednesday --- colt pacer Woodside Cody, purchased by Linda Toscano, and filly pacer Highmoon Sunshine, purchased by Paul Reid, as agent. Woodside Cody is a son of American Ideal out of the mare Filly Buster. His second dam is multiple Dan Patch Award-winner Loyal Opposition. Highmoon Sunshine is a daughter of Sunshine Beach out of the mare Ozone. Her family includes stakes-winners Wind Me Up and Northern Sky. For complete results visit The Black Book. Day Three Top 10 Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 582-F-T-Amanda Blue Chip-Chapter Seven-Cantata-Ken Jacobs-Blue Chip Farms-$130,000 606-C-P-Astaire-American Ideal-Dancinwiththestarz-John Como Jr.-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$115,000 640-C-P-Woodside Cody-American Ideal-Filly Buster-Linda Toscano-Northwood Bloodstock, agent-$85,000 772-F-P-Highmoon Sunshine-Sunshine Beach-Ozone-Paul Reid, agent-Walnridge Farm, agent-$85,000 650-C-P-Hi Tech Gadget-Mach Three-Gadgets To Go-Brad Maxwell-Brad Maxwell/Tim Murray-Winbak Farm-$82,000 736-C-T-Bigly-Muscle Mass-Miss Fidget-Michael Anderson-Preferred Equine, agent-$82,000 572-C-T-Borges Hanover-Explosive Matter-Brooke Blue Chip-Purple Haze Stables-Hanover Shoe Farms-$80,000 816-C-P-Shamma Lamma-McArdle-Shabalabadingdong-Wrenn Racing, agent-Northwood Bloodstock, agent-$80,000 857-F-P-Soft Wind Hanover-Sportswriter-Summer Thriller-Casie Coleman-Hanover Shoe Farms-$80,000 834-C-T-Knight Of Valour-Muscle Mass-Smooth And Sassy-Paul Kelley-Twinbrook Farms, agent-$75,000 Ken Weingartner

Harrisburg, PA --- Mac Nichol will hope Quatrain Blue Chip is poetry in motion on the harness racing track after making the pacing colt the sales topper for Tuesday's (Nov. 7) session of the Standardbred Horse Sale. Nichol bought Quatrain Blue Chip, a son of Somebeachsomewhere and first foal out of the mare Frontierpan, for $180,000. The colt's family includes stakes-winner Tomorrowpan and two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mystical Maddy. Casie Coleman will train the colt. "He's a super-looking horse," Nichol said. "I loved the breeding on him, Somebeachsomewhere, and he's one of the best ones I thought I saw at the sale. So that's the reason I went for him. "We liked him right from the time we saw him. We were waiting for him all day. I'm happy, for sure. He was probably a little more than I thought, but that happens." Quatrain Blue Chip was one of 17 yearlings to sell for at least $100,000 during the second day of the Standardbred Horse Sale. Despite a 4.28-percent dip in the sale's first-day average compared to last year, the two-day average of $52,847 was nearly identical to last year's $53,322. A total of 483 yearlings have been sold this year compared to 479 last year. "We made up our difference and we're basically where we were last year at this time," Standardbred Horse Sale Company President and CEO Pete Spears said. "After the way things started a little slowly yesterday, I think we're doing very well. "I was told by multiple people that they felt there weren't the usual valleys that go on for a while and then peak. It was always fairly steady straight through. The consignors thought that as well." Following Quatrain Blue Chip on the list of Tuesday's top sellers was trotting colt Army Of Monkeys, who went for $170,000 to Courant Inc. and trainer Marcus Melander. Army Of Monkeys is a son of Chapter Seven out of the mare Steamy Windows. His family includes Met's Inn, the dam of recent Breeders Crown runner-up Met's Hall, and 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill. "It got a little expensive, but it was a very nice Chapter Seven colt," Melander said. "We were very happy to get him. There weren't that many Chapter Sevens here and this was one of the nicer Chapter Seven colts, so you're going to have to pay a little bit for him. "I liked everything about him. He's a complete horse and the video was great. I've had a couple of nice Chapter Sevens and it looks like he had the same that they had. We were lucky this year with (Chapter Seven-sired stakes-winner) Fourth Dimension, so hopefully we can get lucky next year too." Shake First, a pacing colt by American Ideal out of Shake That Junk, sold for $160,000 to Crawford Farms. Shake First is a half-brother to recent Breeders Crown Open Pace winner Split The House and mare Cult Status, both owned by Crawford Farms. "We weren't going to bid on him," Michelle Crawford said. "But I couldn't help it. I went and pulled him out. I loved his tape from the get-go, so I always had in my mind we would get him, but we purchased so many that we didn't need another pacing colt for New York. I brought my husband (Al) over and that was it. "I think we are well positioned to have some success next year, I hope. I think we've been up our game as far as pedigrees and what we're buying. It's exciting." Quarter Blue Chip, a daughter of Shadow Play and first foal out of the mare Michelles Song, sold for $150,000 to Team Allard. The filly's second dam is Michelle's Jackpot, a half-sister to 1994 Horse of the Year Cam's Card Shark and mother of Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year Michael's Power as well as O'Brien Award-winner Michelle's Power. Absynthe Hanover was purchased for $140,000 by Serge Godin's Determination stable. The filly is a daughter of Kadabra out of the mare Anonyme Hanover. Her third dam is Amour Angus, who produced Canada's 1994 Horse of the Year Emilie Cas El as well as Dan Patch Award winners Andover Hall and Conway Hall. She is a Kadabra filly and I like a Kadabra filly," said Luc Blais, who will train the horse. "I thought the bidding was OK for her. There weren't that many Kadabras in the sale and we figured that filly was the best for us. We decided to get her. "The third dam is a great third dam. And (Anonyme Hanover) went in (1):56.3, she showed something. I like that when the dam raced at 2 and has a good mark." The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale ends Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. The two-day mixed sale begins Thursday. "I think we're looking at a good day again (Wednesday)," Spears said. "I think there are still a lot of people that need horses. Everybody has been pretty relaxed and happy. There hasn't been a lot of drama, and that's a good thing on this end." Day Two Top 10 (and ties) Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 308-C-P-Quatrain Blue Chip-Somebeachsomewhere-Frontierpan-Mac Nichol-Blue Chip Farms,agent-$180,000 485-C-T-Army Of Monkeys-Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows-Courant Inc.-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$170,000 464-C-P-Shake First-American Ideal-Shake That Junk-Crawford Farms-Fair Winds Farm-$160,000 237-F-P-Quarter Blue Chip-Shadow Play-Michelles Song-Team Allard-Blue Chip Farms,agent-$150,000 212-F-T-Absynthe Hanover-Kadabra-Anonyme Hanover-Determination-Hanover Shoe Farms-$140,000 495-C-T-Start Talking-Chapter Seven-Talktalktalk-Benoit Baillargeon-Fair Winds Farm-$140,000 474-C-P-Stag Party-Bettor's Delight-My Lady Day-Casie Coleman-All American Harnessbreds-$125,000 217-C-T-Winesap-Donato Hanover-Apple Plush-Andy Miller Stable-Walnridge Farm,agent-$115,000 254-C-P-Bettor Be Honest-Bettor's Delight-Moment Of Truth-Rick Berks-All American Harnessbreds-$110,000 321-F-T-Heaven On Credit-Credit Winner-Holier Than Thou-Paul Kelley-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$110,000 413-C-P-No Mas Amor-Sweet Lou-No More Loving-Ken Jacobs-Walnridge Farm,agent-$110,000 444-C-T-Crowned Eagle-Cantab Hall-Red Hot Spicy-Paul Kelley-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$110,000 For complete results visit The Black Book. Ken Weingartner

Harrisburg, PA --- For harness racing John Floren's Coyote Wynd Farms, the opening of the Standardbred Horse Sale on Monday was a break-even kind of day. First, Floren watched Coyote Wynd Farms-bred trotting colt Sheer Muscle sell for $320,000. Then, as the session neared conclusion, Coyote Wynd Farms bought trotting filly The Ice Dutchess for $320,000. The two horses, both sired by Muscle Hill, shared the honor of being the day's top sellers. "How often does that happen?" said trainer Clark Beelby, who signed the ticket for The Ice Dutchess. "It's just a little kind of trade." The "trade" was part of a day that saw Muscle Hill listed as the sire of the session's four highest-selling horses and seven of the 11 that brought at least $200,000. A total of 21 Muscle Hill-sired trotters passed through the ring and sold for an average of $148,762. Overall, a total of 164 yearlings sold for an average of $75,305. The average was a drop of 4.28 percent from last year's average of $78,676 for 170 horses. The first-day average two years ago was $55,781 for 258 horses. A total of 42 horses sold for at least $100,000 compared to 40 in 2016. Trotters on Monday sold for an average of $88,441 while pacers sold for an average of $66,000. There were 68 trotters sold and 96 pacers. Pacing colts sold for an average of $64,557, a decrease of 13.6 percent from last year, while pacing fillies sold for $68,514, an increase of 14.8 percent from 2016. Trotting colts averaged $91,838 on Monday, a dip of 6.69 percent from last year when two trotting colts reached $400,000, and trotting fillies averaged $84,387, which was nearly identical to last year's $84,545. "The pacing colts were light," Standardbred Horse Sale Company President and CEO Pete Spears said. "I really can't give you a reason for that. Everything else was very strong. Pacing fillies were very strong. Why did the pacing fillies out-average the pacing colts? If you can tell me that one, then I'll understand. But I really don't understand. "The trotters were very strong. If it weren't for the pacing colts, I think we would have been far above last year's average. I can't explain it." Mario Mazza was the winning bidder for Sheer Muscle, a son of Muscle Hill out of the mare Sheer Glide. His family includes stakes-winner Flex The Muscle. Earlier in the day, Mazza was out-bid on trotting colt Summit In Sight, who went for $300,000 to Stroy Inc. "This makes up for it," Mazza said. "I thought (Summit In Sight) went for a little too much, but they're all going for big money. I figured I better jump in and get him. I like (Sheer Muscle's) family. I just trusted in Muscle Hills this year, so I decided to go for it. Hopefully it's going to work out." Francisco Del Cid will train Sheer Muscle for Mazza. The Ice Dutchess was the seventh-to-last horse to sell Monday. She is a daughter of Muscle Hill out of the mare The Ice Queen. She is a full sister to Kentucky Filly Futurity winner Ice Attraction and her family also includes 2007 Breeders Crown champion Southwind Serena, who is the dam of two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mission Brief. "First, I liked her breeding and pedigree; it speaks for itself," Beelby said. "She had a great video and is a nice racehorse size. She's just an overall beautiful filly. John picked her out. I just gave him the thumbs up. "I'm not sure who else was bidding on her, but bids were coming from everywhere. I didn't think she would sell that strong, but I always underestimate." Summit In Sight is a son of Muscle Hill out of the mare Bluff. The colt's second dam is Dan Patch Award-winner Blur. Julie Miller will train the trotter for Natalia Stroy's Stroy Inc. Next on the list of top-sellers was filly trotter Personal Paradise, by Muscle Hill out of the mare Armbro Deja Vu, who went for $265,000 to Ake Svanstedt on behalf of owner Mellby Gard Inc. She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Dejarmbro and her family includes 2010 Breeders Crown winner Manofmanymissions. "I liked the pedigree," said Svanstedt, who trained Personal Paradise's half-sister Katniss. "She is a good-looking horse. I liked everything about her. She was the No. 1 filly to me." The top-selling pacer of the day was Unseen, a son of Bettor's Delight out of the mare Sight To See. The colt, a half-brother to stakes-winner Casual Cool, sold for $200,000 to Scott Horner. His family also includes O'Brien Award-winner Glowing Report and stakes-winner Must See, who is the dam of 2009 Pacer of the Year Well Said. Izzy Hanover was the leading pacing filly, selling for $170,000 to agent Perry Soderberg on behalf of owners Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. She is a daughter of Captaintreacherous out of the mare Ideal Newtown. She is a three-quarter sister to recent Elevation Pace winner Closing Statement and her family also includes stakes-winner Newborn Sassy. "To me, she was the nicest horse in the entire sale," Soderberg said. "She was kind of Thoroughbred-like to me, like a classy Thoroughbred. She had very few faults, excellent in the field, great attitude; the complete package. She was my No. 1-horse in the whole sale. I'm extremely happy. "She is going to be a broodmare down the road, but hopefully she races good before." The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale continues Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. The final day of the yearling sale is Wednesday, followed by the two-day mixed sale. "I think compared to last year we cut a lot off the bottom end, so I think Tuesday and Wednesday will be stronger than last year," Spears said. "We'll hope that the sales prove that (Tuesday)." Day One Top 10 Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 112-C-T-Sheer Muscle-Muscle Hill-Sheer Glide-Mario Mazza-Peninsula Farm, agent-$320,000 162-F-T-The Ice Dutchess-Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen-Clark Beelby-Preferred Equine,agent-$320,000 29-C-T-Summit In Sight-Muscle Hill-Bluff-Stroy Inc.-Fair Winds Farm-$300,000 49-F-T-Personal Paradise-Muscle Hill-Armbro Deja Vu-Ake Svanstedt-Fair Winds Farm-$265,000 139-F-T-So Diane Hanover-Cantab Hall-Shared Past-Chuck Sylvester-Hanover Shoe Farms-$240,000 76-F-T-Inge Hanover-Muscle Hill-I'm On Cloud Nine-Jules Siegel-Hanover Shoe Farms-$225,000 31-C-T-Kings County-Muscle Hill-Brooklyn-Lindy Farms-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$210,000 43-C-T-Battenberg-Trixton-Coffeecake Hanover-Crawford Farms-Millstream Farm-$210,000 104-C-T-Hillofamistery-Muscle Hill-Mistery Woman-Perry Soderberg, agent-Millstream Farm-$210,000 141-F-P-Unseen-Bettor's Delight-Sight To See-Scott Horner-Fair Winds Farm-$200,000 150-C-T-Steuben Hanover-Trixton-Star Hanover-Determination-Hanover Shoe Farms-$200,000 For complete results visit The Black Book. Ken Weingartner

The 2017 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 16. The harness racing Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 9 and ends on Friday, November 10 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8. Standardbred's popular "Black Book for the iPad" from www.equineline.com 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 177 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 30 weanlings, 59 yearlings, 30 stallion shares, and 472 race horses. Paul Spears Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 79th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our harness racing website, www.theblackbook.com. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the Sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8, featuring 876 fabulous yearlings - 425 by Pennsylvania sires, 213 by New York sires, 178 by Ontario sires, 28 by New Jersey sires, 21 by Ohio sires, and 11 by Indiana sires. Yearlings by first year sires including Captaintreacherous (45), Sweet Lou (33), Trixton (20), Sunshine Beach (15), Royalty For Life (12), Father Patrick (8), Uncle Peter (3), Western Vintage (3), Heston Blue Chip (2), E L Titan (2), and Detour Hanover (2). Printed catalogs will be mailed September 15. Standardbred will again offer catalogs formatted for the iPad through the Equineline.com 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 Standardbred Horse Sales Company

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