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Those planning on attending the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands on Monday (Jan. 18), or who expect to bid using the Proxibid website, are reminded of steps that need to be taken beforehand, per sales manager David Reid. Those coming in person are asked to print and fill out the COVID-19 questionnaire available on the Tattersalls website and bring it with them to the sale. The usual COVID-19 precautions will be in place during horse inspection and during the auction, including the wearing of masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Those planning to watch the livestream and bid using Proxibid must be sure to create a Proxibid account, and also have credit on file with the sales company. Both Proxibid sign-up and credit information is available on the home page of the Tattersalls website, tattersallsredmile.com. The Tattersalls website will also provide a livestream of the sale. The sale, which gets underway at 12 noon in the Meadowlands race paddock, is highlighted by a large selection of racehorses—most currently racing—along with “Magnificent Mares” to race or breed and stallion shares and 2021 seasons. Twelve 2021 stallion breedings have been donated by Crawford Farms, with all the proceeds earmarked for Standardbred aftercare programs. “This is maybe best described as an ‘active racehorse’ sale,” said Reid. “A significant number of horses are racing right up to sale time, with 12 in-to-go just this weekend at the Meadowlands. As of last night 18 have won their last starts, either at time of consignment or afterward.” As a service to buyers, sale past performances, which include the supplement, will be updated a final time this Sunday (Jan. 17) so they include weekend starts.   Tattersalls Sales Co

Standardbred Yearling On-Farm Parade Tour - NORTH ISLAND Tuesday 19 January 2021 - North Island 9.30am Tardina Stud 908 Koheroa Road, Mangatawhiri 11.00am Woodlands Stud Jacks Ridge, Ridgeline Way, Brookby (+ Lunch) 1.45pm Woodlands Stud 460 North Road, Clevedon 3.00pm Alabar (NZ) Ltd 480 Seagrove Road, Waiau Pa 3.45pm Hollis & Robertson 27C Royal Doulton Drive, Pukekohe 4.30pm McGowan Partnership & M Hjalmarsson Franklin Park, 214 Station Road, Pukekohe Wednesday 20 January 2021 - North Island 9.30am Leanach Lodge 114 Norrish Road, Ohaupo 11.00am Breckon Farms 18 Ngaroto Road, Te Awamutu (+ Lunch) For more information about the tours contact Rachel Deegan +64 3 381 0141 or email rachel.deegan@nzb.co.nz.

Gavelhouse graduate (I’m) Captain Max provided trainer-driver Brad Hewitt with a special victory on his family’s annual memorial raceday at Goulburn on Sunday. At what was his second start for Hewitt having been bought online in October for $10,500, the five-year-old son of American Ideal provided him with his 500th driving win with a dominant performance. Heading into the race as odds-on favourite, (I’m) Captain Max stalked the leaders in a mid-field position before Hewitt let him stride around the outside, taking control of proceedings in devastating fashion. Hitting the front before entering the straight, the pair left rivals 11.9m in arrears on the line. “We had been keeping an eye on gavelhouse.com for young horses and racing stock and he was one we were keen to secure and if it wasn’t for the cost of freight we’d have added more to the team from the site,” commented Hewitt. “He’s one of 26 odd that my father and I have in work and he went really well on Sunday, running 11:55:4. “At this stage we have no set plans with him, we will just keep taking him through the grades.” (I'm) Captain Max and Brad Hewitt. Photo: Goulburn Paceway. Bred and originally raced by Stonewall Stud, Captain Max won on two occasions in New Zealand over 2000m and 2200m before being offered for sale on gavelhouse.com.   Currently there are four Standardbreds for sale on the site with bidding ending from 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 13 January. VIEW FULL CATALOGUE   gavelhouse.com

With 101 yearlings due to roll through the Oaklands Junction sale ring on Sunday, February 7, the odds of purchasing a potential topliner at the Australian Pacing Gold Melbourne sale have never been more in the favour of buyers. The sale catalogue has listed 56 superbly bred colts and 45 fillies for auction, all eligible to contest APG’s Melbourne Gold Bullion Series carrying around $600,000 of local prizemoney. APG’s General Manager, David Boydell, enthused, “the simple fact is that the risk to reward ratio for buyers has never been better with the 56 colts and 45 fillies eligible for APG’s Melbourne $150,000 2YO finals and $100,000 3YO finals, featuring separate divisions for each sex". “The odds of finding a horse capable of filling one of the 40 places in the finals are outstanding, and most buyers would like to think that they can shorten the odds even further based on their own methods of ranking the horses based on pedigree and conformation. “Realistically, I’d expect buyers will be approaching APG’s 2021 Melbourne Sale with an enormous feeling of confidence that they will be coming home with a purchase capable of lining up in at least one of APG’s Group One Melbourne Gold Bullion Finals”. In addition to the $600,000 or so of local APG prizemoney, the majority of the yearlings are also paid up for the rich Breeders Crown, Vicbred and Vicbred Platinum series for two, three and four-year-olds, while 37 are eligible for the Bathurst Gold Crown, five for Tasbred, three for the NSW Breeders Challenge and one for Westbred. And, with the plethora of age classics being conducted around Australia, graduates of the 2021 APG Melbourne sale will have far greater earning potential than ever before. The catalogue lists progeny of past Australian Pacing Gold winners in Self Denial (2003) and Pelicanrama (1999) and close relatives of APG champions such as Follow The Stars (2014), Mindarie Priddy (2013), Lombo Pocket Watch (2006) and Lady Waratah (2005). Graduates of recent Melbourne sales include recent Breeders Crown champions Maajida and Be Happy Mach the Vicbred winner Pacifico Dream, as well as recent Australian Horse of the Year winners in their respective categories, Centenario, Lumineer, Nostra Villa, Shez All Rock and Smolda. To order a sale catalogue or to view the catalogue online simply click on the respective links on the website www.apgold.com.au   Australian Pacing Gold

Thanks to some outstanding decisions made by Queensland breeders back in the season of 2019/20, APG have been able to assemble 52 distinguished Lots for the APG Brisbane Sale happening at Albion Park Paceway on Sunday 31 January 2021. This acclaimed race series not only has $350,000 of local prize money on offer, but in addition an incentive scheme for QBRED-eligible horses sees a first-win bonus set at $12,000 at any age, regardless of how many interstate wins they may have had. A further $7,500 cash bonus is also on offer for their first Queensland win in a subsequent season, meaning the opportunities for investors in harness racing right now have never been better than in QLD. The next four stallions we would like to highlight are Badlands Hanover, Betterthancheddar, Betting Line and Bettors Delight. Badlands Hanover was a standout Grand Circuit performer, setting a world record at two of 1:50 winning the 1998 Breeders Crown Final. With multiple $1,000,000 winners in both the northern and southern hemispheres, this puts him amongst some of the most successful stallions in the sport. Lot 30 - Badlands Hanover - Bute Sister - Artiscape -  Ms Mac N Cheese $815,427: This impressive looking filly has a dam being a sister to Badlands Bute, and a winner of $328,365 which carries the blood that could get the new owner extremely excited by its prospects. Betterthancheddar went to stud as a Bettor’s Delight’s fastest and richest entire and while his multiple world record holder race career ended tragically, it hasn’t stopped him leaving fast horses in both hemispheres. Lot 28 – Betterthancheddar – Bubby Doll – Jet Laag Wisdom tree (Artsplace) $642,215: The APG Brisbane breeder looks to have nailed his choice of broodmare sire here with Jet Laag.  With six of Betterthanchedddar’s best 16 coming from the Adios line (through Abercrombie) broodmares sires, this stylish looking grey has the potential to bring joy to her new connections. At three-years-old, Betting Line won 14 of 15 starts  and with wins in the North American Cup, the Carl Milstein Memorial and the Battle of the Brandywine (where he posted his career best time of 1:47.2f) it helped him to go on to be crowned 2016 Canadian All-age Horse of the Year and North American 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year. Betting Line’s top four progeny (all have won north of $100,000 as 2YOs) so far have come from Meadow Skipper (through Western Hanover) and Adios (through Abercrombie) which is a point not lost on the canny APG Brisbane breeders, with five of the six lots matched to those successful lines. The sixth was bred on the Direct Scooter line, which most people would understand shows how amazing Bettors Delight has been with Cullen mares. Both Lazarus - the super star winner of $4,125,988 - and Chicago Bull - winner of $2,308,843 - are out of Cullen mares. Three great examples of Betting Lines Lots are: Lot 1 - Betting Line - October Original - Perfect Art - Tall Dark Stranger $1,941,999 (Bettors Delight – Art Major): What a great filly to kick off the sale; fillies have really ran in this family and please don’t forget that the very handy Lovers Delight (by Bettors Delight) winner of $555,473 was out of the same N4 family. This lot is being prepared by the team at Monarch farms and it’s sure to present well. Lot 4 - Betting Line - Ourark - Rocknroll Hanover - Abuckabett Hanover $172,434. This colt is from U306 and it’s done a wonderful job here in Australia. While Betting Line’s highest earner is from a Rocknroll Hanover Broodmare, his father produced Bettors Wish from a mare by Rocknroll Hanover’s sire Western Ideal. Lot 38 - Betting Line - Exclusif - Perfect Art - Tall Dark Stranger $1,941,999 (Bettors Delight – Art Major): What is of particular note here is how good the Bettor’s Delight blood has already worked with this dam who has produced the $455,809 winner Bettor Bet Black. The Vaggs have a reputation of producing big strong yearlings to the sale and this Lot will be no different - a must view colt. Bettor’s Delight is being promoted as harness racing’s relentless juggernaut in the breeding shed, with no stallion having cast a bigger shadow over the breeding scene. Age has not diminished his influence on the racetrack and in the breeding barn as his progeny continue to break records and he is now impacting as a broodmare sire. Lot 25 – Bettors Delight – Wandary Splash – Blissfull Hall – Bettor Than You $543,628: With an incredible five offspring bred on this cross so far with earnings of more than $100,000, from just nine progeny of racing age - this cross has ticked so many boxes.  With the additional bonus of being prepared at Burwood, this QBRED Filly should have a massive day. Please come and celebrate the exciting opportunities now available in Queensland with us and support the efforts of the breeders and consignors in this state.  We invite you to join us at Albion Park on Sunday January 31 from 8am for a complimentary breakfast, followed by free beverages from 11am to 12:05pm. We will have online and telephone bidding options available if you are unable to attend. John Coffey will be inspecting all of the Brisbane yearlings on sales day, and will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have on the individuals featuring in the sale, or to bid on your behalf.  John can be contacted on 0418 500 211. Please contact Linda Graham on 0428 955 998 via email and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your online registrations, pre- bidding sale approvals or to answer any other questions that you may have on your travel and accommodation needs.   RQ Media

Today is the deadline for supplemental entries to the harness racing Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday, Jan. 18 at the Meadowlands. Entries will be accepted through the end of business hours by submitting horses online at tattersallsredmile.com or by calling (914) 773-7777.   Both the main sale catalog and updated past performances booklet may be viewed on the Tattersalls website, along with a significant amount of pertinent sale information, as below.   For those planning to attend in person, the usual COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in place at the Meadowlands. Before arriving, each sale attendee should download, print, and complete the COVID-19 questionnaire and bring that form with them to the sale. It can be found on the home page at tattersallsredmile.com.   For those unable to attend, the sale will be live streamed on the Tattersalls website and also streamed with live online bidding at Proxibid.com.   Buyers who plan to bid using the Proxibid platform will need to create an online account with Proxibid, and have a credit application on file with the sales company beforehand. Again, complete information is on the Tattersalls website.   The sale, which gets underway at noon in the race paddock, is highlighted as usual by quality racehorses, including 13 newly-turned 4-year-olds that won stakes races last year at 3.   There are also "Magnificent Mares" and a large selection of stallion shares, plus 12 stallion breedings that will be sold with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Standardbred aftercare.   More than 20 sale horses are in-to-go today and tomorrow at the Meadowlands and elsewhere. Updated past performances that include weekend racing will be posted on the website Monday.   Tattersalls Sales Co. | 914-773-7777 | tattersallssale@gmail.com    

Hard copy catalogues for the 2021 Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale, to be held at Carrick Park on Saturday, February 13, are now available from Tasracing and all tracks around the State. The online version of the catalogue can be found on the Tasracing website tasracingcorporate.com.au The sale has attracted youngsters by established sires such as Sportswriter, Pet Rock, Stonebridge Regal and Lincoln Royal as well as emerging young sires in Sweet Lou, Hes Watching, A Rocknroll Dance and Betting Line. A feature of the sale will be the offering of yearlings from the first crop of USA 3YO of the Year Downbytheseaside and Australian 3YO of the Year Vincent. There’s colts and fillies closely related to a host of top performers such as Beautide, Ignatius, Devendra, Lombo Pocket Watch, Hez The One, Astral Francais, Quastor Centurion, Purple Haze, Strezlecki Lady, Idengood Time and Tisu Holly. Horses sold at the sale will be eligible for a $5,000 bonus for their first win as a two-year-old as well as Tasbred Bonuses of up to $10,000 paid for the maiden successes of horses two-years-old and older. As a further incentive for buyers, Tasracing will contribute $500 towards the cost of breaking in any yearling sold at the 2021 sale. To order a catalogue and for further information contact Tasracing’s harness code lead Angela Barrett on phone (03) 6212 9307 or email a.barrett@tasracing.com.au Peter Wharton

For those looking to find the next life-changing harness racing star, the 2021 APG Brisbane Sale is underway releasing their catalogue. The opportunities for investors in harness racing right now has never been better than in Queensland. This is the sale where buyers get additional advantages in securing APG yearlings with massive upside. Astute buyers will understand the unmatched combination of APG/QBRED yearlings that have the potential to change lives of owners and trainers for the better.  The QBRED Incentive Scheme continues to reward participants who own QBRED-eligible standardbred horses in Queensland. This is achieved through the distribution of over $3 million in QBRED bonuses and feature race stakes, with prospective breeders and owners able to share in these benefits.   The QBRED Incentive scheme sees the first-win bonus set at $12,000 at any age (regardless of how many interstate wins they may have had), as well as a further $7,500 cash bonus for their first Queensland win in a subsequent season. This is on top of APG Brisbane’s $350,000 in local prize money.  The 52-lot catalogue (48 pacers & 4 trotters) features youngsters by an impressive line-up of progeny from some of the sport’s most exciting stallions. The first three stallions we would like to highlight are A Rocknroll Dance, Allamerican Ingot and a new rising star of the sport, Always B Miki. A Rocknroll Dance, a multiple World Champion and Meadowlands Pace winner - who finished sixth on both the 2YO and 3YO sires’ table for the 2019 /2020 seasons - has six lots entered in the APG Brisbane sale. Dance was the first horse to record three consecutive sub-1:48 wins, and the first two-year-old ever to record multiple sub-1:50 wins, making him the richest two-year-old of his year. The U92 stallion has been promoted as being bred in the purple - his dam is a half-sister to the champion sire Western Hanover. A Rocknroll Dance has done particularly well when matched to the right broodmare sire lines, with all six lots matched to those successful lines, including: Lot 10 – A Rocknroll Dance – Pretentious Lombo – Bettors Delight – Miss Worthy Whitby $215,350 Lot 13 – A Rocknroll Dance – Respected – Art Major – No Win No Feed $387,720 Lot 34 – A Rocknroll Dance – Clearwater Blue – Artiscape – Lost In Time $718,723 Allamerican Ingot had a record of 1:50.6 and competed with real distinction on the tough US Grand Circuit. He competed only as a two and three-year-old before retiring to stud, earning $421,915 at two-years-old and $817,020 at three-years-old. As a two-year-old, he won four of his seven starts highlighted by his end-to-end triumph in the $700,000 Woodrow Wilson at The Meadowlands in 1:51.6; a new race record. He took his lifetime mark of 1:50.6 winning the $260,000 Messenger Pace. He also captured the $78,000 Simcoe Stake, a heat of the Little Brown Jug and eliminations of the Art Rooney and James Dancer Memorial as well as recording notable placings in the Breeders Crown. Allamerican Ingot is a son of the great Western Hanover 1:50.8, a leading sire of two-year-olds, three-year-olds, and all-aged performers.  Western Hanover’s sons have bred on with great success, siring the winners of over $217million in stakes. On his dam’s side, Allamerican Ingot comes from a fantastic branch of the U6 family which has made a real impact on the American breeding scene. His dam Incredible Margie has left 11 individual winners, the fastest being Allamerican Inca (a 1:48.4 PB) as well as a brother Allamerican Ingot, who won the Oliver Wendell Holmes and an elimination of the Meadowlands Pace. By Abercrombie, Incredible Margie is now the second dam of the USA superstar Pure Country; winner of $2,628,213 and is the half-sister to the top racehorse and sire Incredible Finale 1:53.4 ($1,165,508). Allamerican Ingot has two lots listed below and again, the APG Biddaddaba breeder has also followed the successful pattern of success for this stallion:   Lot 22 – Allamerican Ingot – Starofmydream - Dream Away – both on the Adios Line through Abercrombie.  Early reports are that this colt has the presence rarely seen at a yearling sale. Lot 26 – Allamerican Ingot – Belmont Rose - Presidential Ball – both on the Meadow Skipper line through Cam Fella , Wayne The Lefty $697,479. Always B Miki has the heart of a champion, and he has proven this time and time again; whether it be setting a world record during the Allerage Pace, or in his fierce showdown in the 2016 Breeders Crown to capture his second consecutive title. His fierce determination has led to his success on the track, even after suffering a potentially career-ending injury – in that three-year-old year, Always B Miki would not be stopped. He recovered and came back even stronger, with wins in the Breeders Crown, the Haughton Memorial, the Gold Cup, and the Ben Franklin, among many others, landing on the board an impressive 45 times. His grit and speed are second to none, and he will surely be a force to be reckoned with in the stud barn. The world champion served a full book of mares ($12,500 in USA for the 2021 season) each of his first years at stud, and now his two-year olds have hit the track in stride with fantastic results! Lot 15 – Always B Miki – Shesgotemgood – Perfect Art Lot 40 – Always B Miki – Gidup Tuscany Gold – Julius Caesar, a colt that’s guaranteed to gain an abundance of interest and coverage. Lot 44 – Always B Miki – Idle Spirit – Grinfromeartoear, a truly striking filly that looks to have something very special about her. She is out of a sister of Bethany, the dam of Lazarus. The APG Sale Brisbane, Albion Park commences on Sunday, 31 January 2021 from midday. For more information about the sale, contact Linda Graham on 0428 955 998. For more information on the QBRED scheme, visit the Racing Queensland website or contact Brett Rail via email.

The catalog and racelines are now available for the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale—one that sale manager David Reid calls “compact, but powerful.”   Both can be downloaded now at tattersallsredmile.com or on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   The annual sale, the company’s flagship auction, gets underway at the Meadowlands on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, with a starting time of noon.   “The overall quality of the sale is outstanding,” Reid said. “We have 120 lots cataloged and supplements yet to come. The racehorses we have are most all stakes quality or racing in conditioned events, and I urge those playing the claiming game—or looking to buy privately—to come find a horse that’s likely a better prospect than you’ll get anywhere else.”   The sale features “magnificent mares” to race or breed, 15 horses that have won 3-year-old stakes races this past season, and a top selection of older horses that are currently competing in and winning high-end conditioned or open races at major tracks.   In addition to a large selection of stallion shares, there will be 12 stallion breedings for the 2021 season on offer, all donated with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit Standardbred aftercare.   The Winter Mixed will be an in-person sale in the Meadowlands paddock, with attendees following the usual guidelines. It will also be live-streamed on the Tattersalls website. “Live” online bidding will be offered through Proxibid, with signups starting after the first of the year.     Tattersalls Sales Co  914-773-7777 | tattersallssale@gmail.com

Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds prospective sellers that its Winter Mixed Sale, to be held January 18 at the Meadowlands, is set to close, so entries should be submitted as soon as possible.   The sale, again to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the flagship sale for the company and its largest catalog of the year. It will be an in-person sale but "live" online bidding will be provided through Proxibid, a setup that has worked very well for sales throughout the past year.   According to manager David Reid, the sale is already loaded not only with quality, but horses currently racing with success at top levels of action.   "We continue to be in a situation where demand is outpacing supply, so owners and trainers know that if they enter a high-quality horse, they're going to be rewarded when the hammer falls," Reid said.   "Most tracks have fared pretty well despite Covid and purses have recently been raised in many jurisdictions, including the Meadowlands and Yonkers. Consignors know there'll be plenty of action on the right horses."   The sale is for "horses of all ages" and will include broodmares, race fillies to race or breed, stallion shares, racehorses and short yearlings. Several racehorse reductions from well-known stables have already been cataloged.   Those planning to enter should contact their sales agent, or submit entries themselves on the Tattersalls website (tattersallsredmile.com) or by calling the sale office at (914) 773-7777.   Tattersalls Sales Co.

The last gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction for 2020 is now live online with 18 Lots on offer. The auction features broodmares, some with foals at foot, yearlings, unraced horses and racehorses. Bidding ends starting with Lot 1 from 7pm on Wednesday 16 December. Following are some bidding tips to help you navigate the process. Lot 1 will close from 7pm. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds, another 30 seconds is added onto the auction and to all subsequent Lots. This will keep happening until there are no further bids placed. If you are are outbid, you must type in the next bid amount, the site does not automatically update the bid amount for you. There is no benefit in letting auctions run down to the last second before bidding as the auction will just keep auto-extending until no further bids are placed. This practice increases your chances of missing out on horse.  gavelhouse.com cannot identify loss of online connection, a slow internet connection or browser issues at the user’s end. Even a slight loss of internet connection that may not be noticeable can interrupt the user’s browser in following the sale in real-time therefore setting up an auto-bid is the best way to ensure your bids are placed. Google Chrome or Safari are the recommended internet browsers. gavelhouse.com staff are able assist in actively supporting both buyers and vendors during the sale, if you need a hand with registration or bidding, we are available on phone +64 9 296 4436 or email info@gavelhouse.com during our online auction to help. VIEW FULL CATALOGUE Featured Lot Lot 10 SET ME FREE  A lightly raced young mare who has already attained black type when winning recently at Alexandra Park. Set Me Free boasts a superstar trotting pedigree and is reported to be very clean gaited with a great nature. She has a good future as a racehorse and an even bigger one as a broodmare.  Sire: Peak Dam: Rondo Seller: PAPI Location: Tamahere VIEW ONLINE     gavelhouse.com

Entries due for last sale of the year tomorrow The gavelhouse.com Standardbred team will be taking a break over the holidays and the upcoming 16 December auction will be the last of the year. To be included in this sale, entries need to be online by 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 9 December. The last auction held online on 2 December saw 19 of 25 Lots sell for a clearance of 76% and turnover of $38,000 with a top price of $10,500 for Lawyer Girl. Entries for the first auction in the New Year will by due by 7pm on Wednesday 6 January. This sale will launch on Thursday 7 January and run through until 13 January. Contact Cam Bray to discuss your options: 021 737 199  Congratulations to Jay Abernethy, trainer, driver and co-owner of Littlebitoflove (Love You), winner of the gavelhouse.com sponsored race at Cambridge Raceway last week.     gavelhouse.com

NZB Standardbred’s third annual National Standardbred Yearling Sale catalogue can now be viewed online, with printed copies due to arrive in letterboxes in early December.    Showcasing some of New Zealand’s brightest talent, this week has kicked off the countdown to the Australasian standardbred industry’s highlight sale event.   2021 Auckland Sale Dates at the Karaka Sales Centre Saturday 13 February - Sunday 14 February   2021 Christchurch Sale Dates at Canterbury Agricultural Park Monday 15 February - Wednesday 17 February   The Sale will debut an extended format in the Christchurch session and as with the highly successful recent New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of thoroughbreds, online bidding services will be available for all registered buyers who are unable to physically attend the Auckland and Christchurch Sale sessions.    Despite a restricted 2020 racing schedule, NZB Standardbred’s first crop of graduates lit up racetracks on both sides of the Tasman headed by Group One winners Krug (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight), It’s All About Faith (NZ) (Captaintreacherous), Always An Angel (NZ) (Art Major), Jett Star (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) and American Dealer (NZ) (American Ideal).   The catalogue is bountiful with proven, emerging and first season sires representing both gaits including Champion sire Bettor’s Delight, Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Majestic Son and Muscle Hill.   Also included is a quality selection of progeny by freshmen Downbytheseaside, Vincent and What the Hill. The three stallions were introduced into the market at NZB Standardbred’s 2020 All Age Sale, proving popular amongst buyers.   With 134 yearlings to go under the hammer in Auckland and a further 296 in Christchurch, the action-packed week of inspections, parades and selling is set to appeal to buyers and investors, both locally and internationally.    Buyers can purchase confidently with all yearlings available to inspect during on-farm parades. NZB Standardbred and New Zealand based-agents and trainers will be available to inspect on behalf of prior to the Sale and on the grounds at the Karaka Sales Centre and Canterbury Agricultural Park.   International buyers are encouraged to participate via NZB’s new user-friendly online bidding platform, while all New Zealand-based buyers and agents are welcome to attend the physical Sale sessions in person in Auckland and Christchurch.   View the full catalogue online at nzbstandardbred.co.nz

The latest fortnightly gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction features a bumper catalogue of 25 Lots including a quality draft as part of a Heartland Farm Reduction Sale. gavelhouse.com Standardbred representative Cam Bray is thrilled with the performance of the site and the momentum built over recent months "Judging by the site's traffic people are now accustomed to tuning in fortnightly to see what our latest offering is like and we have been consistently clearing in excess of 80% of entries," he said. "As we approach the end of the year, this latest catalogue is going to be exciting to follow over the coming week with Heartland Farm entrusting us with some quality stock as they look to cut back on numbers," "There's a good cross-section of stock and I believe something for everyone in the market looking to add to their operations." Some highlights from the Heartland Farm Reduction include: Lot 1 - A colt foal by Betting Line from the black-print Art Major mare Spirit of Art. Her three to race all have black-print to their credit including Gr.3 Leonard Mem Stakes and Gr.3 WA Gold Bracelet winner Dracarys. Lot 4 - Divine Light. A yearling Skyvalley filly from a sibling to black-print winners Mr Chin, (I'm) Light Hearted and Vibhuti .Lot 7 - Perun. A yearling colt by Betting Line from the winning Dream Away mare Bianca. Lot 23 - Cathar. An incredibly well-related mare who is the dam of two black--print winners and is a sibling to seven to have achieved the same. Other highlights include: Lot 10 - Carrera Sunshine. A two-year-old filly by Sunshine Beach, she is the first foal from the winning Bettor's Delight mare All That Glitters Lot 20 - Waingaro Ideal (pictured). In work until last week, Waingaro Ideal is a lightly raced, winning four-year-old son of American Ideal from the black-print mare Waingaro Lassie. The auction also features more broodmares, yearlings, unraced horses and racehorses. Bidding ends starting with Lot 1 from 7pm on Wednesday 2 December. VIEW FULL CATALOGUE Featured Lots Lot 5 FREEDOM DASH Freedom Dash is reported to be a good looking and powerfully built colt. By new sire Vincent, he is the first foal from race-winning mare McLeods Daughter. Born and raised at Breckon Farms, this colt has had an excellent start to life, growing up on the farms rolling hills while being hard fed twice daily since weaning. He has had his feet regularly trimmed and drenched periodically. He last weighed in at 420kg in mid-November. This is a deceased estate sale. Sire: Vincent Dam: McLeod's Daughter Seller: Markb Location: Te Awamutu VIEW ONLINE Lot 6 LAWYER GIRL Lawyer Girl is reported to be a tall, scopey and athletic filly. She is the last foal from the excellent broodmare Van Seraa who is the dam of five foals for five winners including Van Mara (16 wins, $174,000AU 1.52.1), Raesawinner (20 wins, $154,000AU 1.56 and Laceys Lad (12 wins $72,000AU) and Georgias Jury (5 wins, $60,000). Born and raised at Breckon Farms, this filly has had an excellent start to life, growing up on the farms rolling hills and being hard fed twice daily since weaning. She has had her feet regularly trimmed and drenched periodically. She last weighed in at 370kg in mid-November. This is a deceased estate sale. Sire: Always B Miki Dam: Van Seraa Seller: Markb Location: Te Awamutu VIEW ONLINE gavelhouse.com Standardbred    

Three of the 10 Lots in the latest gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are on the market as of this morning with bidding set to close from 7pm. Included in this week's sale are two unraced horses, six racehorses and two broodmares, one of which has an A Rockinroll Dance filly at foot. The highest prices Lot at this stage is the American Ideal mare Mighty Monica at $4,600.  Bidding is set to close, starting with Lot 1, from 7pm tonight, Wednesday 18 November. Following are some bidding tips to help you navigate the process. Lot 1 will close from 7pm. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds, another 30 seconds is added onto the auction and to all subsequent Lots. This will keep happening until there are no further bids placed. If you are are outbid, you must type in the next bid amount, the site does not automatically update the bid amount for you. There is no benefit in letting auctions run down to the last second before bidding as the auction will just keep auto-extending until no further bids are placed. This practice increases your chances of missing out on horse.  gavelhouse.com cannot identify loss of online connection, a slow internet connection or browser issues at the user’s end. Even a slight loss of internet connection that may not be noticeable can interrupt the user’s browser in following the sale in real-time therefore setting up an auto-bid is the best way to ensure your bids are placed. Google Chrome or Safari are the recommended internet browsers. gavelhouse.com staff are able assist in actively supporting both buyers and vendors during the sale, if you need a hand with registration or bidding, we are available on phone +64 9 296 4436 or email    info@gavelhouse.com during our online auction to help. VIEW FULL CATALOGUE Featured Lots Lot 7 QUARTERBACK  A race winning Sportswriter gelding who is reported to have a great nature and manners. His dam is a winner of eight by Rocknroll Hanover from the Gr.1 Oaks runner up Cruzee Lass. Stands at 16hh. Sire: Sportswriter Dam: Rocknroll Lass Seller: scots1 Location: Papakura  VIEW ONLINE   gavelhouse.com

Columbus, OH –  The U.S. Trotting Association released the 2020 List of harness racing Mares Bred statistics on Thursday (Nov. 12). As of that date, there have been 12,229 mares bred by 623 stallions. In 2019, there were only 11,513 mares reported by this date.  The numbers indicate an increase of 6.21 percent compared to 2019. The expectation is that the reports on the numbers of mares bred will increase during the final two months of the year.  Based upon previous years, it is estimated that the reported number of mares bred will increase by 1,500 by the end of 2020. “We are pleased to report that the 2020 List of Mares Bred numbers are once again up over the previous breeding season,” said USTA Registrar TC Lane.  “This marks the fifth straight year that the number of mares bred has increased.” Following are the statistics for the List of Mares Bred for the previous five years: 2015    12,811 2016    13,390 2017    14,316 2018    14,980 2019    14,997 Ohio is the state with the most Mares Bred to date with 2,860.  The following are the top five states as of Nov. 12, 2020. Ohio- 2,860 Indiana- 2,497 Pennsylvania- 2,216 New York- 1,181 Illinois- 997 Another interesting statistic is related to the location of the mares around the country. Following are the top five states by mare location in 2020: Ohio- 2,530 Indiana- 2,334 Pennsylvania- 2,054 New York- 1,223 Illinois- 933 Some mares have been bred to more than one stallion and more than one report has been submitted for those mares.  Each of those reports has been counted separately in the statistics on the List of Mares Bred.  “Despite the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the major sales have been fairly pleased with their results considering all factors,” added Lane. “Five years ago, with foal crops on the decline, there was some concern about where the industry was headed.  But with purse structures as high as they’ve ever been in many states and the positive trends in breeding, there may never be a better time to be an owner in harness racing.” from the USTA Communications Department

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