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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despite both the temperature and bidding cooling off on Saturday for the concluding session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, warm smiles appeared with the tally of the final numbers, showing an increase on average price of 5.1 percent over the 2011 average.

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is turning into the homestretch, as it completed the fourth of its five sessions on Friday night, averaging $16,931 for the 145 horses sold. Although the average price for the session was a bit below that of the comparable night last year, the full sale is running about 3.5 percent above the average price at the 2011 auction.

Leviathan Sydney harness racing breeder, owner and benefactor Emilio Rosati's love affair with the stock of USA premier sire Rocknroll Hanover continued at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in Kentucky last week.

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued on Thursday, Oct. 4 with its third session, sending 154 colts and fillies through the sales ring.

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale held its second session on Wednesday evening (Oct. 3), as 154 harness racing youngsters passed through the sales ring, for a total of $7,547,000. The average price of $49,006 marks an improvement of 9.6 percent over the average in the second session last year. Through two sessions, the sale is boasting a gain in average price of 7.7 percent.

2012 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale to be held on Tues.-Sat., October 2-6, 2012 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, KY!

The hall was rockin' as the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale flexed its muscle Tuesday night (Oct. 2) with an opening session that posted an average price of $86,455, a gain of more than eight percent compared to the first session a year ago.

Ninety four harness racing yearlings sold for over $7.3 million resulting in an average price of $78,340 at the first of five 2012 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale sessions held in the Fasig-Tipton Sale Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky last night (Tuesday October 3).

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