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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).

A total of 152 yearlings passed over the auction block at the Morrisville College Yearling Sale on Monday, Sept. 24, for an average of $8,813. Trotting specialist Trond Smedshammer walked away with the two sale toppers. He picked up Planet Hallywood for $45,000, a Cash Hall half-brother to last year's 2-year-old New York Sire Stakes champion Royal Shyster. The colt was consigned by Morrisville College Equine Institute.

With the Little Brown Jug and various regional finals now history, the focus of harness racing shifts to the Bluegrass for the premier Grand Circuit event of the season, two wonderful weeks at The Red Mile.

On September 24th Winbak Farm will be selling 34 New York eligible harness racing yearlings at this year's SUNY Morrisville fall yearling sale.

The videos of the 24 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available.

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

Southwind Farms Lexington Sale Yearling videos are now available on the farms website ( and features six yearlings from the first crop of World Champion Muscle Hill.

The catalog for the 2012 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company's website,, or on the popular Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad.

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

They always thought he had talent, but he's had some issues during his four-year career that required some patience. This year, however, the Silvermans feel Razzle Dazzle is finally ready, both mentally and physically, to emerge as a top contender in his harness racing division.

Geoffrey Stein, co-owner of Preferred Equine Marketing and harness racing co-manager of both the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Tattersalls Mixed Sales, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, March 4, at the age of 58.

Geoffrey Stein, an avid harness racing fan who campaigned Moni Maker, and a principal in Preferred Equine Marketing and manager of the Lexington Selected Sales Company, died Sunday morning (March 4) after jogging, accordingto an item at

Fran Azur went 3-for-3 in getting the horses he wanted at Monday's harness racing Tattersalls Select Mixed Sale at Meadowlands Racetrack. He even added a fourth for good measure. Azur bought sales-topper Mystical Diva for $170,000 and also purchased Flipper J for $155,000, Sonic Dancer for $135,000 and Village Beat for $120,000. A total of nine horses sold for at least $100,000.

The best Christmas gift, at least an early one, that harness racing owner/trainer Brent MacGrath could have asked for, came true when his Weigh The Odds received a favourable post position in one of two $25,000 Valedictory Stakes eliminations set for Saturday evening at Woodbine.

Sale dates for 2012 have been announced for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The sale, to be held as usual at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and continue though Sunday, Oct. 7. The auction will coincide with The Red Mile's Grand Circuit meet.

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