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Buyers from 25 states, several Canadian provinces, and Europe rolled into Delaware, Ohio, for the 64th annual fall harness racing sale. The 1,226 horse catalogue featured a wide variety of green prospects, young racehorses, seasoned campaigners, broodmares, weanlings, and yearlings. However, it was the bidding wars for Ohio bred yearlings that had the crowd buzzing.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2011- A week-long Standardbred horse sale showcased Pennsylvania's strong equine harness racing industry, with Pennsylvania-sired horses earning top bids in the yearling sale, the largest component of the more than $55 million auction.

The mixed portion of the Harrisburg sale began on Friday (Nov. 11), featuring the complete dispersal of the Perretti Farms broodmare band of in foal harness racing mares.

Day 4 of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg wrapped up with 275 yearlings selling for a gross of $5,092,399 or an average of $18,517. Through four days of the harness racing yearling sales, the average sales price is up 1.4% over last year to $31,161.

The fourth session of the six-day Harrisburg Annual Sale is been staged at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Sales Arena today (Thursday November 10). And of course North America's number one harness racing sale can again be viewed live here at Harnesslink.

The third session of the Standardbred Horse Sale was held on Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Harrisburg. The sales topperon Wednesday was the Kadabra filly Lily Pad Hanover, who sold for $92,000 to Allentown (New Jersey) harness racing trainer Richard (Nifty Norman) Norman.

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

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

FSBOA Yearling and Mixed Sale results are shown below. 43 of the 66 cataloged harness racing horses were sold for an average price of $1,443. 27 yearlings sold at an average price of $1,939.

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

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

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

Buyers have responded this week clearly and positively to questions about the state of the top level harness racing yearling market, as the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded with significant gains over 2010.

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued with its fourth session on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 6), selling 172 horses for an average price of $17,953. Although this represented a decline compared with the comparable session in 2010, the sale overall continues to maintain an increase in average price of 1.9 percent compared to last year's harness racing sale through four sessions.

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

It was a buyers market today (Thursday October 6) on Day Four of the of the five-day 2011 Lexington Yearling Sale being held at harness racing's Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky from Monday October 3-7.

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