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The 2011 Land of Lincoln yearling sale, held on Sunday (August 14) at Walker Standardbred Farm in Sherman, Ill., showed an increase of more than 25 percent for the average sale price, as compared to the 2010 harness racing sale.

Senena Esty, one of the Standardbred sport's leading breeders, is the 2011 harness racing Lady Pace honoree. The Utica, Ohio native will be honored in winner's circle ceremonies following a 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Ohio Breeders Championship to be raced Jug Day afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.

The Hanover Shoe Farms videos for those harness racing yearlings selling at The Meadows on Friday, July 29 are now available at the Hanover website www.hanoverpa.com. To access the videos, please select the year of foaling (2010) and the sale location (2011 Hanover Adios) and they will be available.

Harness racing trainer Ed Hart might be soft-spoken, but his reputation for developing champions speaks loud and clear. Though he has campaigned a roster of millionaires, the 54-year-old trainer of Middletown, NY will look to qualify his first starter in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday.

The first leg of the New Jersey harness racing Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The second division was won by Simply Business a son of the great race mare Catedra Dot Com.

The 2011 New Jersey Classic Sale has been canceled due to insufficent entries. The harness racing yearlings that had already been entered into the sale will be sold as a group at Harrisburg, on Friday November 11, 2011, they will begin the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, mixed sale.

Hanover Shoe Farms is pleased to announce that for the first time in the harness racing standardbred industry, live, online bidding will be offered for horses selling at public auction--at the time the horse is actually in the sales ring.

Principals of the harness racing Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced dates for the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, with changes in starting times for its 2011 renewal.

The Hoosier Classic Yearling harness racing sale, annually the leading sale for Indiana sired yearlings, was sold to a new ownership group effective February 17, 2011. The sale company, now incorporated as Hoosier Classic Sale Company, LLC, has been sold by original proprietor Carl Becker to Jeffrey and David Fought of Shipshewana, IN.

Harness racing yearling buyers who participate in Indiana--and those who buy for other programs--will have a new sale on the calendar this fall, thanks to the launch of the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale, set for September 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

In November 2008, the 3-year-old pacing gelding Roy Orbisong was purchased from the Standardbred Mixed Sale in Harrisburg for $98,000 by Glenn Del Russo. Unfortunately, a few days after the gavel hammered down the harness racing sale, the pacer could hardly walk.

The final day of the harness racing Standardbred Mixed Sale in Harrisburg took place on Saturday (Nov. 13) and racehorses were in the spotlight. A record amount was paid for hip number 2028, Showherthemoney, a 4-year-old pacing mare by Cam's Card Shark-Stienam's Place, who was purchased by John Cancelliere for a cool $700,000.

The first day of the harness racing Standardbred Mixed Sale on Friday (Nov. 12) at Harrisburg featured a stakes winning 2-year-old pacing filly and a pair of broodmares.

The final day of the four day harness racing yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale concluded on Thursday, November 11. The mixed sale will run on November 12 and 13. The co sales-toppers on Thursday were a pair of $70,000 colts.

Two colts shared honors for the top sellers at $120,000 on the third day (Nov. 10) of the harness racing Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa. Those honors were shared by hip numbers 716, Ticket It and 732 My Heart Has Wings.

College Major aced his first test. The son of Art Major-Armbro Wallflower was the sales topper for Tuesday's (November 9) session at the Standardbred Horse Sale. College Major was purchased by harness racing trainer Jeff Gillis for $145,000.

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