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Rock Hill, NY - The nearly $15,000 proceeds from the sale of seasonal breedings sold January 18, 2021 at the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands are being distributed to various Standardbred aftercare organizations and facilities. Michelle and Albert Crawford of Crawford Farms LLC donated the breedings to help jump-start the aftercare programs that are always in need of supplies and revenue. "It is a hard message to get across, but these breedings are a great stepping stone toward raising awareness and providing much-needed funding to these aftercare facilities," noted Michelle Crawford. Although funding for aftercare programs is generated across a wide spectrum of the Standardbred industry, including regulatory agencies, horsemen's groups, tracks, sales companies, farms, and individuals who participate as trainers, drivers, owners and breeders, this could be one of the largest single-source fundraising efforts of the year. "We can't say 'Thank You' enough to the Tattersalls Sales Company, David Reid and Preferred Equine Marketing for their continued support for our aftercare initiatives." Providing a safe and secure future for Standardbreds when their racing days are over is no easy task. With the addition of COVID-19 challenges impacting every facet of the industry, it has become even more difficult to find rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming for retired racehorses. With thousands of Standardbreds withdrawn from racing duties annually, the need for aftercare continues to grow. To learn more about aftercare and organizations in-need, go to the Standardbred Transition Alliance: https://www.standardbredtransition.org/ by Chris Tully, for Crawford Farms

Greg Luther's million-dollar experiment has increased in size and scope. After spending seven figures at last fall's harness racing yearling sales in what he called his "million-dollar experiment" to find and develop Grand Circuit talent, the Ohio resident has continued to add to his stable with the recent purchases of several veteran performers. On Monday (Jan. 18), Luther bought the top-selling horses at the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands - Chief Mate for $220,000 and Captain Kirk for $215,000. Both are 4-year-old male pacers trained formerly by Tony Alagna. Those buys came on the heels of privately purchasing 2020 Adios winner Catch The Fire as well as Catch The Fire's now 3-year-old full brother Captains Place. "I ended up spending about $1.1 million on yearlings and spent about another million dollars on older racehorses in the past 30 days," Luther said, adding with a laugh. "So, I guess it's a two-million-dollar experiment now." Luther has a 51-horse stable trained by his brother Todd, who is based at Winner's Circle Training Center in central Ohio. Luther, who competes as Black Magic Racing, is the sole owner of all the horses except Catch The Fire; original owner Charles Taylor retained an interest in the 4-year-old stallion. "This is new for both of us, my brother and myself, to be into the higher-end horses," Luther said. "We've been definitely putting it out there to try and make 2021 a huge year for us. I've got an online marketing business and things have been good here in the past year-and-a-half. I've always wanted to get into the big leagues and it just seemed like good timing. We're trying to get onto the Grand Circuit scene." As for Monday's purchases, Luther said, "Those were the two horses I was looking for." Chief Mate, a stallion by Captaintreacherous out of Heaven Forbid, has won six of 23 career starts and $226,619. He finished second by a head to Catch The Fire in last year's Adios and at age 2 won the Kentucky Sire Stakes consolation as well as three preliminary divisions of the Kindergarten Classic Series. He won a qualifier in 1:53.2 last weekend at The Meadowlands. Captain Kirk, a stallion by Captaintreacherous out of Aria Hanover, has won three of 24 lifetime starts and $265,880. Last year, he won the Tompkins-Geers Stakes and an elimination of the North America Cup. He is a full brother to Grand Circuit stakes winner Blue Diamond Eyes. Both horses were consigned by Preferred Equine. "They're both nice horses," Luther said. "Chief Mate just qualified so he's ready to race. The other horse is going to be about 90 days out yet. This is all new for me, but we're going to try to hit all the big dances with both of them. I think they'll both do well as they mature into older horses. "Everything seems to be lined up well. I think we're going to have a phenomenal year. It should be a lot of fun." King Alphonso was the top-selling trotter in Monday's sale, going for $145,000 to Matt Morrison. The 4-year-old stallion, by Muscle Hill out of Amour Heiress, was trained previously by Ake Svanstedt. He is 1-for-1 this year and has won four of 20 races in his career, totaling $241,465. He was a Grand Circuit stakes winner at age 2. He also was consigned by Preferred Equine. A total of 119 horses and stallion shares sold Monday for a gross of $3.74 million. For complete results, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

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

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    

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.

Tattersalls Sales Co. announced today that the date for its annual harness racing Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands will be announced "as soon as we get clearance from the state of New Jersey," according to sales manager David Reid.   "We're working with the Meadowlands and we're both in 'wait and see' mode right now," Reid said. "As soon as Gov. Murphy announces the next phase of reopening, we plan to move ahead with the sale as quickly as possible."   Reid said everyone understands the challenges posed by the pandemic, and added that both he and the racetrack are working diligently to ensure a safe yet practical marketplace for consignors, buyers and sale horses, with all the necessary precautions in place.   "The industry hasn't had a significant auction since last winter, and owners and trainers have told me they're looking forward to having an in-person sale, whether they're buying or selling," Reid said.   "By the time the Summer Mixed gets underway, I expect all the tracks will be open and racing... which means there will be the usual high demand for racehorses. We look forward to having this marketplace to create some much-needed trade."   Tattersalls Sales Co.

East Rutherford, NJ - Six-year-old trotter Lindy The Great, who won last year's Caesars Trotting Classic and was second in the Allerage Farms Open Trot, brought the top price at Monday's (Jan. 20) Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands, selling for $450,000, while 4-year-old pacer Escapetothebeach was No. 2 on the list, purchased for $250,000. Lindy The Great was acquired by an ownership group put together by trainer Rene Allard. The stallion, by Crazed out of Highscore Kemp, has won 14 of 47 career starts and $649,125. Other top wins include the 2016 Madison County and a division of the Bluegrass Stakes in 2017. He finished second in the 2017 Breeders Crown and third in the Kentucky Futurity. He was most recently trained by Domenico Cecere. "We're happy we got him, it's exciting," Allard said. "Those kinds of horses don't get offered at auctions too often. We're going to be looking forward to the season with him. "I think the horse is kind of coming into his own. He's lightly raced (and) trotters seem to do their best at ages 6, 7, 8. I think we bought him at the right time. He's a gorgeous horse, he's got some pedigree, and he's already shown he can win at a Grand Circuit level." Escapetothebeach, by Somebeachsomewhere out of Shelliscape, has won six of 35 career races and earned $289,571. He was purchased by trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. on behalf of owner Dana Parham. His career victories include the 2018 Kindergarten Classic Series championship. He was trained by Tony Alagna. "I liked the pedigree," Morgan said. "His miles at Yonkers were scary good; (1):51 there, that's a real mile. He raced against the best in the country last year and was competitive. He's a horse that Dana would like to race for a while. We'll sit down and get a game plan for him and map out a schedule. I would imagine the Graduate (Series) is part of that for the 4-year-olds and then we'll try to pick some other spots." Third on the best-sellers list was 4-year-old trotting mare Jezzys Legacy, who sold for $150,000 to agent Beachy Brothers on behalf of undisclosed owners. Jezzys Legacy, by Donato Hanover out of Jezzy, won six of 28 career starts and $164,923. She was trained by Ray Schnittker. "It's a great pedigree, a great family," agent Bobby Beachy said. "The gentlemen buying her want to breed her in Ohio. This group just wants this one (horse). They're excited about the program in Ohio, the money is getting better all the time. The breeders want to step it up." All three of the top sellers were consigned by Preferred Equine. A total of 128 horses and stallion shares sold for a gross of $5.27 million. Last year, a total of 150 horses and stallion shares sold for $4.39 million. For complete sales results, click here. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

The six-year-old Crazed horse went through the ring as Hip #126, and it didn’t take long before Lindy The Great attracted the $450,000 bid. Lindy The Great was consigned by Preferred Equine Inc. and was purchased by horseman Rene Allard of Matamoras, Pennsylvania. Lindy The Great has made 47 starts thus far in his career and has notched 14 wins, six second-place finishes and a trio of third-place efforts. His career purse earnings currently sit at $680,667 and he boasts a mark of 1:51.1, which was taken over Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2019 (he was also clocked in 1:49.3 while finishing fourth at the Red Mile in 2018). To read the full article click here. To view the results from the sale, click here.  

The Tattersalls Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale is taking place today (Monday, Jan. 20) in the race paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The harness racing sale is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 noon (ET). More than 130 lots are scheduled to go under the auctioneer’s hammer, including more than 100 racehorses. “Not only are we very pleased with the overall quality, but like so many of our sales, a large number of these horses are currently racing with success and ready to go,” sale manager David Reid has said. For complete information and resources, visit tattersallsredmile.com. • Live Sale Video The Tattersalls Sales Co.

Tattersalls reminds horsemen and women that entries for the harness racing supplemental catalog for the Winter Mixed Sale will close Sunday, Jan. 12.   Those wanting to add horses to the sale can call (914) 773-7777 during business hours Friday or enter online at tattersallsredmile.com.   The sale will get underway at noon on Monday, Jan. 20 in the Meadowlands race paddock. More than 130 lots are set to go under the auctioneer's hammer, including more than 100 racehorses.   "Not only are we very pleased with the overall quality, but like so many of our sales, a large number of these horses are currently racing with success and ready to go. In fact, many are in this weekend, so buyers will need to keep an eye on the very latest updates," said manager David Reid.   The sale features a powerful group of newly turned 4-year-olds like Escapetothebeach, Western Exposure, Captain Trevor and Deplorable Tom, who just won back-to-back at the Meadowlands and is entered again Saturday night.   "With outstanding FFA horses like Lindy The Great and Dr J Hanover, racemares and breeding prospects like Jezzys Legacy and Witch Dali, and a solid section of broodmares and stallion shares, there'll be something for everyone--racehorse owners and breeders alike," Reid said.   The sale catalog and recently updated past performances are both available for download at tattersallsredmile.com and on the Equineline sales catalog app.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.

Those looking for talented, money-making racehorses and high-quality breeding stock for the new year can now download the catalog and past performances for the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday, Jan. 20 at the Meadowlands.   Both the catalog and racelines booklet are available on the harness racing sales company's website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   Sale manager David Reid said the coming year's sale is as high on quality as it's ever been, and that impressive offerings can be found across all sections--broodmares, stallion shares and racehorses.   The rock-solid roster of outstanding racehorses is led by $650,000-winning, FFA trotter Lindy The Great 1:51.1, O'Brien Award finalist and winner of the $230,000 Caesar's at Hoosier Park, and the soon-to-be 4-year-old Escapetothebeach p,3,1:50.1f ($289,571), a stakes winner capable of competing at the top level anywhere.   Mares being sold as both racing and broodmare prospects include the well-bred, multiple stakes winning trotter Jezzys Legacy and iron-tough Witch Dali, a stakes and open mares winner of $580,000 with a mark of 1:49.1.   A quartet of top "Captains" are cataloged: Ahab, Trevor, McKee and Malicious, along with World Champion Dr J Hanover and top Meadowlands trotters Union Forces and Trolley. Rising 3-year-olds on offer feature the 2019 Sheppard Pace and Renaissance winner Columbo and the upwardly mobile Muscle Hill colt, Fromming.   Breeding stock kicks off the sale, and is highlighted by mares in foal to Muscle Hill, Captaintreacherous, Father Patrick, and the first crop of Tactical Landing. Also selling are three stallion shares in Muscle Hill, four in Captaintreacherous, and one in Father Patrick.   Supplements to the sale are being accepted. To enter call (914) 773-7777 or visit tattersallsredmile.com for the online entry form.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.   

Tattersalls Sales Co. has announced that entries are now being accepted for the company's annual harness racing Winter Mixed Sale, to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at the Meadowlands.   The sale, formerly called the January Select Mixed Sale, was renamed in keeping with the format of the company's other Meadowlands mixed auctions held in the spring and summer.   "This is still a select sale, and traditionally it's been by far our biggest and our best," said manager David Reid.   "The owners, trainers and breeders who support this sale and target it every year bring outstanding quality, which makes it an excellent sale across the board... for racehorses, broodmares and stallion shares.   "If the recent marketplace showed us anything, it's that there's still an incredible demand for racehorses and well-bred race fillies and mares. Everyone planning to sell here will have another chance to tap into those big prices."   The Winter Mixed, which draws a large crowd of buyers from the U.S., Canada and abroad, has generated more than $17-million in total sales over the past three years and has averaged at or close to $30,000 each year.   Entries can be directed to one's sales agent, submitted online at tattersallsredmile.com, or called in to the sales office at (914) 773-7777.   From the Tattersalls Sales Co.     

The catalog and past performances booklet for the Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale are now available and may be downloaded from the Tattersalls website, tattersallsredmile.com, or by using the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   The sale will be the final attraction of Meadowlands Pace weekend, as it will get underway in the track's race paddock at 12 noon on Sunday, July 14.   It is exclusively a "horses of racing age" sale with 80-plus head cataloged, not including expected supplemental entries. Nearly all sale horses are currently racing and 18 horses in the book--nearly a quarter of the catalog--finished first or second in their last start.   "The sale has a significant amount of quality, thanks to owners like Ron Burke and partners who are selling a dozen in their annual reduction, primarily to make room for yearlings," said manager David Reid.   "That creates a bonus for buyers, as there are some top week-in and week-out raceway horses in the sale that can be money makers in any jurisdiction."   Some that Reid pointed out include the 3-year-olds JK American Beauty and Priceless Beach. The former was a last-out winner of a NYSS 3YO Filly Pace at Buffalo and the latter has won three in a row at Woodbine plus an OSS Grassroots at Flamboro.   Top-class older horses spotlighted include double millionaire Mach It So, who has been racing on the Open at Yonkers; Fashionwoodchopper, who knocked heads with Atlanta and Six Pack last fall; and Call For Justice and Elysium Lindy, both winners of their last two starts.   Entries for the supplemental catalog are now being accepted. Those wishing to enter may do so online at tattersallsredmile.com or by calling (914) 773-7777.     Tattersalls Sales Co

Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds harness racing horsemen and women that the catalog for the Summer Mixed Sale is ready to close, so entries should be submitted to the sales company or with one’s agent as soon as possible. The sale will be conducted at the Meadowlands on July 14, the Sunday following the track’s premier night of racing that includes the Meadowlands Pace and seven other major stakes. “With this being the last sale of the year at the Meadowlands, I’ve had a lot of interest not only from those with interest in selling, but also from buyers who are making plans to replenish their stables for the fall meets,” said sale manager David Reid. The Summer Mixed will feature horses of racing age, from 2-year-olds to older performers, and as Reid points out, “anything racing with current success always gets the most attention. Buyers are eager for horses to drop in the entry box the following week.” The sale has traditionally been successful in recruiting mid- to upper-level racehorses, thanks in part to owners and trainers reducing numbers to create cash flow and make way for fall yearling purchases. “Just like with real estate, it’s a seller’s market right now,” Reid said. “But buyers are willing to step up and pay for the right house and the right horse.” Horse may be entered on the Tattersalls website, tattersallsredmile.com, or by calling (914) 773-7777. For more information contact Tattersalls at (914) 773-7777 or email tattersallssale@gmail.com. Tattersalls Sales Co.

Summer Mixed entries now accepted Entries are now being accepted for the Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale, to be held at the Meadowlands on Sunday, July 14. Long known as a sale of quality racehorses, it will feature 2-year-olds that are just getting started as well as 3-year-olds and older horses. The sale will add an exclamation point to one of the biggest weekends of the year at the Meadowlands. It follows a night of racing that is highlighted by the Meadowlands Pace Final and seven other major stakes, including the Stanley Dancer Memorial, Hambletonian Maturity, Del Miller and Mistletoe Shalee. “The Meadowlands takes center stage that weekend, and this sale always draws a big crowd of buyers who come in for both the racing and the sale,” said Tattersalls manager David Reid. “For sellers, the Summer Mixed offers a chance to reduce inventory and raise capital before fall yearling purchases. And with the nonstop demand for racehorses in every jurisdiction, if you bring a standout horse to this sale, you’ll likely make more than you would ever expect.” Last year’s Tattersalls Summer Mixed was up in both average and gross, with receipts of $3.1-million adding up to a 24 percent increase from the previous year. Those planning to enter can do so online at tattersallsredmile.com or by calling the sales company office at (914) 773-7777.   Tattersalls Sales Co

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