CIRCLEVILLE, OH. – The Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale posted an 11% overall average and a similar 11% increase in gross sales for the same number of horses sold at last year’s record-breaking harness racing auction.
For 273 yearlings auctioned, the gross selling price was $ 7,538.00, an average of $ 27,612 per Standardbred yearling.
On Friday, September 17th, at the beautiful Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio, all of the leading Buckeye owners and coaches were in attendance or electronically offered to benefit from the lucrative Ohio Sire Stakes program.
Inspired by Diamond Creek’s running father Downbytheaside, who has been a dominant force on the racetrack this season, the son of Somewhere on the beach also lit the command table all day.
A record $ 200,000 for a yearling sold in the state of Ohio was set by Hip # 139, Elusive Beauty Downbytheaside Half-sister of 2020 Little Brown Junior Winner Captain Barbossa p, 4.1: 47.1-’21 ($ 561,120). Bought by Dana Parham’s Odds On Racing, Boca Raton, FL, she was bred, brought in and sold by Steiner Stock Farm, Lima, OH.
Joe McClead, who owns Downbytheseaside at his Sugar Valley Farms nursery in Delaware, Ohio, said, âAll the cards were spot-on, not just for the best seller, but also to bring a horse like this to Ohio and gain the trust of the Breeder, is great evidence of the program. “
Downbytheseaside’s sons and daughters dominated the sales ring today, averaging $ 53,674 on gross sales of $ 2.3 million with 43 people sold.
“It’s a great thing for Ohio and it’s great fun to be a part of,” concluded McLead. âBut it’s not just down-by-the-seaside, there’s a lot of excitement everywhere. You have to be a part of it. It is not easy to make a living in this business. But you have more options in Ohio, and that makes it the Great State of Ohio! “
The most expensive trotting yearling sold was Hip # 126, Rose Run Yorick, a beautiful one What the hill Colt from a full sister too Crazy 3.1: 52.2 ($ 1,063,059), which was hammered for $ 160,000 at Hatfield Stables, Columbus, Ohio. Grown, supplied and sold by Rose Run Farm, it was the first time the nursery broke the six-figure mark.
“As a young man, I went to an auction and saw them selling a yearling for $ 100,000 and I said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I kept working and working and it finally came true, ârecalls Archie Yoder, manager of Rose Run Farm.
âI’ve been trying this for thirty years. We finally had the right horse on the right day … he was a beautiful horse and he was standing well. They looked at it, it was perfect and in the end two people wanted it. Then it is difficult to say where they will end up. “
The top average of the trotting sires with seven or more registered was Creatine that was 9 sold and an average of $ 32,222. Next came Long Tom from Midland Acres, who presented 29 year olds for an average of $ 27,034. Uncle peter and What the hill from Hickory Lane Farm had 14 for $ 25,429 and 49 for $ 23,571.
The first stallion from Dublin Valley Farms Companies, a son of Chapter seven, had a solid first day, selling 23 for an average of $ 23,304, including two for around $ 50,000.
On the pacing page, with 7 or more sold: McArdle (7 / $ 22,571); Yankee Cruiser (10 / $ 20,800); Rennberg ($ 8 / $ 19,875); Fear the Dragon (42 / $ 17,500); Well Said (8 / $ 15,875) & Pet Rock (7 / $ 10,000).
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by Chris Tully