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Final Harrisburg Session Wraps Up

Published: November 10, 2017 9:01 pm ET

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The 2017 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale wrapped up on Friday (November 10) at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg with the second of two mixed sessions.

Three-year-old trotting Big Man Ev garnered the highest bid of the day selling for $210,000. The Chapter Seven-Possessed By Lindy colt was purchased by Finland's Ravitalli Hanny Loakkonen Oy Lohti from the Preferred Equine consignment. Campaigned by trained Julie Miller, the Massachusetts stakes champion won 12 of his 21 races while banking $231,921 and taking a mark of 1:53.3 over Plainridge this past Monday night for his former owners Andy Miller Stable Inc., Lindy Racing Stable and Harvey Eisman.

Sophomore pacer Macs Jackpot was purchased for $185,000 by Howard Ouriel of Rochester, New York. Also consigned by Preferred Equine for owner/breeder Jeffrey Snyder, the Somebeachsomewhere-Michelles Power gelding is a seven-time career winner with earnings of $373,022 from 37 starts. Trained by Jim Campbell, Macs Jackpot won a division of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack earlier this year and took his mark of 1:50.2 in the Geers Stakes at Tioga Downs. He finished a half-length behind Fear The Dragon in the Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile and was fourth in his last start in the Breeders Crown.

Other top priced horses included three-year-old trotting filly Glizty Gal and three-year-old pacing gelding Rock N Tony, each selling for $175,000.

Glitzey Gal, a Muscle Hill-Proclaiming April filly consigned by by Northwood Bloodstock Agency, was purchased by Bryan Mongomery of Cream Ridge, New Jersey. While trained by Richard 'Nifty' Norman for owners Melvin Hartman, David McDuffee and Little E LLC, Glitzey Gal earned four wins and four seconds from 20 starts while banking $72,272. She took a mark of 1:51.2 over a sloppy track at The Meadowlands in July.

Rock N Tony, a Rockin Image-Pandemonious gelding from the Preferred Equine consignment, was purchased by Burke Racing Stable of Fredericktown, Pennsylvania. While trained by Erv Miller for owners Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo, the Indiana Sires Stakes champion won 13 of 31 starts and amassed $522,487 in purses. Most recently, he finished third, raced timed in 1:48.4, in the Monument Circle last Saturday at Hoosier Park.

A total of 660 entries (including broodmares and broodmare prospects, weanlings, yearlings, stallion shares, and racehorses) were sold over the two mixed sale sessions for over $19.45 million, resulting in an average price of $29,471. Last year's average price was a comparable $29,407.

The overall sale toppers were the Muscle Hill sired yearlings Sheer Muscle (Hip 112) and The Ice Dutchess (Hip 162), who each sold for $320,000 during the opening session on Monday. Sheer Muscle, consigned by Peninsula Farm, was purchased by Mario Mazza of New Hope, Pennsylvania. The colt is the first foal out of Sheer Glide (1:54 - $193,564). The Ice Dutchess was acquired by Clark Beelby of Campbellville, Ont. Consigned by Preferred Equine, the filly is a full-sister to a pair of $100,000 winners – Ice Attraction (1:53 - $162,602) and Royal Ice (1:51.3 - $124,846).

The three-day yearling portion of the sale grossed more than $33.76 million and averaged $39,675 for 851 horses, a 2.64 per cent increase over last year’s $38,652 for 867 horses. The top average came in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for an average of $40,824.

For complete sale results, click here.

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