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Canadians Stepping Up In Harrisburg

Published: November 6, 2012 7:39 pm ET

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The second session of the 2012 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale was held Tuesday at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, and Canadians were very active when it came to buying yearlings.

Hip 524 Marc Hanover was the sale topper in the second session. The son of Cams Card Shark-Maremma Hanover, who hailed from the Hanover Shoe Farms Inc.’s consignment, was purchased for $275,000 by Dustin Jones of Campbellville, ON. The colt is a brother to the stakes winners Martini Hanover (1:51.1 - $164,374) and Marinade Hanover (1:52.3 - $76,190).

Hip 371 Shift Into Glide, who was bred by Stan Klemencic of Trenton and David Reid of Glenburnie, ON, was purchased by William Weaver and Caviart Farms of Bordentown, NJ for $250,000. The son of Yankee Glide, who sold as part of the Preferred Equine Mkt. Inc. consignment, is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Andover Hall mare, Arbor Hanover.

Hip 320 Toronto Hanover was a $177,000 purchase by Irwin Samelman of Las Vegas, NV. The Somebeachsomewhere colt, who sold as part of Hanover Shoe Farms’ consignment, is out of the millionairess, Tricky Tooshie. She’s already produced a quarter of $300,000 winners including True North Hanover (1:50.2 - $732,912.

Mel Hartman of Ottawa, ON signed the sale slip for Hip 464 Scary Magic. The Kadabra-Give Me A V colt is a full brother to OSS winner Magical Victory (1:55.3 - $34,034)

Richard Berthiaume of Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC, bought Hip 428 Carracci Hanover for $140,000. The son of Somebeachsomerwhere-Cohiba Mary has multiple stakes-winning siblings in his family including Little Brown Jug winner, P Forty Seven (1:48.2 - $707,660).

The 239 horses in Monday’s opening session sold for a gross of $12,830,500 and an average sale price of $53,684. Tuesday’s second session saw 306 yearlings sell for a gross of $11,296,500 and an average sale price of $36,916. The sale average following the first two sessions is $44,270.

At the 2011 Annual Sale, 1,096 Select yearlings were sold for $34,167,000, for an average of $31,174; 952 mixed horses were sold for $20,928,200, an average of $21,983. Pennsylvania sires led the way with 454 Select yearlings selling for $15,085,700, an average of $33,228. Overall, 2048 horses sold for $55,095,200, an average of $26,901.

The Select Yearling Sale will continue Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the Mixed Sale on Friday and Saturday.

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