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Blanchard Comments On Sale Merger

Published: February 15, 2017 6:39 pm ET

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Following Tuesday's announcement regarding the Canadian Yearling Sale and Forest City Yearling Sale merger, The Raceway's manager Greg Blanchard has commented on Western Fair District serving as the venue of what will be the biggest Standardbred yearling sale in Canada.

Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. announced on Tuesday that an agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one, which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont. on the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2017. The sale will be called the London Selected Yearling Sale.

“It’s a good story. The Forest City some would consider the leading yearling sale in Canada,” Blanchard told the London Free Press. “But now in partnership with Standardbred Canada it surely will be no question.

“It probably makes sense from a time perspective so that you don’t have to go to two sales and everyone can get to the one.”

To read the London Free Press story, click here.

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