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ASHA Yearling Sale In The Books

Published: September 10, 2018 11:24 am ET

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The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale took place on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 9) at the Olds Regional Exhibition Megadome in Olds, Alta., as 71 horses made their way through the sales ring.

The 71 horses brought an average of $9,677.80.

With representatives from eastern Canada, Century Casinos, and a few new members to the industry, the annual sale showed great optimism for harness racing in Alberta.

Selling for $30,000, the two sale toppers were Hip 41, Blue Star Dreaming (Blue Burner—Movin Uptown) consigned by William Zaretsky and sold to Lorne Duffield, and Hip 52, Coco Kola Cowboy (Vertical Horizon—Cool Grin) consigned by Meridian Farms and sold to Kelly Hoerdt.

Coco Kool Cowboy, one of the sale toppers from the 2018 ASHA Yearling Sale, pictured in the ring (Photo courtesy Julie Brewster)

The ASHA Standardbred Horse 4H Project was a success again this year, as three 4H members participated in the project.

Jenna Bec has been a 4H member for six years. She worked with True Towner (Trueland Hanover—Get Out Of Town) for Riverside Stables. True Tower was purchased by Carol Bowell for $1,400.

Sierra MacDonald has participated in the project for three years. This year she had Blackisbackjack (Lambretta—Pom Pom Hanover) for consignor Cory Manning. Blackisbackjack was purchased by Cory Manning for $2,500.

Dayton Rickard is in his second year of the project. He showed Rogue Shark (Mystery Chase—Shark Gone Bad) for consignor Meridian Farms. Rogue Shark was the top seller for the 4H horses and was purchased by David Kelly for $7,000.

Rogue Shark (left) and Two Tone Terror (right), pictured at the 2018 ASHA Yearling Sale (Photo courtesy Julie Brewster)

Two Tone Terror (Mystician—Too Ideal) was the Meridian Farms ‘Let The Sun Shine’ horse. The Let The Sun Shine initiative was developed by Meridian Farms to donate the proceeds from a yearling sold at the sale every year to charitable organizations. Two Tone Terror was sold to Bob Clark for $23,000.

Two Tone Terror, Meridian Farms’ ‘Let The Sun Shine’ horse (Photo courtesy Julie Brewster)

Good luck to all of the new owners. The board and staff of ASHA would like to thank all the breeders, consignors, and purchasers for their support. We wish you all the best with your future racing champions!

For more information on the 2018 ASHA Yearling Sale, click here.


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