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Goshen Yearling Sale Recap

Published: September 10, 2018 11:51 am ET

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More than 1,000 prospective buyers gathered at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday (Sept. 9) to examine, evaluate and purchase the 116 available Standardbred prospects up for sale at the fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale.

Many of the stakes-eligible horses will be competing in the sire stakes programs in New York and Pennsylvania next year and the crowd reflected many connections from those racing jurisdictions.

The total gross of the sale was just under $1.5 million, as 66 colts and 50 fillies sold for an average price of $12,912.

The sales topper was trotting colt (Hip 117) Unpaid Advisor (Chapter Seven-Pole Dancer), who was bred and consigned by Boxwood Farm. The successful $50,000 bid was made by Charles Colbrunn of Longwood, Florida.

The highest priced pacer was the filly (Hip 20) Eye Popping (So Surreal-Paramelons Hanover), who was bred and consigned by Steve Jones’ Cameo Hills Farm. The gavel dropped at $45,000 that was bid by Scott Di Domenico of Jamesburg, New Jersey.

The top seller from the 25-horse Hanover Shoe Farm consignment was trotting filly (Hip 58) Demimonde Hanover (Sebastian K-Daddys Lhasa), who went for $36,000 to Mark Ford of Campbell Hall, New York. This was the first yearling from the first crop of Sebastian K available for sale.

Winbak Farm was well represented with 38 yearlings and sold the third highest priced prospect overall in the sale. Trotting colt (Hip 50) Bronze Yankee (Muscles Yankee-Brontease) brought $42,000 from Blake MacIntosh of Cambridge, Ontario.

MacIntosh was also the successful bidder of Twinbrook Farm's top seller (Hip 37) Twin B Salsa (Art Major-Western Heat). The pacing filly commanded $26,000 when the bidding ceased.

Blue Chip Farms’ top money-getter from its 11-head consignment was the trotting filly (Hip 104) Really Blue Chip (Credit Winner-Muscles Secret), who was purchased by Anthony MacDonald of Guelph, Ontario for $31,000.

“We had a beautiful day for this sale and it reflected in everyone’s attitude, as a large crowd of enthusiastic buyers were keeping our spotters busy all day,” said Mark Ford, the president of the Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales Co. “The only hiccup that occurred was our internet service provider’s lack of reliable service on Sunday that killed our live stream and delayed the posting of results; something that was totally out of our control.”

You can view the complete sales results in a searchable database by clicking here.

(Goshen Yearling Sale)

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