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Standardbred Horse Sale Continues

Published: November 8, 2008 8:00 am ET

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Today marks the final day of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Today's action is the third of the mixed sessions and will see hip numbers 2009 - 2461 go through the sales ring.

Today's session gets underway at 10:00 a.m.

Click here to view the results as they happen.

To view the catalogue, click here.

The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale's mixed sale concluded on Friday, with One Tough Lass fetching the highest bid of the day at $475,000.

Consigned by Peninsula Farm, Inc., acting as agent, the three-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee – Timberlassie was purchased by Herb Liverman Miami, Florida and Melvin Hartman of Ottawa, Ont. One Tough Lass, a winner of $326,397 in purses, recently took her lifetime mark of 1:52.4 in the Kentucky Filly Futurity.

To read a recap of Day 5, click here.

Day 4, which marked the first day of the mixed sessions, was highlighted by William Weaver of Freehold, NJ signing the sales slip on Armbro Domino, a five-year-old daughter of Self Possessed in foal to Donato Hanover. The mare, who banked in excess of $275,000 in her career, has a March foal on the ground - an Andover Hall colt named Hallofachoice.

To read a recap of Day 4, click here.

A total of 1,451 head sold for $39,041,200 on Day 4, an average of $26,906 per horse.

On Day 3, the last of the three yearling sessions, Some Hearts walked away with the highest price of the session, as the full brother to 2008 two-year-old Western Heart (1:55.1 - $43,669) was purchased for $120,000. The son of Western Terror – Heart Ofthe Matter was purchased by Richard Norman of Allentown, New Jersey, who was acting as agent.

To read a recap of Day 3, click here.

Prices were down significantly from the 2007 version of The Black Book. With 1,050 yearlings selling for $31.94 million, the average yearling price was $30,420, down from totals of $42.78 million overall and a yearling average of $40,824 a year ago.

The highlight of the Tuesday session (Day 2) was when Tony Alagna -- of Steger, Illinois, who was acting as agent -- signed the sales slip for Two Timer, an Andover Hall daughter that topped Day 2 as a $180,000 buy.

Two Timer is the second foal out of Gracious Marla, a Malabar Man sister to the dam of Snow White (1:52.4 - $1,443,551).

To read a recap of Day 2, click here.

A total of 364 horses sold in Day 2 for a gross of $10.5 million. The average was $28,846. In 2007, the sale's second-day average rang in at $36,187.

A total of 731 horses were sold through the first two sessions for an average price of $36,493. The average for the first two days was down 25 per cent from the same period in '07, which saw an average price of $49,091.

Muscle Massive, a full brother to Muscle Mass (1:53.4 - $229,000), topped the Monday session (Day 1) when trainer Jimmy Takter bid $425,000 to land him. Muscle Massive is by Muscles Yankee and out of Graceful Touch.

A total of 368 yearlings went through the ring on Day 1, resulting in a gross of $16,167,200 and an average of $44,039. In 2007, the opening-day average was $62,361. In 2006, the opening-day average was $54,178.<


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