Delaware, OH --- Optimism abounded at the Blooded Horse Summer Sale August 25-26 that proved to be the best in its 58-year history. There were 212 yearlings featured in the Monday session including 121 Ohio-breds, 46 Indiana-breds, 16 Pennsylvania-breds, 12 Ontario-breds, and 4 New York-breds.
Spring Haven Farm sold two of the top three yearlings led by a beautiful Ohio-bred daughter of Fly Fly Buckeye out of an Artsplace mare that went to Dean Davis for $20,000. They also consigned the striking black Major In Art colt Major Lee Fast purchased by Glenn Raia for $11,000. Bidding was spirited for the Ohio-bred filly, Goldrush Katie, with Parent Stables getting the nod at $12,000. The daughter of Trainforthefuture out of a half-sister to Yankee Glide was consigned by Pfeiffer Farms LLC.
After the yearling session, it was all about racehorses. Topping the sale at $54,000 was Hezatrain, an ultra-consistent 5-year-old trotting gelding coming off a 1.54.4 eight length win at Scioto Downs. Consigned by Wengerd Racing, the son of Trainforthefuture was purchased by Michael Casalino of New Jersey. C’mon Mr Brock who had just demolished a field at Northfield Park by 13 lengths was purchased by Bob Lasky, agent for $27,000.
Michigan buyers were hot after good horses to race beyond their border. Shirley Halas signed the ticket for the competitive Meadowlands trotter JCs Jake for $23,000, Guy Cole picked up the trotting winner of $228,629 Over and Out for $21,000, and Michael Sova got the nod on the fast American Ideal daughter, Lady Ideal, for $20,000.
The Blooded Horse Fall Sale is scheduled for November 17-20 and will feature a black type yearling session on the first day. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com for entry deadlines.