Day At The Track

Happy sellers and happy buyers

05:42 AM 18 May 2018 NZST
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Outrajus Blue Chip, harness racing
The sale topper at $52,000 was the ultra-consistent conditioned pacer Outrajus Blue Chip
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Harness racing horsemen flooded to the Champions Center, the new site for the Blooded Horse Sale, in Springfield, Ohio, on May 15, seeking racehorses and breeding stock among the 404 catalogued. It was the strongest Spring Sale in its 55 year history with a lot of happy sellers and happy buyers. "Everyone seemed to appreciate the fresh new venue," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "It's bright, spacious and easily accessible. The racehorse market is booming with good purses driving demand."

The sale topper at $52,000 was the ultra-consistent conditioned pacer Outrajus Blue Chip who just finished 2nd in 1:51.3 at Miami Valley. The 4-year old was purchased by Keith Pippi of PA and came from Kim Dailey's powerful consignment that also sold the promising pair of Pet Rock 3-year olds Missplaced Rock for $42,000 and Big CCs Rock for $37,000. Those Ohio eligibles were purchased respectively by Andy Gardner of PA and Allard Racing Inc.

Runner-up honors at $45,000 each went to the 3-year-old NYSS placed Art Major filly Line Dancer consigned by Frank Chick and the 7-year-old Open pacing gelding Always The Sun consigned by Duck Creek Farm. They were purchased respectively by Rick Bucci of NY and Noble Racing LLC. The lone trotter among the top 12 horses was the precocious 3-year-old gelding Vote for Pedro, a winner in three of four lifetime starts. Tom Pollack consigned the son of Dejarmbro who was purchased by Steve Taylor of Ontario for $43,000.

Allard Racing was the leading buyer with 16 horses. In addition to Big CCs Rock, above, those purchases included the royally bred Indiana Sires Stakes winning Rockin BB for $40,000 and Ohio Sires Stakes eligible That's Amazing for $35,000.

The Summer Blooded Horse Sale will be held Tuesday Aug. 28 and Wednesday Aug. 29 at the Champions Center. This sale includes a black type yearling session in addition to several hundred racehorses. The black type yearling session closes July 1. Mixed entries will be taken until full. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter or order a catalogue.

Please direct any questions to jhaws@bloodedhorse.com

Dot Morgan

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