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In conjunction with its Annual Yearling Sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of its popular “Stable Stars” Contest. Contestants will predict the knockdown sales prices of sixteen Harrisburg yearlings to be sold on Monday, November 5th. An online entry form can be completed from a link on the Home Page of The Black Book website (www.theblackbook.com); by submitting a printed and scanned form by email to harrisburgsale@theblackbook.com; or by FAX to 717 – 637 – 6766 until Thursday November 1st and thereafter to 717 – 233 – 3625. The deadline for submission of entries is Sunday November 4th at noon. Prizes will be given to contestants whose predictions are closest to the actual knockdown prices for individual yearlings, and whose total price predictions are closest to the total knockdown prices for all sixteen yearlings in the contest. Prizes are as follows: 1st Place – contestant whose grand total of all sixteen yearling prices is closest to actual total knockdown prices. The winner will receive a Standardbred hat and jacket, a $100 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 2nd Place – contestant whose grand total of all sixteen yearling prices is second closest to actual total knockdown prices. The second place prize will be a Standardbred hat and jacket, a $50 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Individual hip number winners – each contestant whose prediction is closest to the actual knockdown price of each of the sixteen yearlings will receive a Standardbred hat, a $25 gift certificate to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame store, and a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Prizes will be mailed to the winners after the sale. The most astute contestants may win multiple prizes. Winners will be posted during the sale on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed (@standardbred). All fans of harness racing are encouraged to test their knowledge of yearling sales in the contest, and to follow the Harrisburg Sale by live video stream from a link on The Black Book website (www.theblackbook.com).  From the Standardbred Sales Co.

The 2018 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on Friday, October 12. The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 8 and ends on Friday, November 9 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7. Standardbred's popular "Black Book for the iPad" from www.equineline.com is available for download from a link on our website. Past Performances First Edition for race lines is also available for download on the website. Past Performances Second Edition with most current race lines will be available for download on November 1, and will be distributed in printed form at the Sale. The Mixed Sale has a total of 638 entries, including 155 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 15 weanlings, 43 yearlings, 35 stallion shares, and 392 race horses. Standardbred is accepting entries for a Mixed Sale Supplement catalog until October 22, 2018. Supplement catalogs will be available prior to the sale for download on our website, as an update to our iPad catalog and in print at the sale. From the Standardbred Horse Sales Company  

Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 80th Annual Yearling Sale Black Book 1 catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book" program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your Smart Phone or iPad to yearling videos when available. Download a "QR Reader" application from your Smart Phone's "App Store", and scan the QR code on the printed catalog page with your Smart Phone. The yearling video will soon appear. We hope you enjoy this handy innovation closer to the Sale. In response to recommendations by our European customers, Standardbred has included the USTA's new "Best Beaten Times" information in both Black Book 1 and 2. These times are indicated by the abbreviation "BT" in the pedigrees. Our iPad formatted catalog can now be downloaded using the Equineline.com Sales Catalog App by following the link on our DOWNLOADS page. Harrisburg offers great yearlings to meet every horseman's needs, from Grand Circuit to Fair racing. Find your champion today! by Paul F. Spears, for the Standardbred Horse Sales Company  

On Saturday 12th May, the BHRC Star Makers Series sponsored by the Standardbred Horse Sales Company (USA) kicked off with its first leg of nine at Tregaron. The Alexis Laidler-trained mare Laneside Layla held off a strong challenge from Colin Bevan's Laughing Buck to secure her place in the grand final, to be staged at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday 14th July. The series was developed for horses aged 4YO+ with lifetime earnings of £1000 or less. The remaining 8 heats are scheduled to be staged at a variety of hard and grass tracks across Scotland, England and Wales in the coming weeks. Thirty-three horses were originally staked, with heat winners automatically progressing to the final. Those horses which have not won a heat, can enter the remaining heats an unlimited number of times in an attempt to secure their places in the final. The tenth horse in the final will be the highest point scorer from the heats (with a reserve list to account for subsequent withdrawals from the final). The horses which have been staked for the series are: Al Jolson Ayr Freedom Blytheview JJ (1 run) Borntorun (1 run) Brywins Mayhem Cash All Ceiron JD Coalford Insignia Coffee Mate Country Major Dynaramic Father Ted Finley Wells GDs Hurricane Hawthorns Melinda Hilltop North Art (1 run) Ithon Orbit Ladyford Warrior Laneside Layla (1 run - WINNER OF HEAT 1) Laughin Buck (1 run) Lyons Aceofspades Lyons Comet Lyons Saint Marys (1 run) Mahogany Charmer Natalie Camden Olivia Camden Rhyds Girlpower Rodney Camden Soul Searcher Springhill Calaburn The Dark Destroyer The Lion King Wye Joels Best The remaining heats are as follows: Corbiewood - 18th May Presteigne - 25th May Corbiewood - 1st June Amman Valley - 3rd June Tir Prince - 9th June Evenjobb - 10th June Corbiewood - 21st June Pikehall - 1st July The grand final at Tir Prince, the home of the Crock of Gold, has an estimated purse of £6000 and will be the feature race on the card on Saturday 14th July. With entries from all corners of the UK, the series has captured the imaginations across the board and promises to be a competitive and prestigious event. British Harness Racing would like to take this opportunity to thank the Standardbred Horse Sales Company (USA) for their continued support of harness racing in the United Kingdom and hope that this series will become a regular event in the calendar in years to come. by Sarah Thomas, for Harnesslink      

Harrisburg, PA --- Dynamite Dame, a 5-year-old trotting mare in foal to Muscle Hill, was the sales topper at Thursday’s (Nov. 9) harness racing mixed sale session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, going for $135,000 to agent Bryan Montgomery. A daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Donerail mare One Sharp Lady, Dynamite Dame was a stakes-winner at age 2 and runner-up to world champion Mission Brief in the 2014 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship. Her family includes Bold Dreamer, the dam of two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Pampered Princess and O’Brien Award-winner Was It A Dream. Bold Dreamer also is the mother of Satin Pillows, who is the dam of Dan Patch Award-winner To Dream On and sold for $250,000 at last year’s mixed sale. Dynamite Dame was consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency. Pacing mare Sea Cruise Hanover, an 8-year-old daughter of Dragon Again out of the No Nukes mare Sami Cam, sold for $85,000 to Hickory Lane Horse Farm. Sea Cruise Hanover, who is in foal to Always Be Miki, is a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Sutter Hanover. Northwood Bloodstock Agency was the consignor. Megaball Hanover, also in foal to Always Be Miki, sold for $82,000 to Cornerstone Stock Farm. Megaball Hanover is a 4-year-old daughter of Western Terror out of the Matt’s Scooter mare Mary Mattgalane. She is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winners Meirs Hanover and Lady Mattgalane. Preferred Equine was the consignor. Moonlight In Miami, a 6-year-old trotting mare in foal to Father Patrick, sold for $80,000 to Richard Arnold. Moonlight In Miami is a daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Windsong’s Legacy mare Bedtime Song. Her second dam is Bold Dreamer. She was consigned by Concord Stud Farm. Rounding out the top five were two mares tied at $77,000 --- trotter Pleasing Lady and pacer Jiminey Three. Pleasing Lady sold to Steve Stewart while Jiminey Three went to Daryl Miller. Pleasing Lady, in foal to Bar Hopping, is an 11-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall out of the Mr Vic mare Victory Please. Her previous foals include this season’s New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old colt champion Six Pack (by Muscle Mass). Preferred Equine was the consignor. Jiminey Three, who is in foal to Betting Line, is a 4-year-old daughter of Mach Three out of the The Panderosa mare Disneypan. She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Frontierpan, whose first foal, Quatrain Blue Chip, sold for $180,000 on Tuesday. She also is a half-sister to stakes-winner Tomorrowpan and her family includes two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mystical Maddy. She was consigned by Preferred Equine. The Standardbred Horse Sale concludes Friday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. For complete results visit The Black Book. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

When he was a young child, John Como Jr. would sit on his father's shoulders to see over the crowd and share in the excitement of watching harness racing horses battle down the stretch. As an adult, Como has enjoyed the exhilaration of seeing his own horses, such as stakes-winner Bolt The Duer, charge to victory. Now he hopes the future will be filled with more trips to the sport's big dances with Astaire. Como bought Astaire, a New York-eligible pacing colt by American Ideal out of the stakes-winning mare Dancinwiththestarz, for $115,000 during Wednesday's session of the Standardbred Horse Sale at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. It was the third and final yearling session at the sale, which will begin its two-day mixed sale on Thursday. Astaire was Wednesday's second-highest priced horse, following only trotting filly Amanda Blue Chip, who sold for $130,000 to Ken Jacobs. "We liked his look and I like American Ideal," said Como, who competes under the name All Star Racing. "And we wanted a New York-bred. We tried for a few others and didn't get them, so I got lucky and got (Astaire) today. "He's a really nice-looking colt, well built. And (consignor) Concord Stud does a great job with their yearlings. I'm real happy to get him." Amanda Blue Chip and Astaire were the only horses to bring six figures on Wednesday, but 10 others sold for at least $70,000, which helped produce a near-record yearling average for the sale. The three days averaged $39,675 for 851 horses, a 2.64-percent increase over last year's $38,652 for 867 horses. The top average came in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for an average of $40,824. Trotting colts (196 sold) led the average, at $42,069. They were followed by pacing colts (251) at $41,984, trotting fillies (186) at $38,546 and pacing fillies (216) at $35,938. This year's gross of $33.76 million surpassed last year's $33.51 million. "We certainly made a great recovery from a somewhat slow Monday," Standardbred Horse Sales Company President and CEO President Pete Spears said, referring to a 4.28-percent dip in the first day's average compared to 2016. "We're very pleased with the results. I think the entire day today was very strong. Most Wednesdays have some fairly significant lulls in the action, but I think it was quite strong throughout the day. If anything, it seemed to pick up as the day went on. "Now, of course, we're hoping for an equally strong mixed sale. The momentum should carry through. If everything is dictated by supply and demand, not only are yearlings in relative short supply, but broodmares and broodmare prospects are in fairly short supply too. I would hope the very attractive broodmares and broodmare prospects offered (Thursday) and Friday will be in big demand." Como knew he would have to pay a price for a potential stakes-caliber yearling. He hopes Astaire, who will be trained by Pete Foley, can find his way to success. "Quality was going for good money; it really was," Como said. "My father started this business in '69 and one thing he told me all along was that you have to buy top breeding and quality if you want to have a chance in stakes races. I had a taste with Bolt The Duer and once you have that taste you want to get it back again." Como and his father, who passed away in 2013, saw Bolt The Duer win the 2012 Adios and several years earlier also enjoyed stakes victories with female pacer Shanghai Lil. "I love the horse business," said Como, who has 15 horses. "I'll always have horses. I basically grew up with it and it's always a thrill to have a good one. You always have something to shoot for. I've been lucky. I've always had a few horses that can compete at the higher levels. That's what makes it fun." Jacobs' Amanda Blue Chip is a daughter of Chapter Seven out of the mare Cantata. Her family includes stakes-winners Creamy Mimi, Pizza Dolce (a Dan Patch Award winner) and Mars Bar. Two horses brought $85,000 on Wednesday --- colt pacer Woodside Cody, purchased by Linda Toscano, and filly pacer Highmoon Sunshine, purchased by Paul Reid, as agent. Woodside Cody is a son of American Ideal out of the mare Filly Buster. His second dam is multiple Dan Patch Award-winner Loyal Opposition. Highmoon Sunshine is a daughter of Sunshine Beach out of the mare Ozone. Her family includes stakes-winners Wind Me Up and Northern Sky. For complete results visit The Black Book. Day Three Top 10 Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 582-F-T-Amanda Blue Chip-Chapter Seven-Cantata-Ken Jacobs-Blue Chip Farms-$130,000 606-C-P-Astaire-American Ideal-Dancinwiththestarz-John Como Jr.-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$115,000 640-C-P-Woodside Cody-American Ideal-Filly Buster-Linda Toscano-Northwood Bloodstock, agent-$85,000 772-F-P-Highmoon Sunshine-Sunshine Beach-Ozone-Paul Reid, agent-Walnridge Farm, agent-$85,000 650-C-P-Hi Tech Gadget-Mach Three-Gadgets To Go-Brad Maxwell-Brad Maxwell/Tim Murray-Winbak Farm-$82,000 736-C-T-Bigly-Muscle Mass-Miss Fidget-Michael Anderson-Preferred Equine, agent-$82,000 572-C-T-Borges Hanover-Explosive Matter-Brooke Blue Chip-Purple Haze Stables-Hanover Shoe Farms-$80,000 816-C-P-Shamma Lamma-McArdle-Shabalabadingdong-Wrenn Racing, agent-Northwood Bloodstock, agent-$80,000 857-F-P-Soft Wind Hanover-Sportswriter-Summer Thriller-Casie Coleman-Hanover Shoe Farms-$80,000 834-C-T-Knight Of Valour-Muscle Mass-Smooth And Sassy-Paul Kelley-Twinbrook Farms, agent-$75,000 Ken Weingartner

Harrisburg, PA --- Mac Nichol will hope Quatrain Blue Chip is poetry in motion on the harness racing track after making the pacing colt the sales topper for Tuesday's (Nov. 7) session of the Standardbred Horse Sale. Nichol bought Quatrain Blue Chip, a son of Somebeachsomewhere and first foal out of the mare Frontierpan, for $180,000. The colt's family includes stakes-winner Tomorrowpan and two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mystical Maddy. Casie Coleman will train the colt. "He's a super-looking horse," Nichol said. "I loved the breeding on him, Somebeachsomewhere, and he's one of the best ones I thought I saw at the sale. So that's the reason I went for him. "We liked him right from the time we saw him. We were waiting for him all day. I'm happy, for sure. He was probably a little more than I thought, but that happens." Quatrain Blue Chip was one of 17 yearlings to sell for at least $100,000 during the second day of the Standardbred Horse Sale. Despite a 4.28-percent dip in the sale's first-day average compared to last year, the two-day average of $52,847 was nearly identical to last year's $53,322. A total of 483 yearlings have been sold this year compared to 479 last year. "We made up our difference and we're basically where we were last year at this time," Standardbred Horse Sale Company President and CEO Pete Spears said. "After the way things started a little slowly yesterday, I think we're doing very well. "I was told by multiple people that they felt there weren't the usual valleys that go on for a while and then peak. It was always fairly steady straight through. The consignors thought that as well." Following Quatrain Blue Chip on the list of Tuesday's top sellers was trotting colt Army Of Monkeys, who went for $170,000 to Courant Inc. and trainer Marcus Melander. Army Of Monkeys is a son of Chapter Seven out of the mare Steamy Windows. His family includes Met's Inn, the dam of recent Breeders Crown runner-up Met's Hall, and 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill. "It got a little expensive, but it was a very nice Chapter Seven colt," Melander said. "We were very happy to get him. There weren't that many Chapter Sevens here and this was one of the nicer Chapter Seven colts, so you're going to have to pay a little bit for him. "I liked everything about him. He's a complete horse and the video was great. I've had a couple of nice Chapter Sevens and it looks like he had the same that they had. We were lucky this year with (Chapter Seven-sired stakes-winner) Fourth Dimension, so hopefully we can get lucky next year too." Shake First, a pacing colt by American Ideal out of Shake That Junk, sold for $160,000 to Crawford Farms. Shake First is a half-brother to recent Breeders Crown Open Pace winner Split The House and mare Cult Status, both owned by Crawford Farms. "We weren't going to bid on him," Michelle Crawford said. "But I couldn't help it. I went and pulled him out. I loved his tape from the get-go, so I always had in my mind we would get him, but we purchased so many that we didn't need another pacing colt for New York. I brought my husband (Al) over and that was it. "I think we are well positioned to have some success next year, I hope. I think we've been up our game as far as pedigrees and what we're buying. It's exciting." Quarter Blue Chip, a daughter of Shadow Play and first foal out of the mare Michelles Song, sold for $150,000 to Team Allard. The filly's second dam is Michelle's Jackpot, a half-sister to 1994 Horse of the Year Cam's Card Shark and mother of Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year Michael's Power as well as O'Brien Award-winner Michelle's Power. Absynthe Hanover was purchased for $140,000 by Serge Godin's Determination stable. The filly is a daughter of Kadabra out of the mare Anonyme Hanover. Her third dam is Amour Angus, who produced Canada's 1994 Horse of the Year Emilie Cas El as well as Dan Patch Award winners Andover Hall and Conway Hall. She is a Kadabra filly and I like a Kadabra filly," said Luc Blais, who will train the horse. "I thought the bidding was OK for her. There weren't that many Kadabras in the sale and we figured that filly was the best for us. We decided to get her. "The third dam is a great third dam. And (Anonyme Hanover) went in (1):56.3, she showed something. I like that when the dam raced at 2 and has a good mark." The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale ends Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. The two-day mixed sale begins Thursday. "I think we're looking at a good day again (Wednesday)," Spears said. "I think there are still a lot of people that need horses. Everybody has been pretty relaxed and happy. There hasn't been a lot of drama, and that's a good thing on this end." Day Two Top 10 (and ties) Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 308-C-P-Quatrain Blue Chip-Somebeachsomewhere-Frontierpan-Mac Nichol-Blue Chip Farms,agent-$180,000 485-C-T-Army Of Monkeys-Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows-Courant Inc.-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$170,000 464-C-P-Shake First-American Ideal-Shake That Junk-Crawford Farms-Fair Winds Farm-$160,000 237-F-P-Quarter Blue Chip-Shadow Play-Michelles Song-Team Allard-Blue Chip Farms,agent-$150,000 212-F-T-Absynthe Hanover-Kadabra-Anonyme Hanover-Determination-Hanover Shoe Farms-$140,000 495-C-T-Start Talking-Chapter Seven-Talktalktalk-Benoit Baillargeon-Fair Winds Farm-$140,000 474-C-P-Stag Party-Bettor's Delight-My Lady Day-Casie Coleman-All American Harnessbreds-$125,000 217-C-T-Winesap-Donato Hanover-Apple Plush-Andy Miller Stable-Walnridge Farm,agent-$115,000 254-C-P-Bettor Be Honest-Bettor's Delight-Moment Of Truth-Rick Berks-All American Harnessbreds-$110,000 321-F-T-Heaven On Credit-Credit Winner-Holier Than Thou-Paul Kelley-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$110,000 413-C-P-No Mas Amor-Sweet Lou-No More Loving-Ken Jacobs-Walnridge Farm,agent-$110,000 444-C-T-Crowned Eagle-Cantab Hall-Red Hot Spicy-Paul Kelley-Concord Stud Farm,agent-$110,000 For complete results visit The Black Book. Ken Weingartner

Harrisburg, PA --- For harness racing John Floren's Coyote Wynd Farms, the opening of the Standardbred Horse Sale on Monday was a break-even kind of day. First, Floren watched Coyote Wynd Farms-bred trotting colt Sheer Muscle sell for $320,000. Then, as the session neared conclusion, Coyote Wynd Farms bought trotting filly The Ice Dutchess for $320,000. The two horses, both sired by Muscle Hill, shared the honor of being the day's top sellers. "How often does that happen?" said trainer Clark Beelby, who signed the ticket for The Ice Dutchess. "It's just a little kind of trade." The "trade" was part of a day that saw Muscle Hill listed as the sire of the session's four highest-selling horses and seven of the 11 that brought at least $200,000. A total of 21 Muscle Hill-sired trotters passed through the ring and sold for an average of $148,762. Overall, a total of 164 yearlings sold for an average of $75,305. The average was a drop of 4.28 percent from last year's average of $78,676 for 170 horses. The first-day average two years ago was $55,781 for 258 horses. A total of 42 horses sold for at least $100,000 compared to 40 in 2016. Trotters on Monday sold for an average of $88,441 while pacers sold for an average of $66,000. There were 68 trotters sold and 96 pacers. Pacing colts sold for an average of $64,557, a decrease of 13.6 percent from last year, while pacing fillies sold for $68,514, an increase of 14.8 percent from 2016. Trotting colts averaged $91,838 on Monday, a dip of 6.69 percent from last year when two trotting colts reached $400,000, and trotting fillies averaged $84,387, which was nearly identical to last year's $84,545. "The pacing colts were light," Standardbred Horse Sale Company President and CEO Pete Spears said. "I really can't give you a reason for that. Everything else was very strong. Pacing fillies were very strong. Why did the pacing fillies out-average the pacing colts? If you can tell me that one, then I'll understand. But I really don't understand. "The trotters were very strong. If it weren't for the pacing colts, I think we would have been far above last year's average. I can't explain it." Mario Mazza was the winning bidder for Sheer Muscle, a son of Muscle Hill out of the mare Sheer Glide. His family includes stakes-winner Flex The Muscle. Earlier in the day, Mazza was out-bid on trotting colt Summit In Sight, who went for $300,000 to Stroy Inc. "This makes up for it," Mazza said. "I thought (Summit In Sight) went for a little too much, but they're all going for big money. I figured I better jump in and get him. I like (Sheer Muscle's) family. I just trusted in Muscle Hills this year, so I decided to go for it. Hopefully it's going to work out." Francisco Del Cid will train Sheer Muscle for Mazza. The Ice Dutchess was the seventh-to-last horse to sell Monday. She is a daughter of Muscle Hill out of the mare The Ice Queen. She is a full sister to Kentucky Filly Futurity winner Ice Attraction and her family also includes 2007 Breeders Crown champion Southwind Serena, who is the dam of two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Mission Brief. "First, I liked her breeding and pedigree; it speaks for itself," Beelby said. "She had a great video and is a nice racehorse size. She's just an overall beautiful filly. John picked her out. I just gave him the thumbs up. "I'm not sure who else was bidding on her, but bids were coming from everywhere. I didn't think she would sell that strong, but I always underestimate." Summit In Sight is a son of Muscle Hill out of the mare Bluff. The colt's second dam is Dan Patch Award-winner Blur. Julie Miller will train the trotter for Natalia Stroy's Stroy Inc. Next on the list of top-sellers was filly trotter Personal Paradise, by Muscle Hill out of the mare Armbro Deja Vu, who went for $265,000 to Ake Svanstedt on behalf of owner Mellby Gard Inc. She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Dejarmbro and her family includes 2010 Breeders Crown winner Manofmanymissions. "I liked the pedigree," said Svanstedt, who trained Personal Paradise's half-sister Katniss. "She is a good-looking horse. I liked everything about her. She was the No. 1 filly to me." The top-selling pacer of the day was Unseen, a son of Bettor's Delight out of the mare Sight To See. The colt, a half-brother to stakes-winner Casual Cool, sold for $200,000 to Scott Horner. His family also includes O'Brien Award-winner Glowing Report and stakes-winner Must See, who is the dam of 2009 Pacer of the Year Well Said. Izzy Hanover was the leading pacing filly, selling for $170,000 to agent Perry Soderberg on behalf of owners Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. She is a daughter of Captaintreacherous out of the mare Ideal Newtown. She is a three-quarter sister to recent Elevation Pace winner Closing Statement and her family also includes stakes-winner Newborn Sassy. "To me, she was the nicest horse in the entire sale," Soderberg said. "She was kind of Thoroughbred-like to me, like a classy Thoroughbred. She had very few faults, excellent in the field, great attitude; the complete package. She was my No. 1-horse in the whole sale. I'm extremely happy. "She is going to be a broodmare down the road, but hopefully she races good before." The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale continues Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. The final day of the yearling sale is Wednesday, followed by the two-day mixed sale. "I think compared to last year we cut a lot off the bottom end, so I think Tuesday and Wednesday will be stronger than last year," Spears said. "We'll hope that the sales prove that (Tuesday)." Day One Top 10 Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 112-C-T-Sheer Muscle-Muscle Hill-Sheer Glide-Mario Mazza-Peninsula Farm, agent-$320,000 162-F-T-The Ice Dutchess-Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen-Clark Beelby-Preferred Equine,agent-$320,000 29-C-T-Summit In Sight-Muscle Hill-Bluff-Stroy Inc.-Fair Winds Farm-$300,000 49-F-T-Personal Paradise-Muscle Hill-Armbro Deja Vu-Ake Svanstedt-Fair Winds Farm-$265,000 139-F-T-So Diane Hanover-Cantab Hall-Shared Past-Chuck Sylvester-Hanover Shoe Farms-$240,000 76-F-T-Inge Hanover-Muscle Hill-I'm On Cloud Nine-Jules Siegel-Hanover Shoe Farms-$225,000 31-C-T-Kings County-Muscle Hill-Brooklyn-Lindy Farms-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$210,000 43-C-T-Battenberg-Trixton-Coffeecake Hanover-Crawford Farms-Millstream Farm-$210,000 104-C-T-Hillofamistery-Muscle Hill-Mistery Woman-Perry Soderberg, agent-Millstream Farm-$210,000 141-F-P-Unseen-Bettor's Delight-Sight To See-Scott Horner-Fair Winds Farm-$200,000 150-C-T-Steuben Hanover-Trixton-Star Hanover-Determination-Hanover Shoe Farms-$200,000 For complete results visit The Black Book. Ken Weingartner

The 2017 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website here. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on October 16. The harness racing Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 9 and ends on Friday, November 10 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8. Standardbred's popular "Black Book for the iPad" from www.equineline.com is available for download from a link on our website. Past Performances First Edition for race lines is also available for download on the website. Past Performances Second Edition with most current race lines will be available for download on November 1, and will be distributed in printed form at the Sale. The Mixed Sale has a total of 768 entries, including 177 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 30 weanlings, 59 yearlings, 30 stallion shares, and 472 race horses. Paul Spears Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 79th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our harness racing website, www.theblackbook.com. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the Sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8, featuring 876 fabulous yearlings - 425 by Pennsylvania sires, 213 by New York sires, 178 by Ontario sires, 28 by New Jersey sires, 21 by Ohio sires, and 11 by Indiana sires. Yearlings by first year sires including Captaintreacherous (45), Sweet Lou (33), Trixton (20), Sunshine Beach (15), Royalty For Life (12), Father Patrick (8), Uncle Peter (3), Western Vintage (3), Heston Blue Chip (2), E L Titan (2), and Detour Hanover (2). Printed catalogs will be mailed September 15. Standardbred will again offer catalogs formatted for the iPad through the Equineline.com Sales Catalog app. As always, Standardbred provides multiple "Search" functions and downloadable PDF packets on our website to help you find your champion. Our convenient "My Black Book" feature allows customers to store lists of yearling prospects with pedigrees, video links, and personal notes in a confidential format that is accessible from any Internet-capable device. Paul Spears Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Harrisburg, PA --- The final day of the harness racing sale at Harrisburg, the Mixed Sale took place on Friday (Nov. 11) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Among the horses that were sold on Friday was the 4-year-old trotting stallion Crescent Fashion, purchased by Ross Croghan for $250,000. The son of Muscle HIll-Fashion Feline is a career winner of $440,196 and competed in the Breeders Crown in his most recent start for trainer Ake Svanstedt. The 4-year-old pacing mare Bettor Be Steppin brought a $200,000 bid from Hanover Shoe Farms. The daughter of Bettors Delight-Two Steppin' Sally earned $787,466 in her three years on the racetrack with nine wins in 47 starts. Trained by Joe Holloway, Bettor Be Steppin was a multiple stakes winner and set her mark of 1:50 in winning the Valley Forge as a sophomore at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Sophomore pacing colt Another Daily Copy, with 2016 earnings of $194,050, went for $155,000 to Richard Banca. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Court Stenographer paced to a 1:50 mark in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes race this summer at The Meadows. He raced in such classics as the Meadowlands Pace, the Messenger and the Adios. Banca also bid $150,000 for 3-year-old trotting gelding Bee In Charge, a Simcoe Stakes winner who was also a regular on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in 2016. The Manofmanymissions-Beehive trotter raced in the Per Henriksen stable this year. Millionaire Charmed Life, a 6-year-old trotting mare, was purchased for $150,000 by Rene Allard. The daughter of Majestic Son-Christina M has earned at least $150,000 in each of her five seasons of racing. The Dave Menary trainee set her lifetime mark of 1:52.2 as a 4-year-old in a leg of the Miss Versatility Series at Tioga Downs. One of the more prominent horses to sell was Venus Delight, the Dan Patch Older Pacing Mare of the Year in 2015, who brought a winning bid of $95,000 from Brad Grant. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Venus Killean has won 27 times in her career with earnings of $1,049,156. She banked $205,123 this year while in the Jeff Bamond Jr. stable. More information on the sale may be found at www.theblackbook.com.   USTA Communications Department 

Harrisburg, PA --- Thursday (Nov. 10) was Ladies Day at the Standardbred Horse Sale, with some distinguished harness racing matrons commanding the largest bids. “On a day like today, we saw the people who brought yearlings to sell, especially if they had a good sale, reinvesting,” said Russell Williams, chairman of the event. “They went from consigner to customer; they were buying. A couple hundred thousand is a good price for a broodmare. I would never sell a broodmare anywhere else but Harrisburg.” Satin Pillows, Hip No. 1059, brought a bid of $250,000 for Peninsula Farms. Steve Stewart of Hunterton Farm signed the check. The 11-year-old daughter of Conway Hall is a half-sister to Pampered Princess, two-time divisional champion, and the dam of Breeders Crown and divisional champion To Dream On (1:52.1, $975,395). She is in foal to Cantab Hall. “Where we have made our most money, Pizza Dolce, Southwind Serena, Graceful Touch, Emilie Cas El – (broodmares) have been the best,” Stewart said. “That’s what we are trying to do, playing at the top level with one of the best. We were very surprised that we bought her for that price, we were ready to go quite a few more (bids). If you can play at that level, that is where you need to try to play. It’s worked out for us and she will be a great addition to the other girls at the farm.” Satin Pillows had a 2016 colt by Muscle Hill who died, but Stewart is inclined to try again in 2017 with that leading stallion. “Probably Muscle Hill (who she will be bred back to); I was told by Carter (Duer, of Peninsula Farms) that the foal was spectacular," he said. "She’s had some bad luck, but hopefully now that will work out better for us. She will be very happy.” Another trotting mare, Cedar Dove, found a new home not far from the sale at Hanover Shoe Farm, changing hands for $160,000. Her race history, divisional champ in 2011 and nearly $1.2 million in earnings along with a 1.52.3 record, was part of the attraction. “She was a great mare, a lot of name recognition and a great-looking mare,” said Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, the farm manager at Hanover Shoe. “I like the fact that she’s in foal to Explosive Matter because he never had a mare bred like that to him, so I’m excited to sell the best-bred Explosive Matter (progeny) ever. We will wait (to see the 2017 foal before deciding who to breed her back to), but he would be logical. I don’t know, we sit down in January and figure that out. She has a Muscle Hill weanling and it probably would be nice to breed her back to Muscle Hill, but we’ll see in then.” Sugar Wheeler will go right back where she started from, selling for $150,000 from the Concord Stud Farm consignment as agent for the estate of Bill Weaver and partners Wellwood, Hainsworth and Kelley. She was bought back for the farm, with the sales ticket signed by Julie Meirs. Her 2016 yearling colt by Muscle Hill sold on Monday for $400,000 and the current weanling colt by Kadabra sold for $60,000 to Thomas Dillon just minutes before the mare sold. “We did not have the intention (to try to buy her) at all," Meirs said. "We sold her $400,000 Muscle Hill colt earlier in the week, so you have to do a double-take on looking at her that way. We had a good sale and needed to make sure we put something back in to the broodmare band every year that will continue to produce those yearlings that everyone’s looking for, so we thought that she would be one to get. She had a nice-looking Kadabra weanling here so we will see what happens. “It will be nice to have one of the mares that we’ve had on the farm for Mr. Weaver and his partners," added her father, David. “They were family for us and we have one of the better ones now.” At the other end of the price spectrum, the 21-year-old Neverhaveneverwill, Hip No. 1249, sold for $2,000 as the third from last sale of the day, to Mitchel Skolnick of Bluestone Farm. The grey mare is the dam of Always A Virgin (1:48.4, $1,135,559) and thus granddam of the fastest Standardbred in history, Always B Miki (1:46, $2,519,368). Skolnick is a partner on both Always A Virgin and Always B Miki. “She will go out in the field and she’ll live out the rest of her life," he said. "She won't be bred. I was told she did a great job for us; she gave us Always A Virgin. I didn’t come here thinking I was going to buy her. I was told I was going to buy her by a lot of bleeding heart employees (Emily Homan and Kelly Deitweiller). by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications 

Harrisburg, PA --- The decision was not a hard one for harness racing trainer Benoit Baillargeon when he saw Alarm Detector.  “I like the whole package,” he said of the Chapter Seven – Final Countdown – Yankee Glide colt whose sales ticket he signed for $110,000, the day’s sales topper,  at the Standardbred Horse Sale on Wednesday.  “There’s a guy (Bryan Montgomery) who put me on to him,” said Baillargeon.  He said, ‘Ben, this is a very nice looking colt, you should go take a look at him.  He knows I’m a trotting man.  I buy mostly trotters all the time.  He said you should go take a look at this horse.  “Bryan saw him raised, really, because he lives locally, near the farm (Concord Stud Farm, consignor for Order By Stable).  He said he’d seen the horse grow up and he was a nice horse.  So I looked at the horse, I looked at the video and he had a beautiful way of going and I said, ‘Well, let’s try to buy him.’ “I know all these horses (in his pedigree), it’s a good family.  Trotters have been good to me; they’ve been bread and butter to me. I buy and race a lot of trotters, it’s good fit for me.  “He will head north, in Canada, no Florida for me.  I’m at Ideal Training Center, about half an hour north of Mohawk.   He will have the harness on him Monday.” Russell Williams, Chairman of the Standardbred Horse Sale, was pleased with the virtual wrap up of the yearling portion of the sale.  “It was the second best average we ever had,” he said.  The top average came in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for an average of $40,824. This year’s average was $38,662 for 866 yearlings. “Very satisfying, particularly when you think of all the work that goes in to raising these horses.  It’s really great that our consignors can have a pay day.” Top ticket horses for the day included: Hip #515 Photobomb Hanover (Explosive Matter – Phaeton) $65,000 filly to Purple Haze Stables - Hanover Shoe Farm Hip # 590 Sweet Toujours (Mach Three – Sweet Hedge) $60,000 filly to Determination – Preferred Equine Marketing Hip # 685 Muscle Miley (Muscle Mass – Bar Ballad) $60,000 filly to Bjorn Noren, Agent – Fair Winds Farm Hip # 704 Brandon Hanover (Big Jim – Brissonte Hanover ) $60,000 colt to David Menary – Hanover She Farms Hip # 723 Shadow Moon (Shadow Play – Lofty Yankee) $60,000 colt to Dr. Ian Moore – Spring Haven Farm Hip # 759 Everyone Hanover (Sportswriter – Edra Hanover) $65,000 colt to Mark Steacy – Hanover Shoe Farms Hip # 765 Western Passage (Sportswriter – Ever Western) $80,000 colt to Casie Coleman – Winbak Farm The day’s offering of  brought the three day total to 866 yearlings sold for an average $38,662 against  $30,818 after three days in 2015 for 1,010 yearlings, and $32,903 in 2014 for 1,089 yearlings. Trotters led the overall totals, bringing an average of $40,438 against $37,207 for pacers.  The sale resumes Thursday morning at 10 a.m., with a limited number of yearlings and weanlings selling first, then bloodstock.  Friday’s sale features racehorses.  For more detailed results and a look at the catalog for the next two days, go to www.theblackbook.com.  by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications 

Harrisburg, PA --- Harness racing owner Ken Jacobs was a bit weary at the end of Tuesday's nearly nine-hour session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, but he was satisfied with the outcome. Jacobs purchased six horses during day two of the sale, including the session's highest-priced yearling, American Ideal-sired pacing colt Casual Cool for $165,000. Jacobs also bought American Ideal-sired filly Prospect Blue Chip ($55,000) and Chapter Seven-sired trotters Purple Iron ($100,000), Petrovic Blue Chip ($95,000), Seven Karats ($75,000) and Comesevencomeleven ($50,000). "They were all very expensive; I have good taste," Jacobs joked after his $540,000 spending spree. "I'm tired, it was a long day, but I'm very happy with it. I planned my work and I worked my plan and my plan worked perfectly. I got all the horses I wanted to get." After a strong opening session, the Standardbred Horse Sale continued to show gains compared to last year. A total of 479 horses sold for an average of $53,322 through two days this year compared to 650 horses selling for an average of $39,396 in 2015. Monday's opening session was 41 percent better than last year while the two-day average is 35 percent better. The two-day average also is 14 percent better than 2014 ($46,748) and up nearly 6 percent from 2013 ($50,426). "We're very happy," Standardbred Horse Sales Company President and CEO Pete Spears said. "We think the sale continued very strong after a fantastic sale yesterday. There was still a great deal of enthusiasm. We had a number of $100,000 horses. I still had many people coming up to me saying they hadn't been able to buy yet, they'd been shut out. We're very optimistic that tomorrow will be strong as well." Although the sale failed to see a horse sell in excess of $200,000 on the second day --- a level that was topped on the second day in recent years --- there were a total of 19 yearlings to sell for at least $100,000. "To be honest, if we sold any for $200,000 today they were misplaced because we wanted those kinds of horses the first day," Spears said. "The bottom line is right now we're very, very happy. We have momentum going into tomorrow and a lot of people still need to buy." Casual Cool is a son of American Ideal out of the mare Sight To See. Second dam Grand Lady is the dam of O'Brien Award winner Glowing Report as well as stakes-winners Perfect Union and Must See. "I liked everything about him," Jacobs said. "His video was unbelievable, his conformation, his family. I knew he was going to be high priced because the video was fantastic, so everyone else liked him. I tried to destroy the video but I couldn't. They wouldn't let me." Jacobs, who has enjoyed success with pacers in the past and recently began purchasing trotters, returned to sire Chapter Seven when looking at trotters in Harrisburg. Last year, Jacobs bought Chapter Seven-sired Walner, who this season has won seven of eight races including the Breeders Crown and trotted a world-record 1:51.3. "I don't know if I can get another (Walner) but I'll try," Jacobs said. "It's hard to duplicate that, but I'll try to do whatever I can to try to find another one." Uvie Hanover, a trotting filly by Kadabra out of the mare Upfront OB's Janet, was the day's top-selling trotter, going for $150,000 to Serge Godin's Determination stable. Uvie Hanover's 2-year-old half-sister Onda Su won a Bluegrass Stakes division this season. "She is a high caliber filly," said Luc Blais, who will train the filly. "Her conformation was very good. I liked everything about her. She looks like a very strong filly. She is beautiful, beautiful. That's why we like her." Pacing yearlings from the family of Dan Patch Award-winner Sweet Lou sold for $150,000 on back-to-back trips to the auction ring. Nutcracker Sweet, a son of Bettor's Delight out of the mare Sweet Future, was the first one through and was purchased by agent Bjorn "Bernie" Noren. Sweet Future is the dam of Sweet Lou as well as two-time Breeders Crown champion Bettor Sweet, who like Nutcracker Sweet was sired by Bettor's Delight. Next up was Youaremycandygirl, whose second dam is Sweet Future. Youaremycandygirl is a daughter of American Ideal out of the mare Sweet Lady Jane. She was purchased by Bill Donovan. Muscle Hill-sired yearlings continue to top the trotting averages, with 20 horses selling for an average of $156,150. Chapter Seven is next with 14 horses averaging $70,000 followed by Cantab Hall with 33 horses averaging $69,697. Somebeachsomewhere-sired yearlings lead the pacing averages, with 58 horses selling for an average of $76,241. American Ideal was second, with 26 horses going for an average of $59,615. The Standardbred Horse Sale resumes at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. It is the final session of yearling offerings, with the two-day mixed sale starting Thursday. Day Two Top 10 Hip-Sex-Gait-Name-Sire-Dam-Buyer-Consignor-Price 221-C-P-Casual Cool-American Ideal-Sight To See-Ken Jacobs-Fair Winds Farm-$165,000 252-C-P-Nutcracker Sweet-Bettor's Delight-Sweet Future-Bjorn Noren, agent-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$150,000 253-F-P-Youaremycandygirl-American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane-Bill Donovan-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$150,000 491-F-T-Uvie Hanover-Kadabra-Upfront Ob's Janet-Determination-Hanover Shoe Farms-$150,000 412-C-P-P Livi Blue Chip-American Ideal-Fox Valley Shaker-Richard Hill-Blue Chip Farms, agent-$145,000 304-C-T-Spee Club-Cantab Hall-Almond Joy-Eugene Kurzrok-Concord Stud Farm, agent-$135,000 232-C-P-Somestory Hanover-Well Said-Someheartsomewhere-Jimmy Takter, agent-Hanover Shoe Farms-$120,000 383-F-T-Sweet On You-Kadabra-Dynamite Honey-Reijo Liljendahl-Peninsula Farm, agent-$120,000 310-C-P-Shadow Of Lindy-Shadow Play-Antoinette Hanover-Jack Darling-Preferred Equine Mkt., agent-$110,000 285-F-P-Rich Tradition-Somebeachsomewhere-Classical Yankee-Chris Oakes-All American Harnessbreds-$105,000 394-F-T-Eunice-Chapter Seven-Filly At Bigs-Chris Oakes-Preferred Equine Mkt., agent-$105,000 For full results click here. Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications

Harrisburg, PA --- Led by trotting sire Muscle Hill and harness racing pacing sire Somebeachsomewhere, the Standardbred Horse Sale enjoyed one of its strongest opening days in recent memory --- if not ever --- on Monday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex. A total of 170 horses sold for an average of $78,676, providing the sale with a 41-percent increase compared to last year. Muscle Hill-sired colt Story Time Hanover was the day's highest priced yearling, going for $410,000 to Sweden's Melby Gard AB, with Jimmy Takter as agent. Muscle Hill had the four-highest priced yearlings on Monday, including $400,000-selling colt Hey Jock to Montreal-based Determination stable, while Somebeachsomewhere led the pacing side and had four yearlings in the top nine. Colt Dramatic Point, purchased for $260,000 by Toronto's Scott Horner, was the top pacer. For the day, 18 Muscle Hill-sired yearlings sold for an average of $168,833 while 39 Somebeachsomewhere-sired yearlings sold for an average of $88,538. A total of 40 yearlings sold for at least $100,000, an increase of 48 percent compared to last year despite 88 fewer horses passing through the auction ring this year. Standardbred Horse Sales Company Chairman Russell Williams said he could not remember the sale ever having a better day in terms of average sale. "It was a great day," Williams said. "Hip No. 1 (Cantab Hall-sired filly Pulse Hanover) started at $150,000 and it just went on from there. "The auctioneers shouldn't get paid for today because they hardly had to work," he joked. Williams said the sales company was optimistic for a strong sale following the success of sales elsewhere, including a record-setting Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in October. "We were fairly confident," Williams said. "It turned out better than we hoped. The confidence came from the quality of the catalogue and from the strong sales that everyone else has been having. They always go together." Last year's opening day in Harrisburg saw 258 sold for an average of $55,781 and was hampered by a Pennsylvania budget impasse that threatened to halt racing in the state. The sale's first day saw an 8.49 percent drop in average sale compared to 2014. "Not having the governor threatening to end racing in Pennsylvania gave us a big advantage this year," Williams said. "We appreciated that. We're grateful to be overlooked this time." This year's sale also saw fewer yearlings auctioned on the first day. "We wanted to create momentum the first day," Williams said. "You always arrange your yearlings to best advantage, but by having a little bit less today we hoped to have more sizzle and momentum going forward." Story Time Hanover is out of the mare Shared Past, who was the New Jersey Sire Stakes champion in 2013. The family also includes millionaire Dejarmbro and stakes-winners Armbro Vanquish and Manofmanymissions. Takter trained Armbro Vanquish. "Jimmy loved Armbro Vanquish," said Perry Soderberg, who handled the bidding on Story Time Hanover. "(Story Time Hanover) was the right size. He was the right type of Muscle Hill and has a great pedigree. He was probably the most complete horse in the sale among the trotting colts; conformation, the way he moved in the paddock, and the pedigree. He had a little bit of everything for sure. "There are just a few of these type horses in the sale and this is the one we thought was the best." Soderberg also was the agent for buying Muscle Hill-sired colt You Know You Do, out of the 2012 New York Sire Stakes champion You Want Me, for $350,000. The price was the day's third highest. You Know You Do's family includes Peace A Pie, the dam of Dan Patch Award winner Pizza Dolce. "He's got the size and the power," Soderberg said about You Know You Do, who will be trained by Takter for a to-be-determined ownership group. "I saw him at (consignor) Peninsula Farm and he really had that punch that I'm looking for in the paddock. "The two top trotting colts in my opinion were (Story Time Hanover) and this one. We're very happy." Hey Jock, the day's second-highest priced yearling, is out of the mare Sugar Wheeler. His family includes Dan Patch Award winner Wheeling N Dealin and stakes-winner Quick Credit. "He is a very nice horse, that's why we would buy him," said Luc Blais, who will train the colt for Serge Godin's Determination stable. Godin also owned Wheeling N Dealin. "For sure he liked that pedigree. Yeah, it's pressure (to buy a horse for that price) but I like challenges. That's a good challenge." Dramatic Point, the top-selling pacer, is out of the stakes-winning mare Heather's Western, and is a half-brother to this year's North America Cup and Little Brown Jug winner Betting Line. "He looks like a really nice horse," Horner said. "And the pedigree, it's not only Betting Line. To be frank, the chance of getting another Betting Line are slim and none. That's not why we bought him. We bought him to buy a nice horse. And we liked the back pedigree on (Somebeachsomewhere)." Owner Jeff Snyder came away with two of the Top 10 sellers on Monday, Muscle Hill-sired colt Abs Hanover for $245,000 and Somebeachsomewhere-sired colt Thomas B Hanover for $230,000. Abs Hanover is out of the mare Are You Ready and the family includes stakes-winner Blenheim, Hambletonian Oaks winner Personal Style and Dan Patch Award winner Almost An Angel. Thomas B Hanover is out of the mare Trim Hanover and is a half-brother to Dan Patch Award winner American Jewel and stakes-winners Luck Be Withyou and Source Of Pride. Snyder co-owns full-sister Tori Hanover, who last month won a Breeders Crown elimination. "I loved the pedigree," Snyder said about Thomas B Hanover. "I thought he was the best Somebeachsomewhere in the sale. (Trim Hanover) has already produced two million-dollar winners. What's not to like? He's by the hottest sire in harness racing." The sale resumes Tuesday at 10 a.m. and will look to pick up where it left off. Trotting colts (33 sold) went for an average of $98,424 while trotting fillies (44) went for an average of $84,545. Pacing colts (57) sold for an average of $74,719 and pacing fillies (36) for an average of $59,667. "All the sires in today's sale have something to be happy about in the stats," Williams said. "I don't see a pattern of pacers versus trotters, colts versus fillies; what was on the page people were buying. It was a great day. That momentum, we hope, will carry on through Tuesday and beyond." More information on the sale may be found at www.theblackbook.com. Day One Top 10 Hip–Sex–Gait–Name–Sire–Dam–Buyer–Consignor–Price 21–C–T–Story Time Hanover–Muscle Hill–Shared Past–Jimmy Takter, agent–Hanover Shoe Farms–$410,000 32–C–T–Hey Jock–Muscle Hill–Sugar Wheeler–Determination–Concord Stud Farm–$400,000 57–C–T–You Know You Do–Muscle Hill–You Want Me–Perry Soderberg, agent–Peninsula Farm–$350,000 107–C–T–Drum Hanover–Muscle Hill–Dornello–Ake Svanstedt–Hanover Shoe Farms–$270,000 127–C–P–Dramatic Point–Somebeachsomewhere–Heather’s Western–Scott Horner–Fair Winds Farm–$260,000 66–C–T–Abs Hanover–Muscle Hill–Are You Ready–Jeff Snyder–Hanover Shoe Farms–$245,000 43–C–P–Thomas B Hanover–Somebeachsomewhere–Trim Hanover–Jeff Snyder–Hanover Shoe Farms–$230,000 169–C–P–Nerd Hanover–Somebeachsomewhere–New Album–Ron Michelon–Hanover Shoe Farms–$185,000 75–C–P–Busted Hanover–Somebeachsomewhere–Bittorsweet Terror–Three Brothers Stable–Hanover Shoe Farms–$175,000 26–F–T–This Dreams On Me–Cantab Hall–Sleep Tight My Luv–Katz/Goldband/Libfeld–Peninsula Farm, agent–$170,000 99–F–T–Consuela Hanover–Muscle Hill–Cressida Hanover–Jules Siegel–Hanover Shoe Farms–$170,000 Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications

Westfield, IN - Four outstanding pieces of original artwork will be sold at a live harness racing auction Monday, November 7 at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bidding will commence immediately following the sale of yearling hip #174. The four pieces will be sold in two lots of two. Lot One includes Towards Racing's Future, 18"x16" and Hopples, 14"X19". Lot Two features Homer and Jake, 19"x14" and Planning Strategy, 12'x16" horizontal work. All art is attractively matted and framed. Amy Pruner, alumnus of Harness Horse Youth Foundation and now a student in the University of Connecticut studying Equine Science, is the artist. The graphite pencil drawings were reproduced into sets of note cards which were distributed at HHYF's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Now YOU can own the original art. Payment is to be made to the HHYF representative immediately following the auction and shipping, if required, is the responsibility of the buyer. For more information, contact HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor at 317-908-0029. Celebrating 40 years of youth education and service to harness racing, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation makes a difference in young people's lives through interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. Keith Gisser

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