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Rock Hill, NY - Eleven seasonal breedings to some of the harness racing sport's most attractive stallions will be offered at auction on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Standardbred aftercare organizations and facilities. Michelle and Albert Crawford of Crawford Farms LLC have donated the nearly dozen breedings to help jumpstart the aftercare programs that are in constant need of revenue and supplies throughout the year. "There is always a shortage of essential feed and care at the many aftercare facilities around the country. We thought that it was important to show our continued support for the retired equine athletes and to help lead the charge in establishing a consistent revenue stream that will help offset the ever-growing number of horses that are in transition," noted Michelle Crawford. "These horses give us their all...we should all ensure that they can live out their remaining lives with dignity!" Providing a safe and secure future for Standardbreds when their racing days are over is no easy task. The Crawford's have recognized this plight and have entered the following eleven stallion breedings in the upcoming Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands: American Ideal (NY) p,3,1:47.4 ($786,055). World Champion. Sire of 63 in 1:50 and earners of over $111 million. Crazy Wow (KY) 3,1:51.1 ($2,532,143). World Champion. Oldest foals are now yearlings. Now standing in Kentucky. Devious Man (NY)(3) 3,1:52.2 ($1,338,677). Oldest foals are now 2. Multiple stakes winner, second in Hambletonian. Racing Hill (OH)(2) p,3,1:48 ($1,727,692). From his first crop of racing age, sire of 10 in 1:55. Oldest foals are now 3. Roll With Joe (NY)(3) p,3,1:48.2 ($1,805,102). Sire of 17 in 1:50 and earners of over $26 million. Swandre The Giant (IN) 3,1:51.3 ($655.368). 2-time Indiana Super Final champion. First season at Stud. The full sale catalog is now available for the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale and can be downloaded now at tattersallsredmile.com or on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   January 10, 2021 - by Chris Tully for Crawford Farms  

Rock Hill, NY - Multiple harness racing stakes winner and Indiana Super Final champion Swandre The Giant will stand his first season at Schwartz Boarding Farm in Berne, Indiana for an introductory stud fee of $3,500. Swandre The Giant 2,1:54.3; 3,1:51.3 ($655,368), the fastest 3-year-old son of Swan For All returns home to Indiana where he won multiple Sire Stakes Finals and the Super Final at age 3. Swandre The Giant took his 1:51.3 record in the Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands defeating 2019 Hambletonian elimination winner Green Manalishi S. Stallion owner Crawford Farms noted their excitement in returning Swandre The Giant to his Hoosier State roots for the 2021 breeding season. "Al and I see tremendous opportunity in the Indiana program and feel that the state will benefit from having a son of Swan For All to carry the torch for future generations. Through his limited book to attractive mares, we know that his colts and fillies will make a big splash at Hoosier Park and beyond," noted Michelle Crawford. Swandre The Giant was a perfect seven-for-seven at age 2 while in the stable of trainer Brandon Bates, who had also been driving the fast son of Swan For All. Three of his victories--including his 2-year-old record of 1:54.2 which was just two-fifths off the track record--have come in Indiana Sire Stakes finals. Bates stated, "Swandre was the most professional, classiest and willing 2-year-old I've ever had the opportunity to put my hands on. His desire to work and race was unmatched. He possessed pure speed and a nearly flawless gait." Swandre The Giant finished his 2-year-old campaign with 9 wins in 12 starts. In 2019, at age 3 he raced against, and defeated some of the best horses in his division and was first or second in 10 of 16 starts and earned over $400,000. Aside from his Dancer and Indiana Super Final victories, he was second in the $81,500 Reynolds at the Meadowlands from post 11 and hit the board in the $500,000 Beal final at Pocono and the $185,000 Good Times at Mohawk. He missed racing in the $1,000,000 Hambletonian final by just a whisker, finishing sixth in his elimination race after being parked every step of the way. Back just 2 ½ lengths from elim. winner Green Manalishi S at the finish, he continued gamely right to the wire, gaining ground from the head of the stretch and posting a last quarter in :27.3. Swandre The Giant was race timed in 1:51. Swandre The Giant is by Indiana's leading trotting sire Swan For All, who has sired the earners of nearly $30 million, including 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover. From the Valley Victor mare Adagio, who was a $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes Final champion at age 3, she finished her career with $216,330 in earnings and a mark of 1:57. She is a half-sister to 4 in 1:59 or faster, including Nureyev 4,1:54.3 ($3391,624) and Capt Serious 1:55.4f ($204,750). For more information, or to book your mare, contact Schwartz Boarding Farm at 260-589-2037. Chris Tully

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