Sale Story, February 8 2022
Yacht Week Tops Strong Blooded Horse Winter Sale
The 59th Annual Blooded Horse Winter Sale was held
Tue. Feb. 8, at the Champions Center in Springfield, OH. In spite of snow
and frigid conditions, owners, trainers and breeders flooded the pavilion to
restock stables and acquire broodmares. "Horsemen are undaunted by the
weather! They love coming to a sale to actually see and touch the horses
they want to buy," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "It may take a bit more
time and resources, but the dividends far outweigh the cost. Bringing
horses to a venue of eager buyers is a tremendous marketing
Yacht Week, an upper level conditioned pacing gelding by
Somebeachsomewhere topped the sale at $56,000. The handsome 6-year-old
that earned nearly $100,000 last year in Ohio was consigned by Chad Slone
and purchased by Herman Hagerman, Terrance Smith and Daniel Shrock. A
pair of freshened up 4-year-old conditioned pacers from the Simmons
Stable drew significant interest. He's Gonna Getya by JK Endofanera sold
for $35,000 to Brian Kleinberg of NJ and the Captaintreacherous son, Moment
to Shine went to William Bright of DE for $32,000.
Frank Chick brought
three nice racehorses from Delaware that will now be racing in the Midwest.
The fast Father Patrick 5-year-old trotter, Cupid Hanover, went to
Michael Ribant of IL on a $35,000 bid while the ultra-consistent
4-year-old pacers Mr. Charisma and Rosa's Image sold respectively for
$19,500 to Brandon Presto of PA and $18,500 to Nick North of OH.
beautiful Muscle Hill daughter Woodland Hill carrying her first foal by
Andover Hall was the sale topping broodmare. Consigned by Spring Haven
Farm for Amos Stoltzfus of PA, she goes to Indiana on a $50,000 bid from
Owen Yoder. Bidding was also spirited for Keystone Wanda from the Black
Creek Farm consignment. In foal to Luckbewithyou, the Somebeachsomewhere
mare went to Camden Stud in Ontario on a $24,000 bid.
The next sale is May 10, and it's an
exceptionally strong market for racehorses. Entries close April 20.