Sale Story, May 9 2016
Chines For All Tops Strong Blooded Horse Spring Sale
Crowds thronged the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, May 9 for the 53rd Annual Blooded Horse Spring Sale. The 440 horse catalogue attracted buyers from across the United States and Canada, as well as from Europe. Racehorses were in high demand with the four-year-old Swan For All gelding Chines For All topping the sale at $35,000. Frank Chick of Delaware consigned the solid conditioned trotter that was purchased by Rene Allard of Pennsylvania.
Jackie Goldstein was another high class trotter that generated a lot of excitement. Racing competitively at Yonkers and the Meadowlands, the 6-year-old son of Credit Winner, consigned by Jean Drolet, agent, was purchased by James Ellison of Illinois for $30,000. Michael Jurczykowski, also from Illinois, got the nod on the solid conditioned pacer Chip Again for $29,000 from the Mark Goldberg consignment. The 5-year-old Intrepid Seelster gelding had recently paced in 1:50.4, :27 finishing second at the Meadows.
Chad Foulk of Delaware waited all day to sign the ticket for the hard hitting upper class pacer Fashion Delight at $26,000. Racing very competitively at Hoosier Park, the 8-year-old winner of over $917,000 life was consigned by Giberson Racing. Among the other top sellers was the Sportswriter son, Grantland that went to Harla Renee Loney of Ohio for $25,000, Tonka Girl went to Delaware on a $24,000 bid from Frank Chick and Flirtnwithdisaster also headed that way with Dylan Davis for $23,000.
It was the strongest Spring Blooded Horse Sale in 53 years with 41 horses selling for over $10,000. The next sale is August 29-30, with a special black type yearling session on Monday, August 29. The deadline for black type yearlings is July 1. All other horses need to be entered by July 15.