Sale Story, November 14-17 2016

Ohio-breds Top Strongest Blooded Horse Sale in 69 Year History

Optimistic owners and trainers flocked to the Blooded Horse Fall Sale in Delaware, Ohio, Nov 14-17 to upgrade racehorses and breeding stock. Strong demand plus a quality 1200 horse catalogue made it the best sale in 69 years.

Ohio-bred stakes winners topped the hot racehorse category.  The bidding started at $100,000 for the striking black 2-year-old pacing filly Loreenas Ruffian.  Consigned by Hickory Lane Farm, agent the daughter of McArdle was hammered down for $160,000 to Virgil Morgan, Jr, on behalf of Ohio owners Carl Howard, Dick and Joyce McClelland and AWS Stable.

“The Ohio program is so good now, that we’ll solidify her there first, then branch out to Grand Circuit races,” Morgan said. “She’s already won against open company at Pocono, Tioga and Lexington.”

Ironically, Carl Howard was the consignor for the runner up sale topper with Ohio’s 2016 3-year old sires stakes champion Whataboy.  The $274,096 winning son of Big Bad John was purchased by Carl Atley of Ohio. Atley was also the winning bidder on the Illinois Sires Stakes winner, Char N Marg at $42,000. Consigned by Patrick Quaid, the 3-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster had 13 wins at two and three, and earnings of $195,910.

Pennsylvania Sires Stakes winning 3-year-old trotter Moneycounts De Vie attracted a lot of interest coming off a 3rd place finish in the Circuit City at Hoosier Park. The son of Andover Hall was purchased by Randall Duncan for $40,000 from the Dirk Simpson consignment.

Soaring yearling prices across the country inspired breeders to seek quality broodmares. Jonas Schlabach of Ohio eagerly plucked up the fancy Garland Lobell trotter Judge Judy with a Chapter Seven filly by her side for $48,000. Consigned by Wisconsin Standardbreds, the 18-year-old proven dam of multiple stakes winners was open. 

The sale pavilion was buzzing with excitement over the 14 beautiful, young, blue blooded mares offered by Al and Michelle Crawford in the Winterwood Farm consignment. That group was led by a pair of lovely Somebeachsomewhere daughters both in foal to Roll With Joe.  JK Isn’t She Lovely was purchased by Rob & Tammy McNiven of Ontario for $37,000, and McVita Belle went to Alvin Yoder of Ohio for $35,000. Also in that group was the Broadway Hall daughter Tattoo You in foal to Credit Winner picked up by Ray Campbell of Massachusetts for $33,000, and the barren, stakes winning Lady Clarabella 2,1:54.2s ($15,057) acquired by Aaron Schmucker of Indiana for $29,000.

Black Type yearlings comprised the bulk of the opening session on Monday. Divisional honors went to one of the last of the Cambest’s, Watchmetwirk, that was purchased for $22,000 by Robert Halstead of Michigan from the Chapel Ridge Farm consignment. Allen Tomlinson also from Michigan signed the ticket at $22,000 for Nordic Super Star, a son of And Away We Go consigned by Ben Lee Troyer.

Visit for complete results. The next Blooded Horse Sale is Feb 13-14. Entries close January 14


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