Prejug Sale

Sale Story, August 28, 29, 2017.

Quality Trotters Top Strong Blooded Horse Sale 

The 61st Annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale held August 28 & 29 in Delaware, Ohio, featured several hundred racehorses along with a nice group of black type yearlings and some breeding stock. The market was hot in each division.

   The racehorses were led by the potential Open trotter Justify 6,1:54f at $48,000.  Charley Morgan of Ohio consigned the fast son of Justice Hall along with stablemate Seasoned Saint 4,1:55.3 that took runner up honors at $42,000.  Brian Carsey endured a spirited bidding war to take Justify home to Indiana and trainer Walter Haynes. Rene’Allard was the tenacious underbidder and immediately jumped back in the fray to obtain the winning black Deweycheatumnhowe son Seasoned Saint to race in New York.

   Allard Racing was quite active at the sale also purchasing the promising young Ponder filly, Touching Thought p,3,1:54.3, for $30,000 from the Robert McIntosh Stable and the stakes placed 3-year-old Credit Winner son, Chili, for $27,500 from the Spring Haven Farm consignment along with the solid conditioned pacer True Blue Hall p,4,1:49.1 for $25,000, among others.

   Gene Oldford of Michigan bought out partner Melanie Wrenn on the classy 3-yr-old Dejarmbro gelding, Stormy Kromer for $29,000. Breeders were quite interested in the 3-year-old filly Out of Sight p,2,1:54.4, a sister to New Talent p,4,1:49.2 and out of a ½ sister to Thinking Out Loud p,4,1:47.2 ($1,932,805). Ted Szczepaniak of Michigan got the nod at $26,000 for the Mach Three daughter.

   Monday’s yearling session was topped by the Swan For All daughter Measuredperfection at $28,000. Bidding was lively for the dual Indiana/New Jersey eligible filly consigned by Concord Stud Farm with Burke Racing Stable prevailing. The New York bred So Surreal colt Rose Run Unafraid, from the Rose Run Farm consignment, was purchased by JD Perrin of NY for $22,000. Brian Brown signed the ticket for the Always A Virgin colt Egomania out of the 100% producer Has An Attitude p,3,1:52 for $20,000.

   For complete sale results and information on the Fall Blooded Horse Sale November 13-16, visit  Entries for the black type yearling session Mon Nov. 13, close Oct 1.