Blooded Horse Summer Sale Remains Strong

In spite of Covid concerns and the opportunity to bid online, horsemen thronged the Champions Center in Springfield, OH Aug. 25, to view and purchase horses in person.

The sale was strong throughout all categories and consistent with last summer’s best sale in 64 years. Three-year-old Indiana Sires Stakes winning Nassau Desire topped the sale with a $32,000 bid from Brandon Bartley of OH. The Real Desire gelding was consigned by Burke Racing Stable. Bartley also signed the ticket for $22,000 for the Ohio Fair Stakes winning two-year-old pacer, Pan’s Pro. Another Indiana bred, Ron’s EOM, was sale runner up at $25,000. Purchased by No Recall Stable of Ohio, the upper class conditioned pacer was consigned by Vicki Givens of Delaware. Vicki and Wayne Givens came to Springfield determined to replenish their racing stable. They went home with two promising Indiana bred three-year-olds in Life Is A Highway for $24,000 and Candy’s Image for $22,000, both consigned by Simmons Stable.

The Givens also picked up the conditioned trotter Teddy Brosevelt from Tim Betts for $21,000, along with two more green pacers that fit the Delaware conditions. A couple of young mares were purchased for their fine bloodlines rather than their racing lines. Kota’s Swan, a $232,846 stakes winning daughter of Swan For All, went to Cool Winds Farm in Ohio on a $21,000 bid, and the three-year-old pacing filly, Off To Win, out of the dam of Funknwaffles p,5,1:49.2f ($959,194) and Poker Hat p,5,1:49.4f ($916,790) was purchased by Jonas Schwartz of Indiana for $17,000.

Ohio-breds topped the 118 catalogued yearlings. Long Hilltop, a Long Tom colt out of the double $300,000 producer Angel Touch went to Jack Wray of Ontario for $19,000. The handsome dark colt was consigned by Marlin Yoder. Next was Rose Run Xtatic, a striking black son of And Away We Go out of the NY Sires Stakes winning Incredible Fortuna, that was purchased by Mike Polhamus of OH for $18,000. Also hammered down for $18,000 was the beautiful black Fineartnrosa consigned by Trotting Tradition. The daughter of The Panderosa and Fine Art Mindale p,2,1:54.1; 4,1:52.3f was purchased by Matt Rowe of OH.

“We were pleased that 17 of the horses sold via Proxibid, along with a lot that were under bidders,” said Blooded Horse Sale Manager Jerry Haws. “Nonetheless, it inspires people to physically see and touch the horses, and experience the excitement of being in the hunt at the sale. Most of the time, that translates into on site bidders prevailing over the internet competition.”