Boca Raton, FL — History was made on Friday afternoon (Feb. 15) when the reigning Hambletonian champion, Atlanta 3,1:50.3s ($1,140,689), sold for a record $1,550,000 at onGait.com, making her the most expensive Standardbred ever sold at public auction.
Michelle Crawford of New York was the winning bidder for Atlanta.
The $1.55 million price trumps the previous mark set by Cameron Hall. Erkki Laakkonen paid $1.1 million for Cameron Hall at the 2001 Tattersalls December Mixed Sale. He had owned her in partnership with Walnut Hall Ltd. before the auction.
Coming off an unforgettable year which saw her become the first filly in 22 years to capture the sport’s premier event, Atlanta is currently in South Florida preparing for her 2019 racing campaign.
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