Goshen Yearling Sale announces 2021 sale date

Middletown, NY — Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced that the 2021 yearling sale will be held on Monday (Sept. 13) at noon at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y. That is the Monday after the New York Sire Stake finals which will be held at Yonkers Raceway on Friday (Sept. 10).

The deadline for all consignments is Monday (June 14).

“Given our close proximity to Yonkers, we felt this sale date worked best for owners and trainers competing there to easily attend, as many will be in the area that weekend,” said Mark Ford. “We look forward to a more normal sale this year, but are ready to deal with any situation.”

The 2020 sale had to operate under the constraints of a global pandemic, but with many on-site enhancements and new remote bidding options, still experienced a very successful session. The difficult set of circumstances last year actually produced systems that will better suit GYS’s customers for years to come.

“We partnered with Cattle In Motion for the first time last year for online bidding and video services and that couldn’t have gone better. They were very efficient, very professional and they made the entire sale better than it has ever been. I believe this was the first Standardbred sale to take online bids and I felt it went very smoothly considering it’s never been done before,” said Ford.

“And it was also the first year for the Flippingbook version of our catalog which is particularly formatted for cell phone and tablet use. We received a lot of positive feedback about both of these improvements after last year’s sale and look forward to bringing them both back in 2021.”

This promises to be a deep and quality sale, anchored by a tremendous consignment from sale regulars Cameo Hills Farm, Winbak Farm, Blue Chip Farm, Vieux Carre Farm and the Silver Tradition Stable, who will be bringing an enhanced consignment this year.

GYS is also welcoming a consignment from Millstream Farm, who will be joining the sale this year.

“With the improving Covid climate across the state, our hope is to operate as normally as possible this year. However, we are ready to make accommodations for anything that may arise and will ensure a healthy and safe environment in which to purchase your next stake winner,” Ford concluded.

Since 2015, the Goshen Yearling Sale has brought quality New York-bred stock to the sales arena from the industry’s top breeders and have seen a host of high speed, quality stake winners hit the track as a result. The sale has grown exponentially in both size and popularity each year and has become a favorite yearling venue for both the buyer and consignor.

The sales facility is located at 90 Slaughter Road, Middletown, N.Y., which is within a 90-minute drive of many major race tracks and training centers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, making it a very convenient location. And it’s also only three miles away from the Harness Racing Museum and the Goshen Historic Track.

For any other inquiries please contact Mark Ford directly at 973.568.3253 (cell) or by email at fordstable@frontiernet.net.

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