Circleville, OH — The Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is just one week away on Friday (Sept. 16) at the Pickaway Ag Center, Circleville, Ohio, which means that the majority of the Buckeye state’s Standardbred owners and trainers are watching videos and looking for that next champion harness horse.
There are 277 yearlings cataloged, and the auction will get underway at 10 a.m. Friday with a special Show Day on Thursday (Sept. 15). As always, the sales company and breeders will provide complimentary food and refreshments from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, while prospective purchasers peruse the expansive offerings.
A change in the racing schedule has moved the $2.4 million Ohio Super Night to Saturday (Oct. 1) at Dayton Raceway, with some divisional stars still vying for their place in the rich finals this weekend at Scioto and Northfield.
World champion A Real Legend, an Ohio Selected Jug Sale 2021 graduate, already has his ticket punched as he overpowered the 2-year-old male trotters division in his last outing at Northfield, setting a new 1:55 half-mile track benchmark. A $32,000 yearling purchase for trainer/co-owner Rosy Weaver with Heartland Acres, he was sold under the Hickory Lane Horse Farm banner, which also happens to stand his sire Uncle Peter.
Hickory Lane Horse Farm will offer a beautiful full sister to A Real Legend (Hip #195, Pink Memories) in their consignment.
Another 2021 Ohio Selected Jug Sale graduate, Rose Run Yolanda, just picked up her fourth consecutive stakes victory by six open lengths while capturing her division of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Scioto on Sept. 8 in 1:58.1. A $50,000 yearling purchase, she was bred and sold by Rose Run Farm and is now campaigned by Black Magic Racing and trainer Todd Luther and has earned at total of $111,000 thus far this season.
Rose Run Farm will offer a Long Tom half-brother to Rose Run Yolanda (Hip #124, Rose Run Zickem) in next week’s auction.
Several top established and first-crop Ohio-based sires (five or more) are represented at the sale, including Bit Of A Legend N (5), Creatine (11), Dancin Yankee (13), Downbytheseaside (42), Enterprise (19), Fear The Dragon (34), Full Count (5), Lather Up (21), Long Tom (33), Racing Hill (11), Uncle Peter (16), Volstead (7), What The Hill (33), and Yankee Cruiser (7).
Ohio Selected Jug Sale individuals with Grand Circuit pedigree highlights include:
Hip #10 is a Fear The Dragon colt from a half-sister to Sectionline Bigry p,1:48-’22 ($896,337), consigned by Cool Winds Farm.
Hip #17 is a Racing Hill half-sister to Bad Girls Rule p,4,1:52.2f ($336,562), consigned by Spring Haven Farm.
Hip #23 is a Lather Up filly from the immediate maternal family of the immortal Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,221,299), consigned by Spring Haven Farm.
Hip #27 is a Fear The Dragon colt from a stakes winning daughter of Western Graduate p,4,1:51.1 ($1,305,072), consigned by Midland Acres.
Hip #61 is a Downbytheseaside filly from a half-sister to Worldly Beauty p,4,1:49.3 ($1,900,255), consigned by Diamond Creek.
Hip #67 is a Lather Up colt, first foal from a daughter of Dreamfair Eternal p,3,1:49f ($2,478,093), consigned by Winterwood Farm.
Hip #74 is a Volstead filly from a granddaughter of Blur 3,1:55.1 ($1,022,268), consigned by Dublin Valley Farms.
Hip #83 is a What The Hill colt from a half-sister to world champion Guinevere 3,1:52.3 ($491,153), consigned by Anvil and Lace Farm.
Hip #131 is a Lather Up half-brother to Queen Of The Pride p,4,1:50.2f ($787,211), consigned by Hickory Lane Horse Farm.
Hip #144 is a Downbytheseaside colt, first foal from a stakes winning daughter of Camille p,1:48.3f ($1,276,532), consigned by Steiner Stock Farm.
Hip #151 is a What The Hill full sister to world champion The Mighty Hill 2,1:55.4h ($288,480), consigned by Cool Winds Farm.
Hip #242 is an Enterprise colt from a half-sister to Kadabra 4,1:51.3 ($1,806,779), consigned by Dublin Valley Farms.
Hip #246 is a Downbytheseaside, first colt from a half-sister to Dan Patch champion Lost In Time p,2,1:50.1 ($718,723), consigned by LMN Bred Stables.
Hip #263 is a Volstead half-sister to world champion Barn Girl 1:52.3h ($860,478), consigned by Walnut Valley Equine.
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