Three horses reach six figures as yearling sale concludes in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA — Three horses reached six figures on Wednesday as the third-and-final session of the yearling portion of the 85th annual Standardbred Horse Sale came to an end at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex.

Trotting filly Elfin, a daughter of Googoo Gaagaa-Be Bop Sally, led the session, selling for $102,000 to Ken Jacobs. Her family includes Grand Circuit winner Godiva Hall. The Kentucky-eligible filly was bred by Steve Stewart and Martti Ala-Seppala and consigned by Hunterton Sales Agency.

Two trotting fillies sold for $100,000 each. Imagining, a daughter of Tactical Landing-Dreamsteeler, was purchased by Francisco Del Cid while Killemwithkindness, a daughter of E L Titan-Nothing But Nice, was purchased by Exceed Stables.

Imagining’s family includes stakes-winner Lucid Thoughts and Grand Circuit winner Lovedbythemasses. She is Dreamsteeler’s first foal and eligible in New Jersey and Kentucky. She was bred by Steve Stewart and Brookside Stables and consigned by Hunterton.

Killemwithkindness is a full sister to stakes-winner Tillio’s Action. She is New York, Kentucky, and New Jersey Standardbred Development Fund eligible. She was bred by Risto Vidgren and consigned by Concord Stud Farm.

Overall, the three-day sale saw 810 yearlings pass through the auction ring for a total of $35.8 million and average of $44,284. Last year, the sale set a record for gross, at $44.3 million for 904 horses. The average price was $49,066. This year’s average represented a 9.7-percent decrease from 2022, but still was the fourth-best average in history.

Among stallions with more than two yearlings sold, three trotting sires averaged better than $100,000: Gimpanzee at $153,857 for seven horses, Muscle Hill at $146,250 for 12 horses, and Chapter Seven at $109,190 for 21 horses.

Captaintreacherous topped the pacing sires in average, at $78,750 for 36 horses. Second was Sweet Lou, at $72,844 for 32 horses.

The two-day Standardbred Horse Sale mixed sale begins at 10 a.m. (EST) Thursday.

For complete results, catalog, and livestream, visit The Black Book website here.

Back to Top

Share via