November 11, 2015
On the cover is trainer Jimmy Takter holding up five fingers after he picked up his fifth Breeders Crown victory of the night at Woodbine. Takter came back with a record-setting 6th victory with Always B Miki, while driver David Miller also had a record Crown night scoring five victories. Diamond Creek Farm also had a successful Breeders Crown night, being the owner of 2 winners and the breeder of 3 to set a Crown Record. Complete coverage of Breeders Crown night at Woodbine is featured in this issue.
There weren't any records set at the 2015 Standardbred Horse Sales yearling sale at Harrisburg. The average price for a yearling declined at this year's sale by 6.7 percent, from last year's figure of $33,056 to $30,844. Find out what led to an atmosphere of uncertainty among buyers as well as complete results from the Harrisburg yearling and mixed sales.
It's a "Tale of Two Swedes" as Sebastian K will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms beginning in 2016 while Nuncio (who was foaled at Hanover) returned to Sweden in early 2015 with no present plan for him to return to the U.S. All the details are in this issue's European Report.
The American Nationals have a storied history dating back to the late 1940s, but with the host track Balmoral Park not receiving any race dates for 2016, the eight divisions contested on November 7 were likely the last. Although the races all had short fields, there was no shortage of star power. Read who won the 2015 American Nationals in this magazine.
With only one yearling sale in Indiana in 2015, the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale saw a big increase in average and a saletopper that brought $115,000. All the results are in this issue along with results from the Forest City Yearling Sale in Ontario that also enjoyed a huge increase in average.
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