The Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale, held Sunday, May 18, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, was topped by the 4-year-old pacing mare American In Paris, who brought a final bid of $157,000 from trainer Scott DiDomenico. DiDomenico reportedly purchased the 4-year-old mare by American Ideal for Mark Harder and Doug Millard. Preferred Equine Marketing sold the mare on behalf of Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing.
A total of 126 horses went through the sale ring for total sales of about $2 million. Burke Racing/Weaver Bruscemi also consigned Dedi's Dragon, but he failed to bring his reserve price, with the last price on the board $122,000.
The Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale also featured 2 year olds who are in training. The top price was paid by Kostas Tsanakos, who bought the Rock N Roll Heaven colt Heavenly Tunes for $35,000. The colt was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing on behalf of Val d'Or Farm, Ted Gewertz and Rojan Stable (Norman & Robert Aerenson). Joe Holloway had bought the colt as a yearling as agent and the colt is eligible to be sustained to the top 3 year old events.
Canadian trainer Carmen Auciello, who had the Woodbine training title wrapped up before the last racing card on Monday night, bought three horses--Forever Just, a 5-year-old gelding by Bettor's Delight, for $40,000; Time To Quit 3, 1:53.2, a 4-year-old trotting gelding by Chocolatier, for $32,000; and HS Kalex, a 2-year-old filly by Andover Hall who had sold for $11,000 as a yearling, for $23,000.