Two daughters of the great race filly and broodmare Delinquent Account topped the first session of the two-day Standardbred Horse Sales Company mixed auction in Harrisburg Friday, bringing bids of $240,000 and $230,000.
Selling as part of the complete dispersal of mares owned by Brittany Farms and the equine holdings of the late Brian Monieson, Credit Rating, a daughter of Western Hanover-Delinquent Account, was sold in foal to Art Major for $240,000. Courant AB, the Swedish ownership group whose holdings include 2012 Breeders Crown Mare Trot winner Tamla Celeber and a share of trotting stallion Muscle Hill, was the successful bidder.
Credit Rating's half sister CPA was in the ring immediately before Credit Rating and was sold for $230,000 to Willow Oak Ranch of Tennessee. The daughter of Real Desire is the dam of this year's stakes winning filly Authorize.
Rainbow Blue, one of the few pacing fillies to earn Horse of the Year honors, was sold carrying her seventh foal--this one by Somebeachsomewhere--for $200,000. Steve Jones of Cameo Hills Farm bought the 12-year-old daughter of Artiscape-Vesta Blue Chip from the Northwood Bloodstock Agency consignment, which was selling the mare on behalf of her owners, which included the mare's trainer, George Teague Jr.
Other top prices in the first session of the mixed portion of the sale was the sale of a share in Somebeachsomewhere for $155,000. Also, three other young mares carrying foals by Somebeachsomewhere brought $190,000, $160,000 and $155,000. Diamond Creek Farm bought Apple, a daughter of Art Major whose dam hails from the family of Cathedra, Cathedra Dot Com, Cabrini Hanover and Western Shooter, for $190,000 while Hanover Shoe Farms paid $160,000 for the stakes winner Hana Hanover and Fair Winds Farm bought Apoee Hanover p,2, 1:52.; 3, 1:51.4 for $155,000.