Stogie Hanover, an Andover Hall colt, brought a bid of $50,000 to top the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s inaugural Pa Preferred Yearling Sale Monday, Aug. 27, at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show complex in Harrisburg, Pa. With 217 of the cataloged 224 yearlings going through the sales ring, the auction grossed $1,601,800 for a $7,382 average and a median price of $5,000.
Murray Brown, general manager of the sale, said he was happy with the sale, once it began.
“Actually it was kind of slow on Saturday and Sunday and I was kind of worried, and then we had a real good crowd (Monday),” Brown said. “I kind of think it might have been hurt somewhat with the conflict with the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-year-old filly pace at Chester. We’ll try in future years to eliminate any conflicts.”
As far as Hanover Shoe Farms was concerned, Brown said farm management was extremely satisfied. “We went into the sale hoping the Hanovers would gross half a million and we did $564,000.”
Christine Schadel bought the sale topper as agent. The colt is the fifth foal from the Donerail mare Southern Puff 2, Q1:59.1.
Trotting fillies topped the sale by average as 34 of them averaged $9,432. Four of the top eight selling yearlings were trotting fillies.
Cherries Hanover, a filly by Cantab Hall from the Nearly Perfect mare Caitrin 3, 1:56 ($245,485) was the second highest price of the sale, bringing a final bid of $41,000 from Gerald Bloch, agent, of Cote St. Luce, Que.
Complete results appear on the PA Preferred website.