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Cam's Card Shark colt sold for $275,000

November 06, 2012

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A little more than a week after his pupils Wheeling N Dealin won the Breeders Crown and Prestidigitator finished fourth in Crown action, in the 2-Year-Old Colt Trot and 3-Year-Old Colt Trot, respectively, horseman Dustin Jones was in Harrisburg and bought the pacing colt Marc Hanover for Serge Godin with a bid of $275,000 on Tuesday at the Standardbred Horse Sale auction.
Through the first two sessions of the sale, 540 horses had been sold for an average price of $44,363, down 1.4 percent from the same sessions in 2011. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--dropped 8.8 percent, from $34,000 to $31,000.
As for Marc Hanover, the colt was bred and consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. A March 9 foal, he is out of Maremma Hanover,the dam of Martini Hanover p,2, 1:52f, a stakes winner in Pennsylvania and the third-place finisher to Captaintreacherous in this year's Woodrow Wilson final.
A trotting colt was sold for $250,000 in the second session. Bill Weaver, who bred Breeders Crown champions Wheeling N Dealin and To Dream On, may be in recovery mode after sustaining injuries when he fell in Lexington and subsequent heart surgery once he got back home to New Jersey, but he is also planning for next year in more ways than one. The veteran breeder and owner teamed up with Caviart Farm and bought hip number 371, a Yankee Glide colt, for $250,000.
"Bill Weaver told me to buy the best one I could find and he was the nicest one we saw here,” Noel Daley, who will train the colt, told Harness Racing Communications. "The trotting colts seemed like one area that wasn't so strong in the sale. I didn't think we'd go to that money to get him. To us, he was the nicest horse in the sale. By the looks of it (other people did as well)."
Consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing and bred by David K. Reig and Stan Klemenic of Ontario, the colt named Shift Into Glide is the first foal of the Andover Hall mare Arbor Hanover 3, 1:58.4, who is a half sister to Four Starz Robro 1:53f.
With the $250,000 colt, Yankee Glide's eight offspring sold thus far have generated an average price of $69,938 at the sale to lead all trotting studs. The 25 yearlings sold thus far from the first crop by Muscle Hill had averaged $55,600.
On the pacing front, 55 yearlings by Somebeachsomewhere have sold for an average of $86,227 and 52 by Well Said have averaged $56,288. Last year at Harrisburg, 50 yearlings by Somebeachsomewhere were sold for an average price of $53,100.
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