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Darlinonthebeach sells for $450,000

November 07, 2019

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The Mixed Sale section of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual auction in Harrisburg, Pa., got underway on Thursday morning and breeders who enjoyed good yearling sale proceeds were reinvesting in their business.

Darlinonthebeach, a 6-year-old pacing mare who earned $1.06 million on the racetrack and is in foal to Always B Miki, sold for $450,000 to Diamond Creek Farm on Thursday as part of the White Birch Farm broodmare dispersal.


New Jersey’s White Birch Farm sold 30 broodmares at the sale, going for a total of $3.51 million. Darlinonthebeach led the group, followed by trotter Celebrity Ruth at $400,000. Rounding out White Birch’s top five were pacer My Little Dragon and trotter Please Beehave, both for $230,000, and pacer Dragon’s Tale for $200,000.


All the White Birch horses were consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing.


Darlinonthebeach, by Somebeachsomewhere, is carrying her first foal after a multiple Grand Circuit stakes-winning career. Her dam, Darlin’s Delight, was a Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner.


Celebrity Ruth, by Archangel out of Celebrity Obsesion, also enjoyed a stakes-winning career and is in foal to Muscle Hill with her first foal. The 5-year-old, signed for by Megan Velardo as agent, is from the family of Dan Patch Award-winner Housethatruthbuilt.


My Little Dragon, a 16-year-old by Dragon Again out of My Little Pretty, was a two-time Dan Patch Award winner and three-time Breeders Crown champion. She is the dam of O’Brien Award-winner Stay Hungry and in foal to Captaintreacherous. She sold to Steve Stewart.


Five-year-old Please Beehave (Muscle Hill-Beehive) is a half-sister to 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician. She sold in foal to Chapter Seven to Ola Yoder.


Dragon’s Tale (Dragon Again-Born Storyteller) is the dam of stakes-winner Workin Ona Mystery. The 9-year-old sold in foal to Captaintreacherous, also to Yoder.


Stallion shares for leading sires Muscle Hill, Father Patrick, Captaintreacherous and Chapter Seven commanded six-figure prices. A share in Captaintreacherous fetched the top price in the stallion share market when Fair Winds Farm secured a share with a bid of $160,000.
Go to theblackbook.com to follow the mixed sale results. The sale runs through Friday. (with files from Ken Weingartner/USTA)
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