Hanover spends $200,000 for Bettor Be Steppin
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Among the horses that were sold on Friday was the 4-year-old trotting stallion Crescent Fashion, purchased by Ross Croghan for $250,000. The son of Muscle Hill-Fashion Feline is a career winner of $440,196 and competed in the Breeders Crown in his most recent start for trainer Ake Svanstedt.
The 4-year-old pacing mare Bettor Be Steppin brought a $200,000 bid from Hanover Shoe Farms. The daughter of Bettor's Delight-Two Steppin' Sally earned $787,466 in her three years on the racetrack with nine wins in 47 starts. Trained by Joe Holloway, Bettor Be Steppin was a multiple stakes winner and set her mark of 1:50 in winning the Valley Forge as a sophomore at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Sophomore pacing colt Another Daily Copy,with 2016 earnings of $194,050, went for $155,000 to Richard Banca. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Court Stenographer paced to a 1:50 mark in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes race this summer at The Meadows. He raced in such classics as the Meadowlands Pace, the Messenger and the Adios.
Banca also bid $150,000 for 3-year-old trotting gelding Bee In Charge, a Simcoe Stakes winner who was also a regular on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in 2016. The Manofmanymission-Beehive trotter raced in the Per Henriksen stable this year.
Millionaire Charmed Life, a 6-year-old trotting mare, was purchased for $150,000 by Rene Allard. The daughter of Majestic Son-Christina M has earned at least $150,000 in each of her five seasons of racing. The Dave Menary trainee set her lifetime mark of 1:52.2 as a 4-year-old in a leg of the Miss Versatility Series at Tioga Downs.