Huntsville colt tops Goshen Yearling Sale at $46,000
September 14, 2020
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The Goshen Yearling Sale was held at the Mark Ford Training Center on Monday and despite year-long challenges the industry has faced due to all the covid restrictions, a brisk host of buyers nearly matched the average price per horse realized from last year’s record sale.
“I didn’t know what to expect this year due to the pandemic, but I was very pleased with the way it all worked out,” said Mark Ford. “We took fewer horses this year due to social distancing but the quality was there and the prices proved that. There was strong bidding all day and a good amount was purchased in the $30,000 range. At the end of the day I think we had a lot of happy buyers.”
The 86 yearlings that went across the block commanded an average price of $14,767 versus $14,964 in 2019 with the total gross for the sale just under $1.3 million. 32 pacing colts averaged $15,750 each, 28 pacing fillies averaged $13,464 each, 12 trotting colts averaged $16,292 each and 14 trotting fillies brought an average of $13,821 each.
Once again, Cameo Hills Farm was the top consignor with the highest average sale price for their 13-horse consignment ($24,462) that included the sales topper. That was pacing colt (Hip 32) Yes Indeed (Huntsville-Please Me Please) who was purchased for $46,000 by Erv Miller.
They also sold pacing colt (Hip 27) Just Mercy (Huntsville-Pardon) purchased by Jim DeArmond for $36,000, trotting colt (Hip 26) Harvey Two Face (Chapter Seven-New Sensation) who was sold to Steve Pratt for $30,000 and pacing colt (Hip 84) El Pistolero (Huntsville-Discoverer) who went to Robert Sholes, also for $30,000.
Winbak Farm’s 37 yearlings were headed by trotting filly (Hip 35) Bak A Winner (Credit Winner-Roberta’s Fantasy) who brought $28,000 from John Ball. They also sold pacing filly (Hip 78) Clear The Way (Bolt The Duer-Clara) for $24,000 to John Como Jr.
Blue Chip Farm’s top money-getter from their 5-head consignment was the pacing colt (Hip 21) Faith In Joe (Roll With Joe-Blind Faith) who was purchased by Paul O’Mara for $22,000.
“I can’t say enough about the good people at Cattle In Motion, who ran the online bidding and video," Ford continued. "They were phenomenal; the best in their business. They were very efficient, very professional and they made the entire sale better than it has ever been. I believe this was the first Standardbred sale to take online bids and I felt it went very smoothly considering it’s never been done before. We look forward to working with them much more in the future.”
About $200,000 of the total sales came from online bidding, which is a very solid number given the first time it's been offered. Plus all the early feedback from those who used the new format was very positive.
You can view the complete sales results in a searchable database by clicking this link. (Goshen Yearling Sale)