NYSS champ Royal Shyster sells for $450,000
November 12, 2011
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New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) champion Royal Shyster, most recently fifth in the $600,000 Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old colt trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, sold for $450,000 on Saturday in the second and last session of the mixed sale portion in Harrisburg. William Weaver was the successful bidder, bringing home a nine-time winner in 14 starts this year with earnings of more than a quarter-million dollars.
A son of RC Royalty out of the Pine Chip mare Spin The Planet, Royal Shyster steamrolled his way throught the New York Sire Stakes circuit this year for trainer Dan Daley, culminating in his victory in the $175,000 final at Saratoga as the odds-on choice. Royal Shyster took his mark of 1:57.1f at Tioga Downs.
Another $120,000 purchase by Weaver on Saturday was Zanna Royal, who finished second in this year's NYSS final for 2-year-old filly trotters, also for trainer Daley. A daughter of RC Royalty, Zanna Royal has a 9-2-4-2 slate this year with $114,808 in earnings, with a mark of 1:59.1 taken at Vernon Downs.
Whats New Pussycat, a 3-year-old daughter of Art Major out of the Breeders Crown-winning mare Molly Can Do It, was purchased by White Birch Farm for $122,000. A five-time winner in 19 starts this year, Molly Can Do It took her mark of 1:51.4f while capturing the Adioo Volo at The Meadows. Her seasonal earnings stand at $232,217 and career total at $288,642.
Tyler Raymer purchased New York Sire Stakes and Tompkins division winner Flyhawk Jester for $110,000. A son of RC Royalty out of the Conway Hall mare Graduation Party, Flyhawk Jester has a 9-4-4-0 slate this year with earnings of $95,932. The fifth-place finisher behind his stablemater Royal Shyster in the NYSS final, Flyhawk Jester took his mark of 2:00.4f while capturing his Tompkins split at Tioga Downs.
Someheartsomewhere, a 3-year-old full sister to the 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere who was a $210,000 yearling purchase herself, sold for $120,000 to Hanover Shoe Farms. The daughter of Mach Three-Wheres The Beach was unraced at two and made 12 starts this year for trainer Erv Miller, posting three wins, one second and three thirds, with a mark of 1:52.4f and earnings of $25,510.