So Surreal colt tops Goshen sale at $95,000
September 08, 2019
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A large crowd of 1,500 eager buyers convened at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday (Sept. 8) to examine, evaluate and purchase the 107 available Standardbred yearlings up for sale at the annual Goshen Yearling Sale. Many of these stake eligible horses will be competing in Sire Stake programs in New York and Pennsylvania and those attending reflected many connections from those racing jurisdictions.
The total gross of the sale was in excess $1.6 million, up 15% from last year's total. The 52 colts and 55 fillies exchanged hands for a sales average of $14,964. 37 pacing colts averaged $20,681 each, 38 pacing fillies averaged $12,395 each, 15 trotting colts averaged $10,33 each and 17 trotting fillies brought an average of $12,353 each.
Cameo Hills Farm had a banner day, selling the top three horses in the sale and came away with the highest average sale price for their 14-horse consignment ($41,214).
The sales topper was pacing colt (Hip 16) Stop Staring (So Surreal-Paramelons Hanover) who was purchased for $95,000 by Ray Schnittker of Middletown, New York.
Cameo Hills also sold pacing colt (Hip 51) Boozer (American Ideal-Whiskey A go Go) and pacing colt (Hip 90) Scratch Golfer (So Surreal-Dune In Red) for $75,000 each and both were purchased by Paul Kelley of Ganesvoort, New York.
The top seller from the 25-horse Hanover Shoe Farm consignment was pacing colt (Hip 72) Bison Hanover (Art Major-Burning Point) who went for $32,000 to Ken Solomon of Coral Springs, Florida. He was followed closely in price by pacing filly (Hip 71) Bygone Hanover (Artspeak-Brissonette Hanover) who was purchased by Megan Beauchamp of Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania for $31,000.
Winbak Farm's 38 yearlings were headed by pacing filly (Hip 9) Tide Her Over (Roll With Joe-Tidewaterdragonfly) who brought $22,000 from Blake Macintosh of Cambridge, Ontario. They also sold trotting filly (Hip 11) No Pay No Way (Credit Winner-Not A Diva) for $20,000 to the WTB Stable of Middletown, Delaware.
Blue Chip Farm's top sale from their 5-head consignment was the pacing colt (Hip 14) Sauvignon Bluechip (Art Major-Some Girls Do) who was purchased by Robert Sholes of Bloomingburg, New York for $27,000.
"It was a perfect day for this sale and the large and enthusiastic crowd of buyers were bidding strong all day," said Mark Ford, President of the Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales Co. "Everyone there was blissfully happy with our location and the ease of access to information through our catalogs and app. The only problem we had was parking because so many people came out. But we'll have more room available next year as this sale continues to grow."
You can view the complete sale results in a searchable database by clicking this link. (http://goshenyearlingsale.com/results/index.cgi?Limit=13 ) --By Tim Bojarski/Goshen Yearling Sale