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Up Front Ben tops Blooded Horse Sale at $39,000

February 15, 2012
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Good racehorses and well-bred broodmares were in demand at the two-day Blooded Horse Sale. Five out of the top nine horses sold were for racing and four were for breeding.
 
Up Front Ben, from the Upfront Racing consignment of Ed Mullinax, topped the sale at $39,000. Tracy Brainard purchased the tough Andover Hall trotter to race at the Meadowlands, along with pacer Adams Hanover from Burke Racing Stable LLC for $25,000. Upfront Racing was also the consignor for the ultra-consistent pacing gelding Upfrontoutthedoor, purchased by Rene Allard for $27,000. Amateur driver Bud Hatfield signed the ticket for the competitive conditioned trotter Wolf’s Jann for $22,000 from Burke Racing Stable’s strong consignment.
 
Mares with extreme speed pedigrees were definitely in demand.  The maiden 3-year-old Jolt Of Jo, out of a half sister to Holborn Hanover p,5,1:46.4 $2,070,648, was purchased by Jim Rothfuss of Pennsylvania for $20,000.  Consignor Emerald Highlands Farm also offered the beautiful gray Yankee Cruiser filly Powdered Donut that was purchased by Doug Hinklin for $15,200.
 
Camden Stud signed the ticket for million-dollar winner Electrical Art p,3,1:51, consigned by Robert McIntosh.  The Artsplace mare in foal to Camluck goes to England on a $16,000 bid.  Bluebird Meadows of Indiana were quite pleased to get the nod on Day Lily Hanover p,3,1:53f ($158,008) at $16,000. The daughter of Art Major is out of a half sister to The Panderosa.  Lady Pat, a half sister to Canada’s leading trotting sire Kadabra, was captured by another Indiana breeder, Jake Schwartz, for $16,000. (Blooded Horse Sale Company)
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