10/24/2006 11:00PM

Del-Rob Farm to hold dispersal sale


The Del-Rob Farm dispersal sale will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in Clarkston, Mich. Owner Delphine Miller, widow of trainer Robert Miller, has 61 horses of all ages up on the block. Delphine Miller and Robert Miller, who died in August, operated the breeding and training site for 30 years.

The couple stood Monetary Gift at the farm and had several Michigan champions from him, including That Gift and That Monetary. The auction offering includes two stallion prospects: Sultry Dancer (Sultry Song) and Matt's Promise (Colonial Affair). There are also 24 broodmares, 12 yearlings, 12 weanlings, eight horses of racing age, and two teasers.

Miller, a longtime trainer at Detroit Race Course before shifting his operation to Great Lakes Downs when the former closed, was president of the Michigan HBPA and was a lineman with the world champion Detroit Lions in 1952, 1953, and 1957.

* Jockey Terry Houghton, who is 11th in the nation in wins, will have no problem wrapping up the Great Lakes riding title when this meet ends Nov. 1. Houghton has 176 wins through 97 days of racing, 84 more than Mary Doser in second. Houghton has won the jockey title four times since the track opened in 1999.

* Post time for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the final two days of the 2006 live meet, has been moved up to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.