11/10/2017 7:58PM

Harness: Curtain comes down on 2017 Standardbred Horse Sale

Tom Melanson
Friday's top seller Big Man Ev won the Massachusetts Sire Stakes final at Plainridge on Monday

The 2017 edition of the Standardbred Horse Sale wrapped up on Friday as 3-year-old Chapter Seven colt Big Man Ev brought $210,000 to top the second and final mixed session.

Big Man Ev, sold as HIP 1676, was purchased by Finnish interest Ravitalli Hannu Laakkonen Oy.  Big Man Ev, trained by Julie Miller, was this year's Massachusetts Sire Stakes champion in the 3-year-old colt trot division, and he was second by a nose in the New York Excelsior A final at Vernon Downs.

HIP 1587 Mac's Jackpot was the second-highest seller during the day, bringing $185,000 from Howard Ouriel.  Mac's Jackpot, a 3-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, won a division of the Somebeachsomewhere at Mohawk and the Geers at Tioga for trainer Jim Campbell this year.  He was also fourth in the Breeders Crown and fifth in the Meadowlands Pace.

Two horses, Glitzey Gal and Rock N Tony, tied for third at $175,000.  HIP 1394 Glitzey Gal, a 3-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill, was the first horse to bring that amount, going to Bryan Montgomery.  Glitzey Gal took a mark of 1:51 2/5 earlier this year and won a leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes.

Rock N Tony, a sophomore Rockin Image gelding, was hold as HIP 1599 and went to Burke Racing Stable LLC.  Rock N Tony won this year's Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final at Hoosier and then came back to win a Breeders Crown elimination over the same oval.

Rounding out the top five was HIP 1425 Sianna Hanover, who was acquired by Steve Jones for $160,000.  Sianna Hanover, a 3-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover, was a stakes winner at both two and three, taking her lifetime mark of 1:55 1/5 when she won a Keystone Classic division at The Meadows on September 27 of this year.

The two-day mixed sale was virtually flat year-over-year.  This year there were 660 horses and stallion shares sold for a total of $19,451,000 and an average of $29,471, while in 2016 those numbers were 675, $19,850,001, and $29,407.

The harness racing sale circuit now moves on to the Fall Speed Sale at the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds.  That sale goes from Monday, November 13 through Thursday, November 16.