09/18/2016 6:08PM

Harness: Second edition of the Goshen Yearling Sale in the books

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The second annual Goshen Yearling Sale took place on Sunday afternoon at Mark Ford Training Center.  The highest seller was RC Royalty colt Vecellio Hanover, who was bought by Eugene Kurzrok for $60,000.  Vecellio Hanover is the first foal out of the Deweycheatumnhowe mare Variety Girl, who is a half-sister to I Wanted Wings (Muscles Yankee, $394,424).

Another RC Royalty colt, L Dees Courageous, went to Dan Daley for $40,000.  L Dees Courageous is the fourth foal out of the Conway Hall mare L Dees Maggie, a half-sister to New York Sire Stakes champion Royal Shyster (RC Royalty, $326,699) and a full sister to New York Sire Stakes divisional winner Spin Spanky Spin ($237,950).  Daley also trained both Royal Shyster and Spin Spanky Spin, as well as sire RC Royalty.

Ake Svanstedt put down $40,000 to purchase trotting colt On The Ropes.  By Blue Chip Farms stallion Chapter Seven, On The Ropes is the initial foal out of the Revenue S mare Rs Giggles ($100,735). 

The top-selling pacer was Big Game James, who was grabbed by Fiddlers Creek Stable for $39,000.  He's from the first crop of So Surreal and the ninth foal out of the multiple stakes winning Camluck mare Please Me Please ($756,238).  Her foals have included Rockin Finish (Rocknroll Hanover, $504,217), Rock Me Please (Rocknroll Hanover, $463,667), and Rockin Wizard (Rocknroll Hanover, $341,326).

Gardner Hanover, by Blue Chip Farms stallion Credit Winner, completed the top five, going to Amber Buter for $38,000.  Gardner Hanover is the fifth foal out of the Angus Hall mare Grammy Hall, who has produced the likes of Goodtogo Hanover (Explosive Matter, $141,277).  The dam is also a half-sister to the stakes winning Kadabra mare Juanitas Fury ($365,191).

152 yearlings went through the ring in total, bringing an average of $12,186.  In last year's sale, there were 113 yearlings sold for an average of $12,600.