World's Largest Standardbred Horse Sale Opens Next Week
Oct 31, 2014 07:00AM
By Erica Shames
The 2014 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale will offer 1,896 harness racing horses for public auction at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center - Harrisburg, PA from Monday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
The Select Yearling Sale in Harrisburg held Monday through Thursday, followed by the Mixed Sale on Friday and Saturday. Pedigrees and yearling videos are available online on our website at theblackbook.com. The roster may be searched by trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, as well as by cosigners, sires, and state of eligibility.
At the 2013 Annual Sale, 1,048 Selected yearlings were sold for $35,965,500, for an average of $34,318;835. Mixed horses were sold for $19,980,500, an average of $23,929. PA sires led the way with 450 Select yearlings selling for $15,840,000, an average of $35,200. Overall, 1883 horses sold for $55,946,000, an average of $29,711.
Standardbred Horse Sale Company President, Dr. Paul Spears, said, "the improving economy and newly revitalized racing programs in Ohio and Ontario make us very optimistic for a successful sale. Our customers will be purchasing the champions of the future at Harrisburg."
International horse owners, trainers, and enthusiasts attend this sale on a yearly basis. Buyers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and Italy can always be found in the sale area. In recent years, new customers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Brazil, and the Central Asian republics of Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan and Altai have purchased horses at Harrisburg.
"The Black Book" catalogs, a live webcast of the sale, video interviews and photos of prominent horsemen, sale results, and general background information are available on the Standardbred Horse Sales Company website: theblackbook.com
About the 2014 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale
Pennsylvania based Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale is the largest Standardbred sale in the world, and has been held for 76 consecutive years each November at the PA Farm show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.