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‘Pickles On Top’ looks to shine at the 2015 ASHA Yearling Sale

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'Pickles On Top' will be entering the ring as Hip #43 this Friday, September 4 at the 2015 ASHA Yearling Sale held in Olds, Alberta.  “Pickles On Top” was the winning name submission in the 2014 “Name That Foal” contest sponsored by Meridian Farms and ASHA.  Six-year-old Rachel Ratsoy, of Edmonton, was the creative little girl behind the name.  We are excited as this is the first yearling to enter the sales ring from the “Name That Foal” contest states ASHA Sales Coordinator Orianna Scheck. 

In addition, Bill Andrew from Meridian Farms is graciously donating 100 percent of “Pickles On Top” sale bid to charity after payment of sales commission, entry fee and GST.  25% will be given to the Olds & District Hospice Society, 25 % to the Olds & District Christmas Angels and 50% will be divided equally between 4 Alberta rescue and retirement groups for Standardbreds.  All of these groups will be in attendance at the ASHA sale including young Rachel Ratsoy which makes it even more special says Scheck.  Bill Andrew has always been a big supporter in our harness racing and breeders industry here in Alberta and we thank him for his continued generosity and backing.

‘Pickles On Top’ is an Alberta sired filly from the good Alberta Sire ‘Camystic’ who has produced top fillies like Credit Card Junkie, Mystic Maiden and Nighttraintovegas.  ‘Pickles’ stakes winning dam ‘Real Chop’ was no stranger to the racetrack taking a two-year-old record of 1:54.3.  Real Chop’s full brother ‘Veal Marsala’ took a record of 1:49 while amassing $590,000 in lifetime earnings.

We have some wonderful breeders that have entered quality yearlings to be sold at our sale says Scheck.  There’s a total of 64 Alberta Sired yearlings along with 6 yearlings bred by out of province stallions.  All of which offer something to our potential buyers.

The 2015 ASHA Yearling Sale will be held at the Olds AG Society Mega Dome on Friday, September 4 at 2:30PM.  Viewing will start at 11:30AM. 

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