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ASHA Yearling Sale Nearly Doubles In Total Sales

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Green Rider brought in the top bid at this year's ASHA Yearling Sale Green Rider brought in the top bid at this year's ASHA Yearling Sale TROT Magazine

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association held their 2014 Yearling Sale this past afternoon in Olds, AB. The ASHA sale was a huge success which showed the optimism that Alberta Harness racing will be revitalized. It was great to see such a large crowd with a lot of bidding action going on. It appears we are starting to see the confidence coming back to our industry.

Lots of excitement surrounded the event with the Sales results. There were some very impressive looking individuals which reflected in the purchase prices and every yearling that walked in the ring offered something for the buyer. The breeders did an outstanding job in having their yearlings looking great and ready for the ring. The sale confirmed the often said statement that if the horses look the part, they’ll bring the money.

A total of 54 yearlings were sold for $646,400, nearly double the total sales from last year and producing an average price of $11,970 which is approximately 20% higher than 2013. Last year, the average yearling price was $10,027 selling for a total of $351,000. 

On behalf of President Norm Kennedy and the Board of Directors, ASHA would like to thank all the breeders and the Alberta horsemen for showing the resilience they have had during these past few years. We look forward to a promising harness racing industry going forward.

"I would say that our sale went extremely well. The first few horses were a little light but once we got rolling, they returned very well," ASHA President Norm Kennedy told Trot Insider. "‎It's very very important to get back into the Calgary area (with Century Downs scheduled to open in 2015). Looking around here today, we're seeing some of the former owners back picking up a few more horses than they have in the recent past.

"With the new track coming, you can't help but have some enthusiasm."

Sale Topper “Green Rider” Brings $40,000

Green Rider, Hip 55 was the sale topper with a final bid of $40,000. Green Rider was purchased by SSG Stable and consigned by long time breeder Dr. Larry Hanson of Emerald Park, SK. The handsome bay colt is sired by Mach Three and the first foal out of the Presidential Ball mare Prairie Tracker ($265,800 – 1:52.4).

Hip 41 Jazzy Jay went to Blair Corbeil and Kelly Hoerdt for $38,000. The beautiful daughter of I Zee who is consigned by Meridian Farms and is the fifth foal out of the mare Just Sassy ($269,400 – 1:54.1). The filly is a half sister to Big N Bad ($261,126 – 1:51.3), Just Saucy ($81,621 – 1:54.1) and Ghost Pine ($52,635) who just took a track record of 1:51.3 at Alberta Downs on October 5, 2014.

Sudden Storm, Hip 44, rounded out the top three highest priced yearlings of the sale at $30,000 and was purchased by Keith Clark and bred by Meridian Farms. The colt is sired by Allamerican Navajo and is the first foal out of the Cams Card Shark mare Starring Role ($156,005 – 1:53.4). 

ASHA Yearling Sale Results

HIP YEARLING NAME PRICE SIRE DAM PURCHASER
1 BRAVE GRIN $5,500 FORT APACHE TANTA HANOVER Gusher Stable
2 CHASING MATTS WITHDRAWN MYSTERY CHASE THE MATTICAN
3 SHOCK THE MONKEY WITHDRAWN BLUE BURNER TEACHER HANOVER
4 TOP IT UP $2,000 MYSTERY CHASE COME TAKE MY PAN Riverside Stables
5 FOUR FEATHERS $1,000 ALLAMERICAN NAVAJO FOUR STARZ BELLA Harold Haining
6 DOUBLE L MAJESTY $3,000 AS PROMISED DOUBLE L ANNABELLA Gerry Hudon
7 MISTER MEISTER $2,000 BUNKMEISTER KRAMERS RULE Ashlee Sluggett
8 CLINTONS MEMORY $1,000 CLINTONS CIGAR THE REAL WEST Graeme Bevington
9 THREE ZEES $18,500 I ZEE THE THREE OF US Joe Ratchford
10 PRAIRIE MYSTIC $22,000 MYSTERY CHASE TWIN B MAGICAL Keith Clark
11 JUST BECOZ $9,000 MYSTERY CHASE COZAMEL Rod Hennessy
12 VEGAS WEEKEND $4,000 I ZEE VENUS BLUE CHIP Travis Cullen
13 RAGING HEARTBEAT $7,500 MYSTERY CHASE RETRO Robert James
14 WRANGLER CASH $20,000 AS PROMISED W JEAN B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
15 WAKE UP CALL $15,000 MYSTERY CHASE WESTERN GIFT B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
16 ROYAL DRAGON $6,500 BLUE BURNER ALBERTAS DRAGON Jody Earle
17 SCOOBY BOO $3,000 MYSTERY CHASE ALLAMERICAN BOO W. Allan Drader
18 SHOWMESOMEEMOTION $2,700 BUNKMEISTER EMOTIONALISCAPE Philip Giesbrecht
19 GOOD CHEMISTRY $24,500 I ZEE CHEMISTRY MAJOR B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
20 YOU GOTTA BELIEVE $6,000 BLUE BURNER WINDOWS UPGRADE Jim Mac Phail
21 MISS BOJANGLES WITHDRAWN NEAL DIAMONIQUE BETTE BLUE CHIP
22 NATIVE BEAUTY $7,000 ALLAMERICAN NAVAJO ADMIRED BEAUTY Travis Cullen
23 SO SORRY $4,000 MYSTERY CHASE APOLOGY ACCEPTED Bill & Denise Andrew
24 SNAZZIE BLUE WITHDRAWN BLUE BURNER FASCINATING SARA
25 ZAPPED $26,000 I ZEE STELLE NEL CIELO Don Richardson
26 BUNKLETTER $4,200 BUNKMEISTER ARTS AND LETTERS William Neish
27 MYSTERY AFFAIR RNA MYSTERY CHASE FORBIDDEN AFFAIR RNA
28 CHASING BIG FOOT WITHDRAWN MYSTERY CHASE BIGSHOESTOFILL
29 TRIBAL TATTOO $13,500 ALLAMERICAN NAVAJO TAPIOCA HANOVER Travis Cullen
30 BAROSSA BLUE GENES $15,000 SANTANNA BLUE CHIP BAROSSA Keith Clark
31 ARCHIE BUNKER $4,000 BUNKMEISTER NICE YANKEE Trevor Williams
32 MAKE IT BIG $17,000 BLUE BURNER MAKE SOME NOISE Rene Goulet
33 DOUBLE L FLASH $2,000 AS PROMISED DOUBLE L HOT TRAP Glenn Lutz
34 INDIANA JOAN $2,500 MYSTERY CHASE JOANALINA M Smith, G Classen
35 DRUM SOLO $12,000 ALLAMERICAN NAVAJO DUPLEX Jamie Gray
36 MAKIN MY MOVE $12,000 SPORTSWRITER SOUTHWIND LILY Kurt Schmidt
37 RODEO BLUES $26,000 BLUE BURNER MATER DEO Lorne Duffield
38 BROUHAHA $11,500 MYSTERY CHASE BOOK SMART Tara Isman
39 AMAZING CHASE $6,500 MYSTERY CHASE FELICIA HANOVER B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
40 WRANGLER JACKPOT $6,000 AS PROMISED JUDY GIRL B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
41 JAZZY JAY $38,000 I ZEE JUST SASSY B. Corbeil, K. Hoerdt
42 JET BLUE BURNER $5,000 BLUE BURNER BLINKANYOUMISSIT Jody Earle
43 STARSINHISEYES WITHDRAWN BUNKMEISTER JENNS STAR  
44 SUDDEN STORM $30,000 ALLAMERICAN NAVAJO STARRING ROLE Keith Clark
45 BLUE STAR JET $12,000 BLUE BURNER MOVIN UPTOWN Rod Hennessy
46 EXCLUSIVE $10,000 BUNKMEISTER EXPENSIVE RETURN Bill & Denise Andrew
47 GRAY ZEE $18,000 I ZEE GRAY LADY GRAY Gerry Hudon
48 CANELO $26,000 BLUE BURNER RAINDROP HANOVER Travis Cullen
49 KISMEISTER $5,000 BUNKMEISTER KISMET KILLEAN Trevor Williams
50 NIGHT HEAT $10,000 MYSTERY CHASE NIGHT OF PANDEMONIUM Fred Gillis (Agent)
51 DOUBLE L BOLT $8,500 AS PROMISED ONE HOT LADY Derek Stout
52 JENNAS LASS $16,000 FREEDOMS PASS PRESSIDENTIAL JENNA Samuel Johnson
53 BEYOND THE BUNKER $7,000 BUNKMEISTER BEYOND PARADISE Donna Wyse/David Lamont
54 KEEP COMING $7,500 MYSTERY CHASE KEYSTONE DIVINE Gusher Stable
55 GREEN RIDER $40,000 MACH THREE PRAIRIE TRACKER SSG Stable
56 SHES A TEN $16,000 MYSTERY CHASE IDEAL DATE Mark Anderson
57 JOYFUL SOUND $26,000 MYSTERY CHASE JERRYS GIRL Don Richardson
58 JUBIES BRUISER WITHDRAWN AS PROMISED SOUTHWIND JUBIE
59 IS SANTA REAL WITHDRAWN BLUE BURNER RED STAR GINNY
60 REEF SHARK WITHDRAWN SHARK GESTURE REAL CHOP  
61 AWHIMAWAY $24,000 MYSTERY CHASE RED STAR SUGAR GAL Keith Clark
62 GOLD MEDAL WITHDRAWN BUNKMEISTER SPARKIES GOLD
63 WITCH DOCTOR $7,000 FORT APACHE ARTFUL Rod Hennessy
64 ONE BIG HOTTIE $11,000 MISTER BIG HOT NIGHT Jim Mac Phail

 

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