HCSC Starting Ohio Buckeye Sale
The Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana will conduct a second auction beginning in 2015. Company officials have been exploring the idea for several years and with the recent expansion of the Ohio program and the strong neighboring Indiana program, have decided to move ahead with the new venture.
Named the Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale, the auction will take place September 30, 2015 at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio and will be open to all yearlings from any state program.
Built in 2004, the Champions Center Expo was constructed for equine shows and sales. Located between Columbus and Dayton OH, it is only 30 minutes from Dayton Raceway. The facility is just a quarter mile from Interstate 70 at Exit 59 at the back of the Clark County Fairgrounds. It has a state of the art stabling area attached to the main arena with additional stalls available close by in shed row barns. The 10x10 stalls are well lite and the barn area is well laid out with all the amenities. A fully staffed eating area is adjacent to the sale arena along with well-maintained restroom facilities.
View additional facility facts at www.championscenterexpo.com.
For more information about the Buckeye Classic Yearling sale call the Hoosier Classic sale office 574-825-4610.
Rockin Image Filly Tops Sale with $95,000 Bid
The Hoosier Classic Sale got off to a strong start Friday as several yearlings brought high prices during the first session at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion. Cant Touch This, a filly from the second crop of Rockin Image cataloged as Hip 82, commanded the highest price of the day, selling for $72,000.
Consigned by Legacy Lane Farm, the filly is a half-sister to near millionaire Glass Pack and American National winner DoubleTrouble. William "Bo" DeLong purchased the filly, one of several high-dollar yearlings purchased by the Wisconsin resident.
Always A Virgin filly All About Passion, brought the next highest price for a pacer with a $45,000 final bid. The first foal from a 1:50.3 mare with more than $200,000 in earnings, the yearling was purchased by the Kales Company. Cataloged as Hip 51, she was consigned by David Wayne Yoder.
The highest-priced trotter of the session, Here Comes Herbie colt Arthur Luck, topped $42,000 for consignor Luckiana Farm. Cataloged as Hip 80 for Luckiana Farm, the yearling is a full-brother to the accomplished Allie Labrook, recent winner of the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for older trotting mares. Dan Shetler signed the ticket as agent.
The momentum from Friday’s session continued to Saturday as the buyer’s optimism remained strong. The balanced catalogue yielded the overall sale topper on Saturday’s session when Hip number 246 Topville Cadillac was hammered down for $95,000. The filly, sired by second year sire Rockin Image out of Topville Cyberwave, was consigned by Topville Acres and signed for by Alvin Miller of Bunker Hill, IN.
Miller along with several of his owners were very active in bidding during the two day sale and were also the under bidder on the Friday session sale topper.
While the Rockin Image yearlings proved to be the hot ticket at the 2014 auction, a Panspacificflight filly also garnered plenty of attention for the Cornerstone Stock Farm consignment. Katie Baby, the first foal from a record winning full sister to Kikikatie was purchased by Larry Bond of Frankfort IN. Bond, co-owner of the top flight 3 year old pacing colt Lets Drink On It, was top bidder for $55,000.
The revamped Indiana Sires Stakes program seemed to rejuvenate the auction scene in 2014. The program, one of the most lucrative in the country is expected to continue to attract national attention as Indiana sired pacers and trotters made national headlines throughout the 2014 season.The 2014 auction averaged $9,825 per yearling, a 31% increase from 2013.