The 2021 Winter Mixed Tattersalls Sale was held at The Meadowlands Monday, Jan. 18 with several Indiana sired horses in the book. The top Indiana sired seller of the day was American Virgin, who was purchased by Josh Green of Delaware for $45,000.
American Virgin, a nine-year-old gelded son of Always a Virgin, walked into the sales ring with a mark of 1:49.1 and earnings over $670,000. The former Indiana Sires Stakes contender was part of a stable reduction and sported times faster than 1:53.0 in his last 26 starts at Woodbine. With 35 career wins, he has 14 miles timed under the 1:50 time barrier.
Another top Indiana seller was the four-year-old The Candyman Can, who brought $36,000 and was purchased by Anthony Ventriglio of New Jersey. The Rockin Image gelding is a half brother to world champion Youaremycandygirl, two-year-old pacing filly of the year in 2017 and a $1.5 million earner. The Candyman Can has a mark of 1:50.4 and is closing in on $100,000 in career earnings. Also a former Indiana Sires Stakes contender, the gelding was also part of the stable reduction. Prior to relocating to the Meadowlands, he finished second in the Fox Stake to Odds on Osiris and won a leg of the Jammin Joshua Series at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Ventriglio also purchased the Indiana sired White Hair Rocks, a son of Rockin Image. The five-year-old Rockin Image gelding has a mark of 1:50.2 and earnings over the $137,000 mark. He had been racing in Canada and brought $17,000 through the sales ring. A pair of Swan for All male trotters sold. Doc’s Swan Song was purchased by Jay Paul Hoosier of Pennsylvania for $14,000 while Letsgoforitall was purchased by Charles Stein for $15,000.