The 64th annual Summer Mixed Sale offered more than 600 horses in the catalog over a two-day period Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28. The sale, held at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, featured many yearlings and racehorses from the state of Indiana.
The three-year-old filly Belladonna Hanover, by Always a Virgin, was consigned by the DeLong Stable and brought $19,000. She is headed to Delaware under the care of Wayne Givens. Glen Miller of Shipshewana, Ind. also purchased an Always a Virgin two-year-old filly from the Spring Haven Farm consignment for $16,000. The Always a Virgin two-year-old filly Bella Visa was purchased for $20,000 by Nick Sodano of New York. Mary Goodnight, a three-year-old daughter by Always A Virgin consigned by DeLong, brought $35,000 and is headed to Canada. Also from the DeLong consignment, The Great I Am, a three-year-old Rockin Image gelding, was purchased by Therl Hensley for $16,500.
Jay Cross purchased a Riggins yearling colt named Hanna’s Sacket for $6,500 while Burke Racing picked up an Always A Virgin yearling filly named Angel’s Touch for $27,000.
In the trotting ranks, a yearling filly by Whom Shall I Fear named Fear the Heat as purchased for $20,000 by Ira Steinberg of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Older Indiana trotters also caught the eye of several buyers. Freeman Bontrager, acting as agent, purchased a Swan for All three-year-old filly named Forever Foxy while Beach Brothers of Berlin, Ohio bought three-year-old trotting colt Swan for Vito for $16,000. Swan Mark, a two-year-old Swan for All trotting gelding, was purchased for $15,000 by Mark Goldberg of Washington, Pa. while Jim Otto purchased a Jailhouse Jesse six-year-old named Mickeys House for $11,500. Gus Scarpias of New York purchased the Delong-consigned Em El Paso, a four-year-old trotting mare by Guccio for $19,000.