Only three were catalogued and only two sold with Joy Rider fetching the highest price at the 2022 Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg, Pa. The sale contained more than 900 yearlings representing all states and a coliseum full of buyers in the Standardbred industry.
Joy Rider caught the eye of Peter and Melanie Wrenn. The Swan for All filly, consigned by Concord Stud as agent for Windsong Stable, sold as Hip No. 329 in the sale for $65,000. She has a long list of winners from her maternal side, including Jacks to Open (1:53.4, $500,000) and Joey (1:52.1, $250,000). Joy Rider is the 13th foal from the American Winner mare Jodi’s Jayme, who has produced nine winners in 12 foals. Joy Rider is the first Indiana sired foal from the mare. Wrenn Racing signed the ticket as agent for the filly.
The other Indiana sired yearling selling was later in the sale as Hip No. 437, another filly by Swan for All. Swanderful Sabrina was purchased by Ashley and Dean Wilson of Ontario for $20,000. The filly is the 15th foal from the Garland Lobell mare Sabrina Hall, who has produced 10 winners, including He’s A Demon (1:53.1, $315,000) and True Blue Stride (1:51.3, $278,000). Spring Haven Farm served as agent for Jonas Schlabach as the consignor.
The Standardbred Horse Sale now moves into the racehorses and breeding stock of the sale. Several Indiana sired horses are listed for sale during the sessions including the standout three-year-old pacer Rip Wheeler from the Walter Haynes Jr. Stable. Selling as Hip No. 1503, the Rockin Image gelding has dipped under 1:49 several times in his performances at Hoosier Park in Indiana Sires Stakes and has more than $200,000 on his card. Northwood Bloodstock Agency serves as the consigning agent for Rip Wheeler.
JKs Rollin Baby is another Indiana sired pacer selling at Harrisburg. Listed as Hip No. 1443, the JK Endofanera filly has a strong maternal side with her second dam the standout Indiana mare My Baby and Me campaigned by the Nickells Stable. JK’s Rollin Baby has a mark of 1:50.1 but has paced under the 1:50 mark. She has more than $200,000 on her card and multiple wins this season in Indiana.