It’s sale time in Indiana. The first of three featuring Indiana sired yearlings is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 for the second annual Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale. The event will be held at the Topeka Livestock Auction and will offer 115 yearlings. The sale begins at 10 a.m.
Check in for all yearlings will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The sales pavilion will be open for inspection of yearlings from 2 until 7 p.m. The auctioneers for the sale are Drew Turner of Ohio and Jarron Miller of Shipshewana with Ed Teefey serving as the pedigree reader.
Several trotters will be offered during the sale, including SJ’s Royal’s Help from the family of Walner. The Helpisontheway filly sells early as Hip No. 9 from the Double R Farm, serving as agent. The filly is a half sister to Random Destiny, who was the Canadian Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year in 2010. Random Destiny is also the dam of Walner, who is now finding success as a stallion with a mark of 1:50.2.
SJ’s Royal’s Help is eligible to numerous stakes races, including the Hoosier Stakes and Horseman Stakes during the Indiana State Fair along with the Currier & Ives, Arden Downs and the Indiana Standardbred Breeding program races, including Sires Stakes and the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit.
Another trotter that will garner a lot of attention is Hip No. 20, Musclefantastic, a colt by Muscle Massive. The colt is a full brother to the standout sophomore trotting filly Luv Lorelei, who has a mark of 1:53.3 and more than $150,000 in earnings. The colt is consigned by Perry Bontrager of Shipshewana and is eligible to all the Indiana Sired Breeding programs.
Nelson Slabach of Millersburg, Ind. will also offer a nice trotting filly named Guco’s Dream. The Guccio filly is a half sister to Summit City Sonny, who just won the Governor’s Cup Championships at the Indiana State Fair.
The sale will also be the debut of the first foals offered by Freaky Feet Pete. Hip No. 47, Miss Freaky Feet, is consigned by Walnut Ridge Equine and is the third foal from Promiss Again, who is from the family of the World Champion mare Town Pro, the third dam. The family includes a lot of black type for the filly, who is staked to the Indiana program as well as the Arden Downs, Cane Pace, Adios, Hoosier & Horseman Stakes and the Messenger.
Videos are available for many of the entrants in the Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale. More information is available at www.topekalivestock.com. The sale will offer live streaming the day of the event.