Pond-A-Acres, located in New Haven, Ind. near Fort Wayne, will have a busy October as the farm is currently prepping 17 yearlings for the upcoming Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The farm will be located in Aisles 15 and 16 and will offer a good mixture of both trotting and pacing prospects.
One colt that will be grabbing a lot of attention will be Hip No. 214, Ponda Hawk. A son of Luck Be Withyou, the colt is the first foal from the super tough mare Mandys Mattjesty, who took a mark of 1:50.2 and made in excess of $300,000 during her career, racing primarily at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Mandys Mattjesty comes from a strong family and is a half sister to Big Gulp, who was undefeated on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit this past year and won the Governor’s Cup Championship for two-year-old pacers.
Pond-A-Acres also has several trotters in their consignment and several by first crop sire Dover Dan. Heading the list of trotting prospects is Ponda Detective, a colt by Dover Dan. Selling as Hip No. 108, the colt is out of a Deweycheatumnhowe mare, Dream Act, with a mark of 1:55.2. She has produced two winners already, including Brigotto, Indiana Sires Stakes winner with a mark of 1:55.3 and more than $140,000 in earnings.
Another Dover Dan yearling in the Pond-A-Acres consignment is a half-brother to Indiana Sires Stakes winner Ooh La La La, who has six figure earnings and a mark of 1:54.2. The colt, Ponda Gonzalez, will sell early as Hip No. 81.
Another Indiana Sires Stakes winner with a sibling in the consignment is Flagman, winner of more than $75,000 and a mark of 1:53.4. The half sister selling is Hip No. 239 Ponda Charm, a daughter of Dover Dan.
Pond-A-Acres rounds out its consignment with a good looking individual by Swan for All in Ponda Adventure, listed as Hip No. 236. The first foal is from a first foal by the Muscle Hill mare Wildflower, who took a mark of 1:55.4 as a two-year-old and won both the Kindergarten Classic final and the Hudson Trot final. The colt is a standout in the consignment for Pond-A-Acres.
Pond-A-Acres is available for yearling inspections prior to the sale. To schedule an appointment, call ahead to (260) 440-1817. Videos on nearly all of their yearlings are now available online through the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale at www.hoosierclassicyearlingsale.com.