The Jayland Trotting Association will conduct its annual harness racing equipment sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland. The event will be held in Bubp Hall located directly behind the grandstand with all proceeds going to the maintenance of the half-mile track at the fairgrounds.
In addition to various equipment sales, a breeding to Keystone Velocity will be offered. Keystone Velocity currently stands at Schwartz Breeding Farm in Berne, Ind. The pacer took a mark of 1:47.3 and made more than $1.6 million during his racing career. The Western Hanover stallion competed at the top level and set a track record in his Potomac Pace win at Rosecroft in 2017. He stood his first season in New Jersey with that crop currently three-year-olds in 2023. Of 26 foals registered, he had 10 starters with five of those taking marks under 2:00. He stood his first season in Indiana in 2020 and his first Indiana two-year-olds will be on the track in 2023.
Additional consignments for the Public Auction will be accepted between 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the Bubp Hall. Also, items may be consigned prior to sale time on Saturday.
Greg Runyon serves as sales manager for the auction. Gary Loy is providing the auctioneer services and will be assisted by Ben Lyons and Travis Theurer.
The Bubp Hall is heated and plenty of seating will be available for the auction. Also, lunch will be available in the Hall during the auction.
For more information, contact Runyon at (260) 726-4331.