A handful of Indiana sired horses sold at the annual Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands Monday, Jan. 17 with Swift Swanda fetching the second highest price of the sale. The trotting mare brought $240,000 through the ring and is headed to the brood mare ranks.
Sold as a racehorse prospect or a broodmare prospect, according to the sales catalog, Joshua Green, serving as agent for Spring Station Bloodstock of Delaware. At the sale, Green told the U.S. Trotting’s Ken Weingartner, that Swift Swanda would be bred to Walner this year.
Swift Swanda has an impressive maternal side. Her third dam is the mother of the great CR Kay Suzie, who was a world champion and is now in the Hall of Fame. Swift Swanda, a five-year-old daughter of Swan for All, completes her stellar racing career with more than $450,000 and a mark of 1:52.3. She is a multiple Indiana Sires Stakes winner.
Other Indiana sired sellers in the Winter Mixed Sale included Alwaysthebstplace, a daughter of Always A Virgin, purchased by Greg Luther of Ohio for $27,000, Candy Paint, a mare by JK Endofanera purchased by Mahlon Stoltzfus of Pennsylvania for $5,000, Rock With JK, a gelding by JK Endofanera purchased by William Hartt of Maine for $80,000, Skyway Victor, a gelding by Tellitlikeitis selling to Michael Eaton of Massachusetts for $71,000, What’s Your Beef, a son of JK Endofanera purchased by Robert Arzano of New Jersey for $9,700, Bluebird Rocky a gelded son of Guccio who was purchased for $30,000 by Mark Athearn of Maine, and Swan on a Mission, a son of Swan for All who was purchased by Ian Yoder of Ohio for $25,000.
A total of four sold over the $200,000 mark. According to the story by Weingartner, Whichwaytothebeach was the top seller at $390,000 to Gino Toscani of Ontario. Sale prices were up compared to the 2020 sale with 90 horses and stallion shares selling for $4.25 million.