The special edition Breeders Crown issue of the Indiana Standardbred Magazine is in the mail and includes an ad for a yearling selling in the Michiana Classic Yearling Sale. With postal service uncertainties due to COVID-19 restrictions and delays, a special call out for Virgin Honor is being featured on the Indiana Standardbred Association website.
The impressive part of Virgin Honor, a gelded son of Always A Virgin, falls on the dam’s side of his pedigree. The yearling is out of the mare Do Me Honor, who was an extremely tough race mare who competed for eight straight seasons all across the Midwest and even on the East Coast. The mare by Cheyenne Rei took a mark of 1:51.2 at four and was timed in 1:50.1. With earnings more than $683,000, Do Me Honor won 40 races and had an impressive rate of earnings checks. As a two-year-old she got a check nine of 10 starts all the way to her eight-year-old season, when she earned checks in 10 of 12 starts.
Do Me Honor is also a half sister to the dam of Kak’s Shark Attack, who took a mark of 1:51 and had earnings in excess of $279,000. Her foals have a Big Towner X-factor pedigree, which is genetically proven durability, speed earning ability and soundness.
Her latest foal, Virgin Honor, will sell as Hip No. 54 at the Michiana Classic Yearling Sale as part of the Victory Hill Farm consignment for Ed Engle Equine. The gelding follows in the footsteps of a half-sister, Honor’s Image, who at two this past year won nine of 10 races in both Michigan and Indiana. Honor’s Image, a daughter of Rockin Image, earned her career best time of 1:56.1 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park this past summer.
More information on Virgin Honor can be seen on the Website at www.michianaclassicsale.com . Videos and TrackIt pedigree information is available both on the sale Website as well as Victory Hill Farm’s website at www.victoryhillfarm.com in their 2020 yearling videos section on the homepage. Virgin Honor is eligible to stakes in both Michigan and Indiana.
The Michiana Classic Yearling Sale is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25 beginning at Noon at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana. COVID-19 protocols are in place and those attending the sale are required to wear masks and social distance. Those wishing to bid through the internet may do so at www.proxibid.com.