S I P, the fastest three-year-old trotter ever on a half-mile track, has been sold for six figures and is reportedly headed overseas.
S I P was purchased in an online auction on Friday for $220,000 by Johan Arneng of Sweden and the talented trotter will be joining the stable of Swedish trainer Daniel Reden, according to Swedish media reports.
Trained by Ron Burke, the Bar Hopping colt won the Old Oaken Bucket on Little Brown Jug Day in 1:51.2 by 10 lengths to set the world record. An eight-time winner from 32 starts, he earned $441,583 over the last two seasons for Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, Brixton Medical Inc., and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
S I P led all auctions at onGait.com this week when he was purchased out of the 12-horse Ron Burke Stable consignment. Among the others selling for the Burke Brigade were Continualou p,2,1:50.2f, a four-year-old Sweet Lou mare bringing a winning bid of $125,000 from Matthew Stolte of New Jersey; Terminator p,3,1:50.4f, a son of Downbytheseaside purchased by Wallace Townsend of Delaware for $91,000; Twenty p,3,1:52h, a Well Said sophomore filly selling for $80,000 to Frank Poerio of Pennsylvania; and the Uncle Peter filly Ill Annie Up 3,1:57.3f selling for $76,000 to Ontario breeder Tammy McNiven.
(With files from onGait.com)