Egloff: Some big players still have big money to spend

The man behind Vieux Carre Farms said those that got shut out from getting what they wanted in Lexington should be big players in Harrisburg.

by Dave Briggs

Dr. John Egloff said he’s unlikely to top selling Some Terror (Somebeachsomewhere—Economy Terror) for $800,000 at Lexington, but he is excited about the 36 yearlings his Vieux Carre Farms of Pennsylvania is selling at Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s auction that begins today at noon at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

“We’re not going to top what we did… well, we’re not expecting to do that by a long shot, but we’ve got some very nice horses,” Egloff said.

“We’ve got a couple of outstanding Betting Lines, a couple of great-looking Sweet Lous, Captaintreacherous. We don’t have too many Somebeaches left, but we’ve got a couple.”

Then Egloff stopped to admire hip 314, Keystone Zeppelin being shown.

“Now, that colt right there… He’s just an outstanding individual. He’s number 314. I think he’s going to sell pretty well. He’s a Sweet Lou and an absolute beautiful colt.

“We’ve got another colt selling really late in the sale that I really don’t understand how he got so late. He’s a Betting Line. [Hip 809 – Keystone Catalyst]. He’s gorgeous and a half-brother to a horse called Keystone Concrete, who, as a 2-year-old, defeated Stag Party. He won like $180,000 and then he died.”

Egloff said the advantage Harrisburg has is that some buyers got shut out from getting a top horse in Lexington and still have money to spend.

“There were a lot of people that went to Lexington thinking they were going to buy a certain one and they couldn’t go there,” he said. “That $800,000 colt? I know a person that was going to $200,000 on that colt, another that was going to $300,000, they didn’t even get a bid.

“They are coming in (to Harrisburg) and looking for a top, top horse.”