Led by a record-priced yearling Forestry colt for $75,000, results soared across the board at the Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale Aug. 12.
The sale was conducted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Total sales came for 84 horses sold was $1,054,700, compared with $438,500 for 73 sold last year, an increase of 141%.
Average sale price was $12,556, compared with $6,007, an increase of 109%. Median price was $5,000 compared with $4,000 in 2013. There were 28 buy-backs.
The sale-topping Forestry colt is a half brother to last year's sale topper, Rowdy Dylan
, who sold for $60,000 and was pinhooked for $280,000. Out of the stakes-placed Broken Vow
mare Serious Vow, the chestnut colt was consigned by H & E Ranch and was purchased by Randy Morris of Anthem, Ariz.
The top-priced filly sold for $58,000. A yearling, she is by Artie Schiller
out of the Golden Voyager
mare Paz Cuidadana, and was consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds. She was bred in California by Richard Barton Enterprises and purchased by Al Bresciani of Woodland, Calif.
Tuesday's sale was the 11th presented in Northern California by the CTBA.
"The improved results are a reflection on a better quality of horses in the sale," said Doug Burge, president of the CTBA. "It was well supported by both sellers and buyers from Northern and Southern California."