Average Price Jumps at Northern Calif. Sale

A yearling full sister to the stakes-winning sale graduate Sherman Bartlebort was the $40,000 topper at the 2011 Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale in Pleasanton Aug. 16. The auction enjoyed a solid increase in average price from last year.
The filly by Tannersmyman, out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Alpenwald, was consigned by Woodbridge Farm, agent; bred by Woodbridge Farm and James Eaton; and purchased by R.B. Hess, agent. Her brother, Sherman Bartlebort, won the Everett Nevin Alameda County Futurity for 2-year-olds this summer and has earned $69,970 after being sold last year for $6,500.
That sale-topping price doubled the high from last year’s sale and fueled a 17% increase in the average from the 2010 sale. It is the highest price from the sale since a $40,000 purchase in 2007.
The highest-priced colt was by Stormin Fever out of the Stop the Music mare Greny. Named Pacific View, he was consigned by Woodbridge Farm, agent; bred by Eileen Madson; and purchased by Jeff Bonde, agent for Sierra Sunset, for $20,000.
In the eighth sale presented in Northern California in its current format by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 70 horses were sold for a gross of $357,900, an average of $5,113, and a median price of $2,700.
Last year, 82 horses were sold for a gross of $357,400, an average of $4,359, and a median of $3,000. There were 39 buy-backs this year compared to 53 last year.

For complete results, see ctba.com/sites/ctba.com/files/images/2011/resultsnorcal2011.htm.

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