The second and final session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Woodbine yearling sale -- for preferred offerings -- took place Sept. 8, with results similar to the select session: a decrease in average but a steady middle market.
The preferred session concluded with 151 yearlings sold for CAN$1,247,000, up marginally from CAN$1,215,800 in 2006 (138 sold). But the average dropped to CAN$8,258 from CAN$8,810.
The number of yearlings that were not sold was down dramatically, from 72 last year to just 37 this year.
The median held steady from 2006 at CAN$5,500.
Topping the preferred session was a chestnut filly by Skip Away out of Cozy Up Doc, a daughter of Explosive Red who won eight races and CAN$324,422. The yearling sold to owner/trainer Sue Leslie for CAN$37,000 and was sold by Box Arrow Farm, agent. Cozy Up Doc’s first foal, Cryptonite Kid, is a winner at two this season at Woodbine.
The gals dominated the top seven prices, holding four of those positions. The second-highest price, at CAN$31,000, was also a filly. That one, a daughter of Monashee Mountain out of the placed mare Heart Beat, by Apalachee, was sold by Gail Wood’s Woodlands Farm, agent, to Beclawat Stable.
The top colt was actually one of three boys to punch in at CAN$30,000 bids.
Trainer Reade Baker bought Hot Shot Jules, a colt by Whiskey Wisdom out of the winning Lucky Lionel mare Lucky Tomoli, for that price from Windfields Farm, agent.
Another CAN$30,000 colt was Gardiner Farms’ chestnut son of top sire Bold Executive out of the stakes-winning Skip Trial mare Mad ‘Bout You that sold to trainer Ian Black as agent.
And Windfields Farm, agent, sold another CAN$30,00 colt – a son of top freshman sire D’wildcat out of the winning Alydeed mare Awesome Deed, to trainer Steve Attard.
The Woodbine mixed sale takes place Dec. 1.