MN Sale Posts Records in Gross, Average

A change in location and a strong catalog propelled the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association yearling and broodmare sale to record levels Aug. 11.
 
The sale, topped by a Yes It's True   yearling filly for $52,000, was staged at the Scott County Fair Grounds in Jordan, Minn. and held on one of Canterbury Park's dark days. 
 
There were 43 of 67 offered reported as sold for total receipts of $454,100, exceeding the previous record of $434,600 set in 2007. Average purchase price was $10,560, eclipsing the 2012 record of $10,332.
 
The sale-topping Yes It's True filly, named Girlatwerk, was bought by Mac Robertson, John Mentz, Jeff Larson, and Gary Chanen from the consignment of breeder Wildcat Ranch. A Minnesota-bred, she is out of the multiple stakes-winning Straight Man mare Dee's Rose. Notable members of the family include Italian champion Esprit Du Nord, who was a group I winner Germany and classic-placed in England. 
 
Wayne Simon was the sale's leading buyer, with three yearlings bought for a combined $61,800, including a son of first crop sire Paddy O'Prado   out of Annacious, by Dehere, for $31,000. The colt, from the family of grade I winner and sire Salt Lake, was bred in Minnesota by Jim Thares and offered by the sale's top consignor Prairie Hill Farm.
 
Prairie Hill Farm sold all five of five horses offered for a total of $85,100.
 
Six broodmares were offered, but no sales were reported.

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