Candy Ride Colt Tops Washington Yearling Sale

Ed and Theresa DeNike pay $105,000 for the auction's most expensive horse.

A Candy Ride  colt brought the top price of $105,000 Sept. 6 during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s summer yearling sale. The auction was held at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Emerald Downs.

Ed and Theresa DeNike of Kent, Wash., purchased the bay yearling, which is the second foal out the 9-year-old mare Sudden Departure. In 2007, the daughter of Demons Begone captured the King County Handicap and finished second in the Washington State Legislators and Boeing handicaps at Emerald Downs.

Rick and Debbie Pabst bred the colt and their Blue Ribbon Farm consigned him to the sale.

The WTBOA reported preliminary results that included a gross of $933,500 for the 75 yearlings that were sold. The average price was $12,447 and the median price was $5,700.

In addition, the WTBOA offered a group of mixed stock on the same day. The top price for a broodmare was the $4,000 Terry Tonasket of Omak, Wash., paid for 7-year-old Queen Charisma, who was in foal to Harbor the Gold and sold by Blue Ribbon Farm, agent for Richard Pasko. Tonasket also purchased the second-highest-priced mare, Berry Swiss, who also was in foal to Harbor the Gold. She brought $3,700.

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