The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year’s venue. On Nov. 29, 110 horses sold for $590,100, up 77% from the 101 sold for $332,900 last year. This year’s sale average of $5,364 increased 59% from the $3,296 recorded in 2008.
One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000, to Bear Stables and partners. The 4-year-old Mr. Greeleycolt was consigned by Cara Bloodstock, (Bernard McCormack), agent and will stand in Ontario.
Keys to Heaven, a Sky Classic mare in foal to grade I winner Corinthian, topped the broodmare portion of the sale, being purchased for $23,000 by Josham Farms. The mare was consigned by Sam-Son Farm. In the weanling portion of the sale, a colt by Bold Executive was purchased for $18,000 by Huntington Stud Farm, through the consignment of Gardiner Farms. A Stormy Atlantic yearling colt, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, sold to Mike Pino, agent for David Ross for $27,000.
Rounding off the day was the purchase of Mr. Turnabout, a Bold n' Flashy gelding who topped the horses of racing age segment, selling for $14,000 to trainer Reade Baker, agent. The recent Woodbine maiden winner was consigned by Cara Bloodstock, agent.
“In addition to the active participation from previous buyers, we were pleased to see so many new faces out to our Winter Sale this year,” said Julie Coulter, general manager of the Ontario CTHS.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is a non-profit organization representing breeders within Ontario by promoting Canadian-Bred/Ontario-Foaled Thoroughbreds, both nationally and around the world.