'Sweet' Filly Tops Minnesota Auction

A daughter of Sweetsouthernsaintbrought the top price of $26,000 during the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association yearling sale, which was held July 26 at Canterbury Park. Wayne Simon purchased the gray or roan filly from B & D Thoroughbreds.

The sale topper is a full sister to Saint Knows, winner of the Ms Brookski and Liberada Stakes this year at Calder Race Course. Their dam, the 9-year-old Known Fact mare Cee Knows, failed to win in two career races, but is a half-sister to grade I winner Sea Cadet, grade II winner On Target, and stakes winner Paper Princess.

B & D also sold the auction’s second-highest-priced yearling, a Double Honorfilly out of the stakes-winning Beaudelaire mare Z. Flash Gun. Dale Schenian bought the dark bay or brown yearling for $24,000.

The 30 horses sold during the sale grossed $189,400. Their average price was $6,313, and their median price was $4,100. The buy-back rate was 54.5%, with 36 of the 66 yearlings offered failing to find new homes.

Last year, the 48 horses sold grossed $368,200 and averaged $7,671. Their median was $5,100.