CTBA Sale Numbers Decline; Siberian Summer Colt Brings Top Price

A colt by Siberian Summer was sold for $40,000 to top the 2007 Northern California Yearling Sale, conducted Sept. 25 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif.

CTBA reported 154 yearlings sold for a gross of $899,200 and an average of $5,839, which was down 28.7% from last year’s sale average of $8,192. The sale median of $4,000 was unchanged from 2006. The 83 horses that did not sell represented 35% of the total through the ring.

The Siberian Summer colt, produced from the Hansel mare La Charita, was purchased by Richard Franco from the consignment of Green Acre Stables, agent for breeder Lercari Thoroughbreds. Named Over the Summer, the colt was produced from a half-sister to grade III winners Shaconage and Jacada. Second dam Carita Tostado was a multiple group I winner in her native Chile.

The sale’s second-highest price of $35,000 was paid for a colt by Rainbow Blues consigned by breeder C-Punch Ranch and purchased by Curt and Lila Lanning. The colt is out of the winning Treasure Kay mare Ciste, a full sister to Italian group II winner Treasure Hope.

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