The auction began on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a select session. It concludes Saturday with an open session that begins at 6 p.m. (EDT).
A filly by Roy brought the top price of $80,000 (Canadian funds, $51,384 in U.S. funds) Friday night during the first of two open sessions for the Canadian-bred yearling sale, which is being conducted by Fasig-Tipton at Woodbine. Consigned by Anderson Farms, agent, the filly was purchased by Dr. John Storer.Produced from the 11-year-old stakes-placed mare Dance Chime (by Danzatore), the filly is a half-sister to Ontario Colleen Handicap winner Soundtrack (by Lear Fan).In all, 84 yearlings were sold during the session for a gross of $908,200 ($583,337), an average of $10,812 ($6,945), and a median of $8,500 ($5,457). The buy-back rate was 32.8%, with 41 of the 125 horses offered failing to find new homes.