Bertrando Colt Tops Northern California Yearling Sale

Edited press release
Tuesday's 2005 Northern California yearling sale showed an increase in average sale price of 10.2%, with a colt by Bertrando topping the sale at $50,000.

The sale, presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, grossed $1,243,500 with 164 individuals sold and 63 bought back. The average was $7,582 and the median was $4,000. Last year's sale, the first conducted in the region by the CTBA in more than a decade, averaged $6,874 with a median of $4,350.

Tuesday's sale-topper, out of the Storm Cat mare Sweet Paradise, was consigned by River Edge Farm, agent, and purchased by Super Horse.

A Swiss Yodeler colt, out of the Cahill Road mare Dreamy, was the second-highest price Tuesday at $45,000. He is a full brother to multiple winner Luzern. He was consigned by Pepper Oaks Farm, agent, and purchased by Bill Wilbur.

The highest price paid for a filly was $25,000 for a daughter of Lord Carson, out of the Boundary mare Holiday Sale, consigned by Green Acres Stables, agent, and purchased by Sierra Sunset.

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