09/05/2006 11:00PM

$250K colt tops Woodbine

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A $250,000 colt by Hold That Tiger headlined the select session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's annual yearling sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Tuesday.

Winsong Farm purchased the sale topper from Gail Wood, the owner of Woodlands Farm, who was the agent for owner Bill Diamant. The colt is out of the Forty Niner mare Brittan Lee, the dam of four winners. Hold That Tiger, a freshman sire by Storm Cat, was Europe's champion 2-year-old in 2002.

The second-highest price was $200,000 for a son of Cherokee Run out of stakes winner Noble Strike. Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency as agent, the colt was purchased by Alec Fehr.

The sale's average price of $43,390 was up 11.8 percent from last year. The 163 yearlings sold grossed $7,072,500, approximately $1.1 million higher than last year's select session.

A total of 48 yearlings were listed as not sold, compared with 51 in 2005.