09/08/2010 8:50AM

Average, gross down at Woodbine sale


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The average and gross both sagged during the select session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s 2010 yearling sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Tuesday.

A total of 128 head were listed as sold, averaging $28,802 on a gross of $3,686,700. The average was down 4.4 percent and the gross declined 21 percent from last year, when 155 yearlings brought $4,672,000, while averaging $30,142.

Seventy-nine yearlings were listed as not sold, compared to 68 in 2009.

There were only three six-digit purchases, including a Stormy Atlantic filly who topped the sale at $130,000. Anthony Goswell, as agent for Harlequin Ranches, bought the filly from agent Richard Hogan.

William Werner paid $120,000 for the top-selling colt, a son of Perfect Soul, who was consigned by Cara Bloodstock (Bernard McCormack), as agent.

Cara Bloodstock also sold the third-highest-priced yearling, a $105,000 Bold Executive filly, who was purchased by Bob Tiller as agent for The Very Dry Stable.

The sale continues Saturday at 2 p.m. with the open session.