12/05/2005 1:00AM

Average rises at broodmare sale


Whispered Secret, a $21,000 purchase by Sam-Son Farm, topped the broodmare session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's 2005 winter mixed sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Saturday.

Whispered Secret, a 15-year-old daughter of Secretariat, was sold by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent. She is in foal to Porto Foricos.

Three mares brought $10,000 each, including Cousin Charlotte, who was bought by John Galatiuk. Consigned by Woodlands, as agent, she is in foal to Perigee Moon.

Frank Mermenstein went to $10,000 for Ocean Classic, a Michael C. Byrne-consigned mare in foal to Bold n' Flashy.

Julie Brewster paid that same amount for Well Taught, who is pregnant to Whiskey Wisdom. She was sold by Windfields Farm, as agent.

A total of 59 broodmares grossed $198,100, for an average price of $3,358, a 17 percent increase over the average price at last year's sale, when 34 broodmares brought $97,600, averaging $2,871.

Three shares in the stallion Compadre were sold on Saturday. Ascot Stud, as agent, purchased one of them for $17,500. The other two brought $17,000 apiece, from T & T Racing Team and Huntington Stud Farm Corp.

The top-priced yearling during Sunday's session was $15,000 for Way to Dough Boy, a son of Endeavor. Gardiner Farm, agent, sold the colt to Robert Rice.