11/29/2017 5:51PM

Blame colt tops CTHS Ontario winter mixed sale

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The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) winter mixed sale finished trade on Saturday with a slightly higher average, topped by a $22,000 [Canadian funds] yearling Blame colt.

The single-day auction at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Rexdale, Ontario finished with 55 horses sold for revenues of $151,700, down 18 percent from the 2016 renewal when 69 horses brought $185,200.

The average sale price rose 3 percent to $2,758 from $2,684, while the median price fell 24 percent to $1,300 from $1,700. Saturday’s buyback rate finished at 26 percent compared with 30 percent the previous year.

Trainer Michael De Paulo bought the sale-topper, a yearling Blame colt for $22,000.

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The dark bay or brown colt is out of the winning Afleet Alex mare Joyce Jenkins, who has had one winner from two runners. Bred in Ontario by James and Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse of Shannondoe Farm, the colt is from the family of Grade/Group 3 winners Pretty Prolific, Vidalia, and De Niro.

Saturday’s auction was the third time the colt has gone through the ring this year, after finishing under his reserve in September at the Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase for $50,000, then hammering under reserve again for $29,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.

Joyce Jenkins was a $5,000 purchase as a broodmare prospect at the 2012 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Her most expensive auction graduate to date was the Scat Daddy filly Scat Joy, who brought $225,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

Shannondoe Farm consigned the colt, as agent.

The auction’s top broodmare was Don’t Miss Crissy, a placed Pleasant Tap mare who sold in foal to Frac Daddy to John Carey and Phil Lanning for $6,500.

The 8-year-old mare’s first foal is a juvenile who is unplaced in one start. Don’t Miss Crissy is out of the Grade 3-placed stakes-winning Bold n’ Flashy mare Miss Crissy, who is herself the dam of Grade 2 winner Field of Courage, stakes winners Good Better Best and Mesa Cielo, and stakes-placed More Miss Crissy and Missy Crissy.

Don’t Miss Crissy finished third in two of her seven career starts, earning $22,683. She was bred in Ontario by Cavendish Investing Ltd., and Michael C. Byrne consigned her at the CTHS Ontario sale as agent.