09/12/2012 2:46PM

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society sale sees gross, average rise


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The average price for a yearling at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual yearling and mixed sale rose by close to 10 percent over last year. The sale was held at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Tuesday and the average price for the 80 yearlings sold was $16,696.

The total of $1,335,700 was 25 percent higher than the $1,063,800 70 yearlings brought in 2011.

The sales director, Ralph Jesiak, said he was “super happy” with the results and that it was the first time more than one yearling sold for more than $100,000. Peter Redekop, who won the Grade 3 British Columbia Derby with Second City at Hastings on Sunday, paid $118,000 for a half-brother to Grade 3 Premiers winner Trick of the North. The colt is by Finality out of Remarkable Gal. He is also a full brother to multiple stakes winner Remarkable Miss.

Nick and Pauline Felicella were the leading buyers at the sale. They paid $111,000 for a filly out of stakes winner Sky Borne, an earner of $181,000. A gray filly by Stephanotis, the yearling is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Notis Otis, who earned over $257,000. They also bought a full sister to Grade 3 Longacres Mile winner Taylor Said for $95,000. In total, the Felicellas spent $341,000 for four horses.

The leading consignor was Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds, selling 13 yearlings for $194,000.