08/19/2015 10:10AM

Country Day colt brings $27,500 at Oklahoma sale


A colt from the first crop of Country Day brought $27,500 on Sunday to top the Oklahoma City summer yearling sale put on by Carter Sales Co. The auction also included two horses of racing age, with one selling, a Smoke Glacken filly who brought $20,000.

Carter Sales Co. said 47 of 73 horses offered sold for total receipts of $400,300. The average price was $8,517 compared with $8,863 at the corresponding sale a year ago, while the median was $6,000. The buyback rate was 36 percent, according to Carter Sales Co.

“Last year set records in every category and this year we held to those numbers, so we couldn’t ask for more than that,” sales manager Terri Carter said in a release. “We had more horses this year than ever at the $15,000 to $20,000 level.”

The sale-topper is an Oklahoma-bred named Top Player. He is from the winning Not For Love mare Love In Paris. Country Day was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter who earned $503,829. Henry Thilmony, of Minneapolis, purchased Top Player. The horse was consigned by Buena Madera as agent for James and Tracy Strachan.