09/10/2015 12:22PM

Court Vision filly leads new-look CTHS Ontario Canadian premier yearling sale


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Canadian premier yearling sale consolidated from two days to one for its 2015 renewal, led on Tuesday by a $150,000 filly from the second crop of sire Court Vision.

Because of the new format, moving away from the separate select and open sessions of previous sales, the figures may not be directly comparable from year to year, but combined select and open results from 2014 will be used when applicable as a point of reference.

The 2015 renewal finished with 203 horses sold for revenues of $4,225,400, down 14 percent from last year’s combined gross of $4,939,000 from 195 sold. The average sale price fell 18 percent from $25,328 to $20,815, while the median finished at $14,000.

The buyback rate closed at 24 percent, staying consistent with last year’s combined figure across both sessions.

Conquest Stables purchased the sale-topping Court Vision filly for $150,000.

Bred in Ontario by Tall Oaks Farm, the filly is out of the unraced Victory Gallop mare Keen Victory, whose first foal to race is multiple stakes-placed Keen Gizmo. She is from the family of Grade 1 winner Posideon’s Warrior and Grade 3 winner Smart Enough. Richard Hogan consigned the filly for the breeder.

Hogan was the auction’s leading consignor, with 39 horses sold for a combined $843,000. Conquest Stables led all buyers with two purchases totaling $222,000.

To view the full sale results, click here.

Note: All figures in Canadian dollars.