09/18/2014 10:34PM

CTHS British Columbia posts improved average with smaller catalog


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society: British Columbia Division yearling and mixed sale saw a 10-year low in the number of horses sold, but nonetheless posted average figures comparable to last year’s auction.

The one-day sale, held Sept. 9, reported 63 horses sold for revenues of $838,975 ($918,000 Canadian), down 31 percent from the 2013 renewal, when 92 horses brought $1,214,726 ($1,329,200 Canadian). However, the average saw a slight increase of one percent, from $13,203 ($14,448 Canadian) to $13,316 ($14,571 Canadian) and the median rose five percent from $8,225 ($9,000 Canadian) to $8,681 ($9,500 Canadian).

Topping the session was a yearling colt by Old Forester, who sold to Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd. for $71,277 ($78,000 Canadian).

The bay colt is out of the stakes-placed Trajectory mare Miss Juicey, whose first foal to race, full brother Pohdi Pohdi, broke his maiden in his first start as a 2-year-old this year. Bred in British Columbia and sold by Jim Alendal, the colt is from the family of stakes winners Blue Memo and Bullish Executive.

With the transaction, the colt became the most expensive foal out of Miss Juicey to be offered at public auction.

Redekop was the leading buyer by gross, with five purchases totaling $154,452 ($169,000 Canadian), including the sale-topper.

The leading consignor was Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds, with six horses sold for a total of $148,072 ($162,000 Canadian). Topping the group was a Rosberg filly who sold to Swift Thoroughbreds Inc. for $39,299 ($43,000 Canadian).