09/16/2013 10:56AM

CTHS British Columbia sale: Steady returns for Pacific Northwest auction

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The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s British Columbia division held its annual yearling and mixed sale on Sept. 10 at Thunderbird Show Park Park in Langley, British Columbia. Topped by a six-figure yearling by a local sire, the auction posted final numbers that remained relatively level with the previous year’s sale.

According to CTHS British Columbia statistics, the sale posted a gross of about $1,290,150 ($1,329,000 in Canadian funds) from 92 horses sold, a one percent decline compared with the 2012 sale. The average of $14,000 ($14,448) dropped 10 percent, but the median of $8,725 ($9,000) improved by 20 percent.

Sales officials implemented an incentive totaling $60,000 in Canadian funds as a new feature in the sale, which drew a large number of attendees from the province as well as from the state of Washington. Six buyers each received a $10,000 credit to apply to their purchases.

A yearling colt by Road’s End Farm sire Second in Command was bought by Glen Todd for about $99,000 ($102,000 Canadian) to lead the sale. The colt, consigned by White House Stables, is out of the winning Regal Remark mare Mascaretta, who is the dam of six winners. She has produced two stakes winners to date – Ookashada and Andallthatitmeans – as well as stakes-placed Ookster.