08/27/2013 1:46PM

CTHS Manitoba sale posts declines


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Manitoba yearling sale on August 25 saw significant declines from last year’s edition, marked with a high buyback rate.

A total of 20 horses sold for revenues of $84,946 ($89,300 Canadian) during the one-day sale at Assiniboia Downs, which marked a 39 percent drop from the $139,643 ($146,800 Canadian) generated from 27 yearlings sold in 2012. The average price of $4,247 ($4,465 Canadian) was down 18 percent from last year’s figure of $5,172 ($5,437 Canadian).

Perhaps the most notable statistic to come from this year’s Manitoba sale was the buyback rate, which rose to 43 percent after finishing at 29 percent last year. Three fewer horses were offered in the 2013 sale.

The sale was topped by a pair of fillies, each purchased by Barry Arnason, as agent, for $13,318 ($14,000 Canadian).

The first was Jungle Story, a Concord Point filly out of the winning Storm Boot mare Jungle Storm, who has produced two winners from as many foals to race. Bred in Manitoba and consigned by Ziprick Thoroughbreds and Charles Fouillard, Jungle Story’s is related to Grade 3 winner Primal Storm and stakes winners Primistal and High Mist.

Also drawing the top price was a Going Commando filly out of the stakes-winning Circulating mare Danger Pay, whose two winners from as many foals to race are multiple stakes winner Danger Rules and stakes-placed Wage War. The filly’s notable family members also include Group 1-placed stakes winner Miami Springs, Group 3 winner My Friend Paul, and Hungarian champion Jeremy. Cam Ziprick and Arnason Farms bred the filly in Manitoba, and Ziprick Thoroughbreds consigned her as agent.

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