12/01/2014 12:39PM

CTHS Ontario winter mixed sale resumes with gains

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The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society held its Ontario winter mixed sale on Saturday after a one-year hiatus, and the auction at the Woodbine sales pavilion in Toronto posted gains in gross, average, and median compared with the 2012 renewal.

The CTHS reported gross sales of $215,650 in Canadian dollars (about $189,700) on Saturday from 55 horses sold. That number marked an increase of 11 percent compared with the 2012 winter mixed sale. Saturday’s average price of $3,921 Canadian rose 44 percent, and the median of $3,200 climbed 78 percent. The 2014 auction had a buyback rate of 33 percent; it was 23 percent in 2012.

Domasquerade Party, a 9-year-old broodmare, topped the auction at $12,000 Canadian (about $10,500). Ralph Biamonte, agent for CEC Farm, bought Domasquerade Party from the consignment of Shannondoe Farm, agent.

The winning daughter of Domasca Dan sold in foal to multiple Grade 2 winner and Spendthrift Farm sire Dominus. She has produced one foal to race, the Where’s the Ring 2-year-old gelding named Masquerade Party, a maiden winner last summer at Woodbine.

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