09/11/2011 10:33AM

CTHS yearling sale at Woodbine produces 30 percent gain in average price


ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Three yearlings brought $45,000 each to top the open session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual sale of Canadian-bred yearlings at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Saturday.

Mike DePaulo, acting as agent for Bear Stable, paid that amount for a daughter of Philanthropist, who was consigned by Woodlands as agent for Lucille Wakefield. Cudney Stable bought the highest-priced colt, a son of Langfuhr who was sold by Schonberg Farm. The third $45,000 purchase was an English Channel filly, who was sold by Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent, to Lucky Strike.

The sale’s open session was scaled down from 2010, and the average of $9,819 was 30 percent higher than last year’s average of $7,539. A total of 129 yearlings grossed $1,266,600, which was slightly higher than last year, when 166 head brought $1,251,400. The median of $5,000 was $1,000 higher than last year.