09/22/2015 4:05PM

Exhi colt tops CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred sale


The 2015 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) Thoroughbred sale closed on Sunday with across-the-board gains in yearling returns, led by a $95,000 son of Exhi.

The single-session mixed sale saw a total of 100 yearlings sold for revenues of $730,800, up 3 percent from last year’s renewal, when 104 yearlings brought $711,500.

The average sale price rose 1 percent from $11,117 to $11,243, while the median increased 37 percent from $5,100 to $7,000. The buyback rate finished at 27 percent, down significantly from last year’s figure of 37 percent.

Meanwhile, the broodmare and racing-age portion of the sale saw eight offerings sold for a combined $7,800 and an average sale price of $975.

Riversedge Racing Stable purchased the sale-topping Exhi colt, who is out of the stakes-winning Cobra King mare Fabulous Brush.

Bred in Alberta by Highfield SF Ltd., the dark bay or brown colt is a sibling to five winners from as many runners, including stakes winners Queenoftheforest and Kingoftherockies, as well as stakes-placed Points Alert. He is from the family of Argentine champion sprinter Final Meeting.

Highfield Investment Group consigned the colt, who became the most expensive foal out of Fabulous Brush to sell at public auction.

Riversedge Racing Stable, owned by trainer Tim Rycroft and two other Alberta-based partners, accounted for four of the sale’s top five purchases, also including a $47,000 Exhi filly, a $40,000 Desperately colt, and a $38,000 Numanny filly.

To view the full sale results, click here.

Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars.