09/06/2012 1:58PM

Full sister to Taylor Said goes in CTHS sale


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – There isn’t much doubt the star of the 2012 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual yearling and mixed sale this Tuesday at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley is Hip No. 44.

After all, the yearling filly is a full sister to Taylor Said, who recently won the Grade 3 Longacres Mile. She is also a half-sister to Taylors Deal, who will be one of the favorites in the Grade 3, $200,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings on Sunday. Her other sibling to race is Afleet Deal, a full brother who has won nine races and earned $148,751.

Glen Todd, who owns Taylor Said and Taylors Deal, said he would be bidding on the yearling filly.

“She looks good,” said Todd. “We will be trying to buy her.”

Todd paid $21,000 for Taylors Deal out of the 2010 sale and $10,000 for Taylor Said in 2009.

A daughter of Stephanotis and the mare Fleet Amyanne, Hip No. 44 was bred by Can-A-Mex Farms and Linda and Clive Lytle.

There are 126 yearlings cataloged and anyone wanting to get a good look at them can attend the yearling parade Monday at 3 p.m.

Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds is the leading consignor with 11 yearlings offered.

Included in its consignment is Hip No. 26, who is a half-brother to $364,190 stakes winner Admirals Arch. Admirals Arch also placed in the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby. The yearling colt is by Heatseeker, a Grade 1 winner with more than $1.1 million in earnings. Heatseeker’s first foals are 2-year-olds this year.

Cause to Believe is the sire of 15 yearlings in the sale, the most by any sire. He won six races, including the Grade 3 El Camino Real. His first crop are 2-year-olds this year.

Last year 70 yearlings were sold for an average price of $15,197.