09/06/2005 11:00PM

Gross up but average down at yearling sale


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Total gross receipts at Tuesday's Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Manitoba yearling sale increased to $111,100 from $93,200 in 2004.

The number of horses sold also increased, from 23 to 30, while the average price dropped 8.6 percent, from $4,052 in 2004 to $3,703 this year.

The sales-topper, a bay gelding by Jambalaya Jazz out of the restricted-stakes-placed mare Marcy Jo Ann, was bought by Dave Champion for $13,000.

Anderson-trained Speers exacta

Albarino ($7.10) won last Saturday's R.J. Speers Stakes for his third stakes win of the year. Trained by Carl Anderson and ridden by Rohan Singh, Albarino finished 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.60. Nugrayontheblock, also trained by Anderson, finished second, with Northern Affair third.

A 4-year-old son of Langfuhr, Albarino improved his record to 5-3-2 from 19 starts, with earnings of $158,508.

Stakes win for J D's Deelites

J D's Deelites ($20.70) overtook stablemate Oxford Joy late to win Sunday's Assiniboia Oaks. Wautega Light was third.

Trained by Bert Blake and ridden by Travis Hightower, J D's Deelites completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:48.40.

A 3-year-old daughter of Afternoon Deelites, J D's Deelites scored her first stakes win in the Oaks and improved her record to 2-1-2 from 7 starts with earnings of 37,305.

J Dam Strike ($10.90), under Alan Cutherbertson, won Sunday's restricted North Dakota Futurity over Dakota Long Legs and Tiger Jet.

The win was the second in a stakes for J Dam Strike, trained by Gordon Marsh, lifting his earning to $27,749 with the $12,500 winner's share.

Win fattens bankroll big-time

On Monday, Blake and Hightower teamed up to win the CTHS Sales Stakes with 2-year-old filly Dream Extreme ($20.60). Missing Fortune was second, Miss Doubletrouble third.

It was the first win for Dream Extreme in her fourth start, and the $33,000 winner's share increased her earnings to $35,025. She completed the six furlongs in 1:14.40.

Also Monday, Cindy Embers ($3.70) won the Distaff for her second restricted stakes win of the year.

Trained by Blair Miller and ridden by Felipe Valdez, Cindy Embers finished the mile in 1:42. The win was her third from 11 starts, while the $24,000 winner's share increased her earning to $68,695.