04/26/2017 10:53AM

Hastings paddock sale, preview this weekend


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The second annual Hastings paddock sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age will take place following the last race Sunday. There will be a preview of the 14 horses in the sale at Hastings at noon Saturday.

Last year, Robert and Victoria Gilker bought Victress out of the sale for $3,500. In just her third start Victress won the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks. She has earned $111,845.

There are three horses with racing experience in the sale. The top money earner with $65,617 is Etailer, who is coming off a win going 1 1/16 miles in an $8,500 claiming race restricted to nonwinners of three at Turf Paradise on Dec. 31.

Next is Tinderette who won a $30,000 maiden-claiming race and $50,000 starter race at Santa Anita last year. The 4-year-old filly by More Than Ready hasn’t started since she finished seventh in an allowance race for nonwinners of three at Turf Paradise Jan. 29.

Cool Candy is a six-time maiden with $8,100 in earnings.

Etailer and Tinderette have never raced at Hastings and are eligible for bonus money designated for  horses new to the track. Each buyer will receive a total of $4,000 in bonus money for starting the horse three times at Hastings: $2,000 after their first start and $1,000 following their next two races.

Hip No. 6, El Cid, is out of the stakes-winning mare Otarto. The 3-year-old gelding is by the deceased stallion Rosberg.

His 2-year-old half-sister Spanish Dancer goes as Hip No. 11. The bay filly is by Harbor the Gold.