09/05/2006 11:00PM

Hold that Tiger colt tops CTHS sale

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A $250,000 colt by Hold that Tiger headlined the select session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's annual yearling sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Tuesday.

Winsong Farm purchased the sale topper from Woodlands' Gail Wood, who was the agent for owner Bill Diamant. The colt is out of the Forty Niner mare Brittan Lee, the dam of four winners. Hold that Tiger, a freshman sire by Storm Cat, was Europe's champion 2-year-old in 2002.

The second-highest price at the sale was $200,000, for a son of Cherokee Run out of stakes winner Noble Strike. Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency as agent, the colt was purchased by Alec Fehr.

Two yearlings brought $160,000 each, including a Broken Vow filly out of Regent's Fancy, the dam of stakes winners Byzantine and Pete's Fancy. Morgan Firestone bought her from agent Richard Moylan.

Winsong Farm made the other $160,000 purchase from Park Stud. The colt, by Bold n' Flashy, is a half-brother to stakes winners Tothemoonandback and Ruby Park.

Rounding out the top five was a $155,000 daughter of Bold Executive, sold by Hogan to Josham Farm Limited.

The sale's average, $43,390, was up 11 percent from last year. The 163 yearlings that sold grossed just over $7 million, approximately $1.1 million higher than the gross at last year's select session.

A total of 48 yearlings were listed as not sold, compared to 51 in 2005.