12/01/2009 1:00AM

Kentucky Bear tops CTHS sale


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The stallion prospect Kentucky Bear brought $100,000 to top the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's annual winter mixed sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Saturday.

Bear Stable and partner purchased Kentucky Bear, a Grade 1-placed 4-year-old, who was campaigned by Bear Stable. Cara Bloodstock, as agent, consigned the son of Mr. Greeley and stakes winner Tate.

The highest-priced broodmare was Keys to Heaven, who was sold for $23,000 while in foal to Corinthian. Josham Farm, as agent, bought Keys to Heaven from Sam-Son Farm.

A total of 110 head sold for $590,100, a gross which was 77 percent higher than last year, when 101 head yielded $332,900. The average of $5,365 was 63 percent higher than last year's average of $3,296. Forty-six were listed as not sold, compared to 71 in 2008.