08/25/2014 5:57PM

Manitoba yearling sale closes with improved figures


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Manitoba yearling sale finished on Sunday with significant gains compared with last year’s renewal.

The one-day sale was held at the Red River Exhibition Grounds in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A total of 22 horses sold during Sunday’s auction for revenues of $121,895 ($133,900 Canadian), marking a 45 percent improvement compared with the 2013 edition, when 20 horses sold for a combined $84,023 ($92,300 Canadian).

The average sale price saw a 38 percent boost, rising from $4,001 ($4,395 Canadian) to $5,540 ($6,086 Canadian). The buyback rate finished at 29 percent, improving from last year’s figure of 40 percent.

Topping the sale was Aneto, a Philanthropist gelding who sold to Barry Arnason, as agent, for $15,110 ($16,600 Canadian).

The chestnut gelding is out of the winning Mr. Livermore mare Pyrenee, whose five winners from eight foals to race include stakes-placed Bold Comment. Aneto is from the family of Canadian champion Rare Friends, Grade 2-placed Spanish Dior, and Grade 3-placed Dior’s Angel. Aneto was bred in Manitoba and consigned by Cam Ziprick of Ziprick Thoroughbreds.

Arnason, acting as agent, was the most active buyer of the sale, with four purchases totaling $43,964 ($48,300 Canadian). Ziprick Thoroughbreds, acting both on its own accord and as agent, was the leading consignor, with 11 yearlings sold for a combined $89,387 ($98,200 Canadian).

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