08/11/2013 12:29AM

Minnesota yearling and mixed sale: Horse Greeley filly top price at $45K


The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s 2013 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearling and mixed Age horse sale, held on Saturday night, posted a slight decline in gross receipts and larger drops in average and median but also resulted in a record number of yearlings sold.

Officials with the MTA attributed the record 42 yearlings sold to the increase in purses at Canterbury Race Track and to stability in the state’s racing industry.

The sale generated total revenues of $308,100, a four percent decline from $320,300 in 2012. The sale’s average of $6,555 dropped 37 percent from the previous year’s auction average while the $4,000 median fell 27 percent; both numbers set records in 2012. Last year aside, Saturday’s average was the highest since 2007 and median the highest since 2008.

Four 2-year-olds and one broodmare were also purchased at the sale.

The sales topper was a Kentucky-bred chestnut filly by Horse Greeley out of the Silver Deputy mare Suffragette Kitty, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner and $700,000-plus earner Cat Be Nimble. Consigned by Prairie Hills Farms, the filly sold for $45,000 to trainer Vic Hansen for owner Brenda Reiswig.

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