09/04/2007 11:00PM

Numbers down at Woodbine sale session


The selected portion of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Tuesday saw decreases in gross receipts (9.8 percent) and average price (7.6 percent)

During the session, 159 yearlings grossed $6,374,000, while averaging $40,088. Last year, 163 head brought $7,072,500, for an average of $43,390.

A total of 59 were listed as not sold, compared with 48 last year.

Winsong Farm purchased the $195,000 sale-topper, a colt from the first crop of Peace Rules. Richard Hogan, as agent, consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Twisted Wit.

The second-highest price was a $160,000 offspring of Canadian champion Perfect Soul. Consigned by Hill 'N' Dale Sales Agency, the colt was bought by Canada Racing Partnership.

Next in line was a $150,000 colt from the first crop of Ontario sire Tomahawk, who was consigned by Park Stud. A half-brother to stakes winners Ruby Park and Tothemoonandback, he was purchased by Morgan Firestone.

The top-priced filly was a daughter of Tiznow, who realized $125,000 from Mike DePaulo, as agent for a partnership. Huntington Stud Farm Corp. sold the daughter of Grade 3 stakes winner Flashy N Smart.

Rounding out the top five was a $120,000 Belong to Me filly, who was sold by Ferme Du Bois Vert to Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock Inc.

The sale concludes on Saturday with a preferred session.