08/26/2015 11:25AM

True Sense filly tops Manitoba sale


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Manitoba Division) yearling sale closed on Sunday with across-the-board declines.

A total of 19 horses changed hands for revenues of $78,148 ($104,050 Canadian), down 22 percent from last year’s gross of $100,557 ($133,900 Canadian) from 22 yearlings sold.

The average sale price fell 10 percent, from $4,570 ($6,086 Canadian) to $4,112 ($5,476 Canadian), while the buyback rate rose eight percentage points, from 29 percent in 2014 to 37 percent.

Pat Beavis purchased the sale-topper, a filly from the first crop of sire True Sense, for $9,196 ($12,250 Canadian).

The filly, named Berazzle, is out of the unplaced Grand Slam mare Emkel, who is the dam of four winners from five foals to race including multiple stakes-placed Gold N Sochi. She is from the family of stakes winners Find Our Star, Lulu, Ms. Sadira, and Korean Group 3 winner Samjeong Jewang.

Berazzle was bred in Manitoba by Cam Ziprick, who consigned the filly as agent. Ziprick also stands True Sense, a 6-year-old son of Street Cry, at his Russell, Manitoba farm.

The transaction made her the most expensive foal sold at public auction out of Emkel, besting previous leader Gold N Sochi, by Stephen Got Even, who brought $8,223 at last year’s C.T.H.S. Manitoba yearling sale.