09/02/2003 11:00PM

Woodbine sale rises a bit


The selected session of the Fasig-Tipton Canadian-bred yearling sale posted modest gains in average price and gross receipts Tuesday at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Ontario.

A total of 152 yearlings sold for $6,413,000 at this year's session, compared with 151 head who brought $6,258,500 last year. The average was up 1.8 percent, from $41,447 to $42,191. A total of 58 yearlings were listed as not sold, compared with 39 in 2002.

The sale-topper was a $175,000 Boundary colt purchased by Roger Attfield. Kentucky-based breeder Fred Seitz consigned colt, who is out of Affirmative Choice, a daughter of Affirmed. Affirmative Choice is a half-sister to three stakes winners, including Canadian Horse of the Year Golden Choice.

Glenn Harvey's Kelynack Racing Stable paid $160,000 for the second highest priced colt, a son of Gilded Time consigned by James and Janeane Everatt. The colt is out of Special Coin, the dam of stakes winner Starship Miss.

The top-priced filly was a daughter of Carson City, who brought $120,000 from B.B.A. (Ireland) Limited. Windfields Farm, as agent, sold the filly, who is the first foal from the Wild Again mare, Sweet Vale.

Two yearlings brought $115,000 each, a Smart Strike colt out of stakes winner Somebody Else and a Tethra filly who is a full-sister to stakes winner Mighty Quinn. Mark Casse, as agent, purchased the colt from Anderson Farm, while Josham Farm, as agent, bought the filly from T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm. The sale continues with open sessions on Friday and Saturday.