An impressive $800,000 was paid out by purchasers at the 2017 C.T.H.S. Alberta Sale held at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton on Sunday, September 17th. A total of 107 top quality Thoroughbred yearlings were on offer with the gross sale figure increasing by over $300,000 from the previous sale. The yearling sale average increased in a positive direction to $10,233.33, up 24% over the 2016 average of $8,252.23.
Hip # 34, a beautiful Point of Entry filly consigned by Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds, was the top seller of the sale after she was purchased by Riversedge Racing Stables for $45,000. Her sire is a Dynaformer stallion who is currently #2 on the Blood Horse list of First Crop Sires by Two Year Old Average and Median. Her dam, Carmen’s Kiss by Macho Uno, produced the winner of the $50,000 Beaufort Stakes the previous day at the Alberta Breeders’ Fall Classic.
The leading consignor by gross sales at the 2017 sale was Shelley Lupul who sold 11 yearlings for a total of $153,200. Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds was the leading consignor by average after selling 3 yearlings for an average of $28,500 each. The leading buyer by gross sales was Westana Ranches who purchased 6 yearlings for a total of $126,500. The leading buyer by average resulted in a tie between the partnership of Curtis Landry, Don Danard and C & Duggan Farms and Riversedge Racing Stables who each purchased 4 yearlings at an average of $22,625 each.
The increase in average seen at the 2017 sale is likely linked to positive news in the industry with the opening of Thoroughbred racing at Century Downs this weekend and the plans for a new mile race track at Century Mile in Edmonton.
Owners and breeders of Alberta bred race horses have the opportunity to share in additional bonus money through the Breeding Support portion of the Alberta Breed Improvement Program.
Founded in 1906, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) was incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act as the official registry of Thoroughbred horses in Canada. The CTHS (Alberta Division) and its membership are a major part of the agriculture community in Alberta – our goal is to ensure a viable future for our members by providing assistance and developing programs to ensure that future.
For more information and full results, please visit the C.T.H.S. Alberta web site at www.cthsalta.com