Old Forester Colt Tops Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

A son of perennial leading sire Old Forester led the way at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, which took place Wednesday at Woodbine.

Wednesday’s auction saw 142 horses sold for revenues of $2,795,300 (Canadian), down 17 percent from last year’s renewal when 157 yearlings brought $3,381,400.

The average sale price fell 8 percent to $19,685 from $21,538. However, the median price rose 11 percent on Wednesday to $14,500 after finishing at $13,000 in 2019. The buyback rate finished at 28 percent, compared with 36 percent last year.

John Di Scola purchased Wednesday’s sale-topper, an Old Forester colt, for $90,000 (Canadian).

The chestnut colt, offered as Hip 15, is out of the stakes-placed Smarty Jones mare Holidaysatthefarm, who is the dam of three winners from as many runners. Bred in Ontario by Whitford Bloodstock, the colt hails from the family of Grade 2 winner Wishing Gate and Grade 3 winner Rich in Spirit.

Cara Bloodstock consigned the sale-topper, as agent.

Two horses tied for the day’s second-highest price, each bringing $82,000 (Canadian).

Hip 119, a Mr Speaker filly, went Jim Menzies. The bay filly is the first foal out of the unraced Proud Citizen mare She Stands Proud, from the family Canadian champion Woodcarver and Grade 3 winners Grand Bili and Firm Dancer.

The filly was bred in Ontario by Gustav Schickedanz, and she was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

Schickedanz and Hill ‘n’ Dale were also responsible for the other half of the second-highest price, Hip 136, a Langfuhr colt named Langstaff Road who sold to Derek Chin.

Langstaff Road is out of the stakes-placed City Zip mare Sweet Bama Breeze, whose four foals to race are all winners. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Will She and stakes-placed Sweet Grass Creek, and he is a full-sibling to stakes-placed Sweet Crimson and winner Wandofuhr.

To view the auction’s full results, click here.

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