The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) Yearling Sale saw across-the-board declines during its 2019 renewal, and it was topped by an Oxbow gelding who changed hands for $48,000 (Canadian).
The single-day auction took place Sept. 11 at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, with 69 yearlings bringing a combined $463,300. That marked a 37 percent decrease from the 2018 edition of the Alberta sale, when 76 yearlings brought $734,000.
Also declining this year were the average sale price of $6,714, falling 30 percent, and the median of $2,700, down 34 percent.
A gelding by Calumet Farm resident Oxbow, offered as Hip 66, topped the sale, going to 114002 Alberta Ltd. for $48,000.
The dark bay or brown gelding is out of the stakes-placed Street Cry mare Samara Street, who is also the dam of stakes-placed Choteau. The Alberta-bred's extended page includes Grade 3 winners Lightmyfirebaby and Bold Southerner.
Highfield Investment Group consigned the sale-topper.
To view the auction's full results, click here.
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