Birdstone, Cape Canaveral Yearlings Top CTHS Alberta Sale

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Birdstone, the sire of the co-top yearling at the CTHS sale | Adam Coglianese

Edited Press Release

A colt by Cape Canaveral and a filly by Birdstone brought in top price of $35,000 during the 2022 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale Friday, Sept. 16 at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta.

With a total of 40 yearlings sold, revenue from the 2022 sale increased to $443,600 this year and the average price rose to $11,090. In 2021, the sale grossed $405,600 for 37 yearlings and an average of $10,962.

Purchased by agent Karlene Kingston, the Cape Canaveral colt, consigned by Starline Thoroughbreds, is out of the Kafwain mare, Lil Missknowitall, who has produced 3 winners to date, including the Alberta Champion 2-and 3-year-old filly, Pearl of Knowledge ($207,825) and CTHS Alberta Sales S. winner Common Knowledge ($102,892).

The co-session topper, consigned by Moonshine Meadow Ranch, is out of Silkworm, winner of the Freedom of the City S. Silkworm has produced two foals to race, both winners, including Victory Built ($207,016).

Starline Thoroughbreds was the leading consignor both by average and gross sales with three yearlings consigned for total sales of $96,000 and an average of $32,000.

The leading purchaser by gross sales were Carole and Jim Barker and Red Ron Farms who purchased two yearlings consigned by Stone Ranches and Boe and Janet Stone for a total of $54,000. Their new acquisitions included a gelding by Ransom the Moon out of Carolina Station and a Gormley filly out of Ron Rhonda.

Seven horses were purchased through online bidding this year, the most in the three years this option has been offered. CTHS Alberta Sale was able to provide real time viewing and online bidding through a partnership with Direct Livestock Marketing Services (DLMS).

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