Peter Berringer

Bill Ford Elected President of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Bill Ford has been elected president of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame for 2024. Ford has been an executive with Woodbine Entertainment since 2011 and is currently its Chief Racing Officer and General Counsel. He has been a Director of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame for the past two years representing Racetracks Canada. Ford succeeds Darryl Kaplan, who held the role of CHRHF president from 2018-2024. Kaplan, currently the President and CEO of Standardbred Canada, maintains his position as a CHRHF Director and is now the...

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More Than Ready Mare Tops CTHS Ontario Sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Ontario Mixed Sale, held Oct. 18 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion, generated the second-highest average and median of the last seven years. A total of 48 horses sold for a gross of $252,400. Average was $5,258, while the median was $3,000. "The Annual Mixed Sale is important to our breeders in Ontario. It provides a necessary venue to restructure and improve their breeding stock," said Peter Berringer, president of the CTHS Ontario Division. "This sale continues to attract new buyers from across Canada as...

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Pink Lloyd's Full-Brother Tops Canadian Yearling Sale

At the Woodbine Sales Pavilion Aug. 30, a full-brother to Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd (Old Forester) led the way with $150,000 at this year's Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS)'s Ontario Division said in a release Thursday morning. With 68 RND'd, gross sales out of 168 increased by 4.6% to $4,017,790 from $3,837,700 a year ago when 150 went through the ring. Seven hips sold for $100,000 or more (three in '22), while the average was $23,915 and the median $15,000. The top...

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Dalos Resigns As CTHS director; Hunderup, Marzilli Appointed

Colleen Dalos resigned as a Director of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) effective May 18, 2023, the Board of Directors has announced. Dalos served the Society and its membership for two years. René Hunderup and Robert Marzilli have been appointed to the board. Hunderup (Norse Ridge Farms), has been a member since 1998 while Marzilli (Zilli Racing Stable) has been a member since 2018. "The Board looks forward to having both René and Robert join us in supporting the membership as we prepare for our upcoming 2023 Sales Season,"...

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Average Up by 28% at CTHS Ontario Yearling Sale

A yearling colt by Cairo Prince topped the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Ontario Yearling Sale, also known as the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, and helped spur a steep rise of the average, which was up by 28% over the 2021 edition. Held Wednesday night at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion, the CTHS sale registered gross sales of $3,837,700 (up 22%), a median of $19,500 (up 95%), and an average of $25,585. The topper, a Cairo Prince colt out of Hopping Not Hoping (Silent Name {Jpn}), hammered for $115,000 to Dr....

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Canadian Yearling Sale Aug. 31

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Premier Yearling Sale, to be held Aug. 31 at Woodbine, has attracted over 200 entries and will include yearlings by 67 different stallions. The 2021 top five leading Ontario sires represented at the sale include Silent Name (Jpn), Souper Speedy, Old Forester, Society's Chairman and Reload. Also in the catalogue are yearlings from the first crop of Catholic Boy, Flameaway, Heart to Heart and Yoshida (Jpn), as well as from the second crops of Always Dreaming, Amis Gizmo, Army Mule, Collected, Danish Dynaformer, Ransom the...

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