TORONTO, September 1 – The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society – Ontario Division hosted its 2022 Canadian Premier Yearling Sale yesterday, and total revenues rose to $3,837,700 as 150 horses were purchased.

All areas of the market saw healthy increases. Gross revenues were up over 20 per cent from $3,184,400, the median rose 95 per cent to $19,500, and the average price was up 28 per cent to $25,585.

The sale topper was HIP 30, a Cairo Prince colt who hammered for $115,000 to Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent.

He’s out of Silent Name (JPN) mare Hopping not Hoping who was a black type winner at two. The colt was consigned by Gail Wood and her Woodlands operation.

“It’s always exciting to be the sales topper,” said Wood. “I haven’t been the sales topper for a few years, and even after a long time in the game it’s still exciting.”

HIP 30s extended family contains Grade 1 winner, Wonder Lady Anne L, and Grade 1 placed A Mo Reay. It was a team effort to get this horse into the sales ring.

“The gentleman who bred him Murray Smith, is a lovely man. I was very glad for him,” said Wood. “He was raised at Minshall Farms where Sean (Minshall) did an amazing job. It’s a bunch of awfully nice people that ended up raising a really nice horse. It’s just a great story.

Two other hips crossed the six-figure threshold. HIP 58 a Tapiture colt consigned by Richard G. Hogan, Agent sold for $105,000 to Al and Bill Ulwelling, and HIP 48 went for $102,000 to Mike Ambler. The Palace Malice colt was consigned by Ballycroy Training Centre Agent for Ballycroy Training Centre and Villa Rosa Farms.

The top filly in the sale sold for $87,000 to Catherine Day Phillips, Agent. A son of Reload she was consigned by Northern Dawn Stables (Sherry Maclean).

Sales season in Ontario continues on Wednesday, October 19 with the 2022 Ontario Mixed Sale hosted by the CTHS at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion.

Photo: Ontario Racing / SPORTDAD Photography