The 2011 CTHS Thoroughbred Sale was held at Northlands Park in Edmonton on the Sunday of Fall Classic weekend - September 18th. The sale was a success with a total of 71 yearlings, 2 weanlings, 20 mares and 6 horses of racing age offered for sale in the catalogues. A total of 42 yearlings were sold for a total dollar amount of $312,700 giving an average yearling sale amount of $7,445.29.

The highest selling yearling was a gelding consigned by Bar None Ranches as Agent who sold for $35,000. The grey/roan gelding is sired by SAINT STEPHEN who is a graded stakes winning full brother to the Horse of the Year, Ashado. The first foals sired by Saint Stephen are two year olds of 2011 and his daughter, Holy Tempest, just had the first win for a Saint Stephen sired runner. The Alberta-bred Holy Tempest won the 5 1/2 furlong race at Northlands on September 11 for Dragon Reach Stables. The 2011 Sales Topping yearling is out of the stakes placed mare Withoutapproval who has produced the winner SIN TORO ($219,871). The yearling was purchased by Rick Wathen of Strathmore, Alberta.

The second and third highest yearlings each sold for $25,000. A CAPE CANAVERAL filly consigned by Highfield Stock Farm was purchased by Riversedge Racing Stable. The filly is out of successful broodmare, Lady Glacken, who has produced the stakes winning horses BEARS ARTISTE ($217,545) and BODGITS LADY ($91,571). The other $25,000 yearling was a HOLY BULL colt consigned by Don Gibb as Agent and purchased by Don Dimma of Sherwood Park, Alberta. This colt is out of the successful race mare FLEET WAHINE ($256,321). She has produced six winners in her seven foals to date. 

Cam Ziprick of Manitoba consigned the fourth highest selling yearling at $18,000 - a colt by the stakes winning son of STORM CAT,  SEEKING THE DIA. He already has a winner from his first crop to run this year - Seeking Brave. This yearling is the first foal for his dam, a stakes winner called WONDERFUL LUCK ($103,506).  The fifth highest selling yearling was  consigned by Ken Anderson of Huxley, Alberta and sold for $16,000 to Craig Smith of Olds, Alberta.  The yearling gelding is named HOLLYWOOD PULPIT and is by MINISTERS WILD CAT out of an unraced mare named Royal Ride. Royal Ride has produced several successful winners including Screaming Regal ($128,120).


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