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Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale

NortherN Sale a huge SucceSS B

Rowdy Dylan sold for $60,000 in 2013, pinhooked into this year’s Barretts March sale for $280,000, and broke his maiden July 12 at Los Alamitos. Morris and his trainer, Ed Moger Jr., bought the sale-topper in part because of Rowdy Dylan’s success. “Te horse looked good, and Ed Moger thought the horse was well conformed,” Morris said. He also purchased a flly by Archarcharch—Perfect Charm, by Charismatic, for $5,000 from the H & E consignment. Morris said that Moger trains a couple of horses for him. Moger also trained Morris’ homebred Yerkillinmesmalls, a Cal-bred daughter of Old Topper who

y any measure—gross, average, median, or top price—the 2014 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale was a resounding success. Every fgure increased by double or triple digit percentages at the Aug. 12 sale, held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., by CTBA Sales.

Tis year’s sale was quite wonderful for a lot of people. Tere were a lot of new faces, and the horses were very well prepared.”

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— Elena Crim, consignor of the sale-topper

Led by a record $75,000 sale-topper, the yearlings grossed $1,054,700 for 84 head sold, up an incredible 140.4% from the 2013 fgure of $438,700. Another eight horses of racing age added $42,600 to that total. “Te improved results are a refection on a better quality of horses in the sale,” said Doug Burge, president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. “It was well supported by both sellers and buyers from Northern and Southern California.” Te yearlings averaged $12,556, up 109% from the $6,010 average last year 28

and a record for the sale, which began in 2004. Te yearling median rose 25%, from $4,000 in 2013 to $5,000 in 2014. Of the 119 horses put through the ring, 27 did not sell, for a buy-back rate of 22.7%. Ten were withdrawn prior to the sale. Elena Crim’s H & E Ranch consigned the sale-topper, a Kentucky-bred son of Forestry out of the stakes-placed Broken Vow mare Serious Vow. Randy Morris, who is in the insurance business in Anthem, Ariz., successfully bid $75,000 for the colt, a half brother to Rowdy Dylan, last year’s sale-topper. Te previous record price for the sale was $72,000 in 2006.

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won seven races and is now a broodmare for Morris. Morris said that Yerkillinmesmalls is in foal to Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer. Morris planned to go only to $65,000 for the Forestry colt, but he said the bidding quickly reached $60,000 before he could get a spotter to pick up his bid. “I talked to Moger for a minute,” said Morris. “Ten I thought, ‘Well, I’ll bid $75,000 and that’s it,’ because by then they were at $70,000.” Morris made the one bid at $75,000 and got the colt. Crim, who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., sold three for a total of $113,000. She also sold Rowdy Dylan last year. “I choose the individuals for a particular sale that strike me as would suit that sale,” said Crim. “I want to participate in California. I live in the West. Tis year’s sale was quite wonderful for a lot of people. Tere were a lot of new faces, and the horses were very well prepared.”

California Thoroughbred Magazine September 2014  

©California Thoroughbred 2014 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...

California Thoroughbred Magazine September 2014  

©California Thoroughbred 2014 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...