Next week I will be attending the Keeneland Yearling Sales in Lexington with a specific interest in the Canadian bred yearlings being offered there. There are 4,857 horses catalogued to sell from the 12th to the 26th of September.
The racing season at Woodbine is absolutely flying by and there has been a noticeable change in the weather in Toronto. The testing humidity has subsided and the horses are enjoying a bit of cool air.
ROAN INISH is back in the barn being hand walked every day and getting a pick of grass when the dust settles after her colleagues have completed their morning exercises.
Her full sister Lassair, will test the grass tomorrow, if the weather allows, in a maiden going 6.5 furlongs.
The select Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale was conducted on Tuesday and it was a tough sale for consignors. The gross figure was down by about 21% to $3,686,700. Yearlings which went through the ring but did not attain the reserved figure set by the 'seller' accounted for 38% of horses through the sales ring. In 2009 30.5% of the yearlings did not sell (Reserve Not Attained).
Details of the sale results can be found here: CTHS SALE
The current market presents a great opportunity to purchase horses.
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