Alberta's Yearling Sale Soars

Published: September 26, 2021 02:24 am EDT

On Saturday (Sept. 25), the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) held its 2021 Yearling Sale at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.

The sale kicked off with an address from the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association President, Don McDougall sending out a positive message about the future of the Alberta harness racing industry.

The sale was very successful with 32 yearlings fetching five figures. The majority of the consignors were thrilled.

The sale-topper was Hip #41 Diva Amour, a Custard The Dragon filly out of the Artsplace mare Art Amour. The spectacular filly was purchased by Kelly Hoerdt and Fred Gilbert for $44,000. She was bred and consigned by Surdale Farms Ltd of Kelowna, B.C.

Hip #44, Hunt Them Down, a Huntsville colt out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Baez went to Veikko Pajunen for $41,000. This stunning colt was bred by Brittany Farms, KY and consigned by Surdale Farms Ltd of Kelowna, B.C.

Cora Cora Cora, Hip #50, rounded out the top three highest priced yearlings of the sale at $33,000 and was purchased by Jamie Gray. The filly is sired by Captive Audience out of the mare Carlota Blue Chip. She was bred by Gigi Van Ostrand and consigned by Jim Rhodes of High River, Alta.

A total of 64 horses went through the sales ring for a sales total of $784,100 and average of $12,251.

ASHA and all of the consignors wish the very best of luck to all purchasers and would like to thank all the breeders and the Alberta horsemen for their continued support.

To view the results of the sale, click the following link: 2021 ASHA Yearling Sale Results.