NorCal Sale Topper Brings $60,000

ctba-salesPLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2013) – A colt by popular Kentucky stallion Sky Mesa was the $60,000 topper at Tuesday’s 2013 Northern California Sale. SALES RESULTS HERE.

That $60,000 sale-topping price for a yearling was a nine percent increase from last year’s high sale and is the highest price at the sale since a $72,000 purchase in 2006.

In Tuesday’s sale, the 10th presented in Northern California by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 73 yearlings brought gross sales of $438,700, an average of $6,010 with a median of $4,000. This year’s sale also had six horses of racing age not included in the yearling sale totals.

This year’s yearling buyback rate of 18 percent was down significantly from the previous year’s 27 percent.

H & E Ranch bred the sale topper. The colt, the first foal out of the stakes-placed Broken Vow mare Serious Vow, was purchased by Del Playa Bloodstock.

The highest-priced filly was by Lucky J. H., out of the Emerald Jig mare No Peso No Dance, was bred by Sky Chase Farm, consigned by Harris Farms and was purchased by Chris Carpenter for $22,000.



Northern California Sales Summar

2013 Summary Yearling Results


 Head     Gross                    Ave.       Median Out       RNA       Gross RNA          Total Head          Sales

73           $438,700              $6,010   $4,000     19           16           $50,400 89                           $489,100


 2013 Summary Non-Yearling Results

 Head     Gross                    Ave.       Median Out       RNA       Gross RNA          Total Head          Sales

6              $13,200 $2,200   $4,000   2              1              $14,500 7                              $27,700


2012 Summary Yearling Results

 Head     Gross                    Ave.       Median Out       RNA       Gross RNA          Total Head          Sales

69           $528,200              $7,655   $4,000   13           26           $41,100 95                           $569,300



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