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2006 WTBA Summer Yearling Sale
Summary and Comparison

The 40th edition of the WTBA Summer Yearling Sale saw 215 individuals cataloged for sale on Tuesday, September 5 at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, WA. Of that number, 205 went through the sales ring and 153 changed hands.

Both the highest priced colt and filly are offspring of Kentucky Derby-G1 winners. The sale topper came early in the day. Cataloged as Hip 14, the Thunder Gulch colt out of multiple Emerald Downs stakes winner Ropersandwranglers from the Northwest Farms LLC consignment was purchased by California trainer Jeff Bonde for $75,000. Northwest Farms also sold the second highest priced individual – and top selling filly – Hip 64, a daughter of Monarchos, the first foal from an unraced half-sister to stakes winner Strong Credentials, who was purchased by Enumclaw, WA agent Dana Halvorson for $62,000. Northwest Farms, nom de course for Yakima businessman Jerre Paxton, sold four of the top eight yearlings in the September venue.

Top buyer (by gross) was longtime horseman and Oregon businessman Art McFadden who bought eight yearlings for a total of $184,000.

Overall, the numbers for the sale were disappointing, as the $15,397 average was down by 14.3 percent over last year’s $17,959 and the median declined from $14,250 in 2005 to $10,000 in 2006, a drop of 29.8 percent. Gross sales were also down 12.6 percent, as sales totaled $2,355,800 versus $2,693,900 in 2005. While outs were nearly half of the 2005 figure (10 vs. 19), RNAs increased by nine horses (52 vs. 43) to 25.4 percent.

Top Priced Yearlings at 2006 WTBA Summer Yearling Sale
Hip, Sex, Sire—Dam (Consignor)...Price Sold, Buyer, Buyer’s City, State

Hip 14, C., Thunder Gulch—Ropersandwranglers (Consigned by Northwest Farms, LLC, Agt)…$75,000, Jeff Bonde, Pleasanton, CA

Hip 64, F., Monarchos—Virginia Inn (Consigned by Northwest Farms LLC, Agt)…$62,000, Dana Halvorson, Agt, Enumclaw, WA

Hip 170, C., Gilded Time—Las Malvinas (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp)…$60,000, Bob Mollgaard, Snohomish, WA

Hip 43, C. ,Maria’s Mon—Strong Credentials (Consigned by Northwest Farms, LLC, Agt)…$50,000, In & Out Stable, Richmond, BC

Hip 128, C., Glitterman—Duchess Diva (Consigned by Tall Cedars Farm LLC) …$50,000, Joseph P. Stiglich, Brentwood, CA

Hip 139, C., Tribunal—Full Scream Ahead (Consigned by Candi Tollett, Agt for Fell Hill Farm, Inc….$47,000, Todd & Shawn Hansen, Tenino, WA

Hip 121, C., Tribunal—Don’t Call Debi (Consigned by Tall Cedars Farm LLC) …$45,000, Howard Belvoir, Agent, Seattle, WA

Hip 61, C., Deputy Commander—Untamed Passion (Consigned by Northwest Farms LLC, Agt)…$45,000, David & Elaine Parks, Enumclaw, WA

Hip 4, F., Point Given—Persephonie (Consigned by El Dorado Farms, Ron & Nina Hagen)...$40,000, Anglo-Irish Financial, Agt., Arcadia, CA

Hip 33, R., Slewdledo—Sky Jig (Consigned by Griffin Place, Agt)…$40,000, Super Horse, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

Hip 46, F., Gilded Time—Sweets for All (Consigned by El Dorado Farms, Ron & Nina Hagen…$40,000, Bruce Phelan, Calgary, AB

Hip 135, C., Bertrando—Fergie’s Witch (Consigned by Candi Tollett, Agt for Fell Hill Farm, Inc.)…$40,000, Bill Tollett, Agt, Auburn, WA

Hip 167, F., Tribunal—Lady Beverly (Consigned by Griffin Place)…$40,000, R & R Warren LLC, Olympia, WA

Summer Yearling Sale Summary and Comparison
  2005 2006 % Incr/Decr
from 2005
Number Sold 150 154 2.7%
Gross Sales $2,693,900 $2,376,300 -11.8%
Average Price $17,959 $15,431 -14.1%
Median Price $14,250 $10,000 -29.8%
(% of total)
43 (22.3%) 51 (24.9%) 18.6%
(% of total)
19 (9.0%) 10 (4.7%) -47.4%
High-selling Colt $67,000 $75,000 11.9%
High-sellng Filly $100,000 $62,000 -38%
Number Entered 363 307  
Number Cataloged 212 215  

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