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By Lindsay Ward 20 Sep, 2017
The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (H.B.P.A), Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Alberta Division (C.T.H.S. AB), Century Downs and Horse Racing Alberta ( H.R.A.) are pleased to announce an amendment to the inaugural stakes schedule at Century Downs. The C.T.H.S Three and Four Year Old Sales Stakes for both Colts & Geldings and Fillies & Mares will now be run on Sunday October 8, 2017.

More importantly, we are pleased to announce the creation of an additional stakes race of a mile and a 16th to be held on October 22, 2017 carrying a purse of $50,000 added for Fillies and Mares Three and up.

 A further announcement will be made in the near future regarding additional sponsorship to the Century Downs stakes schedule and will ensure the success of this inaugural race meet.
By Lindsay Ward 20 Sep, 2017


2017 HRA Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program - Alberta Bred Owner’s Bonus

The HBPA of Alberta and the CTHS (Alberta Division), along with HRA are pleased to announce an allocation of an additional $160,000 funding to the Alberta Bred Owner’s Bonus Pool of the Thoroughbred BIP for 2017.

  • This additional funding is necessitated by the greater success of Alberta-breds competing in open company which is a key objective of the program.
  • The additional funding comes from contributions from the HBPA and CTHS as well as a reallocation of existing funds within the program.
  • In order to balance the budget that remains, the payout rate of the bonus will be adjusted from 37% to 30% for the remainder of 2017, effective immediately.

Any questions can be directed to:

Darrell Bauder

Executive Director, HBPA of Alberta


Jean Kruse

Manager, CTHS (Alberta Division)


By Lindsay Ward 29 Aug, 2017

Congratulations to all the connections of the AB bred runners in the $50,000 Two Year Old Sales Stakes held at Northlands Park Saturday, August 12th.

AB bred REGAL MAX by Max Forever, bred by Stone Ranchers Ltd was victorious in the Colts & Geldings division for owners Almac Racing Stable and Kerredge Farm. Second place finisher was AB bred STRIPLING WARRIOR by Alydeed, bred by Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds Ltd & Laura-Jane Harvey and owned by Rollingson Racing Stable. Th ird place went to AB bred CHISUM G by Storm Military, bred by John Galatiuk for owner Lori Going. All six entries were Alberta breds.

In the Filly Division, the runner-up finisher was AB bred BITTERS by Old Fashioned. This filly is owned and bred by Red Ron Farms and Stone Ranches Ltd. Third place finisher went to AB bred BIG RIVER by Big Lightning, bred by Pierre Esquirol for owner Alivia Gogush.

By Lindsay Ward 10 Aug, 2017

The 2017 Sale promises to offer an exciting opportunity to choose your next racing star from among 114 quality Thoroughbred yearlings!

 4 BC breds, 1 California bred, 9 Kentucky breds, 2 Manitoba breds, 1 Oklahoma bred and 97 Alberta bred yearlings will be available for your consideration on September 17th. 

A wide variety of sire are represented including Alberta based sires such as Big Lightning, Boadini, Cape Canaveral, Charming Assassin, Double Honor, Gottcha Gold, Honor Devil, Imperialism, Lost Canyon, Max Forever, Mast Track, No Hesitation, Rascal Cat, Schramsberg and Teeman. Other stallions available include the freshman sires Cross Traffic, Easter Gift, Flashback, Mucho Macho Man, Revolutionary, Rookie Sensation, Shakin It Up and Strong Mandate. 

Sires with 2 year olds of 2017 include Alternation, Awesome Patriot, I Want Revenge, Liaison, O’Prado Again, Overanalyze, Paynter, Point of Entry and Power Broker. Other sire lines include Birdstone, Cause to Believe, Concord Point, Country Day, Dialed In, Exhi, Finality, Ingot, Langfuhr, Liaison, Line of David, Mighty Vow, More Than Ready, Old Forester, Pure Precision, Ready’s Image, Second In Command, Sidney’s Candy, Silent Name, Tizway, Touch Gold, Wilburn, Wilko and Where’s the Ring.

The following review discusses highlights from each of the yearling consignments in the 2017 CTHS Alberta Sale. 

Read full article : 2017 CTHS Alberta Sale Preview - Yearling Highlights

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