2014 Sale Stakes Results

THE 2014 SALES STAKES
Presented by…
The C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division), Horse Racing Alberta and The Breed Improvement Program

The Yearling Sales Stakes is funded by the Breed Improvement Program, Nominations, Entry and Starting Fees. The C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division) is responsible for the administration of the Alberta Sales Stakes. The purpose of the race is to create a strong yearling market in western Canada, and to attract new owners in order to stimulate the Breeding Industry and improve racing in the Province.

25th Running of the CTHS Alberta Sales Stake

Three and Four- Year-Old Fillies – July 1, 2014
Three and Four-Year- Old Colts & Geldings – July 1, 2014
Purse for Three & Four- Year-Olds – $50,000

 Two-Year- Old Fillies – August 9, 2014
Two- Year-Old Colts & Geldings – August 9, 2014
Purse for Two-Year-Olds – $50,000

Results of the 2015 CTHS Alberta Two Year Old Sales Stakes

 CAPITALISMwon the Two Year Old division of the Sales Stakes for Colts and Geldings held on August 9. This chestnut gelding by Cape Canaveral set the pace early and maintained the lead to claim victory over the other eight contenders. Capitalism is owned by Derby Quest Farms Ltd. and Shot in the Dark Racing Corp. and trained by Greg Tracy. He has now earned $29,947 in two career starts this year after a second place finish earlier in a Maiden Special Weight race.

SHANALIran a determined race to capture the Filly Sales Stake division over six other entries. The bay filly is by Alydeed out of the successful race mare Shaniah by Regal Remark. Shanali was bred by Peaceful Valley Stable and is owned by Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd and trained by Tim Rycroft. She has career earnings of $44,320 to date with two wins and a third place in three starts.
Alberta breeder Highfield Stock Farm was highlighted on Sales Stake day as Cape Canaveral Two Year Olds dominated both divisions of the race. The Highfield stallion sired both Capitalism and Artie in the Park who placed first and second in the Colts and Geldings section and second and third place finishers in the Fillies, Queenoftheforest and Ginger Smash.

Results of Three and Four Year Olds Sales Stakes

TELL ME LIES
was victorious in her quest for the title in the Filly and Mares division of the Sales Stakes held on Canada Day at Northlands. This four year old Captain Bodgit runner continues her rivalry with second place finisher Canaveral Leader who won the same race last year when the placings were reversed for the two. This impressive Highfield bred filly has now placed first or second in twelve of her fourteen lifetime starts and has earned $255,097 for owners Darrell and Curtis Landry. Darrel sent a message to his supporters via Facebook commenting “Thanks everyone, this horse has brought us so much happiness, it’s ridiculous!” Tell Me Lies is the 2013 Champion Three Year Old Filly and was a graduate of the 2011 CTHS Alberta Sale. She is out of the mare Golden Made by Allen’s Prospect.
CLEVER SPEEDwon the Colts and Geldings division of the Sales Stake. This four year old by the stallion Lost Canyon is owned by Kelly Campbell, Tom and Emily Lees and Dave Lovlie. Clever Speed was bred by Dave Lovlie and is out of the mare Clever Wattle by Clever Trick.  This stake win brings his earnings to date to $66,951. One of the owners, Kelly Campbell, is the daughter of Alberta owner and breeder Ken Shaw who passed away in April of this year.  Clever Speed is the last active race horse in Ken’s stable so it was a fitting that he should take the win. Longtime friend Julie Brewster commented “Ken was looking down on Clever Speed today and smiling with us in the winner’s circle!”
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