After a nine-year absence, thoroughbred racing returned to the Calgary area in the 2017 season at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. The long-awaited homecoming of the iconic race horses follows the government signing a new 10-year agreement with Horse Racing Alberta last year, which will help support rural communities and the agriculture sector across the province.
Read the full press release >> Agreement Gets Thoroughbred Racing Back on Track
“Our partnership with Horse Racing Alberta gives the industry stability and confidence to continue developing racing in the province. The return of thoroughbred race horses to Century Downs is an important signal that the industry is thriving. Continued support of rural communities is just one way we’re working to bring the economic recovery to the homes of each and every Albertan and working to make life better for all Albertans.”Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board, Minister of Finance
An impressive $800,000 was paid out by purchasers at the 2017 C.T.H.S. Alberta Sale held at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton on Sunday, September 17th. A total of 107 top quality Thoroughbred yearlings were on offer with the gross sale figure increasing by over $300,000 from the previous sale. The yearling sale average increased in a positive direction to $10,233.33, up 24% over the 2016 average of $8,252.23.
Hip # 34, a beautiful Point of Entry filly consigned by Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds, was the top seller of the sale after she was purchased by Riversedge Racing Stables for $45,000. Her sire is a Dynaformer stallion who is currently #2 on the Blood Horse list of First Crop Sires by Two Year Old Average and Median. Her dam, Carmen’s Kiss by Macho Uno, produced the winner of the $50,000 Beaufort Stakes the previous day at the Alberta Breeders’ Fall Classic.
Read the full press release >> Positive News from the CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale� u
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
Any questions can be directed to:
Executive Director, HBPA of Alberta
Manager, CTHS (Alberta Division)
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.
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