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
The most prestigious race in the western provinces for three year old Thoroughbreds will take place this August 19th at Northlands Park. This classic $150,000 Grade III race typically attracts entries from far and wide to face challengers over a demanding distance of one mile and three eighths.
The Canadian Derby was the creation of R. James Speers who held the inaugural event in 1930 at Polo Park Racetrack in Winnipeg, Manitoba under the name, Manitoba Stakes. At that time, it was restricted to three year olds foaled in Manitoba. It was re-named the Manitoba Derby and opened up to “Three Year Olds Foaled in the Dominion of Canada” by 1936. It was again re-named in 1941 to the Canadian Derby and the cash purse value increased from $2,000 to $5,000. The distance was expanded to one mile and a quarter in 1934 from the one mile previously. Eastern invaders were common as the race grew in purse money and status. In 1937, Goldlure, the winner of the King’s Plate, made the 1300 mile trip from Toronto to Winnipeg by rail transport to triumph in the Canadian Derby.
The race was moved to its present
location in Edmonton in 1957 after Polo Park closed. Eastern and B.C. invaders
continue to make their journey to compete for the prestigious win but Alberta
horses have claimed their share of the victories over the years.
Read full article>> Canadian Derby: Highlights of Past Alberta Connections
CTHS National Office Press Release
For Immediate Release July 5, 2017
2016 TOBA Achievements Canadian Breeder of the Year, Highfield Stock Farm Ltd.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, National Office, would like to congratulate Highfield Stock Farm Ltd. in being chosen as the recipient of the Canada Breeder of the Year Award at the 32nd Annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner. The TOBA National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky to honour the 2016 achievements of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.
Highfield Stock Farm Ltd. joins previous Canadian recipients Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds (2010), Gardiner Farms (2011), William D. Graham (2012), Sam-Son Farm (2013 & 2014), and Tall Oaks Farm (2015).
Every year TOBA hosts their Annual Awards Dinner to honour the achievements of the Owners and Breeders of the previous year. Thoroughbred Owners in the four major North American racing regions (Eastern, Midwestern, Southern and Western) and Breeders in 22 states and Canada are recognized along with the two National Breeders of the Year, National Owner of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year and the Robert N. Clay Award, in a night of honour. TOBA was formed in 1961 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky; they are a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners with a mission to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society is an associate member of TOBA.
Congratulations once again on this achievement!
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society
Download full CTHS National Press Release >> 2016 TOBA Canadian Breeder of the Year
The Alberta Thoroughbred community lost a valued member with the passing of Ron St. Louis on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 71 years of age.
Ron had been a continuous member of the C.T.H.S. since 1999 and was a respected representative of the Alberta Division, serving on the Board of Directors for two terms between 2012 and 2017. He served as a member of the Breed Improvement Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee, offering his extensive accounting knowledge as a resource to the Society.
Ron was an active Thoroughbred owner and breeder for many years based at his ranch in Swalwell, Alberta. He bred and raced a number of home bred Thoroughbreds under the name Winchester Stables. Runners in recent years have included Valid Position by Tempered Appeal, Highway Holly by Alydeed and Slew the Hunter by Slew City Slew. A recent homebred, Arctic Treasure by Cape Canaveral, just won her Maiden Claiming race on June 3, 2017. Ron was also involved as an owner with part interests in horses such as Smokin Jane by Holy Bull and Sun Runner by Brunswick. He was regularly involved in the C.T.H.S. Alberta Thoroughbred Sales both as a consignor and a purchaser.
The St. Louis family has requested, in lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or Thoroughbred Lasting Careers Society (TLCS) in care of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division).
c/o CTHS Alberta
Unit 218, 1935 – 32 Ave N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C8.
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