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Canada Yearlings Day-1: US$185k Peace Rules Colt
In North America, Jim & Alice Sapara's Winsong Farms paid the Day-1 top price of US$185,000 (all prices in this report have been converted to US$) for a colt from the 1st-crop of Peace Rules (the 6th foal out of stakes-placed Vanlandingham mare Sandhill Charm) during the select session (followed 4 days later by a single open session) at the 2-day Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) yearling sale at the Woodbine sales pavilion in Toronto. The colt was bred by Ron Clarkson & consigned by Richard Hogan; his dam Sandhill Charm has produced 3 winners (including stakes-winner & US$540,000-earner Twisted Wit). Buyer Jim Sapara told bloodhorse.com: "He's a massive machine! There were a lot of nice colts in the sale. I paid a little more than I wanted to, but the good ones cost more money." And Sapara added: "The Ontario program is 2nd-to-none in North America. I don't know why the locals send some of their horses to Keeneland to sell. You can get good money for them here." Consignor Hogan added his sales topper sold himself not only on his pedigree page but before the crowd: "I figured he would bring a couple of hundred thousand. He showed himself well & he had a great attitude in the ring."