The annual WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale was held on August 20 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on beautiful Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington.
One hundred and four yearlings, 16 broodmares and one horse of racing age drew bidders from California, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and Kentucky, but the top two horses were purchased by Washington residents Todd and Shawn Hansen of Tenino who went to $120,000 to secure a Midshipman colt, the first foal out of the stakes-placed Northern Afleet mare Impeached, and bid $87,000 to take home a Grazen colt out of the multiple stakes-producing Tribunal mare Courtroom Charmer. Both colts were among seven yearlings offered through Griffin Place LLC.
Preliminary results show, after eight yearlings were withdrawn and 20 were RNA’d, that 72 yearlings brought a $1,239,200 total, $17,211 average and $9,250 median. All figures surpassed both the 2017 and 2018 sale figures. Compared to the 2018 sale, the gross rose 26.73 percent, the average climbed 24.97 percent and the median was 15.63 percent higher.
All told, 20 yearlings brought a bid of $20,000 or higher, and among those were nine that sold for $40,000 or more.
Top Selling Yearlings
Hip #, Sex, Sire—Dam (Consignor). Buyer, Price.
80, c., Midshipman—Impeached (Griffin Place LLC). Todd & Shawn Hansen, $120,000.
59, c., Grazen—Courtroom Charmer (Griffin Place LLC, Agt). Todd & Shawn Hansen, $87,000.
31, c., Coast Guard—Sweethrtofsigmachi (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp). Jerome Amerman, Bob Feld, Agt., $60,000.
99, f., Grazen—Minimums Minimum (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp). Where We At, $50,000.
98, c., Alternation—Meadow Ashlee (Dunn Bar Ranch LLC). Will Brewer, Agt, $48,000.
9, f., Liam’s Map—Queen Pauline (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp). Tim Bankers, $47,000.
82, f., Smiling Tiger—Infernal McGoon (Halvorson Bloodstock Services LLC, Agt for Dale Mahlum). Michael Pollowitz, $44,000.
33, c., Commissioner—Twice Tempted (Halvorson Bloodstock Services LLC). Chad Christensen, $40,000.
46, f., Harbor the Gold—Bahati (Bar C Racing Stables Inc., Agt for Bar C Racing Stables & Desert Rose Racing). Will Brewer, Agt, $40,000.
Among the broodmares offered, Greg Luce of Stanwood went to $3,100 to secure Unifier, a stakes-producing daughter of leading national sire and top damsire Deputy Minister.
Click here for complete sales results. Preliminary sales results are subject to change.