Arundel Castle, a 2-year-old chestnut filly by Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Palace Malice from the Hard Spun mare Calculation, topped the BC CTHS Horses of Racing Age Sale at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver on April 9.

A total of 14 horses were sold for a gross of $145,400 with an average of $10,485.

Owner Lyle Johnson purchased the BC-bred Arundel Castle for $31,000 from breeder Peter Redekop, who sold the filly through Wild Rose Farm, agent. The filly’s dam, Calculation, was a winner of three races and $147,951 and her first foal is the stakes-placed 2-year-old of 2021, Who Hoo Thats Me. Arundel Castle had her first timed workout on sale morning going two furlongs in  :26.

Stuart Carmichael and Bill Randall purchased the second-highest priced offering, a 2-year-old colt named Curlin Rocks, a son of Fast Anna from the mare Curlinup, by Curlin, who cost $21,000. Bred by Asiel Stable LLC in Kentucky, the colt was originally a $6,000 yearling purchase by the late Glen Todd’s North American Thoroughbred Horse Company at the 2021 Keeneland September sale. The colt was consigned to the Horses of Racing Age sale by Hole in the Wall Gang.

Ebony Eyes, a 2-year-old filly bred in BC by Maclean’s Music from Alliteration by Congrats brought a bid of $20,000 from Rob Maybin, the sale’s leading buyer. Ebony Eyes was bred by Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds and was originally a $35,000 ‘short’ yearling purchase by consignor NATHC at Keeneland January 2021.

The sale catalogue and results can be found here.