The 2019 Canadian Premier Yearling Sale is Thursday Aug. 29

SUMMER SUNDAY seeks her fourth straight stakes victory Sunday (of course) in the Grade 3 Seaway Stakes and this Silent Name (Jpn) – Dancing Allstar, Millenium Allstar filly is just one of many great advertisements for buying a yearling from the CANADIAN PREMIER YEARLING SALE, hosted by the CTHS ONTARIO on Thursday August 29, Noon.

The night before the sale at Woodbine, there are six stakes races for sales graduates with the country’s top sprinter PINK LLOYD seeking to remain undefeated this  year following four stakes wins in 2019.

(How great would it be to see SUMMER SUNDAY and PINK LLOYD face each other one of these days??)

SUMMER SUNDAY, who co-topped the 2016 yearling sale at $95,000 was raised and sold by Gail Wood’s WOODLANDS FARM, a longtime leading breeder and consignor in Canada. The attractive bay filly was the apple of owner Bill Scott’s eye at the sale and trainer Stuart Simon made sure he had the winning bid for his client.

(You can read Summer Sunday’s story and four others at www.cthsont.com under Quick Links)

Woodlands is one of 24 consignors for the 2019 Canadian Premier Sale, which has catalogued 273 yearlings bred in Canada. Wood has yearlings by exciting young stallions such as DIALED IN, SOUPER SPEEDY nd this year’s leading first crop sire in Canada, FRAC DADDY. Wood also offers a colt from the first crop of Ontario stallion RELOAD, a half brother to one of Canada’s top sires Philanthropist. That colt, hip no. 108, sells for Minshall Farms.

Some of the larger consignments:

ADENA SPRINGS NORTH, AGENT offers 6 yearlings including three by Summer Sunday’s sire Silent Name.

BALLYCROY TRAINING CENTRE has 14 in the book including youngsters by Souper Speedy, Animal Kingdom and Noble Mission.

BUTTIGIEG TRAINING CENTRE OFFERS MORE THAN 20 by sires such as Tapiture, Commissioner and first year Ontario sire Ami’s Holiday.

CARA BLOODSTOCK HAS 10 in the sale including Society’s Chairman and Verrazano babies.

JOHN CAREY sells a full brother to PINK LLOYD, a grey colt in his large consignment.

SUE FOREMAN  has colts by Flat Out, Giant Gizmo plus two yearling colts for daughter Katie Browne and her husband Brian Bell, by Souper Speedy and Ami’s Holiday.

HILL ‘N’ DALE has yearlings from the first crop of Grade 1 winning American star TOURIST in its big consignment.

RICHARD HOGAN has a variety in intriguing prospects by SKY MESA, GIANT GIZMO, FLAT OT and others.

NORTHERN DAWN, which stands RELOAD, has a filly by that sire who is a half sister to Horse of the Year LEXIE LOU.

SHANNONDOE has plenty of nice yearlings in the sale by Bodemeister, Society’s Chairman and others.

SPRING FARM’S CONSIGNMENT is all, but one, by its sire Big Screen, a good young sire in Otario and WILLOW RIDGE FARM, which sold the 2018 sale topper Bourbonstraightup, has Old Forester, Reload and Souper Speedy yearlings.



WOODBINE SATURDAY – Siblings to this year’s sales yearlings

courtesy Vicki Pappas


RACE 2          CLM $25,000

#1                   The Young Lord                       Hip 142     1/2 sis by Reload

RACE 4          MCL $25,000

#1                   Lilliz So Precious                     Hip 229     1/2 bro by Reload

#8                   Samurai Queen                       Hip 164      1/2 sis by Tourist

#10                 Cassie’s Rainbow                    Hip 107      1/2 bro by Reload

RACE 6          MDN O/C

#2                    Harpswell                                Hip 160      1/2 bro by Silent Name

#3                    Hold the Applause                   Hip 114      1/2 bro by Society’s Chairman

#6                    Don’t Smile Lilah                      Hip 187      full sis