Over 750 people were on site during the sale with 175 bidders including participants bidding in person, over the phone and on line over the internet – a first for a performance horse sale in Canada.
From the 65 horses listed, only one horse was passed out, not achieving the reserve and two were pulled due to injury prior to sale time.
Average sale price for all 62 head sold was $3,139
Average yearling price – $1,017
Average two year old price – $2,683
Average broodmare price – $5,026
Average “aged” horse price $3,961
The high selling horse was Bowmans Smart Lena, selling for $14,000. An National Cutting Horse Association earner of $4,603: 6th, 2007 NCHA Limited Open Derby, finalist in the West Texas Open Derby. She is a full sister to earners of $165,000 including Bowmans Little Jewel, whose offspring have earned over $421,000.
Sired by Smart Little Lena – a legendary sire – out of Bowmans Fancy – one of the finest broodmares in history with earnings of $287,243: Bowmans Fancy is the dam of 10 money earners with total earnings of over $447,264.
Horses were sold across Canada, into North Carolina and South Dakota with internet bidding playing a major role in the success of the sale.
Northern Bloodstock Ltd. would like to thank all those who participated in the sale including our top consignor The McBride Ranch who brought an excellent selection of horses to market a this year’s sale.
With our partners – the CCHA – Olds Agriculture Society – and our advertisers and sponsors including Pfizer – The Northern Bloodstock Sale reached a successful conclusion.
Look for our next sale in the fall of 2011 – details late April, 2011.