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Counterforce Gelding Tops 2023 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale – Horse Racing News


Hip 59, a Counterforce gelding, topped the 2023 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale.

The 2023 renewal of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) took place Sept. 22, posting across-the-board gains, led by a Counterforce gelding who sold for $46,000 (Canadian).

A total of 71 yearlings changed hands during the auction for revenues of $635,800, marking a 43 percent increase in gross from last year’s sale, when 58 horses sold for $443,600.

The average sale price rose 30 percent to $14,450 from $11,090, while the median increased 121 percent to $10,500 from $4,750.

Leading the way was a gelding by Counterforce who sold to Curtis Landry for $46,000.

Offered as Hip 59, the gelding is out of the unplaced Katowice mare Chilli Chines, whose seven winners from eight runners includes Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Herbie D and stakes-placed Timber King. The British Columbia-bred gelding’s extended family includes stakes winner Darcia and stakes-placed runners Boiling Point and Path to Victory.

Highfield Investment Group consigned the sale-topper, as agent.

To view the auction’s full results, click here.

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