Excellent Art Mare Tops CTBA Winter Mixed Sale

Poster Girl (Excellent Art {GB}), a stakes-placed broodmare in foal to California stallion Halladay, sold for $70,000 to top Tuesday’s California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Winter Mixed Sale at Fairplex. The 10-year-old, consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds, was purchased by Cedros Bloodstock. She has a yearling filly by More Than Ready.

The highest-priced 2-year-old at the sale was Rachael’s Ride (Clubhouse Ride-Slalom, by Bodemeister). Purchased for $43,000 by Nick J. Hines, agent for M. Nentwig, the Cal-bred was bred in California by Tony Busching and Carol Busching.

Hines and Nentwig also combined to purchase a 2-year-old Cal-bred filly by Om, out of the stake-placed Good Journey mare Kathleen Rose and a 2-year-old Sir Prancealot colt out of the stakes-placed Havana Gold mare Nonna Giana. Both sold for $33,000.

There were 75 horses sold for gross sales of $698,000, an average of $9,307 and a median of $4,750.

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