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The Ontario Select
Winbak Farm of Canada will be hosting this sale on Sunday, September 25th at Noon. Sale Entries Are Still Being Accepted!
“Due to the sale’s success in 2020 and 2021, we decided that Winbak Farm will host the Ontario Select Yearling Sale for the third consecutive year,” said Jack Burke, Winbak Farm General Manager. “This date was chosen so horse people could enjoy both Canada’s richest night of racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park and the Ontario Select Yearling Sale.”
Winbak Farm plans on the Ontario Select Yearling Sale being the premiere of yearlings from the first crops of McWicked and Stag Party.
“Winbak Farm will be supporting the sale with a large selection of Ontario-Sired horses including first crop yearlings from 2020 Canadian Racing Hall of Fame Inductee, McWicked and O’Brien Award Winner, Stag Party.” said Burke.
"Winbak Farm will also offer trotting yearlings from The Bank.
“We are also excited to offer the first crop of North American yearlings from the exciting Millionaire, The Bank,” said Burke. “The Bank sired the 2020 2-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year in Italy, Caramel Club.”
In addition to the new stallions, Winbak Farm will sell yearlings sired by proven Canadian sires.
“In 2021, 4 Winbak Farm stallions, Archangel, Betterthancheddar, Bettor’s Delight and Shadow Play, sired O’Brien Award Winners, and these 4 stallions will all have yearlings in Winbak Farm’s 2022 consignment at the Ontario Select Yearling Sale,” said Burke. “Winbak Farm is proud to be the breeder of 2021 Canadian Horse of the Year, Desperate Man, who was sired by Shadow Play.”
Entries are now being accepted. The deadline for entries is April 15th. Please note that entries will be capped at 160. There is a $282.50 entry fee (HST included) per horse.
In the interest of keeping more money in the breeders pockets the Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be offering tier-based commission. The minimum commission will be $500. The commissions will be set as up to $50,000 is 5 percent, $50,001 to $99,999 is 4 percent, and $100,000 and up is 3 percent.
Those interested in the sale are encouraged to check www.ontarioselectyearlingsale.com frequently for more information. Catalog requests for the 2022 sale are also now being accepted and can be submitted on the website.