Red River Exhibition Park hosts annual yearling sale
Published Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:47PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, August 26, 2012 5:32PM CST
Winnipeggers looking to get their daily dose of cute got a treat at the Red River Exhibition Park Sunday.
The annual yearling sale was held. Race horses born and bred in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan were offered up for auction.
Breeders put up forty horses for sale.
“It’s a format to get horses into the hands of other people,” said Betty Hughes of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society. “The breeders can’t afford to train and raise all the horses they breed.”
Breeders who don’t agree with the sale price can buy their own horses back.
Not everyone at the auction was a buyer or seller, though. Many people came just to take a look at the horses.
The top sellers of the day were Nose the Pose and Zdeno, who both sold for more than $20,000.
A horse is shown at an auction at Red River Exhibition Park Sunday.