What a great time of year for anyone looking to purchase a yearling! In August the CTHS Sale of Canadian-Bred Yearlings, will take place in Toronto on August 29th. There are a total of 273 yearlings catalogued. Following the CTHS Sale, the largest sale of yearlings being offered in the United States will be conducted by Keeneland from September 9th-22nd, where 4644 yearlings are catalogued. Reade is going to be active at both sales. Over the years, Reade has had success purchasing a total of 37 yearlings that went on to become stakes winners. To view the list of stakes winners that Reade purchased click here.
Congratulations all around at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where current inductees gathered to cheer in the class of 2019. Reade was photographed before the ceremony with Jim Bannon, Roger Attfield and Sandy Hawley.
Reade is available to inspect and purchase on your behalf at all horse auctions. Here is a list of the next sales on the calendar.
June 12 -13-14 - Ocala, Sale of two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age.
July 8-9 - Fasig-Tipton, Lexington, KY - Yearling Sale and Horses of Racing Age
Inclusive was purchased by Reade at the Keeneland September Yearling sale in 2017 for $15,000. He is by Sky Mesa out of Sheppard’s Pie by Include. This win was going 1 mile 70 yards on the turf. Inclusive won at the same distance in his maiden allowance race, on the tapeta at Woodbine as a two year old. He went on to place 2nd in the Display Stakes on December 8, 2018. Nice way to start the year! Inclusive made his three year old debut for owners Paul Braverman and Timothy Pinch and is trained by Graham Motion. Congrats!
If you are interested in getting a two year old at the Fasig-Tipton Mid Atlantic Two Year Olds in training please contact Reade. The sale is on May 20 - 21 and 600 are catalogued.
Reade Baker shares his training techniques in a series of Q&A articles published in the Canadian Thoroughbred Magazine and Digital Subscriptions. Here is the first article which appeared in the April/May edition.
Click here to read the article
Solidify was purchased by Reade in 2018 as a two year old for $7,500 and went on to win the Grey Stakes at Woodbine for owners Paul Braverman and Timothy Pinch. Solidify is a full brother to Peppered, and is also owned by the same partnership. The Sovereign Awards ceremony on April 18th announced that Solidify was second in the voting for outstanding two year old in Canada in 2018. Keep an eye out for Solidify in the upcoming weeks as he preps for the 2019 season.