Mount Pleasant, ON — Cool Creek Farm topped the Ontario Selected Yearling Sale Saturday (Oct. 17) with the C$140,000 auction of trotting colt All In Resolve.
Waterdown, Ontario trainer Scott McEneny purchased the Resolve-Im A Munchie Girl colt on behalf of Brad Grant of Milton, Ontario.
This was one of four offered by Cool Creek Farm, annually among the leading breeders in Canada. The farm grossed C$253,000 for a hefty average of C$63,250.
The results were bitter sweet for farm owner Diane Ingham who lost her husband Harry Rutherford earlier this year. The couple had operated the farm since 1978, building it into a factory for trotting horses with the likes of Elegantimage, Casual Breeze and Pure Ivory among their graduates.
“Originally, we had these horses booked to sell in Lexington but with all the upheaval over COVID-19, I made the decision to sell them in Canada,” explained Ms. Ingham.
“I was very pleased not only with the numbers but the people who got the horses. A big effort was made to invite people to the farm to do the inspections and we had more than ever before. So thank you to those buyers and all the bidders. You all deserve a lot of credit given the uncertain times we are operating in.”
The farm also scored later that evening when 3-year-old pacing colt Rhythm In Motion captured the C$250,000 Ontario Sires Stake Super Final for trainer Benoit Baillargeon. That son of Big Jim was born and raised at Cool Creek Farm before entering training with Baillargeon. Santo and Nunzio Vena of Bolton, Ontario share ownership of the C$311,000 winner.
Cool Creek Farm, a 100 acre property, is located on the outskirts of Brantford, Ontario.