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Corona Cartel Colt Tops Day 1 of Los Al Sale

First session of two-day California sale records solid results.
October 6, 2012

Risky Pursuits

Risky Pursuits, by Corona Cartel, was the high-seller at $102,000 on day one of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale * Los Alamitos Equine Sale Photo

A son of Corona Cartel topped the opening session of the Los Alamitos Equine Mixed Sale on Saturday with a $102,000 bid. Sammy A. Valeriano purchased the sorrel colt from Lazy E Ranch, agent for John Andreini.

Andreini bred the yearling in California from the Grade 1-winning Tolltac mare Dinastia Toll Brz ($191,896). She is the dam of 11 ROM, including champion and leading second-crop sire FDD Dynasty ($1,173,001), stakes winner Fishers Destiny ($39,210), Grade 2-placed Brazilian Dasher ($97,935) and stakes-placed First Dinastia ($42,985).

The results for the opening session included a gross of $2,562,500 for the 159 yearlings that were sold. The average price was $16,116 and the median was $10,000. Last year's record setting two-day sale totaled $5,809,600 when 340 horses sold for an average of $17,087.

Luis Enrique Elias paid $87,000 for the second-high seller on day one, Another Oatie. The Walk Thru Fire colt is a half brother to Southern California Derby (G1) winner Hulapai ($202,412) and full brother to Los Alamitos Derby (G2) winner Oatman ($192,737). Edward C. Allred consigned the sorrel colt from the Raise A Secret mare Kingman Kin.

Valeriano was the leading buyer on day one with two yearlings totaling $150,000. Elias was the second-leading buyer with the one purchase for $87,000, followed by Zory Kuzyk who bought a Walk Thru Fire filly for $80,000.

Edward C. Allred led all first session consignors and agents with 18 head selling for $524,700. Burns Ranch, agent, sold 25 head for $420,200, and Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for John Andreini, his six head total $212,700.

Leading sire Corona Cartel was the top yearling sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with three yearlings averaging $55,667. Walk Thru Fire had 12 for an average of $37,417, and Mr Jess Perry saw two yearlings average $35,000. Foose was the leading first-crop sale sire with seven yearlings averaging $17,314, while Fighter On Fire had eight for $7,150.

Divide The Cash was the leading covering sale (by average with two or more mares sold) with two mares averaging $12,500. Stel Corona had four mares for $7,925, and Separatist saw two in-foal mares average $5,350.

For first session preliminary results, including hip-by-hip figures, CLICK HERE.

The sale's second session with get underway promptly at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning with hips 247 through 492.