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Gross Up, Average Down Slightly at TQHA Sale

Two-day sale concludes with numbers similar to last year.

July 28, 2012

Texas Quarter Horse Association

Preliminary numbers for the just concluded two-day TQHA Yearling Sale showed gross receipts up, due to more horses sold, and the average slightly off from 2011.

First look results for the auction included a gross of $2,380,100 for the 262 horses that were sold. The average was $9,084 and the median $5,500 as compared to a $9,325 average in 2011 and a $6,000 median.

Rick Crosby purchased the sale's high-seller, Viva Sin Tacha, for $92,000 from Todd Antonuk, agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, in the first session. The First Down Dash colt is out of the Grade 1-placed Miss Sin Tacha, a Mr Jess Perry mare, who finished third in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and earned more than $196,500. She is a half sister to world champion Streakin Sin Tacha ($692,842) and a full sister to Grade 3 winner Sin Tacha Perry ($115,123). Her first foals are 2-year-olds of 2012 that have not started.

The second high-seller, also a First Down Dash colt, sold on the first day but was previously recorded as a repurchase. Bielau Oaks sold Daytona B to Gregorio Garza for $80,000. He is the third foal of the Restricted Grade 2 winner Dashing Pana, a winner of 12 races and $277,139. The second dam also produced Grade 3 winner Tiny Chris La Jolla ($164,577) and is the granddam of multiple RG2 winner Jes A Game ($323,978).

Terry and Irene Stenett purchased the sale's third high seller, Taking Flite, during Saturday's session. The One Famous Eagle colt consigned by Bobby D. Cox brought a final bid of $77,000. Out of a full sister to Grade 3 winner A Down Right Runaway ($108,203) and half sister to G1-placed Dominyun ($336,180), Taking Flite is a three-quarter brother to stakes winner Jesstifable ($81,857) and RG2-placed Perryphery ($48,092).

The Stenetts were the sale’s leading buyers by gross with two yearlings for $127,000. Other buyers with more than one purchase included Michel & Beth Harper, who had two for $67,000, and Laurie Deleu with 11 head for $58,400.

Bobby Cox led all consignors with 17 head totaling $332,500. Bielau Oaks followed with four head brining $112,000, and Todd Antonuk, agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, had two head sell for $97,500.

First Down Dash was the leading sale sire with two head averaging $86,000, followed by Mr Jess Perry with six for $37,000. Leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle had nine bring $22,178.

For the unofficial preliminary results of the TQHA Yearling Sale, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.