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Strong Figures for Heritage Place Day 2

Chicks Beduino mare sells for $250,000 as highest price through two days.
January 19, 2013

Heritage Place

Numbers picked up Friday at Heritage Place with the high-selling broodmare from the first two sessions bringing $250,000.

Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Deverne Weston, sold Grade 1 producer Slightly Icy to MJ Ranch (Mary Jahnel). The stakes-placed daughter of Chicks Beduino was bred to all-time leading sire First Down Dash for a full sibling to Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Hes Too Icy For Me ($355,127) and stakes-placed Mighty Icy ($20,562).

The second-high seller from the first two sessions also came on Friday when D & S Racing LLC purchased Full Moon Dasher from Bielau Oaks Ranch for $123,000. The stakes-winning Dash Ta Fame was bred to world champion Apollitical Jess for her first foal.

It all added up to a strong second day, as the average was up at $8,502. For the first two days, 625 horses have sold for a total of $5,313,650. The two-day median is at $4,500.

"We saw another very good day of sales," Spence Kidney, Heritage Place Director of Operations said late Friday. "The demand remained strong with an increase in the average over yesterday’s sessions. Repurchases remained low at 11%. We are very excited about the confidence shown in the Quarter Horse racing industry and look forward to a great set of horses tomorrow to conclude the Winter Mixed Sales."

Grant Farms LLC continued as the leading buyer after two sessions with nine purchases totaling $272,900. The aforementioned MJ Ranch (Mary Jahnel) had two head for $257,000, and EG High Desert Farm has eight at $202,700.

Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Lucas Racing Dispersal, is the leading consignor after two sessions at $559,950 for 30 head. Bobby D. Cox has sold 43 head for $380,000, and Maui Farms, agent for Joyce or Troy McClennen Dispersal, sold 31 head for $282,700.

Leading second-crop sire Valiant Hero led all sires of short yearlings by average with three head for $25,333. First sale crop sire Apollitical Jess has three head averaging $21,557, and last season’s all-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle has seven yearlings averaging $15,029.

Valiant Hero is also the leading covering sire by average with two mares for $35,500. Leading sire of 2012 money earners Pyc Paint Your Wagon had three in-foal mares averaging $23,233, and Game Patriot had two in-foal mares average $23,750.

For hip-by-hip results from Heritage Place, CLICK HERE.

Day 3 will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday featuring hips 393 thru 784.