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TQHA Sale Day 1 Recap

First Down Dash colt tops first day at $92,000.

By Stallionesearch.com
July 27, 2012

Texas Quarter Horse Association

Rick Crosby purchased Viva Sin Tacha for $92,000 from Todd Antonuk, agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, in the first session of the two-day TQHA Yearling Sale that got underway Friday morning in San Antonio.

Results for the first session included a gross of $1,031,500 for 124 horses that were sold. The average was $8,319 and the median was $5,100, slightly down from last year's overall sale that ended with a $9,325 average and $6,000 median.

High-seller Viva Sin Tacha is a First Down Dash colt out of the Grade 1-placed Miss Sin Tacha. The Mr Jess Perry mare, who finished third in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and earned more than $196,500, 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.

Leading breeder Bobby D. Cox sold Perrys Beach Babe, a Mr Jess Perry filly out of Babe On The Beach, to Terry and Irene Stennet for $50,000. The sorrel filly is a half-sister to All American Derby (G1) winner Dont Let Down ($698,301) and Grade 2-placed Own The Waterfront ($43,599).

Joe Flores purchased Virtuous Jess for $40,000 from the Granada Farms, agent for Robert & Karen Nunnally, consignment. The Mr Jess Perry colt is out of the Heza Fast Man mare Fast Mans Prize, dam of One Fast Wagon, the fifth-fastest qualifier to the $400,000 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2) to be run Saturday at Retama Park. The PYC Paint Your Wagon filly, who sold in last year's TQHA Yearling Sale, also qualified to the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3) in March.

The aforementioned Rick Crosby was the first day’s leading buyer with the one purchase for $92,000, while Terry & Irene Stennet purchased the one for $50,000. Joe Flores bought two yearlings for $50,000.

Bobby Cox led all consignors on the first day with nine yearlings for $186,300, Todd Antonuk, agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, had the one yearling for $92,000, Granada Farms, agent for Robert & Karen Nunnally, had four yearlings for $61,500 and Bielau Oaks, agent for Jakita Investments, sold one yearling for $37,000.

Mr Jess Perry led sires of sale yearlings with three for a $43,333 average, followed by Stoli who had three for $19,233 and leading first-crop sire One Famous Eagle with four at $16,275.

For an unofficial preliminary report on the first day of the TQHA Yearling Sale, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.

Session 2, with hips 177 thru 352, will get underway promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the climate-controlled comfort of the Exposition Hall at The Freeman in San Antonio.