angle-left Los Alamitos Equine Sale: Day 1

Los Alamitos Equine Sale-l: Day 1

Walk Thru Fire colt brings $160,000 to top the first day of the two-day sale.
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The 15th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale enjoyed a strong opening session on Saturday, posting double digit increases in the gross sale of yearlings and the yearling sale average. 

A total of 108 yearlings were purchased for an average of $25,054 during the first day, an increase of 15% from 2018 when 111 yearlings sold for an average of $21,853 during the opening session. Yearling gross sales on Saturday totaled $2,705,800, up 12% from the day one figure of $2,425,700 last year. 

Bujanda Racing Stables purchased Hip 156 Tyson Fury, a Walk Thru Fire colt out of the Strawfly Special mare Babe On The Fly, for $160,000 to make him the session topper.  Consigned by Burns Ranch, Inc., Tyson Fury is a full brother to stakes winners Fly Thru The Fire ($144,125) and Just Walk By ($92,637).  He’s also a half-brother to Rock You ($790,325), the winner of the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby and Grade 1 All American Gold Cup, and Little Talks ($563,897), the winner of the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity and Grade 3 PCQHRA Breeders Derby.  The blue-hen mare Babe On The Fly has produced eight stakes winners during her time as a broodmare.  Tyson Fury is eligible to all of the major futurities at Los Alamitos Race Course and Ruidoso Downs.  

Bujunda Racing Stables also purchased Hip 77 SC Divas Famous Man, a colt by One Famous Eagle out of AQHA champion aged mare Spit Curl Diva, for $100,000. Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, SC Divas Famous Man is a half-brother to Coronas First Diva ($496,377), the AQHA champion 2-year-old filly in 2016. SC Divas Famous Man is also a half-brother to SC Vapor Trail, winner of the Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge.

Salvador Campos purchased Hip 79 Sweet Haert for $100,000 on Saturday. Consigned by Vista Equine Colorado, the One Sweet Jess filly is out of Stars R Blue, the dam of winners King Candy and Cartel Star. Her dam is Run The Dash, who produced the 2007 AQHA World Champion Blues Girl Too and the Grade 1 winner Blues Man Too.

Haras Portofino purchased Hip 81 A Solid Reason, a filly by Good Reason SA out of Strawfly Lady for $100,000. A Solid Reason is a half-sister to Captain Strawfly ($166,129), the winner of the 2013 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Derby.   

A total of 14 yearlings sold for $50,000 or more during the Saturday session. 

The closing session of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale featuring Hips 181 thru 361 will kick off at 10 a.m. (PST) on Sunday. For more information or for live streaming video of the sale, visit www.losalamitosequinesale.com.  

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