Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale Set to Open Thursday

The two-day sale has drawn 555 consignments

Q-Racing Journal

This week's two-day Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale will feature the Vessels Stallion Farm dispersal.

A total of 555 horses has been consigned to this week's Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale, to be held Thursday and Friday in Oklahoma City.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. (CDT) each day. A pre-sale party will be held on Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m. Following the party, Heritage Place will honor several female legends of Quarter Horse racing, including All American Futurity (G1)-winning trainers Donna McArthur and Connie Hall. The legends event will run from 6-7 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend.

This year's Fall Mixed Sale will include the Vessels Stallion Farm dispersal, Hips 114-136, on Thursday. The Vessels dispersal consists of 23 head, including Your First Moon (Hip No. 114), the sport's champion 2-year-old in 2001 and the dam of last year's champion 3-year-old Moonist; Secret Separation (Hip No. 118), a half sister to All American Futurity (G1) winner No Secrets Here and the dam of champion Hez Our Secret; Dicey Secret (Hip No. 124), a Grade 1-winning 23-year-old daughter of Raise A Secret and the dam of Secret Separation and No Secrets Here; and Our Last Choice (Hip No. 127), a 7-year-old mare by First Down Dash and a full sister to five stakes winners, including champions First Sovereign and Royal Quick Dash.

Located at Bonsall, California since the mid-1980s, Vessels Stallion Farm was sold earlier this year by the family of the late Frank "Scoop" Vessels III, who died in a private plane crash five years ago. The farm was purchased by a private entity incorporated in Delaware, which will rename the farm Ocean Breeze Ranch.

A reception hosted by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association will be held at the Heritage Place Restaurant and Club immediately following the first night of the sale.

Click here for more information on the sale, including a complete catalog.