Los Alamitos Equine Sale Recap: Day One
The opening-session average was up 17 percent over last year.
October 6, 2017
The opening session of the two-day Los Alamitos Equine Sale saw increases in sale averages and gross sales on Saturday, compared to its opening session last year.
The sale average for the opening session of $19,443 represented a 17-percent increase from the $16,582 sale average from last year’s opening session. In addition, the first session had a solid 10-percent increase in gross sales despite having seven less horses sold this year. A total of 102 horses were marked as sold during this year’s opening session for a gross total of $1,983,200. The opening session last year saw 109 horses sold for $1,807,400.
Ninety-nine yearlings sold for an average of $19,308 on Saturday, an increase of 16% from the $16,642 average sale price for yearlings from day one last year when 100 were sold. Three broodmares sold for an average of $23,900 on Saturday, up 31% from the first session in 2016 when seven mares sold for an average of $18,314.
La Feliz Montana LLC purchased Hip 102, the Corona Cartel filly Lethal Lil, for $90,000 to make her the high seller of the opening session. Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, Agent for P.K. Thomas, she is out of the Dean Miracle Grade 1 stakes winning mare Lethal Delight, a winner of $453,701. Lethal Lil is a full sister to the stakes placed Lethal Cartel and a half-sister to millionaire and Grade 1 All American Futurity winner JM Miracle and Ruidoso Juvenile winner Lethal Express.
Lazy E Ranch LLC, Agent for John Andreini also sold the second high seller in Hip 78, a Corona Cartel colt named Diligent Duty, for $65,000 to Francisco Diaz. Diligent Duty is out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jets, making him a brother to We Like Corona, a finalist to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and third place finisher in the El Primero Del Ano Derby. This is the family of Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship winner Gold Medal Jess and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity finalist Night Times Deelites.
Juniors Quarter Horses Inc. purchased Hip 108 Could Be Hotter for $60,000 to make the Walk Thru Fire colt the third highest selling yearling of the day. Consigned by Ed Allred, Could Be Hotter is out of Check Him Out mare Look Her Over, a winner of $170,549 during her racing career. Could Be Hotter is a full brother to millionaire and Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and Grade 1 Vessels Maturity winner He Looks Hot and multiple graded stakes winner Once Over. His second dam is the great Oh La Proud, the mother of champions Hawkish, Hawkinson and Flash N Flash.
Allred purchased Hip 44 Hot Little Kiddy for $57,000 to make the Kiddy Up filly the fourth highest selling yearling. Consigned by Allred and bred by David Martin, Hot Little Kiddy is a full sister to 2017 PCQHRA Breeders Derby winner Kiddy Up Cowgirl. Her second dam is the Grade 1 winner Girl Secrets and this is the family of One Proud Eagle, the winner of the Grade 2 John Deere Juvenile Challenge and Grade 3 Kindergarten Futurity.
Linda Cannon, Don Clift, Curtis Treece, et al purchased Hip 80 Walk With Jess for $55,000 to make the Walk Thru Fire colt the fifth highest selling yearling. Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for John Andreini, Walk With Jess is out of the stakes winning Mr Jess Perry mare Jess So Sixy, a Grade 1 All American Futurity finalist in 2009 and a participant in four other Grade 1 races. She’s the dam of Time For Stoli, who is currently in training in the Charles Treece barn.
The high-selling broodmare of the day was Hip 107 Hot Looker, purchased for $61,000 by Sam Green from the Ed Allred consignment. Sired by Walk Thru Fire and out of Look Her Over, Hot Looker is a full sister to He Looks Hot, Once Over and the aforementioned yearling Could Be Hotter. Her half-sister, the stakes winning Take A Look, was the top selling broodmare here last year. Hot Looker is believed to be in foal to Favorite Cartel.
The closing session of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale featuring Hips 154 thru 306 will kick off at 10 a.m. (PST) on Sunday. For more information or for live streaming video of the sale please visit www.losalamitosequinesale.com.
AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA Racing on Twitter, "like" Q-Racing on Facebook, and visit www.aqha.com/racing.