LQHBA Yearling Sale: Final Recap

Records were broken during the three-day sale, which ended on Saturday.


Several records were broken during the three-day LQHBA Yearling Sale, which took place August 2-4 in Kinder, Louisiana.

The LQHBA Yearling Sale concluded in Kinder, Louisiana, on Saturday, and the three-day event registered across-the-board increases.

Gross receipts for the sale reached $6,616,100 for 461 horses sold, the highest in the sale's history. The 2018 average of $14,352 marked a 21-percent increase over last year's average of $11,877. The median increased 14 percent, from $7,200 in 2017 to $8,200 this year.

Watson Land and Cattle signed the ticket for the sale's high seller, Moonocracy (Hip No. 589). A colt by first-crop sale sire Apollitical Blood, the colt sold for a sale-record $210,000 on Saturday. Moonocracy is a half brother to two-time Louisiana-bred futurity winner Dashnunder Afullmoon.

"Once again, this sale has established new records for our association," said LQHBA executive director Tony Patterson. "Congratulations to our buyers, consignors, agents and farms. It is their hard work and commitment that makes this sale such a successful. It’s an honor for me to be a part of it."

Click here for a complete recap.

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.