Los Alamitos Equine Sale Recap: Day One
First Down Dash colt sells for $97,000 to top the first day of the two-day sale.
October 7, 2018
The 14th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale is off to a great start following a strong opening session that saw an 11% increase in the yearling sale average, a 26% increase in gross sales, and a low repurchase figure of only 16.5% when compared to the opening session last year.
A total of 112 yearlings were purchased for an average of $21,725 during the first day, an increase from 2017 when 101 yearlings sold for an average of $19,550 during the opening session. Buyers were eager to purchase at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale. A total of 151 horses entered the sale ring with only 25 horses being repurchased. In comparison, 143 horses entered the sale ring last year with 39 being repurchased. As a result, gross sales on Saturday totaled $2,577,900, up from $2,046,200 on day one last year.
Bujanda Racing Stables purchased Hip 7 My Great Secret, a First Down Dash colt out of the Separatist mare Secret Separation, for $97,000 to make him the high seller of the opening session. Consigned by Vista Equine Colorado, LLC, Agent, the colt is a full brother to 2012 AQHA champion 3-year-old colt Hez Our Secret ($887,426) and is from the family of 2006 All American Futurity winner No Secrets Here ($1,637,095), whose dam, Dicey Secret ($203,666), won three graded derbies at Los Alamitos.
Consigned by Burns Ranch, Agent, Pete Parrella of Legacy Ranch purchased the second highest seller of the day in Hip 133 Lamasfina, a One Sweet Jess filly out of the Corona Cartel mare Corona Mas Fina, for $80,000. This filly is a full sister to both Uno Corona Mas ($125,112), the winner of the Grade 2 Southern California Derby in 2016, and jess Mas ($201,417), a finalist to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby.
Todd and Gene Bradley purchased Hip 100 Polished Steal for $75,000 to make the Seperate Interest colt out of Babe On The Fly the third highest selling yearling of the day. Consigned by Burns Ranch, Agent, Polished Steal is a half-brother to Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby winner Rock You ($790,325), Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity winner Little Talks ($563,897), and multiple stakes winner Fly Thru The Fire ($144,125).
Donald Cavenaugh purchased Hip 84 Ryder Rite for $70,000 to make the Favorite Cartel colt the fourth highest selling yearling. Consigned by Burns Ranch, Agent, Ryder Rite is a full brother to Grade 2 Golden State Derby and Grade 3 El Primero Del Ano Derby winner Rite Regal ($407,073). His family includes Grade 1 derby winner Forgive Him and 2000 AQHA Broodmare of the Year Seperate Ways.
The closing session of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale featuring Hips 168 thru 333 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.
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