Los Alamitos Equine Sale: Recap

The two-day sale recorded across-the-board increases.

Press release

Requiring Fire, a daughter of Walk Thru Fire, sold for $190,000 to top the two-day Los Alamitos Equine Sale, which ended on Sunday. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

The 14th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale enjoyed a tremendous closing session on Sunday to post an overall increase in gross sales of 20.6% and an overall increase in average yearling sale prices of 19.1% during the two-day event. 

A total of 255 horses were sold during the two days for a total of $5,702,200, up from the 228 horses sold for $4,729,500 in 2017. The average sale price for the 227 yearlings sold was $23,802, up from the 203 yearlings sold for an average of $19,980 last year. The overall average sale price was $22,362, up 7.8% from the $20,743 average in 2017.

Hip 280 Requiring Fire, a filly by Walk Thru Fire out of No Tools Required, was purchased for the sale topping price of $190,000 by Donald Cavanaugh from the consignment of Vista Equine Colorado, LLC. She’s a full sister to the stakes winning Required Fire ($71,235) and a half sister to New Mexico HBA Stakes winner one Hot Mecanic ($158,557). No Tools Required ($116,509) won the Restricted Grade 2 TQHA Sires’ Cup Futurity and the Restricted Grade 3 TQHRA Sires’ Cup Derby. She also won the Grade 3 Rheudasil Handicap.

Juniors Quarter Horses, Inc. purchased Hip 252 Made Over, a Favorite Cartel colt out of Make Over, for the sale’s second highest price of $112,000 from the Ed Allred consignment. He’s a half-brother to Grade 2 El Primero Del Ano Derby winner New Look ($256,517), and multiple Grade 1 stakes finalist Renewed ($179,037).

Cavanaugh purchased Hip 247 Required Jess, a filly by Mr Jess Pery also out of No Tools Required, for $100,000 to make her the third highest seller of the weekend. Consigned by Vista Equine Colorado, LLC., Required Jess is a half-sister to the sale topper Requiring Fire.

There were a total of 18 horses purchased for over $50,000 on the second day of the sale. Other top selling yearlings on Sunday included Hip 315 Pesky, a colt by Favorite Cartel out of 2015 AQHA champion aged mare Quirky, who was purchased by Juniors Quarter Horses, Inc. for $96,000 from the Allred consignment; Hip 321 Forgot The Rose, a filly by Favorite Cartel out of Remember Me Rose, who was bought by Enrique Gonzalez of EG High Desert Farms for $95,000 from the consignment of Burns Ranch, Agent; and Hip 170 IBA Dreamer, a colt by Tres Seis out of First Down Dream, who was purchased by $90,000 by La Felix Montana Ranch LLC. from Lazy Creek Ranch  Agent for Quarter K, Inc. 

Donald Cavanaugh was the sales’ leading buyer after purchasing five yearlings for a total of $477,000. Alex Castaneda was the second leading buyer with 27 horses for $317,000, while La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC was third after buying four hips for $294,000.

Burns Ranch, Agent finished as the leading consignor by gross sales with 61 head selling for $1,681,900. Ed Allred was the second leading consignor with 45 head selling for $970,700, while Vista Equine Colorado, LLC. Agent was the third leading consignor with 14 head selling for $629,700. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent sold 15 head for $302,000 plus an additional 10 head for $301,000 as agent for John Andreini. Lazy E Ranch also served as agent for five other consigners that finished in the top 20.

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