Heritage Place Sale Day 2
Numbers rose again on Friday at the Oklahoma City sale.
January 24, 2014
Numbers continued to rise across the board as the second day of the 36th annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale came to a close Saturday evening in Oklahoma City. The final session will be conducted on Saturday.
"The second day was even stronger than the first," Spence Kidney, Heritage Place General Manager, said Friday evening. "I think this sale proves that the Quarter Horse racing industry is alive and well, considering the demand we have seen this weekend for quality horses."
Compared to the final numbers last year, through the first two days the sale has seen a 38% increase in average to $11,586 from $8,397 in 2013. The median has increased to $6,500, a 44% jump over last year's $4,500. Through the first two days, 472 head from the 582 offered have grossed $5,457,100.
Three horses broke the six-figure mark in Saturday's session, led by the 12-year-old mare First Down Toll, who brought a final bid of $300,000. BQR Quarter Horses purchased the open First Down Dash mare from Lazy E Ranch LLC for Sonia Samaja dba Splenda LLC. She is the dam of Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) winner One Quick First Down ($821,669) and Grade 1-placed Three Times The Toll ($121,525).
Chad Hart paid $127,000 for El Primero Del Ano Derby (G3) winner Mr Ease Cartel ($135,367). Lazy E Ranch, agent, consigned the son of leading living sire Corona Cartel from the Grade 2 winner and multiple stake producing Zevi (TB) mare Sportiness.
Consigned by Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Jimmy Harrel, Aha Moment sold for $100,000 to Hector Ruiz. The No Secrets Here 4-year-old finished third in the 2012 All American Futurity (G1) and earned $318,712.
The aforementioned BQR Quarter Horses is the sale's leading buyer through two sessions with the one purchase for $300,000. Grant Farms LLC bought five head for $142,200, and Chad Hart purchased two head for $134,000.
Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, is the leading consignor through two sessions with 51 head grossing $737,400. Bobby D. Cox had 48 head sell for $527,800, and Lazy E Ranch LLC for Sonia Samaja dba Splenda LLC had six head gross $446,000.
Through two days, multiple Grade 1 sire PYC Paint Your Wagon is the leading "short yearling" sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with four yearlings averaging $20,375. 2013 Leading Sire of Money Earners Heza Fast Dash had two head average $20,250, and first crop sale sire Favorite Cartel has two head averaging $17,350.
PYC Paint Your Wagon is also the leading covering sale sire (by average, two or more sold) through two days with two mares averaging $43,250. All-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle had five in-foal mares average $30,500, and champion/champion sire Tres Seis had three in-foal mares average $30,167.
View day 1 and 2 preliminary sale results, including hip-by-hip results.
Saturday's final session starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will sell hips 584 through 874.
The sale is again being webcast this year. Horsemen not in attendance can watch the sale and download an online catalog.
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