Heritage Place Sale Day 3

All numbers trended upward at this year’s sale in Oklahoma City.

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A daughter of First Down Dash sold for $300,000 to top the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City.

Heritage Place Sale Company concluded its 36th annual winter mixed sale Saturday in Oklahoma City on a high note.

Paced by a third straight session of steady bidding, the average price climbed 45% to $12,168 from $8,397 a year ago, while the median price jumped 44% to $6,500 from $4,500 in 2013. The buy-back percentage for the sale was 10%. Even with 228 less head selling, the total gross receipts were up 9% to $8,493,100 from $7,775,350 last year.

"We have had an amazing weekend," said Spence Kidney, Heritage Place General Manager. "Heritage Place would like to say 'Thank You' to all of the consignors and wish all of the buyers the best of luck with their purchases. We look forward to following the success of the sale graduates throughout 2014."

First Down Toll, who brought a final bid of $300,000 in Friday's session from BQR Quarter Horses, was the high-seller. The open daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash was consigned by 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.

In the final session, Lazy E Ranch LLC for Sonia Samaja dba Splenda LLC sold Three Times The Toll, a 7-year-old Tres Seis mare, to Alvarez Racing LLC (Luis Alvarez) for $200,000. Not bred to carry a 2014 foal, she is a Grade 1-placed daughter of the high-seller First Down Toll.

Simmons Racing paid $176,000 for Eyema Special Candy, a Grade 3-placed daughter of Oak Tree Special from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eye On This Candy. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, consigned the 5-year-old earner of $149,295. Eyema Special Candy has never been bred.

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The aforementioned BQR Quarter Horses led all buyers with the one purchase for $300,000. Alvarez Racing LLC (Luis Alvarez) had two purchases totaling $220,000, and Hector Ruiz bought two head for $188,000.

Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, was the sale's leading consignor with 80 head grossing $1,264,000. Lazy E Ranch LLC for Sonia Samaja dba Splenda LLC sold eight horses for $660,500, and Bobby D. Cox had 48 head bring $527,800.

World Champion Apollitical Jess, whose first foals race in 2014, was the sale's leading 'short yearling' sire (by average with two or more sold) with two head averaging $27,500. Champion sire Valiant Hero had three head average $26,000, and leading sire PYC Paint Your Wagon saw five yearlings average $22,300.

Grade 1 winner Favorite Cartel led first crop sale sires (by average with two or more sold) with two head for an average of $17,350, One Sweet Jess had two head average $11,250, and Dominyun had seven head bring an average of $10,529.

All-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle led the sale's covering sires (by average with two or more sold) with seven in-foal mares averaging $55,357. PYC Paint Your Wagon had two in-foal mares average $43,250, and leading New Mexico sire Jess James Jr had two in-foal mares average $38,250.

View preliminary sale results, including hip-by-hip results.

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