Yearling Average Rises at Heritage Place

Tempting Dash colt tops yearling session at $55,000.

The Heritage Place sale will conclude on Saturday.

Heritage Place opened its 36th annual Mixed Sale on Friday with a yearling session that saw the average up 25% over last year's fall yearling average.

Mr Barbosa, the first yearling to enter the ring, topped the session with a final bid of $55,000 from Tom Maher. Consigned by S&E Prepping, the colt by leading sire Tempting Dash is a half-brother to 2014 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) winner Paint Me Perry. His dam is a winning Mr Jess Perry daughter out of three-time champion Kool Kue Baby.

Friday's opening session saw a total of 206 horses sold for $2,079,100. The average was $10,093 and the median was $5,500. The buy-back rate for both sessions (yearlings and mixed horses) on Friday was 13%.

"The demand for quality horses remains strong and I believe the numbers reflected that for our first day," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said Friday evening. "We look forward to a great sale tomorrow."

Golden State Million Futurity (G1) winner and multiple stakes producer Eye For Corona was the top selling broodmare in the first session at $132,000. MJ Farms purchased the daughter of Corona Cartel from Juliana Hawn Holt. She was in foal to leading sire Mr Jess Perry.

MJ Farms was the leading buyer with the one purchase in the first session. Darling Farms/Darling Oil Dan E Darling purchased five head for $101,900, and Ramon Vega paid $89,000 for four purchases.

Julianna Hawn Holt was the leading consignor and/or agent in the first session with two head that grossed $182,000. Lazy E Ranch, agent, sold 10 head for $155,100, and Burns Ranch had 10 head total $127,700.

All-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle led all sires of yearlings (by average with two or more sold) in the opening session with two head averaging $45,000. Tempting Dash, the #2 leading second crop sire, had two yearlings average $34,350, and Walk Thru Fire sired two head that averaged $28,250.

Favorite Cartel was the leading first-sale crop sire with three yearlings averaging $8,700. Givinitaroyaleffort had two yearlings average $3,750, and Good Reason SA sold two head for $2,950 average.

Cartels Candy Man was the leading covering sire (by average with two or more sold) in the first session with two in-foal mares that averaged $30,500. First crop sire Fantastic Corona Jr had two in-foal mares average $19,500, and High Rate Of Return, whose first crop races in 2015, had two in-foal mares average $15,000.

For the preliminary first-day results, including hip-by-hip information, CLICK HERE.

Heritage Place Fall Mixed Day 2 will kick off promptly at 10:00 am Saturday offering Hips 282 through 563.

The sale is webcast again this year and those people not in attendance can watch the sale by logging on to

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