Los Al Sale Opens with Increases

Corona Cartel colt sells for $200,000 to top day one.


The Los Alamitos Equine Sale will wrap up on Sunday.

A $200,000 yearling helped jump start the 2014 Los Alamitos Equine Sale Saturday in Southern California. The 10th annual sale's opening session enjoyed rises in both average and median compared to the final numbers last year.

The rising trend that begin in July at the TQHA Yearling Sale has continued for sales held in Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

The Los Alamitos sale’s first day saw 127 head of the 170 offered marked sold for a $2,228,200 gross. Twenty-one head were out in the opening session. Saturday's average enjoyed a 15% increase to $17,545 compared to the final average of $15,201 last year. The first day median was up a whopping 18% to $10,000 over last year's $8,500.

Carlos E. Raynal purchased Hip 184, The Cartels Crown, a colt by Corona Cartel out of the Mr Eye Opener mare A Reason To Run in the first session for $200,000. Burns Ranch, agent for Balgo Racing Team Inc., consigned the half-brother to Grade 3 winner Feature Malinche. This is the immediate family of champion aged mare Mongoose Jet Eye.

Raynal also signed the ticket for the second high-seller Hip 43, Perry Sweetheart. The Mr Jess Perry half-sister to world champion One Dashing Eagle brought a final bid of $175,000. Burns Ranch, agent, consigned the filly out of the stakes-winning First Down Dash mare One Sweet Dash, a sister to leading sire Walk Thru Fire.

Beauprez, Bradbury and Bradbury paid $75,000 for Hip 173, a Walk Thru Fire colt out of the Grade 1 multiple stakes-producing Takin On The Cash mare West Coast Cash. The sorrel colt from the Burns Ranch, agent, consignment is a three-quarter brother to Kindergarten Futurity (G1) winner West Coast Hawk.

Carlos Raynal led all buyers in the first session with the two purchases totaling $375,000. Beauprez, Bradbury and Bradbury had the one yearling for $75,000, and Howard Nichols bought two head for $31,000.

Burns Ranch, agent, was the leading consignor with 17 head grossing $521,400. Edward C. Allred had 23 head total $412,500, and Burns Ranch, agent for Balgo Racing Team Inc., sold two head for $200,000.

Corona Cartel led the first session yearling sires (by average with two or more sold) with three head averaging $81,667. PYC Paint Your Wagon had two head average $40,250, and Walk Thru Fire had 14 head average $34,679.

Favorite Cartel was the leading first sale crop sire (by average with two or more sold) with nine yearlings averaging $17,111. Champion A Good Reason SA had six yearlings average $11,783, and Fantastic Corona Jr had three head average $9,500.

For preliminary results from day one, including hip-by-hip information, CLICK HERE.

The sale’s final session will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Sunday with hips 192 thru 381. For additional information or to watch the sale via live video, CLICK HERE.

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