Big Gains on Day 2 of Heritage Sale

Valiant Hero colt sells for $200,000 to top the second session.

A colt by Valiant Hero sold for $200,000 to top the Friday session at Heritage Place. © Amanda Glidden / Plugged-In Marketing Photo

Day two of the Heritage Place September Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City continued the robust market seen on the opening day, posting huge across-the-board gains on Friday. Suthern Impact, a Valiant Hero colt, was the top seller at $200,000 after two sessions. An FDD Dynasty filly topped the first session at $87,000.

Two sessions saw 466 yearlings sold for $7,458,500, an 18% increase over last year's total for the nearly the same number of horses. The session average of $16,005 was up 19% over last year's sale average, and the median at $10,000 also saw a 19% increase compared to $8,400 in 2013.

"The market was strong again today," said Heritage Place General Manger Spence Kidney. "We have sold 89% of the horses offered in the first two sessions. We are encouraged by the demand for good quality yearlings and we have another great book of horses to offer tomorrow."

Five yearlings have sold for $100,000 or more in the first two sessions.

The two-day session topper was Hip 471 Suthern Impact, a Valiant Hero colt who brought a final bid of $200,000 from Toby Keeton, agent. Steve Holt, agent, consigned the half-brother to stakes winners Photo Smart and Pantherinthefastlane and Restricted Grade 1-placed Hang On And Hush Up. Out of the Takin On The Cash mare Sheza Neon Rose, Suthern Impact a full brother in-blood to Grade 1 winner Houdini.

Gold Buckle Enterprises purchased the second high seller Eyes Blue Bayou, a Jess Louisiana Blue colt, from Sunflower Supply Co. for $155,000. The gray colt is out of Speedhorse Futurity (RG2) winner and multiple stakes producer Miss Racy Eyes, by Mr Eye Opener.

Joe Allen purchased JA Jess Cuz, a Mr Jess Perry colt, from Marty Powers, agent for 2L Racing and Joe Allen, for $150,000. The sorrel colt is a half-brother to five stakes horses including Heritage Place Derby (G2) winner Cuz Eye Said and Oklahoma Horsemen's Assoc. Futurity winner First Down Gol To Go.

Rachuan Suarez MVZ is the sale's two-day leading buyer with 20 purchases totaling $228,800. Terry Stennett made three buys for $215,000, and Toby Keeton, agent, had the one purchase for $200,000.

Bobby D. Cox is the leading consignor and/or agent through two sessions with 16 head sold for $323,200. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, sold 16 head for $271,100 and 6666 Ranch, agent, had 11 head sell for $257,500.

Corona Cartel is the leading yearling sire (by average with two or more sold) through two sessions with eight head for a $55,250 average. Mr Jess Perry has 10 yearlings averaging $47,600, and leading second-crop sire Tempting Dash has six yearlings for a $45,333 average.

For the first and second session preliminary sale results, including hip-by-hip information, CLICK HERE.

The final session will kick-off at 10 a.m. Saturday morning featuring Hips 561 through 841.

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