Heritage Sale Kicks Off with $250,000 Mare

Bobby Cox leads buyers on first of three sessions in Oklahoma City.


The Oklahoma City auction will continue on Friday and Saturday.

Bobby D. Cox was the top buyer during the opening session of the 37th annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City on Thursday with two purchases for $365,000.

The longtime Fort Worth, Texas, owner/breeder signed tickets for the two high-selling mares, Jess Significant and Shesa First Ratify.

The first day session saw 218 head sell for $2,690,400 and a $12,341 average. The first session median was $6,200.

Cox paid $250,000 for Hip 232 Jess Significant, a daughter of leading sire Mr Jess Perry whose daughter Significant Heart was named champion aged mare on Wednesday evening during ceremonies at Heritage Place. Burns Ranch, agent, consigned the 2006 mare out of champion Significant Speed, by Duel Fuel. She was not bred to carry a 2015 foal.

Earlier Thursday afternoon Cox bought All American Futurity (G1) runner-up Shesa First Ratify and her embryo by leading second crop sire First Moonflash for $115,000. The $448,321 earning daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash was consigned by Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Sandy Erwin.

Paragon Farms’ Tom Lipar purchased three horses for $173,000, and Argelio Aguayo paid $143,700 for nine head in the opening session.

Burns Ranch, agent, was the first day leading consignor with five head totaling $313,500. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, had 23 head sell for $257,300, and 6666 Ranch, agent, sold six head for $203,200.

PYC Paint Your Wagon was the leading "short yearling" sire (by average with two or more sold) with two yearlings for an average of $23,500. Tres Seis had two yearlings average $12,750, and Coronas Leaving You had two head for a $12,000 average.

First session leading covering stallion (by average with two or more sold) was leading sire Mr Jess Perry with two in-foal mares for a $59,500 average. Leading first crop sire of 2014 Apollitical Jess had two in-foal mares average $33,500, and champion Grade 1 sire Carters Cartel had two in-foal mares average $17,000.

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

Friday's second session will get underway promptly at 10:00 a.m. offering Hips 279 through 557 with the final session Saturday.

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