LQHBA Closes Book On 2015 Yearling Sale Saturday
Hez For Real, a colt by Heza Fast Dash, topped the 39th annual LQHBA Yearling Sale at $135,000.

© Robicheaux Ranch, Inc.
LQHBA Closes Book On 2015 Yearling Sale Saturday

KINDER, LA—AUGUST 8, 2015—A Heza Fast Dash colt out of the multiple stakes producing Dash For Cash mare Real Or Imagined sold for the highest price of $135,000 at the just concluded two-day 39th annual LQHBA Yearling Sale in Kinder, Louisiana.

Despite a slight dip in figures the sale enjoyed two yearlings over $100,000 and 12 yearlings above the $50,000 mark during it's 2015 edition.

The two-day sale closed with total receipts of $4,951,400 on 424 head sold with an average of $11,678 and median of $7,000. There were 563 head of the record 599 cataloged passing through the ring during the two days. All yearlings going through the annual sale are paid to date in the 2016 $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity.

"We really appreciate our consignors and buyers and we congratulate them on another successful yearling sale," LQHBA Executive Director Tony Patterson said Saturday evening.

Consigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent for Danny Trahan Quarter Horses, Hez For Real was purchased during Friday's opening session for $135,000 by Watson Land & Cattle Co. The Heza Fast Dash colt is a full brother to stakes winner Unrealistic and a half-brother to four other stakes winners.

Deal In A Lady topped the LQHBA's second session for $102,000. © Robicheaux Ranch, Inc.
On Saturday, Randy King paid $102,000 for Deal In A Lady, a filly by Oak Tree Special consigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent for SKT Farms, Inc. The brown filly is a half-sister to RG1 winner Delagame and RG3 winner Rocky Mountain Fly.

TM Ranch paid $85,000 for Dashin For Dreams, a Heza Fast Dash filly in the first session. Consigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent, Dashin For Dreams is out of the multiple stakes-producing Dash For Cash mare Vision of Dash.

TM Ranch also purchased Gunpowder Gertie, a Heza Fast Dash filly out of Natalieonethebeach by Jess Louisiana Blue, on Friday for $70,000. Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. consigned the filly as agent for Jo Baya Foreman.

Rogelio Marquez purchased a full brother to multiple RG1 winner Open Me A Corona for $68,000 from Montgomery Equine Center on Friday. The Coronas Leaving You colt is out of In The Open, by Mr Eye Opener.

TM Ranch led all buyers with seven purchases totaling $392,000. Heath Taylor, Agent signed the ticket on 12 yearlings for $287,200 and Terry and Irene Stennett purchased five yearlings for $162,000.

Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent was the top consignor with 20 head grossing $289,600. They also sold two head for Danny Tranhan Quarter Horses for $153,500, four head for Tripole M Farms, LLC for $133,500, two head for Jo Baya Foreman for $125,000 and one for SKT Farms, Inc. for $102,000.

Grant Farms was the second leading consignor with 14 yearlings grossing $306,900 and Jumonville Farms was third with 17 yearlings for $229,400.

Oak Tree Special led all sale sires (by average with two or more sold) with nine yearlings averaging $28,278. Jess Louisiana Blue had 12 head average $23,333 and Heza Fast Dash saw 33 yearlings average $22,855.

Tee Cos was the leading first crop sale sire with 21 head averaging $8,881, Taylors Toasting Papa had three average $6,033 and Reba Reba Corona had three for $5,833.

For preliminary LQHBA sale results, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.