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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKóJANUARY 16, 2020óWith no breakout horse or major dispersals to boost numbers, it was business as usual for a good crowd of January buyers during the opening session of the 42nd annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City Thursday.
At the end of the eight-hour session Heritage Place reported 210 horses were sold for gross receipts of $2,521,034, an average price of $12,005 and an $8,000 median horses. The 33 horses that went unsold represented an RNA rate of 14%.
Comparisons with last year's first session would be misleading, since the 2019 sale was crammed into two days including the John Andreini Dispersal in the opener. Session 1 last year saw 313 horses sell for $4,038,800, an average of $12,904 and median of $8,500.
"We had an excellent sale today and a very large crowd," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Thursday. "The average on horses sold today was over $12,000 and 85% of the horses were marked sold."
Comparing that to 2019, and removing the John Andreini Dispersal, the average was off 1% of the result of Day 1 last year," he added. "There are two great days of horses remaining and we wish everyone best of luck on their purchases."
Top price of $75,000 in the opening session was paid by Cuadrael Mashta for Hip 95, Fantastic Feature Jr, a Grade 3 winning son of Fantastic Corona Jr., sold by Marty Powers Agent. The 4-year-old Hobbs America Derby(G3) winner is out of the stakes-placed Feature Mr Jess Mr Pt Feather Dash.
Three other horses tied for the second highest price of $70,000 in the opening session.
Darling Farms and Dr. Richard Beck purchased Hip 193, A Tempting Chick, the dam of AQHA Racing Champion and Champion sire Tempting Dash. 6666 Ranch, Agent for Muller Racing LLC sold the 20-yea-old daughter of Chicks Beduino out of Tempt Me Not by Sir Alibi.
Ruidoso Derby(G1) third-place finisher JM Onfire sold to Rancho El Cabresto, Inc. for $70,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Stone Ridge Farm, LLC sold the Grade 1-placed Walk Thru Fire mare out of Special Copauino by Strawfly Special.
Hip 222, Budderlicious, a 3-year-old stakes-placed son of leading sire Corona Cartel sold for $70,000 to Cesar Nunez and Christina Flores. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent sold the gelding out of Budder Think Twice by First Down Dash. The bay gelding was also a finalist in the Golden State Million Futurity(G1).
Rancho El Cabresto, Inc. led all buyers in the opening session with two purchases totaling $109,000. Rancho La Cobra signed the ticket on four head for $94,000 and Cuadrael Mashta had three horses for $88,400.
Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent was the opening session leading consignor or agent with 21 head grossing $323,534. Marty Powers, Agent sold 17 head for $220,500 and Bobby D. Cox had 20 head bring $203,500.
Apollitical Jess, the nation's leading sire for the past two years, was the leading sire of "short yearlings" on day 1 (by average, two or more sold) with two head averaging $29,500. Dominyun had three head average $11,733 and first-sale-crop sire Duponte had three yearlings average $11,667 in the opening session.
One Famous Eagle was the covering sire leader in session 1 (by average with two or more in-foal mares sold) with two mares averaging $30,000. Docs Best Card had three in-foal mares average $7,833 and Capo de Capi sold three in-foal mares for $6,967 average.
For preliminary results from Thursday's opening session, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.
Friday's second session will get underway at 10:00 a.m. (CST) and will feature Hips 277 thru 551. At the beginning of session two, breeding to champions Jess Good Candy and Kvn Corona will be sold to benefit the Sam Thompson Foundation.
Day 3 (Saturday) will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. (CST) with Hips 552 thru 829.
The Winter Mixed catalog is available for download at the Heritage Place website CLICKING HERE.
The Winter Mixed catalog is also available for download through RGP Catalog App. Search for RGP Catalog App on iTunes or Google Play.
For additional information contact Heritage Place Sale Company at 405.682.4551.