Corona Cartel Colt Tops Day 1 at Heritage Place

Colt out of Grade 1 winner brings $122,000 to lead first of three sessions.
September 20, 2013

Heritage Place

A Corona Cartel colt out of Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Wild Six was purchased by Thomas H. Bradbury for $122,000 at Thursday's opening session of the Heritage Place September Yearling Sale.

The colt, the most expensive yearling sold through 280 head at this year's September sale, was consigned by Marty Powers, agent for Lee & Sherwood Racing LLC. Wild Six, by Tres Seis, won the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs and is the dam of 4 ROM, including 2013 Heritage Place Juvenile (R) runner-up Wild And Game. Leading sire Corona Cartel was also the leading first day sale sire.

Preliminary numbers reported from Thursday's session were 228 of the 277 head sold for a $2,765,000 gross. The average was $12,127 and the median was $7,700.

"We had a very active crowd on hand for the pre-sale party yesterday evening and the sale today," Heritage Place General Manger Spence Kidney said following the first session. "The market was steady today with numbers almost mirroring last year’s average. We sold 86% of the horses offered today and we look forward to a great second day of the sale."

Andrew T. Smith paid $100,000 for a One Famous Eagle three-quarter brother to his 2013 Rainbow Derby (G1) and Ruidoso Derby (G1) winner Wicked Courage. The colt out of Wicked Pamela, by Dash For Cash, was consigned by 6666 Ranch, agent. Two years ago, Smith purchased Wicked Courage in the same sale for $4,000. The Captain Courage gelding rattled off a nine-race win streak earlier this year and has earned $1,132,668.

Sunset Well Services purchased the third high-seller Friday, a Mr Jess Perry filly out of Tiny First Effort, by First Down Dash, for $90,000 from the 6666 Ranch, agent for Burnett Ranches, consignment.

Thomas Bradbury led first day buyers by gross with the one purchase for $122,000. Rachuan Suarez MVZ bought 12 head for $103,800, and Andrew T. Smith had the one for $100,000.

Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, led first day consignors and agents with 10 head totaling $168,200. 6666 Ranch, agent, had five head for $152,100, and James Ranch Inc., agent for Weetona Stanley, sold six head for $151,700.

As mentioned previously, Corona Cartel led first session sale sires by average (two or more sold) with two yearlings averaging $81,000. Mr Jess Perry had four yearlings average $49,250, and all-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle had four for an average of $39,375. World champion Apollitical Jess was the leading first crop sale sire with two head averaging $25,000.

For session 1 preliminary sale results, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.

The sale's second session will begin promptly at 10:00 am Friday with hips 281 through 560. Saturday's session includes hips 561 through 839.

The sale is again being webcast this year. Horsemen not in attendance can watch the sale and download an online catalog by CLICKING HERE.