Final Heritage Place Numbers Dip Slightly

Chicks Beduino mare tops Oklahoma City sale at $250,000.
January 20, 2013

Heritage Place

On the heels of back-to-back record setting Winter Mixed Sales in 2011 and 2012, Heritage Place saw a slight decrease in numbers for the just completed 2013 Winter Mixed Sale.

The average price for the three-day mixed sale dropped 8% to $8,336 and the median fell 6% to $4,500. A total of 925 horses found new homes bringing gross sales of $7,711,250, compared with the same sale last year when 949 horses sold for $8,605,800.

"We had a great crowd on hand for the sale and we are looking forward to an exciting year in 2013," Spence Kidney, Heritage Place Director of Operations said late Saturday. "The 2013 Winter Mixed Sale finished strong with over 88% of the horses sold and a solid average from start to finish."

Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Deverne Weston, sold the high-seller, Grade 1 producer Slightly Icy, to MJ Ranch (Mary Jahnel) for $250,000. The stakes-placed daughter of Chicks Beduino was bred to all-time leading sire First Down Dash for a full sibling to Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Hes Too Icy For Me ($355,127) and stakes-placed Mighty Icy ($20,562).

Luis Alvarez paid $225,000 for Last Shall Be First, a daughter of Strawfly Special, in the final session. Consigned by Roger Daly, agent for Childers Ranch LLC, the 14 year-old mare is the dam of four stakes horses including Last To Fire ($550,478), Last To Check Him ($283,689), Jazz Be First ($165,139) and Better Check Me Out ($12,830).

The third-high seller also came from Friday's session when D & S Racing LLC purchased Full Moon Dasher from Bielau Oaks Ranch for $123,000. The stakes-winning Dash Ta Fame daughter was bred to world champion Apollitical Jess for her first foal.

The Ocean King, a Corona Cartel half brother to Wave Carver and Ocean Runaway, was the high-selling 2-year-old at $67,000. He was purchased by Ocean King Partnership from Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Lucas Racing Inc.

QH Investments LLC purchased the high-selling short yearling, an unamed colt by all-time leading first crop sire One Famous Eagle out of Seaside, by First Down Dash, for $41,500. He also came out of the Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Lucas Racing Inc., consignment.

Grant Farms LLC was the sale's leading buyer with 12 head for $390,000. Luis Alvarez had four for $263,700, and MJ Ranch (Mary Jahnel) purchased two for $257,000.

Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Lucas Racing Dispersal, was the leading consignor with $559,950 in sales for 30 head. Marty Powers, agent, sold 30 head for $437,600, and Bobby D. Cox Herd Reduction had 43 head bring $380,000.

Leading second-crop sire Valiant Hero led all sires of short yearlings by average with four head for $19,500. First sale-crop sire Apollitical Jess had four yearlings average $19,125, and 2012 leading sire of money earners PYC Paint Your Wagon had three yearlings average $18,000.

All-time leading sire First Down Dash led covering sires by average with two in-foal mares for $159,000. World champion sire Stoli had two in-foal mares average $34,250, and PYC Paint Your Wagon had four in-foal mares average $24,975.

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