First Fervor Tops Day 1 at Heritage Place

Dam of Grade 1-placed The Printing Press Tops Day 1 at Heritage Place.
January 20, 2012

Heritage Place

Heritage Place kicked off the three-day Winter Mixed Sale on Thursday to strong numbers, slightly down from last year's first day, when the company had the highest grossing sale in their 34-year history. Thursday's sessions included a complete dispersal of La Feliz Montana Ranch and a herd reduction for Bobby Cox Ranch.

"We were blessed with extremely good weather. The crowd was great and it was amazing to see all of the countries represented here today," Heritage Place General Manager Jeff Tebow said Thursday evening. "The racing Quarter Horse business appears to be in great shape as we begin 2012 and we anxiously await the beginning of day two."

Day One saw 355 horses sale for $3,709,300 for a $10,449 average as compared to 335 head grossing $3,765,300 and averaging $11,240 last year. Total gross receipts were $4,006,100 with 39 repurchases totaling $296,800.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for La Feliz Montana Ranch Complete Dispersal was the leading consignor with 64 head grossing $1,444,300. Bobby Cox's herd reduction had 67 head sell for $671,800.

Cox also purchased the day's high seller, First Fervor, for $185,000 from Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC. The First Down Dash mare is out of the Six Fortunes mare Marcy Darling. She is a full sister to champion First To Flash and the dam of two stakes horses, including 2011 Texas Classic Derby (G1) runner-up The Printing Press ($249,641).

The second high-seller, Mr Perrys Wine, also from the Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC consignment, was sold to Robert Marquez for $132,000. The All American Juvenile (R) runner-up by leading sire Mr Jess Perry has earned $105,140 and is a half-sister to 2011 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby (G3) winner Onemoreglassofwine.

Bobby Cox led all buyers with three head for $397,000. Robert Marquez had the one purchase for $132,000 and Abigail K. Kawananakoa purchased a 2-year-old Corona Cartel filly for $130,000.

Champion FDD Dynasty led first day sires of 'short' yearlings with two head averaging $22,850 while champion Foose's first crop to sell saw three head average $18,333 and champion Carters Cartel had three for $17,900.

Champion and leading sire Teller Cartel and leading second crop sire PYC Paint Your Wagon tied as the first day leading covering sire with two in-foal mares each that averaged $24,000. Leading first crop sire and full brother to Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Ivory James had two mares average $22,750.

For a complete list of day-one results CLICK HERE.

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association is sponsoring a breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday (January 20) in the Heritage Place auditorium; prior to day two of the sale starting promptly at 10 a.m. Hips 423 thru 844 will be sold with the OQHRA sponsoring a reception in the Heritage Club immediately following.

Saturday morning will kickoff with the announcements of the 2011 APHA and ApHC Running Champions. At 9:45 a.m. a Stallion Service auction benefiting injured jockey Jacky Martin will be held. Saturday's sale will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the final Quarter Horse session, Hips 845 thru 1189. Immediately following will by a Paint Session (Hips 1190—1198) and a Thoroughbred Session (Hips 1199—1265).