Corona Cartel Colt Tops Heritage Place Day 1

Surging Market purchased for $185,000 on day 1 of Heritage Place Yearling Sale.
September 21, 2012

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A $185,000 Corona Cartel colt purchased by Jesus Alfredo Soto topped the opening session of the 34th annual Heritage Place September Yearling Sale on Thursday. Through one session the sale's median is slightly higher than last year and the average is almost equal.

Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Mackie Racing, Surging Market was bred in Oklahoma and produced from the two-time champion mare Mongoose Jet Eye ($447,550), by Mr Eye Opener. Mongoose Jet Eye has produced six ROM including three stakes horses. The second dam is the stakes winner and Grade 1-placed First Down Dash mare Moongose Effort ($94,878). The family also includes stakes winner Special Mongoose ($205,096).

Heritage Place reported 224 horses sold during the first session for gross receipts of $2,803,800. The first day average price of $12,517 compares to lasts year's three-day average of $12,553. The median price of $7,000 is compared to last year's final median of $6,700.

The session's second-highest price of $170,000 was paid by Burnett Ranches LLC and Johnny Trotter for a filly by Corona Cartel produced from the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner First Carolina ($415,047). She is a full sister to Rainbow Juvenile (R) winner Denver Pass and recent Ruidoso Select Sale high-seller Carol On My Mind, who brought a final bid of $520,000.

James Ranch, Agent consigned Ms First Prize Rose, whose second dam is former Broodmare of the Year Fast Prize Dash, a full sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash.

Jesus Alfredo Soto Jr. was the first session's leading buyer with two yearlings totaling $225,000. Joe M. Flores purchased seven head for a total of $222,500.

James Ranch, Agent was the leading consignor on day-one with four yearlings totaling $260,000. Four Sixes Ranch, Agent sold 16 head for $204,300 and Lazy E Ranch, Agent for Mackie Racing had two head bring $189,200.

Leading sire Corona Cartel was the dominate first sessions sire with two or more yearlings sold. He had seven head average $75,429. Mr Jess Perry sold seven head for $39,143 and leading first crop sire of money earners One Famous Eagle saw nine head average $21,489.

For first session preliminary results, including hip-by-hip figures, CLICK HERE.

The sale's second session with get underway promptly at 10 a.m. on Friday with hips $264 through 527.

Immediately following Friday's session the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) will host a horseman's reception in the Heritage Place Restaurant and Club.

The final session on Saturday will feature hips 528 through 789.