January 22, 2012
Coming off last year's highest grossing sale in the company's 34-year history, the 2012 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale was deemed another success, despite posting slightly lower numbers.
Last year's Quarter Horse figures included a gross of more than $9,995,300, compared to $8,605,800 in 2012. Gross sales on all breeds for 2012 brought $9,995,350, down 9% from 2011. Repurchases equaled 12% on a total of 1,149 horses of all breeds going through the ring.
"Overall we feel the 2012 Winter Mixed Sale was a success," Heritage Place CFO and General Manager Jeff Tebow said Saturday night. "The crowd remained strong all three days. Quality horses, with good pedigrees, sold extremely well. We want to thank all of the consignors and buyers for making the 2012 Winter Mixed Sale a great auction."
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, and Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, sold 48 head for $539,700.
Cox purchased the high-seller Hip 215, First Fervor, for $185,000 from Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC. The First Down Dash mare 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 ($249,640).
Be Peaceful, dam of world champion Be A Bono and Governor's Cup Futurity (RG1) winner Peace Fire, was the sale's second-highest broodmare. Luis Alvarez had the final bid of $165,000 for Hip 476 on Friday. Roger Daly, agent for Childers Ranch LLC, consigned the 17-year-old daughter of Raise A Secret. She was not bred to carry a foal for 2012 but does have an embryo due by leading sire Walk Thru Fire.
Abigail K. Kawananakoa purchased the high-selling horse of racing age, Significant Heart, a 2-year-old Corona Cartel filly for $130,000. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC, consigned the daughter of Ruidoso Futurity (G1) winner Jess Significant.
The high-selling "short" yearling was Hip 740, Corona Firewater, purchased by Terry Stennett for $70,000 from Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Hal Earnhardt III. The colt by leading sire Corona Cartel is out of Oklahoma Derby (G3) winner Alogonquin, by Invisible Injun.
Bobby Cox was the sale's leading buyer with four head totaling $407,000. Luis Alvarez purchased seven for $297,200, and Terry Stennett had three purchases for $235,000.
Corona Cartel led all sale sires by average for "short" yearlings with four head at $52,750. Champion FDD Dynasty had two for $22,850, and champion Carters Cartel sold three of $17,900. Champion Foose led first crop sires of "short" yearlings by average with six for $14,333. Grade 1 winner Swingin Jess followed with three yearlings at $11,567.
Stakes winner Coronas Leaving You led all covering sale sires by average with four mares at $25,800. Leading second crop sire PYC Paint Your Wagon had six at $22,033, and champion and champion sire Tres Seis sold two for a $21,750 average.
For preliminary Quarter Horse sales numbers for the 2012 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale CLICK HERE.
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