Heritage Place Sale Ends with Increases

Walk Thru Fire colts ends up as sale-topper at $160,000.

September 22, 2013

Heritage Place

The Heritage Place September Yearling Sale ended on a high note Saturday in Oklahoma City.

"The sale finished strong with increases across the board," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said after the final session closed.

Preliminary results show a 12% increase in median, 7% increase in gross and 2% increase in average. All told, 85% of the horses offered were sold during the annual three-day event.

The Heritage September auction grossed $8,890,500 for 659 head sold, compared to $8,282,500 on 627 yearlings last year. The sale average was up to $13,491, compared to $13,210 in 2012, and the median average was up to $8,400 from $7,500 last year.

"We had a great group of horses and certainly appreciate everyone that participated in the sale this year. Heritage Place would like to wish all of the buyers much success on their yearling purchases and look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Mixed Sale," Kidney added.

Terry and Irene Stennett purchased the high-selling yearling, a Walk Thru Fire colt out of Grade 1 winner and champion producer Miss Racy Vike, for $160,000. Consigned as Hip 513 by Sunflower Supply Co. and sold during the sale's second session, Race Thru Fire is a half brother to champion 3-year-old filly Miss Racy Vike and eight other stakes horses.

Bobby D. Cox purchased the sale's second high-seller, Hip 474 Roger More, for $150,000 from Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Double Bar S Ranch LLC. The Corona Cartel colt out of the Strawfly Special mare A Tiny Bit More is a sibling to stakes-placed Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) finalist Corona Couture and a half brother to stakes winners More Than You Know and Illtacmanhattan.

Thomas H. Bradbury paid $122,000 for Hip 197, Wild Sixes Cartel. The Corona Cartel colt out of Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Wild Six was consigned by Marty Powers, agent for Lee & Sherwood Racing LLC. Wild Six, by Tres Seis, won the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso and is the dam of four ROM including 2013 Heritage Place Juvenile (R) runner-up Wild And Game.

Terry and Irene Stennett were the leading buyers with three purchases totaling $295,000. Reliance Ranches LLC had four head for $222,000, and Rachuan Suarez MVZ paid $214,000 for 22 yearlings.

Bobby D. Cox was the sale's leading consignor or agent with 20 head for $437,800. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, sold 34 yearlings for $412,900, and Sunflower Supply Co. had four yearlings total $390,000.

Leading living sire of money earners Corona Cartel was leading sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with seven yearling averaging $83,571. Walk Thru Fire had four for a $55,875 average, and Mr Jess Perry sired 15 sale yearlings that averaged $46,333. World champion Apollitical Jess led first crop sale sires with 12 head that averaged $20,033.

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

Final sale results will be posted on StallioneSearch.com when they become available from the sale company next week.