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LQHBA Sale Up for First Session

Jet Black Patriot colt sells for $49,000 to top first session.

August 3, 2012


Yearlings in Louisiana were up in the LQHBA Yearling Sale’s first session on Friday as compared to the overall average of their 2011 sale. Sale consignors saw an uptick to $8,640 on day one as compared to $8,241 for both sessions last year. The median average was up to $5,500 compared to $5,200 in 2011.

The 162 yearlings marked sold in the first session grossed $1,399,700. There were 75 head that did not reach their reserve and 13 outs.

TM Ranch purchased the high-selling yearling, Fast Black Prize, from Weetona Stanley for $49,000. The colt by first crop sire and Restricted Grade 1 winner Jet Black Patriot is out of a Corona Cartel half sister to former world record holder and West Texas Futurity (G1) winner Fast Prize Zoom ($192,875), Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3)-placed Fast Prize Doll ($85,762) and Joe B Turner Memorial-placed Fast Prize Tracy ($40,960). The second dam is Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Fast First Prize ($244,929), a full sister to leading sire Heza Fast Dash ($136,123).

Donald Aymond and David Bates Jr. sold the second high-seller, Jess Leaving Coronas, to Bobby Barnett for $48,000. The colt by first crop sire and Grade 2 winner Coronas Leaving You is a half brother to RG1-placed Heza Fast Perry ($112,684). He is out of a Mr Jess Perry half sister to stakes winner Silver Masquerade ($56,452) and the dam of Grade 3 winner XO Kate ($242,302 to 5, 2012).

TM Ranch was the leading buyer from day one making three purchases for a total of $87,500. Eric Johnson had two for $66,000, and Mary Thompson had three for $46,900.

Donald Aymond and David Bates Jr. were the leading consignors from day one with four head totaling $90,500. Grant Farms LLC had five for $80,200, and Jumonville Farms sold two head for $52,000.

Game Patriot led sale sires after the first session with 16 head averaging $17,969. First crop sire Coronas Leaving You had seven for $17,071, followed by Bigtime Favorite with 10 at $13,420 and Heza Fast Dash with 17 for $11,688. Fast Prize Dash was the leading first year sale sire with six for $6,433.

For the unofficial preliminary results for day one of the LQHBA Yearling Sale, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.

Hip 253 thru 505 will offered on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CDT). For a complete copy of the online sale catalog, CLICK HERE.

Horsemen who can not attend the annual sale can watch the LQHBA Yearling Sale over the Internet. For additional information, visit the or CLICK HERE.