Lucas Dispersal Horses Top Heritage Place Day 1

Seaside tops Heritage Place Day 1 with $86,000 bid.
January 18, 2013

Heritage Place

Four of the top five sellers in the opening session of a the three-day Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale, that began January 17 in Oklahoma City, were sold by Royal Vista Ranches LLC, agent for Lucas Racing, Inc.

"There was a large crowd on hand for the first day and a good set of horses to start the weekend," Spence Kidney, Director of Heritage Place Operations said Thursday night.

"Nearly 92 percent of the horses that passed through the ring were sold. We had a great offering from Lucas Racing, the herd reduction of Bobby Cox and dispersal of Joyce and Troy McClennan proved to be a great addition to our consignments this year," he added.

Grant Farms LLC from Pineville, Louisiana, acquired the top two sellers, Seaside and Corona Deluxe.

Seaside, a stakes-placed full sister to world champion Wave Carver and champion Ocean Runaway brought a final bid of $86,000. She sold open. Grade 1 placed Corona Deluxe sold for $82,000. The open daughter of Corona Cartel earned more than $168,000 and is the dam of stakes winner Country Boy Deluxe. Both mares had 2013 embryos that sold separately.

Duck Mea Running, a multiple stakes winning track record setting daughter of Tour De Kas, also brought a final bid of $82,000. Bobby D. Cox purchased the mare bred to leading second crop sire Tac It Like a Man from Maui Farms Agent for Joyce and Troy McClennen.

The other two high-seller's for Lucas Racing Inc. were Ocean King, a 2-year-old Corona Cartel half-brother to Wave Carver and Ocean Runaway, sold for $67,000 to Ocean King Partnership, and Special Ela, a stakes winning Special Leader mare purchased for $60,000 by EG High Desert Farm. She was in foal to Stoli.

Heritage Place reported 322 horses sold for a $2,553,800 total and $7,934 average. There were 34 repurchases for $272,600. Opening day total gross receipts was $2,827,400.

In-depth results from day 1 will be available tomorrow on unofficial results from day one, including hip-by-hip, prices CLICK HERE.

Day 2 will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Friday featuring hips 393 thru 784. Immediately following the sale OQHRA will hold a Reception and Centennial Race Track Reunion in the Heritage Place Restaurant & Club.