Editors note: Due to a technical issue in our database we reported the wrong horse as the third high-seller. The correct yearling should have been the One Famous Eagle colt Taking Flite. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
SAN ANTONIO, TX—JULY 28, 2012—Preliminary numbers for the just concluded two-day TQHA Yearling Sale showed gross receipts up, due to more horses sold, and the average slightly off from 2011.
First look results for the auction included a gross of $2,380,100 for the 262 horses that were sold. The average was $9,084 and the median $5,500 as compared to a $9,325 average in 2011 and a $6,000 median.
Rick Crosby purchased the sale's high-seller, Viva Sin Tacha for $92,000 from Todd Antonuk, Agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, in the first session. The First Down Dash colt is out of the Grade 1 placed Miss Sin Tacha, a Mr Jess Perry mare, who finished third in the Heritage Place Futurity and earned more than $196,500. She is a half-sister to world champion Streakin Sin Tacha ($692,842) and a full sister to Grade 3 winner Sin Tacha Perry ($115,123), etc. Her first foals are two-year-olds of 2012 that have not started.
The second high-seller, also a First Down Dash colt, sold on the first day but was previously recorded as a repurchase. Bielau Oaks sold Daytona B to Gregorio Garza for $80,000. He is the third foal of the restricted Grade 2 winner Dashing Pana, a winner of 12 races and $277,139. The second dam also produced Grade 3 winner Tiny Chris La Jolla ($164,577) and is the granddam of multiple RG2 winner Jes A Game ($323,978), etc.
Terry and Irene Stenett purchased the sale's third high seller, Taking Flite, during Saturday's session. The One Famous Eagle colt consigned by Bobby D. Cox brought a final bid of $77,000. Out of a full sister to Grade 3 winner A Down Right Runaway ($108,203) and half-sister to G1 placed Dominyun ($336,180),Taking Flite is a three-quarter brother Stakes winner Jesstifable ($81,857) and RG2 placed Perryphery ($48,092).
The Stenett's were the sales leading buyers by gross with two yearlings for $127,000. Other buyers with more than one purchase included Michel & Beth Harper who had two for $67,000 and Laurie Deleu with 11 head for $58,400.
Bobby Cox led all consignors with 20 head totaling $371,500. Granada Farms, Agent had 14 sell for $125,600, Bielau Oaks followed with four head bringing $108,000.
For the unofficial preliminary results of the TQHA Yearling Sale, including hip-by-hip results CLICK HERE.