Strong Second Day Pushes TQHA Yearlings Numbers Up - CORRECTION
Dillon Lane paid $160,000 for Sunnysyde, a Bobby D. Cox Heza Fast Dash colt, on Saturday at the TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio.

Lea Watson
Strong Second Day Pushes TQHA Yearlings Numbers Up - CORRECTION

Editor's note: Two yearilngs were inadvertently entered into the sales results with the wrong price at the conclusion of Saturday's sale. These have been corrected and the new numbers are now entered into this article. Our apology for any inconvenience this may have caused.)

SAN ANTONIO, TXJULY 31, 2017A bevy of six-figure yearlings consigned by Bobby D. Cox on day 2 of the 20th annual TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio Saturday helped the sale post a 19% gain in gross sales compared to last year.

The two-day sale ended today (Saturday) with 197 of 298 Texas-bred yearlings offered grossing $2,848,100 compared to $2,396,600 on 170 head sold in 2016. The average increased to $15,230, a 8% gain over the 2016 average of $14,098. The median sale price fell 1% from $8,750 a year ago to $8,200 in 2017.

Dillon Lane purchased the sale topper, Hip 284 Sunnysyde for $160,000. The half-brother to Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity winner's Duponte and Nymeria is by leading 2017 2-year-old sire Heza Fast Dash. Bobby D. Cox was the consignor.

Lane also purchased the second high-seller Hip 247 Sygnified for $102,00. Cox bred the Tempting Dash colt from his Grade 1 winner and Grade 1 producer Jess Significant by Mr Jess Perry.

Ranco La Cobra paid $100,000 for Hip 242 Zimmerli, a Cox bred son of multiple stakes sire Captain Courage from Remington Park Futurity winner Quick Moon Sign by Royal Quick Dash. Zimmerli is a half-brother to seven stakes horses.

Dillion Lane was the sale's leading buyer with the two purchases totaling $262,000. Judd Kearl, Agent had three purchases for $121,000 and Ranco La Cobra had two for $108,700.

Cox led all consignors and agents with 27 head grossing $800,400. Southwest Stallion Station had seven head gross $168,700 and Granada Farms, Agent for Johnny Trotter sold five yearlings for $119,500.

Heza Fast Dash was the leading sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with two head averaging $88,750. Apollitical Jess had two yearlings for $56,000 and Furyofthewind say two head average $47,000.

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