Heritage September Yearlings Enjoys Strong Opening
Keith Nellesen purchased Thursday's co-high seller, Corona By Corona, on for $100,000.

© Lazy E Ranch
Heritage September Yearlings Enjoys Strong Opening

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 21, 2017—Heritage Place's 39th annual September Yearling Sale that kicked off today in Oklahoma City saw a significant rise across the board compared to the sale's 2016 opening session.

"We had a really good first day," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said Thursday evening. "The average is up 29% over last year total sale, repurchases were nearly the same, we have a great two days left."

With 16 less horses selling on the opening day this year the first day gross jumped 17% to $3,602,300 compared to $2,979,100 in 2016.

Buyers purchased 217 of 247 head offered (21 horses were withdrawn) for a $16,600 average, a 23% increase over 2016's first day average of $12,786. The median rose 14% to $10,500 compared to $9,000 last year.

Dillon Lane paid $100,000 for Separate Jets, Thursday's co-high seller. © StallioneSearach / Greg Thompson
A pair of six-figure colts tied for the high-seller on Thursday at $100,000 apiece.

Dillon Lane paid $100,000 for Hip 83, Separate Jets, a colt by champion sire Separatist from the Tres Seis mare Senorita Tres. James Ranch, Agent for Walter R. Harrison consigned the half-brother to Oklahoma Derby winner Politicaly Correct and Harris County Stakes winner Brookestone Grey.

Keith Nellesen signed the $100,000 ticket for Hip 114, Corona By Corona, a son of leading living sire Corona Cartel. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock LLC consigned the colt out of Grade 2 winner Louisiana Corona by Jess Louisiana Blue. The second dam is 4-time champion filly and All American Futurity(G1) winner Corona Cash.

The third high-seller from session 1 was Hip 249, Myohmyimagoodlooker, a daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash from the stakes winning and multiple stakes producing Takin On The Cash mare Dreams For Lyndsie. Dreams Come True Ranch consigned the half-sister to stakes winners Lookingforagoodtime, Flyingforunclesam. The first dam is a half-sister to five-time champion Catchmeinyourdreams.

The aforementioned Dillon Lane was the opening session leading buyer with two purchases for $150,000, Whitmire Ranch paid $117,000 for three yearlings and Bobby D. Cox bought two head for $115,000.

Marty Powers was the session 1 leading consignor or agent with 14 head grossing $285,200. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent had 16 head gross $227,900 and Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock LLC sold four head for $179,000.

Corona Cartel and First Down Dash tied for the leading sale sire on day 1 (by average with two or more sold) with three yearlings each averaging $66,667. FDD Dynasty had five yearlings average $50,600.

For first-session preliminary results including hip-hip results, CLICK HERE.

Session two will get underway promptly at 10:00 am Friday offering Hips 272 thru 542.

A complete online version of the 2017 yearling catalog, including horse, consignor, sire and dam indexes, is available by CLICKING HERE.

The September Yearling catalog is also available through the RGP Catalog App for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. A Catalog App tutorial can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

The free RGP Catalog App can be downloaded from or by searching for “RGP Catalog App” in the Apple App Store.