One Famous Eagle Colt Tops 2018 TQHA Yearling Sale -- UPDATE
TQHA concluding their 21st annual Yearling Sale on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.

One Famous Eagle Colt Tops 2018 TQHA Yearling Sale -- UPDATE

SAN ANTONIO, TXJULY 28, 2018Avyator, a colt by leading sire One Famous Eagle, was purchased by JF Racing & Farm LLC for $68,000 to top the 2018 TQHA Yearling Sale held Friday and Saturday (July 27-28) in San Antonio, Texas.

The sale's leading consignor Bobby D. Cox consigned the bay colt out of Quick Moon Sign, a Grade 1 winning multiple stakes producing daughter of Royal Quick Dash. Sold in the Friday's opening session, Avyator is a half-brother to seven stakes horses including Northlands Futurity winner Midnight Sunlight.

Overall numbers fell at the 2018 sale with 186 of 270 head offered grossing $2,116,800, compared to $2,848,100 on 187 head sold in 2017. The two day average of $11,381 compared to $15,230 last year and the median dropped to $6,850 compared to $8,200 in 2017.

Cox consigned the three high-sellers including Alchemyst, a $57,000 Freighttrain B colt out of the First Down Dash mare Zenergy purchased by Dillon Lane on Friday and Kodakrome, a $52,000 First Moonflash colt purchased by Todd and Gene Bradley on Saturday for $52,000.

Hip #161, Kodkrome is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes sire Favorite Cartel as well as four other stakes horses.

Jose Favian Hernandez was the sale's leading buyer with three purchases for $99,000. JF Racing & Farm LLC had two head for $84,000 and Todd and Gene Bradley paid $84,000 for two yearlings.

Granada Farms led all consignors and agents in gross sales with 61 head bringing $639,600. Granada Farms, Agent sold 13 head for $206,500. Granada Farms, Agent for Simmons Racing sold 3 head for $108,000 and Granada Farms, Agent for Mike Amburn sold 4 yearlings totaling $106,000. The farm represented more than 20 clients at the sale.

Bobby D. Cox had 14 head bring $365,200.and Haddad Ranch had seven yearlings gross $129,700.

Champion sire Tempting Dash was the leading sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with 12 head averaging $26,583. His son, first-crop sale sire Kiss My Hocks was close behind with 12 yearling from his first crop to sale averaging $22,250. Multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B had five head average $21,800.

All yearlings that pass through the TQHA Yearling Sale ring on Friday and Saturday are eligible for nomination to the 2019 TQHA Sale Futurity(RG3).

For preliminary sale results from both days, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.