Los Alamitos Equine Sale Ends With Across-the-Board Increases, Walk Thru Fire Filly Sale Topper
Hip 280 Requiring Fire brought a final bid of $190,000 from leading buyer Donald Cavenaugh in Sunday's final session of the Los Alamitos Equine Mixed Sale.

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Los Alamitos Equine Sale Ends With Across-the-Board Increases, Walk Thru Fire Filly Sale Topper

CYPRESS, CA—OCTOBER 7, 2018—Topped by a Walk Thru Fire filly who sold for $190,000 during the second and final session, the 14th annual Los Alamitos Equine Mixed Sale concluded today (Oct. 7) with increases across the board.

The sale reported the 254 head sold, of the 307 offered, grossed $5,686,700, up 20% from the $4,739,000 aggregate paid for 230 head a year ago. The average price rose 9% to $22,389 from $20,604. The median improved 6% from $13,250 to $14,000. There were 53 repurchases and 25 outs from the 333 head cataloged. The average yearling price of $23,802 was up 19.1%.

Donald Cavenaugh paid $190,000 for the sale-topper Requiring Fire, a Walk Thru Fire filly from the RG2 winning Jody O Toole mare No Tools Required. Vista Equine Colorado, LLC, Agent consigned the sister to stakes winner and G1-finalist Required Fire, the dam of 2018 Zia Futurity(RG1) winner Jess Fire Chick.

Purchased by Juniors Quarter Horses, Inc., Hip 252 Made Over was the sale's second high-seller at $112,000 on Sunday. © Los Alamitos Equine Sale
The second high-seller, Hip 252 Made Over, was purchased by Juniors Quarter Horses, Inc. for $112,000. Edward Allred consigned the Favorite Cartel half-brother to El Primero Del Ano Derby(G2) winner New Look and G3-placed runners Renewed and Try Again. All American Futurity(G1) winner Elan Special is the second dam.

Cavenaugh also purchased the sales' third high-seller from Sunday's session, Hip 247 Required Jess, a Mr Jess Perry half-sister to sale-topper Requiring Fire for $100,000. Vista Equine Colorado, LLC, Agent was also the consignor of the sorrel filly.

Donald Cavenaugh paid $100,000 for Hip 247 Required Jess, the sale's third high-seller. © Los Alamitos Equine Sale
Cavenaugh led all buyers for the two days with five purchases grossing $477,000. Lex Castaneda paid $317,000 for 27 head and La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC purchased four head for $294,000.

Burns Ranch, Agent led all consignors and agents for both sessions with 61 head grossing $1,681,900. Edward Allred sold 45 head for $970,000 and Vista Equine Colorado LLC, Agent had 14 head gross $629,700.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent sold 15 head for $302,000 plus an additional 10 head for $301,000 as agent for John Andreini. a href='default.asp?section=9&farm=58'>Lazy E Ranch, also served as agent for five other consigners that finished in the top 20. Walk Thru Fire was the leading yearling sale sire (by average with 2 or more sold) with eight yearlings averaging $60,125. Mr Jess Perry had two average $57,500 and First Down Dash saw nine yearlings average $43,000.

First-crop sale sire Seperate Interest was well received with 19 yearlings average $19,308.

Seperate Interest also led all covering sires (by average with 2 or more sold) in the sale with three in-foal mares averaging $12,000. Kiddy Up had five in-foal mare average $11,300 and One Fabulous Eagle sold two in-foal mares for $11,000 average.

For preliminary results of Saturday and Sunday's sessions, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.