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KINDER, LA—AUGUST 1, 2019—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association kicked off the first season of their three-day sale for state-bred yearilngs on Thursday at the Coushatta Resort in Kinder.
The opening session saw 123 of the 159 yearlings offered gross $1,707,800, compared to 110 yearlings sold in 2018's opening session for $1,717,600. The first session average fell slightly to $13,998 compared to last year's opening night record of $15,615. The 2019 first session median rose 6% to $8,200 from $7,750 in 2018.
Judd Kearl, Agent, purchased Thursday's high-seller, Hip 149 Tipsy Blood, for $102,000 from the consignment of Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. Agent. The sorrel colt by 2019's #2 leading first-crop sire of money earners, Apollitical Blood is out of Tipsy Kitty, by Tres Seis, and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Non Stop Patriot. This is the family of leading sire Apollitical Jess.
Wilson One Consulting LLC paid $80,000 for the second high-seller, a Heza Fast Dash filly from the first crop of stakes winner and RG1-placed Jet Black Rouge by Jet Black Patriot. Spring Hill Farms consigned Hip 97 from the half-sister to stakes winner Heza Fast Rogue, Jess A Rouge, Zoomin Jr and Game Gone Rogue.
Kearl was the first session leading buyer with seven yearlings grossing $283,900. Runaway Racing had three purchases for $80,000 and Wilson One Consulting LLC the one yearling above for $80,00.
Grant Farms, LLC was the leading consignor or agent in the first session with seven yearlings for $181,000, Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent had three head gross $170,000 and Spring Hill Farms sold three for $117,500.
Leading first-crop sire Apollitical Blood was the opening session leading sire (by average with two or more sold) with four yearlings averaging $36,875. Leading sires Heza Fast Dash had 12 yearlings average $29,017 while Sir Runway Dash sold 10 for a $24,450 average.
First sale-crop sire Open Me A Corona saw 10 yearlings pass through the ring for a $20,250 average in the first session.
CLICK HERE for preliminary results from the opening session.
Session Two, hips 161 thru 414 will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and the final session, set Saturday at 10:00 a.m., will offer hips 415 thru 625.
The 43rd annual Louisiana Bred Yearling Sale features 625 yearlings eligible to participate in the nations #1 state bred program. Louisiana-bred horses run for more than $20 million in purse money each year with a guaranteed minimum 148 Quarter Horse race days. All yearlings passing through the ring have been nominated to the $1 million 2020 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1).
To access an online version of the catalog (horses only) CLICK HERE.
The sale is also "live-streamed" on the association's website at lqhba.com.