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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 19, 2019—The newly revised two-day Heritage Place September Yearling Sale got off to a strong start on Thursday, posting increases across the board in gross, average and median.
Heritage Place reported that from 306 head offered in session one, 269 yearlings sold for $5,502,700, an average price of $20,456 and a $15,000 median. While direct year-to-year caparisons are difficult because session one format consisted of more horses this year, by any measure today's opening session was a major success.
During Day 1 a year ago 219 horses sold averaged $17,829 on total receipts of $3,602,300, with a $12,000 median. The completed sales rate today was comparable to last year's opening session at 88%.
"Thanks to a large dedicated crowd and tremendous sales staff, we concluded the with a 16% increase in the average on horses sold compared to 2018," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Thursday. "There is still a strong catalog for tomorrow and we look forward to a great sale then as well."
La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC, who has been a strong yearling buyer over the years, showed up again Thursday taking home the session topper—Hip 274 Lethal Glory, for $100,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for P.K. Thomas consigned the Volcom filly out of multiple grade 1 producer Lethal Delight by Dean Miracle.
Also active Thursday was Running Down A Dream Partnership who purchased the second high-seller—Hip 159 B Boujee, a daughter of champion sire Tres Seis from Marty Powers, Agent for Homer A. Hill for $80,000. Out of the multiple stakes winning Valiant Hero mare Glory Rider, the bay filly is a half-sister to stakes-placed Jess B Glory. This is the family of Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity winner and multiple stakes sire Mighty B Valiant.
Rachuan Suarez MVZ was the opening session leading buyer with 17 purchases grossing $274,200. Alejandro Castaneda paid $182,300 for 13 head and Sylvia Shawn Pitman purchased two yearlings for $112,000.
Bobby D. Cox led all consignors and agents on day 1 with 18 head grossing $550,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent had 11 head for $283,500 and Burns Ranch, Inc., Agent sold 10 head for $271,000, Lazy E Ranch, Agent for two specific clients had another two consignments in the top 10 on day 1.
Apollitical Jess was the leading sale sire on day 1 (by average, with two or more sold,) with nine yearlings averaging $47,556. Volcom had four for a $46,600 average and Corona Cartel had three at $42,833. First-crop sale sire Jess Good Candy had nine yearlings average $19,667.
For preliminary results of day 1, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.
Session two, offering Hips 332 thru 663 will get underway Friday (Sep 20) morning promptly at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) in Oklahoma City.
A complete online version of the 2019 yearling catalog, including horse, consignor, sire and dam indexes, is available by CLICKING HERE.
Printed copies of catalog are available at the sale as well as a downloadable iPad version is currently available on the RGP Catalog App. Horsemen and women who have received their catalog in the mail are urged to bring them.
The RGP Catalog App is available 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 www.robinglenn.com or by searching for “RGP Catalog App” in the Apple App Store.
For additional sale information call the Heritage Place Sale Company at 405.682.4551 or visit www.heritageplace.com.
Preliminary results for the two-day sale will posted on the "Sales Results Section" of StallioneSearch.com as soon as they become available Friday evening.