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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—The 2020 Heritage Place Yearling Sale began on a solid note Friday with across the board increases compared to opening day 2019. A $115,000 colt by leading sire Apollitical Jess topped the first session.
From 302 yearlings offered on Day 1, Heritage Place reported 277 yearlings sold for an average of $23,488, a 13% increase compared to $20,456 in 2019, on total receipts of $6,506,200. The median price of $17,000 was a 12% increase over 2019 day 1 of $15,000. Ninety-two percent (92%) of the yearlings offered on day 1 were sold.
"The sale finished very strong today," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Friday. "We had a great crowd and a great offering today. We are very excited about tomorrow’s catalog and we wish everyone success!"
Pedro Ortiz paid $115,000 for Friday's high-seller, Hip 314 Apollitical J Sky. James Ranch, Agent for Rancho El Cabresto, Inc. consigned the half-brother to six blacktype including champion Inseperable. The dam is RG3 winner A Delightful Legacy, by First Down Dash.
Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock sold the second high-seller, Hip 304 Favorite Question, to Valeriano Racing Stables LLC for $100,000. The son of leading sire Favorite Cartel is from the first crop of Dash For Cash Futurity(G1) winner Famous Little Reba by One Famous Eagle.
Kay Bird, Sandy Irwin and Vicky Mutray purchased the third high-seller on Friday, Hip 36 Eyem Not Political, for $95,000 from the James Ranch, Agent consignment. The son of leading sire Apollitical Jess is out of the unraced Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Eye On Pyc, a half-sister to G1-placed Dutcher and G1-placed Eye On Corona. The second dam is the Grade 2 winner and multiple stakes producer Louisiana Eye Opener.
Cuadrael Mashta was the leading buyer on day 1 with 15 head for $260,500. Guillermo Valdivia paid $150,000 for four head and Newman Cattle Co., LLC purchased three yearlings for $150,000.
Bobby D. Cox led all consignors and agents on day 1 with 15 head grossing $685,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock sold eight yearlings for $418,000 and Marty Powers, Agent for Flag Ranch, LLC had eight yearlings gross $321,000.
Favorite Cartel was the day leading sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with four head averaging $68,750. Apollitical Jess had seven average $56,000 and Corona Cartel sold five head for a $55,200 average.
First-crop sale sire Duponte had 11 yearlings average $23,091. Fly Thru Fire had three for $20,233.
For preliminary sale results from day 1, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.
The second session will kickoff Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) offering Hips 343 thru 685.
Heritage Place offers online bidding for the first time, as well as the horsemen and women who can't attend can view the sale live through an online webcast.
For more information and a links to the Catalog Preview, Online Bidding and Sale Webcast CLICK HERE.
A complete online version of the 2020 yearling catalog, including horse, consignor, sire and dam indexes, is available by CLICKING HERE.
A downloadable iPad version is currently available on the RGP Catalog App. 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.