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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—The 2020 Heritage Place Yearling Sale continued to be well-shopped on Saturday as the final session came to a close with four of the top five, including the two high-sellers, coming from the second day.
The sale company reported 551 of the 601 yearlings offered sold for $13,307,200 gross receipts. Yearlings sold over the two-days garnered an average of $24,151, up 13% compared the 2019 $21,329 average. The median price rose 9% to $17,000 from $15,500 last year. They reported 92% of the horses offered over both sessions were sold.
"We had a great finish to the sale today, the 2 day average was $24,124 up 13% from last year’s average," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said Saturday night following the sale. "We sincerely thank all of the buyers and sellers and wish everyone much success and look forward to a great offering in the Fall Mixed Sale, October 30th - 31st," he added.
Dunn Ranch paid $129,000 for the high-seller, Hip 638 Motiveighted, from the consignment of Bobby D. Cox. The son of leading sire Corona Cartel is from the stakes winning grade 1 placed Apollitical Jess mare Celtic Emblem, 2nd in the All American Derby(G1). This if the family of multiple black-type winners including Texas Classic Futurity winner High Plains Perry and El Primero Del Ano Derby winner(G2) Dutch Schultz.
Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC sold the second high-seller, Hip 374 Griffindore, for $128,000 to Jimmy Harrel. Also by Corona Cartel, Griffindore is a brother to two-time champion Uncle D and Grade 1-placed Call Me Cole and stakes winner Rip Tide. His dam is the stakes winning First Down Dash mare Little Surfer.
Pedro Ortiz paid $115,000 for Friday's high-seller and over all third 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.
Cuadrael Mashta as sale's leading buyer with 26 head grossing $433,200. Dunn Ranch paid $252,000 for four yearlings and MRB Racing LLC purchased five yearlings for $224,000.
Bobby D. Cox was leading consignor or agent with 29 head for $1,410,000 in gross receipts. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC sold 17 yearlings for $959,000 and Marty Powers, Agent for Flag Ranch, LLC had 20 head gross $716,500.
Corona Cartel was the leading yearling sire (by average with two or more sold) with 16 head averaging $65,438. Favorite Cartel had six yearlings average $58,167 and Apollitical Jess had 14 head for $55,714 average.
Champion Duponte led first-crop sale sires (by average with two or more sold) with 20 head averaging $28,075. Power Jam (TB), also a first-crop sale sire, had only one yearling offered, Hip 549 Billions who sold to Cavenaugh Quarter Horses, LLC for $85,000.
For preliminary sale results for both sessions, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.
For additional sale information call the Heritage Place Sale Company at 405.682.4551 or visit www.heritageplace.com.