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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—JANUARY 16, 2020—Trading remained strong Saturday in the 43rd Annual Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale with AQHA Racing Champion Trump My Record bringing what is believed to be a record price for Quarter Horse race-bred gelding at auction.
"We had a record crowd for the weekend and a tremendous finish to Winter Mixed Sale to kick off 2021," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Saturday. "The sale finished with an overall average of $18,359 on horses sold and 94% of the horses offered were sold. The average saw an increase of 53% compared to last year’s $12,004."
A total of 535 horses changed hands over the two-day auction from 567 offered for receipts of $9,822,100 at an average of $18,359 and median of $13,000, compared to $7,700 in 2020.
"Heritage Place wants to say, 'Thank You' to all of our customers and truly appreciate everyone’s business and wish them all success for 2021," Kidney said.
Jesus Espinosa paid $460,000 for the high-seller, Hip 568 Trump My Record. The 2019 AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding has compiled a (16) 13-1-0 record and earned $979,068 in two seasons of racing. Among his biggest wins were the Texas Classic Futurity(G1), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) and Harrah's Futurity(G3).
Saturday's second two high-sellers tied at $75,000 each.
Keith Bode purchased Hip 567 Kt Perry for $75,000, a 7-year-old daughter of leading sire Mr Jess Perry from the Charette-Hill Racing, Inc. consignment. Sold in foal to leading sire Corona Cartel, Kt Perry is out of the Grade 3 winner and multiple stakes producer XO Kate, by Stoli. Kt Perry is a half-sister to four black type.
Family Racing LLC purchased Hip 623 Aguila for $75,000, a 6-year-old daughter of leading sire One Famous Eagle from the Bobby D. Cox consignment. Bred to 2020 All American Futurity(G1) sire Freighttrain B, Agulia is out of the Remington Park Futurity(G1) winner Quick Moon Sign by Royal Quick Dash. She is half-sister to 8 black type.
The overall sale's second high-seller came in the opening session Friday when Michael Herd paid $350,000 for Hip 140 Curls Happy Wagon. The Grade 1 winning daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon was named AQHA Racing Champion Aged Mare of 2020.
Charette-Hill Racing, Inc., Agent for Martin Stacy and Michael Pohl consigned the Grade 1 winner of over $360,000. She is out of the Grade 3 winning Spit Curl Jess mare Eye A Spit Curl Girl.
Jesus Espinosa was the sale's leading buyer with the one purchase for $460,000. Michael Heard had the one for $350,000 and Jose Meraz paid $232,000 for 10 head.
Bobby D. Cox was the sales leading consignor or agent with 66 head brining gross receipts of $1,034,500. Marty Powers Agent had 47 head for $816,600 and Lazy E Ranch, Agent sold 35 head for $557,100.
Champion and first sale-crop sire Kvn Corona was the leading short-yearling sire (by average with two or more sold) with three head averaging $38,333. Leading sire Tres Seis had two for a $30,500 average and champion and first sale-crop sire A Revenant had two $28,500.
Freighttrain B was the leading covering sire (by average with two or more sold) with two in-foal mares averaging $48,250. Pyc Paint Your Wagon had three in-foal mares average $36,500 and champion and first sale-crop sire Flying Cowboy 123 had three in-foal mares average $31,567.
For preliminary results from Friday and Saturday, and hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.
Highest prices Day 1 can be found here.
Highest prices Day 2 can be found here.