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High Demand Marks Heritage Winter Mixed Sale As Numbers Soar, Champion Mare Tops Final Session
Rancho La Cobra paid $290,000 for Champion Spit Curl Diva, during Saturday's closing session of the 2022 Winter Mixed Sale Topper.

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High Demand Marks Heritage Winter Mixed Sale As Numbers Soar, Champion Mare Tops Final Session

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKóJANUARY 15, 2022óIt may have been cold outside for Saturday's closing session of 2022 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale but activity inside continued to be hot throughout the day in Oklahoma City.

The three-day sale this year saw across-the-board increases for Gross, Average and Median. The one extra day in 2022 boosted the gross 50% over 2021's final numbers. At the final stroke of the hammer Saturday Heritage Place Sale Company reported 694 of the 790 horses offered changed hands for gross receipts of $14,768,300. Last year's two-day sale grossed $9,822,100 on 535 head sold.

"Heritage Place Winter Mixed 2022 Sale finished strong with an average of $21,280 on horses sold," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Saturday. "That represents a 16% increase over the average last year.

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the horses offered were sold and we had a great crowd on hand for the sale. This one started off strong and stayed solid for three days. We wish everyone success for 2022 and look forward to the coming year," he concluded.

Aurelio Juarez paid $180,000 for Mountain Top QH Futurity(RG2) winner Leading Cartel. © StallioneSearch.com
The sale's median price was up 4% at $13,500 compared to $13,000 in 2021.

The Winter Mixed high-seller came in the closing session when Rancho La Cobra paid $290,000 for Hip 701 Spit Curl Diva. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Reliance Ranches LLC consigned the champion daughter of Spit Curl Jess from the Some Dasher mare Some Kinda Diva. Spit Curl Diva is the dam of 13 winners, 8 black type including champion 2-year-old filly Coronas First Diva. She sold with a 2022 embryo to leading sire Favorite Cartel.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Reliance Ranches LLC also consigned Saturday's second high-seller, Hip 725 Leading Cartel. Aurelio Juarez paid $180,000 the the sale's overall third high-seller, a stakes winning gelding by Big Daddy Cartel from the Special Leader mare Leading Diva.

Saturday's third high-seller, Hip 849 Mahomes, was purchased for $100,000 by Jose Meraz. Also a gelding, the 4-year-old stakes-placed son of leading sire Hes Relentless was consigned by Marty Powers, Agent. Out of the Corona Cartel mare Mia Corona, Mahomes was second in the 2021 La Fiesta Derby and has earned $78,655.

Grant Farms LLC was the leading buyer with six purchase totaling $383,000. Jose Meraz paid $293,200 for 14 head and Rancho La Cobra had the one lot for $290,000.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Reliance Ranches LLC was the leading consignor or agent with 46 head grossing $1,793,000 .Marty Powers, Agent sold 41 head for $1,111,900 and Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent had 39 head gross $1,054,000.

Apollitical Jess was the sale's leading short-yearling sire (by average with two or more sold) with two head averaging $55,000. Favorite Cartel had two yearlings average $39,000 and Ivory James saw three short-yearlings average $21,000.

Apollitical Jess was also the sale's leading covering sire (by average with two or more sold) with three in-foal mares averaging $93,333. Apollitical Blood had three in-foal mares average $58,667 and Tres Seis saw three in-foal mares average $54,333.

For preliminary results for all three-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.