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Colts Top High-Sellers On Day 1 of TQHA July Yearlings
TQHA kicked off its 25th annual yearling sale in San Antonio today. The second session begins at 10:30 am (CDT) on Saturday.

StalioneSearch / Kay Helzer
Colts Top High-Sellers On Day 1 of TQHA July Yearlings

SAN ANTONIO, TX–JULY 29, 2022–A pair of 2021 colts, Red Reddington and Line Drive Dash, tied for the high-sellers at $82,000 each in the opening session of the 2022 TQHA Yearling Sale Friday in San Antonio.

"We had a very solid first day with an average of nearly $19,000. We have had people looking at horses since Wednesday and had a great crowd," TQHA Executive Director Rob Werstler said. "With the yearlings we will offer tomorrow, I think we have a really good chance of surpassing last years average”.

At the close of first session, 125 of 172 horses offered on Friday sold for gross receipts of $2,383,300, up from $1,677,100 on 87 head last year. The opening session average of $18,950 was slightly down from $19,277 in 2021. The median fell to $13,000 compared to $14,500 on day 1 last year.

Rey Munoz paid $82,000 for Hip 124, Red Reddington, a Kiss My Hocks colt consigned by Tyler Graham, Agent. The colt out of the Favorite Cartel mare Ms Highmaitenance, is from the family of stakes winner The Black Alliance and  G3 stakes winners Bee Dashing and A Honey Of A Dash.

Tabasco Racing LLC purchased the co-high seller for Hip 162 Line Drive Dash for $82,000. Granada Farms, Agent for Simmons Racing, consigned the Tempting Dash colt from the Shazoom mare Shazooms Pop Pop. Line Drive Dash is a half-brother to 2022 4-year-old Grade 3 winner Pops First Lady. 

Third high-seller Hip 77, Justifye, was purchased for $80,000 from the Bobby D. Cox consignment by Salazar Stables LLC. The son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry is out of the stakes-placed Tres Seis mare Miss Aguilar.  This is the family of stakes winner First Dashin Bye, Ivan James, First Dashin Perry and The Golden Bowl.

Salazar Stables LLC was the leading buyer in session 1 with five purchases for $260,000, Tabasco Racing LLC had two for $112,000 and Rey Munoz had two for $98,000.

Bobby D. Cox was the opening session leading consignor with nine head grossing $333,000. Bielau Oaks had seven head for $221,200 and Tyler Graham, Agent sold six head for $205,000.

CLICK HERE for preliminary results from Day 1, including hip-by-hip prices.
 

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Saturday's session will feature hips 179 thru 357 with a 10:30 am (CDT). start.

All yearlings passing through the sale ring are eligible for the 2023 $600,000-est. TQHA Sale Futurity(RG2) at Retama Park.

To watch Saturday's session streamed online CLICKING HERE. Online bidding will again be available.

CLICK HERE to download an online catalog of consignments.

Preliminary sale results following Saturday's closing session can be found on StallioneSearch.com in the SALES RESULTS section.

Sale goers are invited to attend TQHA Sale Futurity(RG2) on Saturday at Retama Park. First post each night is 6:45 pm (CDT).

For additional information visit the association's website at tqha.com or call the TQHA on-site sales office at (512) 647-6203.