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Heritage Place Champions of the Future Foal In Utero Online Sale Enjoys Across-The-Board Increases
The second-annual Heritage Place Champions of the Future Foal In Utero Online Sale ended Thursday.

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Heritage Place Champions of the Future Foal In Utero Online Sale Enjoys Across-The-Board Increases

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–DECEMBER 15, 2023–The second-annual Heritage Place Champions of the Future Foal In Utero Online Sale ended Thursday with across-the-board increases compared to 2022.

Twenty of the 38 lots offered sold for gross receipts of $770,000. Two of those lots totaling $90,000 were for the remaining semen straws to sires Bigtime Favorite and Captain Courage.

The sale average price was $38,500, a 95% increase over $19,600 in 2022. The median price rose to $35,000 compared to $20,000 last year.

"The genetics offered were superior in quality and I think the buyers recognized that," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said today. "We want to thank our consignors for the great set of horses and wish the buyers much success with their purchases."

Marvin Fuentes paid $80,000 for the sale topper Hip 35, a Favorite Cartel foal-in-utero out of Grade 1 winner Wave Her Down by First Down Dash. Consigned by Jeff Pitcher, Ed Burke Million Futurity(G1) winner Waver Her Down is a sister three-time champion Ocean Runaway and world champion Waver Carver.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent sold the second high-seller Hip 11, an Apollitical Jess foal-in-utero out of the Kiss My Lassie.  Jordyn Robinson paid $75,000 for the expected foal from the first crop of the takes-placed  daughter of champion Kiss My Hocks.  Grade 3 winner Lassie O Toole, by Jody O Toole, is the second dam.

Fuentes also purchased the third high-seller, Hip 28, a Favorite Cartel foal-in-utero from the Grade 2-placed Apollitical Jess mare Suite Expectations. PJ Ranch, Agent consigned the $62,600 prospective foal from the family of RG2-placed Cristi Jo Dash by First Down Dash.

La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC was the sale's leading buyer with six purchases totaling $275,000. Marvin Fuentes had the two for $142,600 and Shane and Brooke Snow paid $90,000 for lots.

Ken O'Brien Sports was the leading consignor or agent with two head for gross receipts of $98,800. 6666 Ranch, Agent sold two for $90,000 and Jeff Pitcher had the one lot for $80,000.

CLICK HERE for preliminary results from the sale, including hip-by-hip, prices.