Heritage Winter Mixed Sale Sees Slight Average Increase Over Last Year
Rancho La Cobra purchased the Heritage Place Winter Mixed High Seller Hip 901, King Apache, for $300,000 on Saturday.

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Heritage Winter Mixed Sale Sees Slight Average Increase Over Last Year

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–JANUARY 20, 2024–The final session of the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale saw Hip 901 King Apache commanded the top dollar, for the complete sale, of $300,000 from Rancho La Cobra.  The sale closed with a slight increase in average of $22,553 compared to $22,242 a year ago.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Shaun Hubbard consigned King Apache, a 3-year-old son of leading sire Favorite Cartel from the One Sweet Jess mare Jess Mas. A finalist in the 2023 Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity, King Apache was undefeated in three starts at 2 with earnings of $40,500.

"The 2024 sale concluded with an average sales price with a $312 increase over last year and 83% of the horses offered were sold," Heritage Place General Manager Spence Kidney said late Saturday. "Heritage Place says, "Thank You" to all of our buyers and consignors for a great weekend and wish everyone much success for 2024."

Over the three days of selling, 663 horses sold of the 797 to go through the ring for a gross total of $14,952,400, showing a 5% decline compared to the previous year's $15,680,600. The average of $22,553 was up 1% over 2023's $22,242. The $13,500 median fell 10% from $15,000 last year.

AQHA Champion owner and breeder Bobby D. Cox paid $150,000 for Hip 787 Goodtyme, Saturday's second high-seller. Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent, Cox bred the son of leading sire Apollitical Jess from the dam of distinction Havanan Goodtime by Ivory James. The gelding was a $460,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate of 2022.

Two horses, Hip 690 Codex and Hip 670 Shes Got Thunder tied for the third-high seller on Saturday with a bid of $130,000 each.

Jesus Colin purchased Codex, a son of leading New Mexico sire Big Daddy Cartel from the champion filly Astica.  Marty Powers was Agent. The stakes-placed gelding is a full or half-sibling to five black type.

La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC purchased Shes Got Thunder from the Jordan Wiggins Agent consignment.  The daughter of leading sire Tres Seis, from Shes Got Fire by Corona Cartel, sold with a foal-in-utero to last year's leading first-crop sire Flying Cowboy 123.

Rancho La Cobra was the sale's leading buyer with five head totaling $507,000. Soilo Enrique Alvarez Fonseca paid $337,000 for three purchases and M4 Legacy Spend Thrift Trust Darrell Roland purchased three head for $331,000.

Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent was the sale's leading consignor or agent with 73 head for gross receipts of $2,147,700. Marty Powers, Agent had 43 head bring $1,306,200 and Dunn Ranch, Agent sold 32 head for $1,153,600. Dunn Ranch also had 23 head for $572,000 and Lazy E Ranch, Agent for Shaun Hubbard had the one for $300,000.

Flying Cowboy 123 was the sales leading short-yearling sire (by average, two or more sold) with four head averaging $72,500. Favorite Cartel sold two for $54,000 average and Cyber Monday had two for $37,500 average.

Flying Cowboy 123 was the sales leading covering sire (by average, two or more sold) with seven in-foal mares averaging $53,286.  Tres Seis sold three in-foal mares for a $44,000 average and Kiss My Hocks had two in-foal mares average $35,000.

For preliminary results from all sessions, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.