Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Thoroughbred Session

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Finishing up the Winter Mixed Sale was the Thoroughbred Session. Held on January 16th, it came right after the Paint Session. Forty-two horses went through the sale ring with 41 going to new homes.

The high seller of this session was Threat Level, who brought $13,000. A 2005 bay mare, she is by Dixieland Band, a G2 stakes winner and the sire of 111 stakes winners (earnings of $75,243,903), including champion Drum Taps. Her dam, Bold Threat, earned $28,212 and is the dam of 10 foals of racing age,7 to race with 4 winners. Threat Level earned $32,841 and was bred in 2009 to Minister Eric.

The 41 head that sold totaled $107,300, for an average price of $2,617 and a sales percent of 98%. There were 6 top selling horses (2 tied for 5th) totaled $46,000 with an average of $7,667.

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Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Paint Session

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On Saturday, January 16th, following the last Quarter Horse session, the buyers’ attention was shifted to something different. The Paint session, consisting of both solid and colored horses, featured 27 speed-bred animals. Of these, twenty-three head were sold.

The high seller in this session was Super LaJolla SI 82, a 2007 sorrel tobiano colt, who brought $6,000. He is by Brimmerton SI 104 (son of First Down Dash), Champion 3-year-old colt, an earner of $519,538, and the sire of 103 Register of Merits and 7 stakes winners with earnings of $1,490,828. His dam, Linda Lajolla SI 94 (a  Paint daughter of Streakin La Jolla), is an APHA World Champion, an earner of $120,074, and the dam of 3 APHA foals, 1 of racing age (Super LaJolla). An accredited Oklahoma-Bred and in training, he has won $9,789 and is eligible for 3-Year-Old Paint Derbies.

The twenty-three lots sold totaled $48,550, for an average price of $2,111 and a sales percentage of 85%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $23,900, for an average of $4,780.

Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Session 5 Quarter Horses

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The third and final day of the Winter Mixed Sale started out with the last of the Quarter Horse sessions. Two hundred and fifty-five head of horses passed through the sale ring, with two hundred and twenty-seven of them selling.

The high selling horse of this session was A Tempting Strawfly SI 80, who brought $150,000. A 2005 sorrel mare, she is by Strawfly Special SI 97, a stakes winner of $222,920 and the sire of 985 Register of Merit and 88 stakes winners earning $25,376,992. Her dam, A Tempting Chick SI 99 by Chicks Beduino SI 104, earned $36,953 and is the dam of 2 other foals of racing age, both winners. A Tempting Strawfly SI 80 earned $9,392 and was bred to Corona For Me for a 2010 foal.

The 227 lots that sold brought a total of $1,891,550 for an average price of $8,333 and a sales percentage of 89%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $353,300, with an average of $70,600.

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Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Session 4 Quarter Horses

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Session 4 of the Winter Mixed Sale was held on Saturday, January 16th. This all-day session had 329 horses run through the ring, with 305 of them being sold.

The high selling horse of this sale was Carrington Beach, a 2009 bay colt, who brought $65,000. He is by FDD Dynasty SI 102, earner of $1,173,001 and a son of First Down Dash SI 105. His dam is Runaway Wave SI 105 (by Runaway Winner SI 104), Broodmare of the Year in 2005, earner of $79,183, and the dam of 14 winners. Carrington Beach is eligible for the AQHA Racing Challenge.

The 305 head that sold totaled $2,400,450, for an average price of $7,870 and a sale percentage of 93%. The top 5 sellers totaled $263,000, for an average of $52,600.

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Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Session 3 Quarter Horses

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Session 3 of the Winter Mixed Sale wrapped up the action on January 14. One hundred and ninety-seven head of Quarter Horses went through the ring with 178 being sold.

High seller of this session was Daze Like This SI 88, who brought $100,000. A 2006 sorrel mare, she is by Corona Cartel SI 97, a stakes winner of $557,142 and the sire of 683 Register Of Merit and 102 stakes winners who have earned $29,797,633. Her dam is Gold Daze SI 102 (by Tolltac) who earned $53,274 and is the dam of 8 foals to race with 7 ROM. Daze Like This earned $1,875 and was bred to First Down Dash in April, 2009.

The 178 head that sold totaled $1,714,600, with an average price of $9,633 and a sale percentage of 90%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $316,000 for an average of $63,200.

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Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale – Session 2: Michael A. Pohl Herd Reduction

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Session 2 of the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale was held immediately following Session 1 on January 14th. This was the Michael A. Pohl Herd Reduction. Thirty-three Quarter Horses were consigned, with 31 being sold and 2 repurchased by the consignor.

High selling horse of this session was Dashin Follies, a 1999 brown mare, who brought $875,000. She is by Strawfly Special SI  97, a stakes winner of $222,920 and the sire of 985 ROM and 80 stakes winners. Her dam, Dashing Folly SI 108 by First Down Dash SI 105, had 12 wins in 21 starts, winning $535,841; she is the dam of 11 foals with 8 to race and 6 ROM. Dashin Follies sold with embryos by Corona Cartel & Jet Black Patriot. She was not bred to carry a 2010 foal.

The 31 head that sold brought $1,367,300, with an average price of $44,106 and a sale percentage of 94%. The Top 6 (2 brought the same price) brought $1,237,000 and averaged $206,107.

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Heritage Winter Mixed Sale – Session 1 Quarter Horse

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The Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale was held from January 14th through the 16th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Running-bred Quarter Horses, Paints, and Thoroughbreds were sold over the course of the 3 day sale. The sale was broken down into 7 sessions, with Quarter Horses selling in the first 5 sessions, Paints selling in the 6th session, and Thoroughbreds selling in the 7th.

Session 1 of the Quarter Horse sale had 103 head consigned. Eighty-eight horses sold, 14 horses were repurchased, and 1 horse got no bid. The 88 head that sold totaled $515,850, for an average price of $5,861 and a sale percentage of 85%.

The high selling horse in Session 1 was Ah Sigh, who brought $70,000. The 1992 black mare with a Speed Index of 98 is the daughter of World Champion First Down Dash SI 105, the sire of 1,333 ROM (Register of Merit), 215 stakes winners, and 33 champions. Her dam, Cindio SI 85, earned $5,488 and is the dam of 17 foals, with 15 to race and 11 of them earning an ROM. Ah Sigh was bred to Corona Cartel.

The Top 5 horses of this session brought $173,500, and averaged $34,700.

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