10/29/2013 11:10AM

Broodmare and foal set high price at inaugural Louisiana sale

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A pair of broodmares in foal to Grade 1-winning stallions topped Monday’s inaugural open yearling and mixed auction put on by the Equine Sales Company in Opelousas, La. Cat Eyes, believed to be in foal to Songandaprayer, topped the sale at $17,000. She was sold with a My Pal Charlie weanling filly by her side. Capote’s Halo, checked in foal to Paddy O’Prado, brought $15,000 as the second-leading lot Monday.

Cat Eyes was purchased by Perry Segura. She was consigned by 4M Ranch, agent. Cat Eyes is a 9-year-old mare by Devil His Due. She is out of the stakes-placed Sunshine Forever mare S’Mor Sunshine, making her a half-sister to the stakes-placed winners Gimme S’mor and Twelve Stepper. Cat Eyes won 8 of 37 races and earned $172,631. The My Pal Charlie filly is her second foal.

Capote’s Halo, who produced Grade 1 winner Johnny Eves, was purchased by David Lavoie of Speedmere Sales. Capote’s Halo is a 1993 daughter of champion Capote; she was consigned by Muscadine Farm, agent.

A total of 51 broodmares sold for $109,200, according to preliminary results posted on the website of Equine Sales Co. The broodmare average was $2,141.

The sale opened with a yearling portion, with 27 selling for a preliminary gross of $60,500. The average was $2,241.

The leading yearling sold for $11,500. By Private Vow, the unnamed filly was purchased by Champion Racing and consigned by Red River Farm, agent. The Louisiana-bred is from the unraced Robyn Dancer mare Truly Romantic, who has produced seven winners from eight foals of racing age, including stakes winners Fearless Leader and Prospect of Love.

Preliminary results from the weanling portion of the auction saw 12 sell for $45,100, posting an average of $3,758. A Half Ours colt took top price of $13,000. He was bought by Boutte Training from the consignment of Steve Holliday and is out of the winning Out of Place mare Save My Place, who is the dam of stakes-placed winner Forty Nine Watts and is a half-sister to Grade 3 winners Jack Milton and Peace Preserver.

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