02/06/2015 11:30AM

Heritage Place expands Thoroughbred sale, shifts date

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Heritage Place, a premiere Quarter Horse auction house in Oklahoma City that introduced a Thoroughbred sale three years ago, is making some changes to that auction. The Thoroughbred sale will be expanded to include a yearling session for 2015, while the auction will be held more than two months earlier than usual, on Oct. 4.

Heritage Place announced the changes Thursday. The previous editions of the Thoroughbred sale were held in December. They had featured breeding stock and horses of racing age. The expanded sale will still have those offerings, with the new yearling session to open the auction. 

“By moving up the date of the sale, we want to accommodate buyers and sellers by attracting more top quality yearlings,” Spence Kidney, general manager of Heritage Place, said in the release. “Our central location makes it very convenient for horsemen traveling from anywhere throughout the United States. I am very pleased with the interest shown from breeders and agents we have spoken to. I believe this will be a great regional event that consignors and buyers can look forward to each year.”

The deadline to consign horses to the sale is to be announced, but the catalog fee will be $500. The commission for the sale will be 5 percent with a $150 minimum.

Heritage Place sits on 40 acres. The plan’s 1,000-seat sales auditorium and 640 stalls are housed under one roof, and comprise four and a half acres. The facility was built in 1978. Heritage Place is owned by Dr. Charles Graham of Elgin, Texas; the Robert W. Moore family of Oklahoma City; the Bruce Gentry and Robert Gentry families, both of Lubbock, Texas.