12/03/2013 11:21AM

Heritage Place to hold second annual Thoroughbred mixed sale on Dec. 14


The stallion Dance Master and more than 70 broodmares will be offered during the second annual Thoroughbred mixed sale at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City on Dec. 14. The catalog of 135 head includes not only breeding prospects and yearlings, but also horses of racing age. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Central.

Heritage Place, which conducts some of the country’s premier Quarter Horse auctions, introduced the sale last winter as its first straight Thoroughbred auction in 20 years. The inaugural sale offered 181 horses, with 116 selling for $227,300 in gross receipts, with an average of $1,959.

The catalog this year is smaller, but the quality of the book is noticeably deeper. Dance Master, a 16-year-old son of Gone West who was a Grade 2 winner at 2, has 10 crops of racing age with more than $7.5 million in progeny earnings. Broodmares available include American Sound, a daughter of Awesome Again and champion Yanks Music believed to be in foal to Kipling; Lyrical Ghost, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Swagger Jack and producer of Spanish Horse of the Year Silverside; Senza Unica, a daughter of Mr. Prospector believed to be in foal to Service Stripe; and Cinq Etoiles, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet believed to be in foal to Euroears.

“I think it’s a better catalog,” said Spence Kidney, general manager of Heritage Place. “I think whether Thoroughbreds or Quarter Horses, our business is becoming more of a quality business rather than a numbers business.”

The weanlings cataloged include offspring by young stallions Archarcharch, Euroears and Henrythenavigator. There are also more than 20 horses of racing age, including King Moon, a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Miss World, and Roi George, a half-brother to recently retired millionaire She’s All In. 

The list of consignors is broader than a year ago and includes Mighty Acres, which represents a host of interests including Rockin Z Ranch; Brewster Ranch; Ellen Caines; JEH Stallion Station; and McDowell Farm.

Kidney said Heritage Place has again placed the sale during the closing weekend of Remington Park’s meet for Thoroughbreds, which he hopes will lead to strong attendance.

To access a catalog, click here.