10/09/2017 12:44PM

Heritage Place sale up in gross and average


The 2017 Heritage Place Thoroughbred sale posted solid gains in gross and average sale price on Sunday, topped by a $30,000 filly by Jimmy Creed.

The single-day mixed auction in Oklahoma City saw 52 horses sold for revenues of $267,150, posting a 18 percent improvement from last year’s renewal, when 73 horses brought $226,850. The average sale price rose 65 percent to $5,138 from $3,108, while the buyback rate rose to 30 percent from 24 percent.

Twisted Chaps Racing Stables bought the sale-topper, a second-crop Jimmy Creed filly. The chestnut filly is out of the winning Birdstone mare Birdseye, whose first foal to race is a winner.

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Bred in Oklahoma by Cowboy Stables, the filly is from the family of Grade 2 winners Gervinho and Memorette, Grade 3 winner Scotch Heather, Grade 1-placed Fondly Remembered, and Panamanian champion Sanky Panky. Ellen Caines consigned the filly, as agent.

Sunday’s transaction made the sale-topper the most expensive foal out of Birdseye to sell at public auction, surpassing the Mr. Nightlinger filly Birdseye Baby, who sold for $3,500 at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Texas fall yearling and mixed sale.

Francisco Bravo, owner of Oklahoma-based River Oaks Farm, bought the most expensive entry of the mixed-session offerings, going to $7,000 for the broodmare A Fleeting Dream.

The unraced 4-year-old Afleet Alex mare was offered in foal to Wilburn after producing her first foal earlier this year, a To Honor and Serve colt. Rusty Roberts consigned the mare, as agent.

Bred in Florida by Live Oak Stud, A Fleeting Dream is out of the Grade 3-winning Broad Brush mare Silver Charades, who is the dam of three winners from four runners. The extended page features champion Sunshine Forever, Grade 1 winner V. E. Day, and Grade 3 winner Hotstufanthensome.