12/15/2013 12:04PM

Heritage Place Thoroughbred sale posts improved average


Heritage Place in Oklahoma City experienced a slight uptick in average during its second annual mixed Thoroughbred sale, led by a yearling son of C’Mon Tiger who brought $10,000. The auction, held Saturday Dec. 14, featured both breeding stock and horses of racing age.

Heritage Place reported 94 horses sold for gross receipts of $197,100, with an average of $2,097. There were 18 horses that did not sell. At the corresponding auction a year ago, 116 horses sold for $227,300, for an average of $1,959. There were 22 that did not sell.

“We were real pleased with the average, and we had a nice crowd here,” said Spence Kidney, general manager of Heritage Place. “We all look forward to next year and improving on what we started.”

The sales-topping colt is named A Warrior Defined. He is from the stakes-placed Stravinsky mare Inomuff, who was a three-time winner. Diana Bringhurst purchased A Warrior Defined from the consignment of James E. Helzer.

The highest-selling broodmare was American Sound, a 10-year-old daughter of Awesome Again and champion Yanks Music who brought $9,000. She has produced three winners to date, including stakes-placed Holy Missile, and is believed to be in foal to Kipling. Circle Bar H purchased the mare from Mighty Acres, agent for Center Hills Farm.

The top-selling horses of racing age were Roi George, a winning 3-year-old half-brother to millionaire She’s All In, and Gotcha Okie, a 4-year-old winning filly by Slewship. They brought $8,500 each, with both being purchased by Ed Melzer.

Dance Master, a stallion offered at the auction Saturday, did not meet his reserve.

The auction drew buyers from around the Midwest and Mexico.

Heritage Place is a premier auction house for Quarter Horses that last winter held its first Thoroughbred sale in 20 years. 

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