08/26/2016 1:36PM

Higher gross, lower average at Oklahoma sale


A larger catalog for the Carter Sales Co. OKC summer sale yielded a higher gross last Sunday but also led to a mild decline in the average sale price. A $57,000 Tactical Cat filly topped the sale.

The auction saw 58 horses sold for $450,500, up 13 percent from the 2015 renewal, where 47 horses brought $400,300. The average declined 9 percent from $8,517 to $7,767.

The buyback rate closed at 33 percent, down from last year’s figure of 36 percent.

Six horses sold for $20,000 or more, finishing on par with last year’s renewal.

Trainer Ron Moquett privately purchased the sale-topper, a $57,000 Tactical Cat filly, after she failed to meet her reserve in the sale ring.

The gray or roan filly, named No No Kitty Kitty, is out of the winning New Way mare Eternal Joy, whose two winners from as many runners include the Grade 2-placed five-time stakes winner Heykittykittykitty, who is a full sister to the sale-topper. Moquett also trained Heykittykittykitty.

Bred in Oklahoma by Diamond G Ranch, No No Kitty Kitty is from the family of Grade 1 winner Purim, Dominican champion Belleza, and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Gold Dollar.

No No Kitty Kitty was consigned by Millar Equine as agent for It’s Mine Racing.

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