10/13/2014 11:43AM

Iowa fall mixed sale posts overall gains


The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association fall all-age sale was held Sunday, finishing with gains across the board highlighted by a significantly improved median.

The one-day sale, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, moved 48 horses for revenues of $328,900, up 5 percent compared with the 2013 edition when 49 horses grossed $314,250. The average sale price rose 7 percent, from $6,413 to $6,852, while the median increased 111 percent, from $1,900 to $4,000.

The buyback rate finished at 27 percent, which was an increase from 16 percent in 2013.

Leading the session was Cal Girls Reign, a yearling Cowboy Cal filly who sold to Umbrella Stables II for $58,000.

The gray or roan filly is out of the multiple stakes-winning Mutakddim mare Seekingthereinbow, who is the dam of two winners from as many foals to race. Bred in Iowa and consigned on Sunday by RPM Thoroughbred Farm, Cal Girls Reign is from the family of stakes winners Red Hot N Gold, Missmekissme, and Reissaurus.

Madison County Thoroughbreds was the sale’s leading consignor, with 14 horses sold for a combined $100,500. The Macksburg, Iowa, operation consigned the second-highest-priced offering of the sale, a Woke Up Dreamin colt who also went to Umbrella Stables II for $45,000.

Umbrella Stables II was the leading buyer at the auction, spending $103,000 for the two most expensive offerings.

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