10/06/2015 11:37AM

Smoke Glacken filly tops Heritage Place sale

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A yearling filly by Smoke Glacken topped the fourth annual Thoroughbred sale at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City on Sunday, bringing $26,000. She sold during a new yearling session at the auction, which was held two months earlier than usual.

Heritage Place, which also offered breeding stock and horses of racing age Sunday, reported 84 horses sold for total receipts of $254,100. The overall average was $3,025, up 14 percent from the same auction in 2014. There were 23 buybacks.

By category, 39 yearlings sold for $161,350 on Sunday, for an average of $4,137. There were 19 yearling buybacks. The breeding and racing-age portion of the sale saw 45 head sell for $92,750, for an average of $2,061. There were four buybacks.

“We changed the sale up, moving it up to October this year,” said Spence Kidney, general manager of Heritage Place. “Our goal was to be able to sell more yearlings than we had in the past - because by having it in December, it’s just not conducive to that – and we were able to do that.”

Kidney said plans are to have the same format for the sale next year. He said the auction also will be held at about the same time.  

The Smoke Glacken sales topper is out of the winning Fast Play mare Classy Con. She is a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Cordilleran Ice and from the female family of multiple Grade 2 winner Mission Impazible. Danny Keene, who has won multiple owner titles at Lone Star Park and Sam Houston, purchased the Smoke Glacken filly from consignor Rusty Roberts.

Cather, a Forestry mare believed to be in foal to Silver City, topped the breeding stock portion of the sale when she brought $10,000 from Peter Hladky. She was consigned by Gate to Wire, LLC. Cather is out of the Valid Appeal mare Oedy’s Appeal, and is a half-sister to stakes winners Stormin Oedy, Eyes On Eddy and Oelectra.

Heritage Place sits on 40 acres. The facility's 1,000-seat sales auditorium and 640 stalls are housed under one roof and on 4 1/2 acres. The facility was built in 1978.