The 9th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale enjoyed a strong second session in which the average yearling price for the day of $16,342 represented an increase of 21% in comparison to day two of the 2012 sale. On the day, the average sale price for a broodmare was a solid $9,279, up 82% from the second day numbers last year. Of the 159 yearlings that entered the sale ring on Sunday only 20 were repurchased.
The strong second day figures brought the overall figures for the Los Alamitos Equine Sale very close to last year’s average number. A total of 253 yearlings sold over the weekend for a gross total of $4,134,500 for an average figure of $16,342, a slight decrease of 3% from last year’s $16,884 per yearling. The average price for broodmares over the two days was $9,279 for a big increase of 73% from last year. The 39 mares that sold went for a total of $361,900. Over the entire sale, a total of 296 head sold for a gross total of $4,525,400 for an average of $15,289, a nearly identical number to last year’s $15,302 sale average. The difference for the total sale average was less than 1/10th of one percentage point.
“We had a good atmosphere and the weather was a lot nicer on the second day of the sale,” said Ed Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course. “We had a lot of new buyers, young buyers and that was great to see. We’re also very grateful for the people of the Intermountain region as they came in spades to support this sale. I’m so glad that Los Alamitos Race Course holds races like the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap, Kip Didericksen Handicap and Wild West Futurity trials in conjunction with the sale. It’s helped make this a big weekend.”
Allred consigned the high seller on day two of the sale in the form of Hip #358, a colt by the name of Clean Slate (above) sired by Separatist and out of the stakes winning broodmare Forgive Him, who was purchased for $100,000 by Jose Villegas. Clean Slate is a half-brother of She Forgives, the runner-up in the Kindergarten Futurity and a finalist in the both the Ed Burke Million Futurity and PCQHRA Breeders Futurity.
Jaime Bujardo Payan purchased the second high seller of the day when he acquired Hip #222 Temping Colt for $90,000. Consigned by 6666 Ranch, Agent for Muller Racing LLC, the First Down Dash colt is out of the champion broodmare A Tempting Chick. Tempting Colt is a full brother to champion Tempting Dash, Grade 1 winner A Tempting Dash and multiple stakes finalist Natalie Dash.
There were 25 horses that each sold for $40,000 or more during Sunday’s session. Over the two days, A total of 25 horses sold on Sunday for $40,000 or more. A total of 32 horses sold for over $40,000 each during the two days. Only 20 horses sold for over $40,000 each last year.
Fawna Knight and Ronald Skeen purchased the third highest seller on day two of the sale when they paid $87,000 for Hip #302 Old Six Six. The Walk Thru Fire colt is out of Kingman Kin and is a full brother to Los Alamitos Winter Derby winner Oatman, which was campaigned by Knight and Skeen. Old Six Six is also a half brother of Southern California Derby winner Hulapai. Old Six Six was consigned by Ed Allred.
Allred also sold the fourth and fifth highest seller on Sunday. Hip #359 All Forgiven was purchased for $85,000 by Terry and Irene Stennett. The filly was sired by Stel Corona and is out of the aforementioned Forgive Him. Abigail Kawananakoa purchased Hip #301 On A Corner, who is a full brother to Old Six Six for $75,000.
The top selling mare was Hip #58 Oh La Hawk, sired by Separatist and out of the great blue hen broodmare Oh La Proud. Mauro Eli Zaborowsky purchased the 9-year-old mare for $35,000 from the Ed Allred consignment. Oh La Hawk is a half sister to champions Hawkish, Hawkinson and Flame N Flash and stakes winners Pride Of Katella, Look Her Over, Mister Katella and Rare Walker. Oh La Proud is one of only three broodmares to have produced three AQHA champions.
Kawananakoa was the leading buyer at the sale after purchasing four head by $242,000. She bought the high seller on day one after purchasing the filly Down Some Gold for $100,000 from La Presita LLC. Jaime Bujardo Payan purchased three head for $187,000 while Kolleen Ledgerwood bought four head for $133,000. Allred was the leading consignor by gross sales after selling 60 head for $1,270,300. Burns Ranch was the next high seller with 53 head going for $822,800. Vessels Stallion Farm LLC sold 11 head for $250,500.
Walk Thru Fire was the leading sire in gross sales with 37 head selling for $1,085,000. First Down Dash was second with 13 head going for $480,900 while Separatist had 22 going for $415,500. Stel Corona rounded out the top four with 31 head going for $392,200.
First Down Dash led yearling sales sires (by average with two or more sold) with 10 head averaging $46,350. Corona Cartel had three yearlings sell for an average of $40,333 and Walk Thru Fire had 29 yearlings average $35,707. Apollitical Jess lead first crop sale sires with two head averaging $26,350.
2013 OVERALL HIGH SELLERS
DOWN SOME GOLD
FIRST DOWN DASH
TAKIN SOME GOLD
LA PRESITA, LLC.
ALLRED, EDWARD C
VILLEGAS, JOSE M
A TEMPTING CHICK
6666 RANCH, AGENT FOR MULLER RACING, LLC
PAYAN, JAIME BUJARDO
OLD SIX SIX
WALK THRU FIRE
FAWNA KNIGHT, RONALD SKEEN
ONE TWO DASH
ONE CHICK TWO CHICK
VISTA EQUINE COLORADO, LLC., AGENT FOR TOM BRADBURY & VAUGHN COOK
STENNETT, TERRY & IRENE
ON A CORNER
THIS GIRLS ON FIRE
CHILDERS RANCH, LLC.
SAN GREGORIO RACING STABLE INC.
JESS A HABIT
JESS ANOTHER HABIT
VESSELS STALLION FARM, LLC
BURNS RANCH, AGENT
JR. QUARTER HORSES LLC
EAGLES FIRST PREY
ONE FAMOUS EAGLE
6666 RANCH AGENT,
JIMMY D HARREL & BENNETT MOUNTAIN RANCH
BYE SWEET GIRL
LA REINA DE LA NOCHE
MOYA, JUAN H