LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE, CYPRESS, CA….The 16th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale wrapped up a solid weekend in the most difficult of years with 237 head selling for a total of $5,153,800 during the two-day event. The average sale price for the 204 yearlings sold was $21,474 to go along with 17 mares selling for an average of $22,994.
“We are very happy with how the sale went considering all the circumstances of this year,” said Jo Rae Burns of Burns Ranch. “We feel very lucky to have had this sale and have to thank Ed Allred and the entire Los Alamitos Equine Sale staff for everything that was done to get this accomplished. We really appreciate it.”
“On behalf of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association, we are delighted that we were able to have a Quarter Horse sale in California,” said Dino Perez, the business manager of PCQHRA. “Of course, we are so thankful to have had great support from our consignors and buyers. We saw a lot of new names involved in bidding and buying Quarter Horses so that’s great to see and bodes well for the future.”
Ed Allred, Quarter Horse racing’s all-time leading owner and breeder, purchased Hip 298 Cleared To Fly for $110,000 from the Burns Ranch, Agent consignment to make her the high seller during Sunday’s session. Sired by leading sire Favorite Cartel, Cleared To Fly is out of the Separatist mare Seperate Flight, a daughter of the blue-hen mare Babe On The Fly. This is the family of Grade 1 winners Rock You, Little Talks and Dont Let Down.
The highest selling colt on Sunday was Hip 227 Minecraft purchased for $85,000 by Diamond Racing. Also consigned by Burns Ranch, Agent, Minecraft is by Favorite Cartel out of Miss Kittys Bar Bet. A winner of $261,981 in her racing career, the Grade 1 stakes placed Miss Kittys Bar Bet is the dam of Governor’s Cup Futurity runner-up No Arizona ($66,610) and Jess Bet Me ($62,915).
The average prices were down from the 2019 average of $25,791 for horses sold and $26,688 for yearlings, but the average for mares was up 20.8% from the 2019 figure of $19,027 for mares and the average for mixed stock (primarily foals in utero in 2020) was up 103% from $11,714 in 2019 to $23,888 in 2020.
Ed Allred was the leading buyer after purchasing six hips for a total of $287,000. Rachuan Suarez was the second leading buyer with 17 hips for $252,600 followed by Alejandro Castaneda, who purchased 22 hips for $207,800. Burns Ranch, Agent as the leading consignor by gross sales with 54 head selling for $1,737,700. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for John Andreini was the second leading consignor with 24 heads selling for $924,500, while Ed Allred was third with 50 heads selling for $581,400.
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