Headed by Sunday’s $150,000 purchase of Hip #228, a filly by Mr Jess Perry out of Grade 1 stakes winning mare Dinastia Toll BRZ, Abigail Kawananakoa strengthened her outstanding stable of racehorses by purchasing four out of the top five high sellers at the 2015 Los Alamitos Equine Sale held on the weekend of October 3-4.
The event wrapped up with 247 yearlings selling for a total of $4,343,000 with a median price for yearlings of $12,000, an increase of 4.4% from last year’s $11,500 median. The average sale price for yearlings was a solid $17,583, down 7.5% when compared to 2014 figures, but up 16% from 2013 figures. Fifteen broodmares sold for an average of $11,660, up 65% from last year figures. All in all, a total of 267 head of horses were sold for $4,565,400 for an average sale price of $17,099.
Consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, agent for John Andreini, the sale topper is named Staggering Stride and a half-sister to champion FDD Dynasty, the winner of the 2006 Ed Burke Million Futurity and 2007 Go Man Go Handicap and Governor’s Cup Derby. Staggering Stride is also a half-sister to this year’s All American Derby winner Apollitical Blood and a full-sister to stakes winner and multiple Grade 1 finalist Solid Connection. Her family also includes stakes winners Fishers Destiny, Chaotic Cartel, and Apollitical Legacy.
Kawananakoa also bought the second, fourth and fifth highest seller – all fillies from the Ed Allred consignment. Kawananakoa paid $120,000 for A Bit Quirky (Hip #229), a Stel Corona filly out of Dont Pass Bar, a full sister to Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap and Champion of Champions finalist Quirky. She also purchased a filly by Foose named Still Friends (Hip #279) for $100,000, and a Walk Thru Fire filly named Look At Her (Hip #353) for $95,000. Out of the stakes winning mare Forgive Him, Still Friends is a full sister to multiple derby winner Forget It and stakes winner She Forgives. Meanwhile, Look At Her is out of Look Her Over and is a full sister to 2014 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity He Looks Hot.
Kawananakoa finished as the sale’s top buyer after purchasing six fillies for a total of $550,000.
Her acquisitions at the sale were completed by the $53,000 buy of a Mr Jess Perry filly (Hip #72) consigned by Vista Equine Colorado, LLC, agent for Vessels Stallion Farm, LLC, and by the $32,000 purchase of a Stel Corona filly out of California Wildfire (Hip #190) from Allred’s consignment.
Juan Martinez and David Sanchez purchased a full brother to the aforementioned He Looks Hot for $105,000 to make him the third highest seller at the event. The colt by Walk Thru Fire and Look Her Over named He Too Looks Hot (Hip #352) is a full brother to Look At Her, which was the event’s fifth highest seller. Allred consigned He Too Looks Hot and also the sixth highest seller Renewed (Hip #358). Sired by Walk Thru Fire and out of Separatist mare Make Over, Renewed is a full brother to multiple stakes winner New Look. Kolleen Ledgerwood purchased the colt for $78,000.
Allred bred five out of the top six horses sold on the way to being the leading consignor with 54 horses selling for $1,399,500 for an average of $25,917 per horse. Burns Ranch was the second leading consignor with 50 horses selling for $941,900 for an average of $18,838.
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