The Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Summer Sale on Sunday saw the average yearling price jump by 21 percent and recorded a 16 percent increase in overall with gross sales with a total of $531,400. Yearlings averaged $9,137, a nearly $2,000 increase over 2016.
Hip 59, an Oklahoma-bred Flashback filly out of the Tiznow mare Tiz Merry, topped the sale. Phil Adams, of Gainsville, Texas, purchased the filly for $55,000 from the Buena Madera consignment for Hidden Creek Farm.
The next highest seller at $44,000 was Hip 14, an Oklahoma-bred Mister Lucky Cat filly out of Eternal Joy, the dam of multiple stakes winner Heykittykittykitty ($495,161). The Luckily Partnership/ D. Dipalo purchased the filly from the Millar Equine consignment.
Two horses lit up the toteboard at $43,000 each.
Hip 52, a Oklahoma-bred colt by Jimmy Creed colt out of the De Niro mare Showmethegreencard, was purchased by SBM, agent for Clark Brewster. Mighty Acres consigned the colt for Center Hills Farm.
It also took $43,000 to land Hip 73, a Oklahoma-bred Flat Out filly out of the Broken Vow mare Broken Blues. The filly went to Jay Lewis of Jones, Oklahoma. She was bred by John James Revocable Trust and presented by Marty Powers.
“This was the best catalog in our sale’s history. It was strong across the board and that made the sale so much fun for everyone. The atmosphere was just so energized,” said sales manager Terri Carter.
“We’ve always tried to make the sale fun with food and music. I think horse racing is often a family venture and its great to see these families together out selecting their next racing prospect.” Carter continued.
Carter credited the $43,075 maiden special weight purses at Remington Park as a driving factor in the strong market.
“They are doing a lot of good things at Remington with capital improvements and the new Remington Park Racing Club designed to let people try their hand at racehorse ownership with a small buy in for a group experience of owning and racing. We are really lucky to be in a state where racing is doing so well, ”Carter said.
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(From Carter Sales Co. news release)