OKC Summer Yearling Sale Posts Positive Numbers

The OKC Summer Yearling Sale gained in gross sales, average sale price, mean sale price and in numbers of horses sold on August 21.

“Our buy back rate went from 45 percent to 28 percent and that set the tone for a fun evening sale at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds on Tuesday,” said Sale Manager Terri Carter.

Gross sales were $282,700 for a 23 percent gain over last year.

The $28,500 sales topper was Hip 73, a Kipling colt out of Ann’s Classic. The colt is a half brother to stakes winner Miranda Diane ($379,914) and full brother to stakes winner Taylor Madison ($340,138).

Donnie Von Hemel purchased the colt for Benjamin W. Hughes Trust # 1 & Dean Hughes.

Mighty Acres sold the yearling colt for Center Hills Farm and was leading consignor with total sales of $88,800.

“We had a lot more people at the sale this year and the atmosphere was completely different from last year. We started the weekend with three sale winners in Remington Park’s first few days of racing so that seemed to set the tone,” Carter said.

Seventy of the 80 horses cataloged passed through the ring with 50 being sold. The average was $5,654, up from $5,451 and the mean was $4,400, up from $3,850.

“Our numbers are still down like every sale, but our quality is up and racing in Oklahoma has done nothing but keep getting better and better,” added Carter. “Remington’s atmosphere is unmatched for quality racing and entertainment.”

Carter said even the Oklahoma weather cooperated with sale days in the low 90s after record 113 degrees the week before.

For complete sale results, visit www.cartersalesco.com.