Carter Sales Co. on August 21 held its OKC Summer Sale at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, and the auction company reported an increase in gross sales compared to last year. In all, 58 of 87 head sold for $450,500. That’s a jump of 13 percent from last year, when 47 sold for $400,300. With the larger catalog this year, the average dipped 9 percent from $8,517 to $7,767. The buyback rate this year was 33 percent, which is down from 36 percent last year.
Hip 86, a full sister to multiple stakes winner Heykittykittykitty named No No Kitty Kitty, sold from Millar Equine, agent for It’s Mine Racing, to trainer Ron Moquett as a private sale. Moquett also trains Heykittykittykitty for Westrock Stables LLC, and the 5-year-old mare has banked $495,161 with a record of 21-10-8-1. She is a five-time stakes winner and twice placed against graded stakes company. Heykittykittykitty and No No Kitty Kitty are by Oklahoma stallion Tactical Cat out of the winning New Way mare Eternal Joy. Both were bred by in Oklahoma by Diamond G Ranch. Tactical Cat is a Grade 1-winning son of Storm Cat who stands at Raywood Farm in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
Moquett’s purchase made him the top buyer with Bryan Hawk just behind with four head purchased for $56,000. Mighty Acres was the leading consignor with 22 sold for $168,000.
For complete results, go to www.cartersalesco.com.