2014 OKC Summer Sale
Yearlings, 2-year-olds, Horses of racing age
The OKC Summer Sale on August 17 set records in all areas. It was the highest grossing sale with a new record sales topper and the highest average since the sale started in 2007.
Hip 10 a Tiz Wonderful colt out of the Cherokee Run mare Serena Ballerina, topped the sale at
$67,000. Shawn Schabel of Independence, Kansas, purchased the Oklahoma-bred colt from Brewster Ranch, agent for Clark O. Brewster.
With a $48,000 price tag, the sale’s second highest seller was Hip 72 a Summer Bird colt out of the Petionville mare Nakayama Jeune.
Like the sales topper the colt went to a buyer who drove south from Kansas to attend the Sunday afternoon sale. Lester Ellenz of Tipton, Kansas, purchased the colt from leading consignor, Mighty Acres, for Center Hills
Mighty Acres and Centers Hills have sold the last two winners of the Iowa Stallion Stakes and they also sold the full sister to this year’s winner on Sunday.
With total sales of $487,450, the sale averaged $8,863 with a buy back rate of 35 percent.
“We had the best crowd, the best horses and the best results in our sales history,” said Sales Manager Terri Carter.
“Our buy back rate is tribute to the incredible racing we have here with maiden special weights running for $35,700. We also have a great stakes schedule and the sale company added a $25,000 bonus to the Clever Trevor Stakes, so some consignors chose to hold on to their horses and take a shot at that.”
Carter said the sale has always been tied to opening weekend at Remington Park and this year it also coincided with the national HBPA meeting in Oklahoma City.
“The atmosphere at the track opening weekend was just incredible,” said Carter. “Scott Wells does such a great job and it sure didn’t hurt that Bryan Hawk who won the $175,000 Governors Cup Saturday night, was shopping Sunday while grinning from ear to ear.”
The average saw a 20 percent increase over last year and the gross was up 23.5 percent. The catalog had 93 with 85 offered on Sunday and 55 sold. The buy back rate of 35 percent was an increase over last years 26 percent.