Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cataloged Consignments Up at Heritage Place Sale

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cataloged Consignments Up at Heritage Place Sale

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By Darrell Morrow

Feature Editor

Cataloged consignments for the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale, Stallion Showcase and Preview Jan. 22 and 23 are up 22 percent this year to 578 head of horses from the 475 initially cataloged for the 1992 sale.

Buyers paid $3.4 million for 383 Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds to set a record for the 1992 Winter Mixed Sale in the 14th year of Heritage Place. Volume of that sale was pushed up by dispersal of an 80-head California stable of race-bred horses. Two stallions from that consignment set price records at Heritage Place.

Consignments from another California stable dispersal could set the sale-topper record this year, said Ray Hoover, president of Heritage Place.

The 15-head dispersal consigned by White Oaks Ranch of Lake Hughes, Calif., owned by Ginger Highland, contains one of the top ranked Quarter Horses in the world, Hoover said.

"One of those horses, Florentine, will be a very expensive mare, if not the sale topper. Then, she's got a yearling filly in the sale by Special Effort, which stands for stud at the Lazy E Arena. That yearling also will be one of the topselling horses. These two could easily bring $100,000 plus," Hoover said.

"Florentine is one of the top three Quarter Horse mares in the world. She was a world champion and running champion. She ran out more than $1 million in winnings on the track," he said.

Avison, a 1990 colt of Florentine, also is in the sale. The colt won $23,340 and was a finalist in three Grade 1 races in his first eight starts in 1992 and is still in race training.

The dam of Florentine, Trippy Dip, a Thoroughbred, also is among the 15 in the dispersal sale. That mare will sell in foal to First Down Dash, a leading sire of race horses.

Success of the 1992 Winter Mixed Sale was attributed by Hoover as a leading factor in the increased consignments this year. …

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