Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale Recap

Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale Recap

A son of champion Apollitical Blood tops the two-day sale held in Kinder.

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Apollitical Delight, a son of 2015 champion 3-year-old colt Apollitical Blood consigned by Robicheaux Ranch Inc. as agent for Simmons Ranch, topped the two-day Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, held Friday and Saturday in Kinder.

TM Ranch paid $100,000 for Apolliticial Delight during Friday's opening session. The bay colt is out of Peacefull Delight, a daughter of 2001 champion 2-year-old colt Tres Seis, 2016 Golden State Derby (G2) finalist, and half sister to 2004 world champion Be A Bono and '09 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG1) winner Peace Fire.

RF Debs Dash N Blue, a daughter of '02 champion aged stallion Jess Louisiana Blue consigned by Robicheaux Ranch Inc. as agent for Rogers Farm, sold for $85,000 to top the Saturday session. TM Ranch also signed the ticket for RF Debs Dash N Blue. The filly is out of Fast Dash N Deb, a winning 15-year-old Heza Fast Dash mare who ran third in the 2008 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs. RF Debs Dash N Blue is a full sister to stakes winner MCM Fast Dashin Blue and the multiple stakes-placed RF Fast Dash N Blue.

Gross receipts for the sale totaled $6,916,000 with 447 horses sold from 549 offered, a 32-percent increase over 2020, when the sale saw 375 head sell from 484 offered for $4,690,100. This year's average-per-head of $15,472 marked a 21-percent over last year's average of $12,507. This year's median of $11,000 median was 14-percent over the 2020 median of $9,500.

"This was a great sale for our consignors and buyers," said LQHBA executive director Bruce Salard. "We had quality yearlings that everyone will be hearing about in 2022."

Trey Ellis, agent, was the sale's leading buyer with 14 head for a $421,000 gross. Grant Farms LLC was the sale's leading consignor or agent with 23 head grossing $522,700.

Click here for a full recap of the sale.

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