A yearling colt sired by Florida-based Khozan was purchased by Norman Stables for $22,000 to top the Oct. 27 Equine Sales of Louisiana's Open Yearling and Mixed Sale in Opelousas, La.
Consigned by Oakridge Farm, the colt was bred in Louisiana by Paul Pruett and is out of the Dixie Union mare Unwooed. The colt's second dam, the Alysheba mare Designatoree, produced Voice of Destiny, a $556,723-earner whose 24 victories from ages 2 to 10 included the Berkeley Handicap and California Juvenile Stakes, both grade 3. Designatoree, a half sister to grade 1 winner Very Subtle, is also granddam of grade 3 winner Actin Good.
Represented by his first foals to race this year, Khozan is the sire of three stakes victors among his 14 winners. The son of Distorted Humor stands at Journeyman Stallions near Reddick, Fla., where his 2020 fee is listed at $8,500.
Equine Sales reported 91 horses sold for gross receipts of $189,700, an average price of $1,976 and a $1,200 median. The 41 head that went unsold represented an RNA rate of 29.9%.
During last year's sale, 127 horses grossed $327,600, with an average price of $3,900 and a $1,100 median. The RNA rate was 33.9%.
With 22 horses sold for gross of $37,000, Red River Farm was leading consignor. With its one purchase, Norman Stables was top buyer by gross.