A Kipling colt brought $28,500 to top the Oklahoma City summer yearling sale. Carter Sales Co. conducted the auction Aug. 21 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel purchased the dark bay or brown colt for the Benjamin W. Hughes Trust #1 and Dean Hughes from Mighty Acres, agent. The yearling is a full brother to stakes winner Taylor Madison and a half brother to added-money winner Miranda Diane (by Fistfite). Center Hills Farm bred the colt in Oklahoma.
The results for the sale included a gross of $282,700 for the 50 horses that were sold. The average price was $5,654 and the median price was $4,400. The buy-back rate was 28.6%.
"We had a lot more people at the sale this year and the atmosphere was completely different from last year," said Terri Carter, the sale's manager. "We started the weekend with three sale winners in Remington Park's first few days of racing, so that seemed to set the tone."