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October 8, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!

LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE, CYPRESS, CA…. Average prices at the 2004 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Yearling and Mixed Stock Sale increased 28.5 percent over 2003, with 221 head bringing a total of $2,078,700. The average price per horse was $9,406, up from $7,290. One hundred and fifty one yearlings, 55 broodmares and 27 Mixed-breed horses were purchased at the sale held at Los Alamitos Race Course on October 2-3.

       Yearling sales netted $1,485,400 with the average price of $9,837 reflecting a 23.6% from last year’s average of $7,975. Miss Ima Lady, a filly by Mr Eye Opener out of the Thoroughbred mare Lade Of Lake, topped the yearling sale at $46,000. Of the 178 yearlings offered only 27 were repurchased. In contrast, there were 45 repurchases from the 182-yearlings offered last year.

        In addition to the yearlings, 43 broodmares were purchased at an average of $11,347.  The 4-year-old broomare Down Katella was the overall sale topper after John Sperry of Garden Grove bought the daughter of First Down Dash for $70,000. Net sales for the broodmare portion of the sale were $487,900. Twenty-seven mixed-breed horses – consisting of Paint Horses and Appaloosas – sold for an average price of $3,904.

      Los Alamitos Race Course will host three races with purses of $1 million or more in 2005. The three races are the Ed Burke Million, Golden State Million and Los Alamitos Million. The southern California track has also guaranteed a $2 million purse for the 2006 running of the Los Alamitos Million. For more information, please call 714-820-2690.