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FIRST DOWN DASH COLT IS $330,000 HIGH SELLER AT LOS ALAMITOS EQUINE SALE


October 3, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Los Alamitos Equine Sale - Harems Legacy topped the sale
(photo by Orlando Gutirrez)
LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE, CYPRESS, CA.... Ed Allred purchased the yearling Harems Legacy (Hip #113) for $330,000, making the full brother to champions Royal Quick Dash and First Sovereign and 2003 Los Alamitos Million winner A Regal Choice the high seller at the two-day Los Alamitos Equine Sale held in Cypress, California on October 1-2.
   
  Bred and consigned by Vessels Stallion Farm, LLC, the First Down Dash bay colt is out of the Beduino mare Harems Choice. Harems Legacy's full-brothers rank among the sport's top sprinters in the past 20 years. Royal Quick Dash won the All American Futurity in 1991, while 2-year-old champion First Sovereign won the Kindergarten and Ed Burke Memorial Futurity before a tragic morning workout accident ended his life prematurely. Meanwhile, A Regal Choice earned $735,507 in his racing career, which included victories in the Million, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal Stakes and Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Stakes. He also competed in the Champion of Champions in 2004.

     "Harems Choice has produced great runners time after time and I believe First Sovereign is probably the best 2-year-old that I've ever seen at Los Alamitos," said Allred, who purchased the colt on the first day of the sale. "I stopped bidding on Harems Legacy about three or four times but there was something about Harems Choice that just kept me going back to the bidding. I stopped bidding several times but I ended up with the colt."
 
     Harems Legacy is eligible to the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Derby, All American Futurity, Golden State Million, Los Alamitos Two Million and the MBNA America Racing Challenge.     
  
   Julianna Hawn Holt purchased the bay filly Corona Por Favor (Hip #359) for $200,000, making her the high seller on the second day of the sale. Sired by First Down Dash and out of Broodmare of the Year Sizzling Lil, Corona Por Favor is a full sister to champion millionaire Corona Kool and stakes winner Corona Cocktail and a half sister to multiple racing champion and Broodmare of the Year Corona Chick. Corona Por Favor is nominated to the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Derby, All American Futurity, Golden State Million, Los Alamitos Two Million and the MBNA America Racing Challenge.   
  
    No Mas Corona, a half-brother to Corona Por Favor, was the next high seller at $160,000. He was purchased by a partnership that included Vessels, Smith, Cozby Et Al. No Mas Corona is by Fishers Dash, the sire of PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Governor's Cup Futurity winner Finding Nemo and champions Dashing Knud and Hardly Hateful.  
  
       Enrique Carrion by Azoom LP purchased the fourth highest seller Fit To Be King for $150,000 from Double Bar S Ranch. Fit To Be King is a half-brother to two-time World Champion Tailor Fit. Fit To Be King is by First Down Dash and out of Silk Skirt.
 
     Jim Geiler and Kim Kessinger purchased the yearling Way Down Town, a sorrel colt by First Down Dash and out of the aforementioned Lil Bit Rusty, for $130,000. Way Down Town is a half-brother to 2002 Co-World Champion Whosleavingwho, who races for Geiler and Kessinger. Lil Bit Rusty has also produced stakes winners Wholelota Dash and Beduinos Rusty.
  
    "We think he looks really good," Kessinger said. "One-hundred and thirty thousand is a lot of money but we also feel we got a good deal. If he does half as good as Whosleavingwho we'll be tickled. We will leave him here with (trainer) Paul Jones.
 
      John Sperry purchased the Vessels Stallion Farm-consigned Jess Hateful for $111,000, making the bay colt the sixth highest seller of the day. Sired by Mr Jess Perry and out of distance champion Hateful Hanna, the yearling Jess Hateful is a half-brother to 2004 champion 2-year-old filly Hateful Hanna, the runner-up in last year's Los Alamitos Million Futurity and Rainbow Futurity.
   
    Allred sold the gray colt Kid From Kingman for $90,000 to Enrique Carrion. The yearling is a half-brother of 1998 Los Alamitos Million winner Kingman Kid. Kiptys First Kiss was the second highest selling filly after Vaughn Cook purchased her for $75,000. Vessels Stallion Farm consigned the filly.      
 
EQUINE SALE BY THE NUMBERS
 
        A total of 227 yearlings sold for $4,553,900 for a sale average of $20,061. Including broodmares and horses of mixed stock, a total of 317 horses sold for $5,467,700 for a sale average of $17,248. First Down Dash was the leading sire by average with 20 head selling for an average of $77,075. Vessels Stallion Farm enjoyed a great sale, as they consigned the top three high sellers and eight of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20. The top consignor by far, Vessels Stallion Farm LLC sold 39 horses at an average of $54,333 for a total of $2,119,000.
  
     "It's not just Vessels Stallion Farms," he said. "We have been blessed with so many great partners that have allowed us foal share their mares with our sires. I'm talking about people like Robert Wood, the owner of Harems Choice, and (our partners) that own the mare of Lil Bit Rusty, the dam of Way Down Town, who sold for $130,000.
 
    "We bred Harems Choice but we sold her to Robert Wood. He borrowed $25,000 from the bank to purchase Harems Choice and he would later breed her to First Down Dash. Her first baby was All American winner Royal Quick Dash and she's been bred to First Down Dash every year since then." 
 
     Ed Allred's purchase of Harems Legacy was his only one at the sale but it was enough to make him the top buyer at the event. Agent Jose Flores was second after buying 13 horses for a total of $267,200 and an average of $20,554. 
 
EQUINE SALE KICKS OFF TO GREAT REVUES
 
Los Alamitos Equine Sale is a new joint venture between Allred and Frank "Scoop" Vessels, and the two champion breeders and partners had nothing but great things to say about their sale.
  
    "It was home run, actually it was a triple homerun," Allred said. "This was the best organized sale that I've ever attended and everything from the venue, the food and the sanitation was perfect."
 
     The sale was being held for the first time at the Clubhouse of the old Cypress Golf Course. The sale featured a beautiful open-air pavilion area and brand new barns.

      "The venue was perfect," Vessels added. "We had a great turnout and some outstanding horses. They say that whenever you have great horses in your sales catalog you will get a great turnout. That's what happened today. Our friends from Texas and Oklahoma were here and we also had a large Hispanic crowd in attendance, which was great to see. It was everything that we were hoping for and more."
 
TOP 48 SELLERS AT 2005 LOS ALAMITOS EQUINE
YEARLING AND MIXED STOCK SALE
 
 Hip #      Horse                                 Price                                       Consignor              Buyer    
113          Harems Legacy                     $330,000                 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC       Ed Allred
                colt, First Down Dash/Harems Choice
359          Corona Por Favor                 $200,000                 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC      Julianna Hawn Holt
                filly, First Down Dash/Sizzling Lil
338          No Mas Corona                     $160,000                 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC     Vessels, Smith, Cozby, Et Al
                colt, First Down Dash/Sizzling Lil
334          Fit To Be King                      $150,000                 Double Bar S Ranch               Enrique Carrion by Azoom LP
                colt, First Down Dash/ Silk Skirt
174          Way Down Town                  $130,000                 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC     Geiler & Kessinger
                colt, First Down Dash/Lil Bit Rusty
116          Jess Hateful                           $111,000                 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC     John Sperry
                colt, Mr Jess Perry/Hateful Hanna
188          Kid From Kingman                $90,000                   Ed Allred                              Enrique Carrion by Azoom LP
                colt, Fishers Dash/Making Ways
160          Kiptys First Kiss                  $75,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC      Vaughn Cook
                filly, First Down Dash/Kiptys Kisses
227          Not A Full Moon                   $72,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC    Ron Vand Amburgh
                colt, First Down Dash/Moon Arisen
43            FDD Dynasty                       $70,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC     BG Smith/Downtime/Vessell
                colt, First Down Dash/Dinastia Toll Brz
96            Lefty Gal                               $70,000                   Ed Allred                             Mackie Racing LLC
                filly, Walk Thru Fire/Gender Gap      
406          Off Fishing                            $67,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC   Juniors Quarter Horses
                filly, Fishers Dash/Weekend Spree
143          She Travels                           $67,000                   Ed Allred                             Double Bar S Ranch LLC
                filly, Fishers Dash/Jetsetting Girl
101          Boy Fooler                             $62,000                   Ed Allred                            Double Bar S Ranch LLC
                filly, Fishers Dash/Girl Secrets
248          Un Oh La Proud Utero           $57,000                   Ed Allred                            Porfirio Carrasco
                embryo transfer, Fishers Dash/Oh La Proud
414                Nofishinonafullmoon       $57,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC   Patricia Visscher
                colt, Separatist/Your First Moon
409          Fishes Witchcraft                   $55,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC  Jose Flores Agent
                filly, Fishers Dash/Wicked Witchcraft
62            A Sling Blade                        $55,000                   Jerri & Joe Muniz                Yarchever/Newcomb/Leslie
                colt, First Down Dash/Elite Chick
154          Un Kashmere Dash Utero       $50,000                   Stern Ranches                   Felix Gonzalez
                embryo transfer, Mr Jess Perry/Kashmere Dash
266          Our First Politician                 $50,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC    P.K. Thomas  
                filly, First Down Dash/Political Favorite
308          Lose Yourself                         $50,000                   Vessels/J. Kelly                     Faith Dolney                    
                colt, First Down Dash/Secret Meeting
76            Finders Fire                           $42,000                   Holohan DVM, Donal           Howard Nichols
                colt, Walk Thru Fire/Finder
379          Tell Me Chicks                      $42,000                   Anjora Corp                          Martha Wells
                filly, Chicks Beduino/Tell The Boys No
381          This Dash Is Vital                  $41,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm              A.J. Renner
                filly, First Down Dash/Vital Time
193          Buena Cartel                         $40,000                   Burns Ranch Agent                 Lesley Joyner
                filly, Corona Cartel/Marmeta
365          Mr Consolation                    $40,000                   Burnett Ranches/Rheudasil      Skeen, Knight & Hart
                colt, Stoli/Streakin Kate
300          Courting Tempation             $38,000                   Jose Flores Agent                   R.R. Rasner DVM
                colt, Check Him Out/Royal Filly Delphia
232          Special Assistant                  $37,000                   Ed Allred                                Butte Crest Ranch Inc/Lazy C Stable LLC.
                filly, Separatist/ Ms Monji
397          Hi Patriot                            $36,000                   Colburn & Randal                   Dutch Masters III
                mare, Jazzing Hi/Truly Swiftly
128          IBA Strawfly                     $35,000                   Johnny Trotter                         Jose Flores Agent
                colt, Strawfly Special/Iba Dasher
319          Chacky Corona                 $35,000                   Jose & Francisco Gonsalez         Jose Flores Agent
                colt, Corona Cartel/Shannon Six
145          Un Jetsetting Girl Utero    $33,000                   Ed Allred                                  John Andreini
                embryo transfer, Fishers Dash/Jetsetting Girl
167          Too Jittered To Fish         $32,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC         Dutch Masters III
                filly, Fishers Dash/Lady Jitters      
369          Dashas Toll                       $32,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC        Guillermo Morales & Jose Flores Agent
                colt, First Down/Summer Toll
420          Crazy Richard                    $31,000                   Ed Allred                                 Newcomb, Leslie, Et Al
                colt, Separatist/A Classic Dish
461          BR Jess Fantasies               $31,000                   Burnett Ranches/Bateman       Andy & Fran Johnson
                colt, Mr Jess Perry/Br Sweet Fantasies
46            Ten Oclock Scholar           $30,000                   Spencer Childers                    Ed Allred & Tom Seibly
                gelding, Bono Jazz/Dollars Chick
310          They Saw Me First             $30,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm LLC      Joey Bowler
                colt, First Down Dash/See Me Do It
385          Stolin Royalty                    $28,000                   Abigail Kawananakoa             Kristine Hill
                colt, Stoli/This Perks Is Royal
100          Gioconda Dash                   $27,000                   Vessels Stallion Farm              John Andreini
                filly, First Down Dash/Gioconda Toll Brz
78            Firehawk Filly                    $27,000                   Absher & Decker                     Gordon Steinmiller
                filly, Hawkinson/Firebaugh Filly
157          Keep It Hot                        $27,000                   Ed Allred                               Ricardo Sepulveda
                colt, Walk Thru Fire/Keepsie            
299          Strawfly Goddess                 $27,000                   Rick Overly/Jaime Gomez     Carlos Lopez
                filly, Strawfly Special/Royalclassic Goddess
372          Beyond The Call                 $27,000                   Allred Bros.                        Antonio Diaz
                gelding, Strawfly Special/Sweet Beduino
81            Man From Nacona              $26,000                   Ed Allred                              Wade Siegel
                colt, Hawkinson/Flare For Toby
377          Sal The Stock Broker          $25,000                   John & Mary Allred              Stacy Vickery
                colt, Dash Ta Fame/Taxing Queen Creek
354          Most Unusual                    $25,000                   Ed Allred                                  Pitcher, Dickamore, Kirkham
                filly, Hawkinson/Specialista
33            Eyesa Folly                        $24,000                   Hector Padilla                      David Payne Agnt, Andy Burrell
                filly, Eyesa Special/Dashing Folly