The average of $10,069 represented a 14% increase over that of the 2014 sale, with a healthy market indicator of 86% completed sales from the 158 head offered. The Top Five sellers averaged $52,600 – a 36% increase over 2014, while a total of 18 horses sold for $20,000 or more.
“We had more consignments for this sale than last year and it was strong from beginning to end,” said Western Bloodstock Ltd.‘s Jeremy Barwick. “Buyers were really pleased with the quality of horses they had to choose from. Trained horses were in high demand, as well as broodmares and yearlings.”
Three-year-old Miss Aristolcrat, a gray mare sired by Boon A Little and in training with Jaime Beamer, was the sale topper at $85,000. The gray mare was consigned by Brad Benson and purchased by non-pro competitor Robert and Carrie Tiemann, Pflugerville, Tex.
The Top 10 sellers averaged $28,000, representing a 23 percent increase over the sale’s 2014 Top 10 sellers, and the Top 20 sellers averaged $22,150, a 22 percent increase over 2014.
The sale’s net average of $11,341 on 76 horses sold represents a seven percent increase over 2014 sale, figures, while the percentage sold remained at 73 percent, from 104 lots, with a gross average of $14,725.