"We would like to thank all of our consignors and buyers who purchased these fine horses at the Winter Mixed Sale," Laura Wipf, co-owner of Royal Vista Ranches, LLC said last week.
Five of the winter mixed sale's top 10 sellers were handled by Royal Vista including the highest selling broodmare, Slightly Icy, and the second highest selling broodmare, Last Shall Be First.
A Grade 1 producing daughter of Chicks Beduino, Slightly Icy was consigned by Deverne Weston and purchased by Mar Jahnel's MJ Ranch. Slighty Icy was bred to all-time leading sire First Down Dash for a full-sibling to Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Hes Too Icy For Me ($355,127) and stakes-placed Mighty Icy ($20,562).
Grant Farms, LLC purchased the winter sale's fifth and sixth high sellers, Seaside and Corona Deluxe, from the Lucas Racing Dispersal. Seaside, a stakes-placed full sister to world champion WAVE CARVER and championOcean Runaway brought a final bid of $86,000. She sold open. Grade 1 placed Corona Deluxe sold for $82,000. The open daughter of Corona Cartel earned more than $168,000 and is the dam of stakes winner Country Boy Deluxe. Both mares had 2013 embryos that sold separately.
The Ocean King, a Corona Cartel half-brother to WAVE CARVER and Ocean Runaway was the high-selling two-year-old at $67,000. He was purchased by Ocean King Partnership from Royal Vista Ranches, LLC Agent for Lucas Racing, Inc.
Special Ela, a stakes winning Special Leader mare was purchased for $60,000 by EG High Desert Farm, from the Lucas Racing dispersal consignment. She was in foal to world champion sire Stoli.
Royal Vista Ranches, LLC's top 10 sellers were: