Oklahoma City, OK – December 16, 2022The inaugural Heritage Place Champions of The Future Foal in Utero Online Sale concluded last week.

The Champions of the Future Foal in Utero Sale had over 100 approved buyers.

A total of 35 embryos were offered and 26 were sold for a gross total of $503,600 on the lots sold.  The high seller (Favorite Cartel-Wave Her Down) was purchased for $80,000 by MJ Farms (NM). The overall average purchase price was $19,369 and were sold to buyers in 9 different states (Tx, Ok, Ut, Ca, Id, NM, Ky, Mo, Az).

Favorite Cartel is one of the top Quarter Horse sires in America and stands at the Burns Ranch in California, in 2022 the breeding fee was $20,000.

  • 2021 Nations #2 Leading Sire of Money Earners (earnings $6,383,839)
  • 2021 Nations Leading Sire of G1 Stakes Winners
  • 2021 Nations Leading Sire of Stakes Winners
  • 2019 Only Stallion ever to win four $1,000,000 futurities

(Favorite Cartel-Wave Her Down)

The next two higher selling embryos were both sold for $45,100, one (Apollitical Jess – Natalie Dash) was purchased by Oziel Cantu Gallegos (Tx), the other was (PYC Paint Your Wagon – Eye On This Candy) and was purchased by Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.

What is embryo transfer and what are the benefits?

Embryo transfer (ET) is essentially a surrogate pregnancy. A donor mare is inseminated, but instead of carrying the pregnancy herself, the embryo is flushed from her uterus and implanted into a recipient mare, who then carries the pregnancy to term and delivers the foal. The main advantage of ET is that it allows the production of increased numbers of high quality foals with excellent bloodlines, with minimal disturbance to the sports careers of the biological parents.

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