Seth Paulson Arabians Dispersal

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Saturday, July 18, Seth Paulson Arabians held their herd dispersal auction at the farm in Valley, Nebraska. A total of 32 horses consisting of 8 stallions, 17 mares, 6 geldings and 1 2009 colt were being offered for sale. At least that seemed the intention. The reality was quite different.

¬†At the beginning of the sale, the seller (who also acted as auctioneer) started the bidding by asking for a $1,000 bid minimum. Horse after horse was brought through the ring with most not reaching the reserved price. Towards the end, he was starting the bidding at $100. Even so, there were horses that couldn’t even get a bid on them. Out of the 32, only 8 were sold for a total of $6,750. The highest seller was a 2009 bay colt by *Besson Carol that brought $3,500. The average sale price was $844.

For whatever reason, many people weren’t bidding on the horses. None of the stallions sold, with most not even getting a starting bid. The quality was there, but maybe people were looking for a bargain and not finding any. With only 1 colt and 7 mares selling, it wasn’t much of a dispersal sale. Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

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Fort Ranch 32nd Annual Production Sale

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On Saturday, June 20, the Fort Ranch held their 32nd Annual production sale. Sixty three foals from their quarter horse breeding program and raised in the Promontory Mountains were offered for sale. At this sale, 1/3 of the amount bid is paid, with the balance being paid in September when the foals are weaned and you pick them up.

Bringing the highest price was a black filly by Gray N Smart, a son of Smart Little Lena and producer of winners in both cutting and working cow horse classes, and out of a daughter of Hickorydoc, a proven sire of cutting champions. She topped the sale at $4,200.

Sixty two of the sixty three foals were sold for a total of $104,950. The top 5 foals averaged $3,480. The average sale price was $1,693.

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Western States Horse Expo Sale

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Sunday, June 14, the Western States Horse Expo held their sale at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento. One hundred ten horses were listed to be sold, with 102 horses showing up for the sale. Out of theses 102 horses only 17 were no-saled.

The highest selling horse was a 2008 stallion, Blue Boon Blitz. By All Time Leading Cutting Sire Duals Blue Boon and out of the daughter of a cutting futurity champion producing stallion and son of Doc O’Lena, Lena’s Touchdown, this colt also had the extra advantage of being a pretty bay roan. He sold for $11,000.

The 2nd highest selling horse, and definitely worth a mention, was a horse of a different color: black and white, but striped, not spotted. Reba the zebra, a halter broke weanling Grant zebra, brought $8,700. It seems to me to be a very good price for a weanling zebra, but then I don’t run across that many zebras.

The top five sellers, 4 horses and 1 zebra, had an average sale price of $8,030. The 85 horses that were sold that day totaled $$227,050, with the average sale price being $2,671. The sale had an 83% sale rate, proving that the horse industry is still alive and kicking.

Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

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Fasig-Tipton held their Mid-Atlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale on May 18 & 19 in Timonium, Maryland. Highlighted by a pair of big-ticket colts, the sale opened Monday, May 18, with a 4% increase in average price on year-to-year comparisons. One hundred twenty-three horses were sold that day for a total of $5,726,400, with the average price of $46,556.

The day was topped by a Tapit colt from Hobeau Farm that sold for a sale-record of $850,000. Out of the Private Account mare, Shopping, he is a half brother to Grade 1 winner Miss Shop. The colt worked one furlong in :10.20 at the May 13 under-tack show, tied for the fastest at that distance. Cary Frommer, agent, consigned the colt on behalf of the Hobeau Farms dispersal. Hobeau founder Jack Dreyfus died on March 27 at age 95.

The second highest price Monday was $485,000 for a half brother of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. The Yonaguska colt is the 2nd foal out of the 8 year old Smart Strike mare Mining My Own.

Tuesday, May 19, saw 130 head sold for a total of $4,924,600. Average price was $37,882.

The two-day sale totaled $10,651,000, with the 253 horses that were sold averaging $42,099.

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Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders 8th Annual Production Sale

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On April 25, at the Titus County Fairgrounds in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, the Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders 8th Annual Production Sale was held. The sale is composed of 4 local ranches that produce top of the line foundation bred Quarter horses able to handle ranch work or the arena.

Seventy horses were offered this year with only 4 being passed out. The highest selling horse was an April 2007 palomino stallion, DH Cline Fuel, a son of PC Cline Frost. This Sun Frost grandson, out of an Oklahoma Fuel/Wilywood bred mare, brought $7,700.

Sixty-six horses were sold, bringing in $135,250. The average sale price was $2,049, with the top 5 sellers averaging $5,940.

On the morning of sale day, the 5th Annual Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders Barrel Futurity was held. Each year they award $6,000+ in total prize money.

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2009 Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale

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Colorado State University’s “2009 Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale” was held on April 25 in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the B. W. Pickett Equine Center, home to the Equine Sciences undergraduate program. Students dedicate 2 semesters of time and effort to the sale. The student-run project involves those enrolled in sales management, equine event management, and horse training.

CSU’s catalog is researched, designed, and produced by the equine sales management students. Students in the training class start and fit the 2 & 3 year old geldings and fillies from some of the country’s most famous ranch breeding programs.

High selling horse was a 2006 red roan gelding, Hey I’m Cashin In, consigned by Cowan Select Horses, LLC. The AQHA Incentive Fund nominated grandson of Smart Chic Olena and Boomernic brought $19,500. A well-trained, experienced three-year-old, he had been ridden in the mountains and used in day-to-day activities around the ranch.

Second highest seller was Uno Chex Hancock, a 2001 bay gelding consigned by Crofoot Ranches, LLP. This well-broke, all-around horse brought $16,000. The top 5 horses averaged $13,540.

Sixty-one horses sold for a total of $280,050, with the average price being $4,591.

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Coming in July

This month’s results are from the following sales:

  • Colorado State University’s Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale
  • Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders 8th Annual Production Sale
  • Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training
  • Western States Horse Expo Sale
  • Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age
  • The Fort Ranch Production Sale
  • Seth Paulson Arabian Horse Herd Dispersal

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