Western Bloodstock Invitational Yearling Sale

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The Western Bloodstock Invitational Yearling Sale was held on Day 5 of the NCHA Futurity Sales. Ninety-four select yearlings were offered, with 70 being sold. Twenty-four youngsters did not make their reserve price.

High selling yearling honors went to Bets Cat, who brought $170,000. The red roan filly is by High Brow Cat, NCHA earner of $110,102 and the sire of 939 NCHA Money Earners with official earnings of $36,585,144. Her dam, Bet Yer Blue Boons, has earned $332,960 and is the dam of 10 NCHA Money Earners with official earnings of $382,315.

The 70 head sold totaled $2,062,200 for an average price of $29,460 and a sale percentage of 74%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $450,000 with an average of $90,000.

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NCHA Preferred Breeder Sale – Session 2

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The second session of the Preferred Breeder Sale, held on day 4 of the NCHA Futurity Sales in Fort Worth, saw 192 horses pass through the ring. One hundred and fifty-nine sold, while 33 did not attain their reserve price.

The highest selling horse of this session was Star Above, who brought $57,000. The 2004 chestnut mare is by Smooth As A Cat, NCHA earner of $474,325 and sire of 94 NCHA Money Earners with official earnings of $1,503,207. Her dam, SPL Altisimo by Sugar Pep Leo, earned $189,311 and is the dam of 12 NCHA Money Earners with official earnings of $364,837. Star Above has earned $75,850 and sold with an embryo by Im Countin Checks.

The 159 head totaled $1,628,800, for an average price of $10,244 and a sale percentage of 83%. The Top 5 sellers of this session brought a total of $224,500 and an average of $44,900.

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NCHA Preferred Breeders Sale – Session 1

On Thursday, October 10th, the first session of the NCHA’s Preferred Breeders Sale was held in the John Justin Sale Arena at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth. Day 3 of the NCHA Sales saw a total of 230 mares, geldings, and stallions being sent through the ring. One hundred and ninety sold, with 40 not attaining their reserve.

The high seller and the highest seller of all the sales was Tootsie Rey, a 2003 sorrel AQHA mare, who brought $175,000. She’s by Dual Rey, NCHA earner of $105,038 and sire of 486 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $13,259,838, and out of the Doc’s Hickory daughter Hickorys Toodie Lena, NCHA earner of $2,415. Tootsie Rey has NCHA earnings of $200,876 and sold with an embryo transfer by One Time Pepto (NCHA earnings of $256,244) for 2010.

The net sales totaled $1,945,500, with an average of $10,239 and a sale percentage of 83%. The top 5 sellers brought $400,500 and averaged $80,100.

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NCHA Futurity Sale of 2-Year-Olds By Select Sires

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Wednesday, December 9th, was the second day of the NCHA 2009 Futurity Sales in Fort Worth. The Sale of 2-Year-Olds By Select Sires offered 165 started 2-year-olds. Of the 165 offered, 47 were RNA’s (reserve not attained) and 118 sold.

The high selling 2-year-old was Spookystimetoshine, a sorrel stallion, who brought $125,000. By One Time Pepto (NCHA earnings of $256,244), he is out of the Grays Starlight mare San Starlight ( NCHA earnings of $23,790). San Starlight is the dam of 9 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $928,093. Spookystimetoshine is half-brother to 4 horses that have each earned over $150,000.

The net sales totaled $2,016,600, with an average of $17,090 and a sale percentage of 72%. The Top 5 sellers brought $485,000 and averaged $97,000. The sale averaged more than it did in 2008, according to Jim Ware of Western Bloodstock, the company that produced the sale.

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NCHA Mid-Futurity Sale Sessions 1 & 2

On Tuesday, December 8, the first of NCHA’s 2009 Futurity Sales, the Mid-Futurity Sale, was held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Divided into 2 sessions, Session 1 was held in the Watt Arena and Session 2 was held in the John Justin Sale Arena.

Session 1 had 125 horses go through the ring with 105 selling and 20 RNA’s (reserve not attained). The 105 horses brought a total of $888,400, with an average price of $8,461 and a sale percentage of 84%.

High selling horse of Session 1 was Iced Out, a 2006 red roan mare, who sold for $113,000. By Smooth As A Cat, NCHA earner of $474,325 and sire of 94 NCHA money earners with official NCHA earnings of $1,503,207, and out of the Smart Little Lena mare Absolutely Stunning, herself with NCHA earnings of $106,787, Iced Out has NCHA earnings of 38,623. She is the 2nd NCHA money earner produced by her dam.

The Top 5 sellers of this session brought $206,500, with an average price was $41,300.

Session 2 saw 75 horses pass through the ring with 66 selling and 9 RNA’s. The 66 horses brought a total of $279,900, with an average price of $4,241 and a sale percentage of 88%.

Session 2 had 2 horses share the honors of High Seller. Howz My Rey, a 2008 sorrel stallion, and Cattin, a 1990 sorrel stallion both brought $15,000. Howz My Rey is by Dual Rey, earner of $105,038 and sire of 486 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $13,259,838, and out of Dox Madalena, by Doc O’Lena, the dam of 3 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $77,931.

Cattin is by Smart Little Lena, NCHA earner of $577,652 and sire of 1189 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $33,644,049, and out of Lynx Melody, by Doc’s Lynx, who has NCHA earnings of $113,682 and is the dam of 16 NCHA Money Earners with official NCHA earnings of $1,160,462. Cattin himself has NCHA earnings of $133,872.

The Top 5 sellers of Session 2 brought $58,200, with an average price of $11,640.

Both sessions combined had 200 horses with 171 selling. The total was $1,168,300, with an average price of $6,832 and a sale percentage of 86%.

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Stargate Sport Horses Reduction Auction

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The Stargate Sport Horses Reduction Auction was held Saturday evening, November 21, at the farm in Argyle, Texas. Twenty-two horses, including the Hanoverian stallion Bergamon and the KWPN stallion Nassau, were offered for sale. Twenty horses sold for a sale percentage of 91%.

The highest seller was the Hanoverian stallion Bergamon who brought $47,000. By Baryshnikov out of the Pik Koenig mare Paola, this 1994 bay stallion is licensed with the Hanoverian, Oldenburg Verband, ISR/NA, and RPSI. The winner of his 100 Day Stallion Test, he is trained through Prix St. Georges and schooling I-1 and Grand Prix. He has a lifetime breeding license with the ISR/NA and a lifetime membership with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

The twenty horses sold grossed $172,500 with an average price of $8,625. The top 5 sellersĀ  (3 Oldenburgs, Bergamon, and Nassau) grossed $121,700, for an average of $24,340.

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Virginia Hunter & Sport Horse Fall Sale

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On Saturday, October 31, the Virginia Hunter and Sport Horse Fall Sale was held at a new location, Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Virginia. One hundred and thirty-six horses and ponies showed up, all looking for a new home. The sale was divided into 3 sessions: Ponies, Premier, and Horse.

The Pony session had 52 ponies go through the ring. Thirty-eight sold for a total of $17,600 and an average of $1,487. The high seller, Abbey Road, a 2002 grey crossbred Welsh mare, brought $5000. Currently schooling 2’9″ courses and eligible for Green Pony, she had won at local horse shows. The Top 5 selling ponies grossed $17,600, for an average of $3,520.

The Premier session had 24 horses enter the ring. Seventeen sold for a total of $138,650 and an average of $8,156. The top seller of this session and the sale high-selling horse was Bellagio, a 2003 bay Westphalian gelding, who brought $22,000. An import, he was a hunter prospect with beautiful looks, movement and jumping ability. The Top 5 sellers of this session were also the top selling horses of the entire sale. They grossed $86,900, for an average of $17,380.

The final session, the Horse session, had 60 horses go through the ring. Forty-one sold for a total of $91,500 an an average of $2,232. Top seller was Eliana, a 2004 bay Belgian Warmblood mare, who brought $10,700. Rated a First Premium foal at her Keuring, she was well started under saddle and started over fences. The Top 5 sellers grossed $39,000, for an average of $7,800.

Overall, 40 horses were no-saled with 96 horses selling for a total of $286,660. The total percent sold was 71% and the average price was $2,986.

According to Professional Auction Services, Inc., this year’s sale was up significantly from the 2008 fall auction. The statistics showed a rebound in nearly all categories. The overall average price was up 24%. The high seller was up 41%. Gross sales were up 31% and the percentage sold, 71%, was up from 61% in 2008. The only statistic that was down was the median, which dropped 7%, indicating that the buyers remain selective.

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