9th Annual Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders Sale

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The 9th Annual Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders Sale was held on April 24th at the Titus County Fairgrounds in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Seventy foundation-bred Quarter Horses showed up, with 67 of them selling.

The high selling horse was PC Already Cashin, a 2007 sorrel gelding, who brought $18,500. By PC Reddy Frost out of PC Miss Native Sun, the colt has a pedigree full of athleticism and speed.

The 67 head that sold grossed $253,150 for an average price of $3,778 and a sale percentage of 96%. The Top 5 sellers brought $57,700, with an average of $11,540.

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Adena Springs 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The first turn in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.

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The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. conducted the Adena Springs 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale at Adena Springs South in Williston, Florida. Forty-three juveniles went through the sale, with 23 head being sold.

The high seller was Bahaia Beach, a 2008 grey or roan filly, who brought $115,000. Her sire is Awesome Again, winner of $4,374,590 and the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic, an the sire of 270 winners earning $42,101,581. Her dam, Pop Princess, is a daughter of Alphabet Soup, earner of $2,990,270 and winner of the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Pop Princess earned $181,240 and is the dam of 2 other foals, 1 of racing age.

The twenty-three lots that sold grossed $423,500 for an average price of $31,457 and a sale percentage of 53%. The Top 5 sellers brought $417,000, with an average price of $83,400.

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2010 National Clydesdale Sale – Recap

At the end of Day 2 of the National Cydesdale Sale, a total of 148 horses had trotted through the sale ring. The high seller of the entire sale was Ozark’s Royal Marina, a black 2007 mare, who sold for $20,000.

The Top 6 sellers of the sale (4 mares, 1stallion, & 1 gelding) brought $82,000, with an average price of $13,667.

A total of 115 lots sold grossing $366,025. The average price was $3,183 and 78% of the horses sold.

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2010 National Clydesdale Sale – April 24, Stallions, Futurity Horses, Mares & Foals

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Day 2 of the National Clydesdale Sale was devoted to stallions, futurity yearlings, and mares & foals. One hundred and eight horses went through the ring, beginning with the stallions.

Forty-two stallions of all ages showed up with 30 head selling. High selling stallion was Hidden Brook Prestigious Legacy, a dark bay 2005 stallion, who brought $15,000. The 30 stallions that sold grossed $76,300 for an average sale price of $2,543 and a sale percentage of 71%. The Top 5 sellers brought $41,500, with an average of $8,300.

Two yearling Futurity horses went through the ring, with 1 selling for $4,250.

Seventy-three mares (a few with foals at side) were there with 58 of them selling. High selling mare was Ozark’s Royal Marina, a beautiful black 2007 mare, who sold for $20,000. The 58 that sold brought a total of $200,375 and averaged $3,455, with a sale percentage of $79%. The Top 5 sellers brought $66,500, for an average of $13,300.

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2010 National Clydesdale Sale – April 23, Geldings

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The ground at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois was shaking April 22, 23, and 24 when the Clydesdales arrived for the 2010 National Clydesdale Sale. The sale, combined with the Clydesdale Breeders Futurity Cup classes, featured some of the finest horses in the country. The National Sale Show was held on the 22nd, and immediately after that, the hitching and riding of the sale horses was done.

On Friday the 23rd, after the tack sale, the Gelding Sale was held. Thirty-one geldings were led in and 26 of them sold. The high selling gelding was Wooden Spoke Spy, a bay 2000 gelding, who brought $10,000. This beautiful gelding had been used on the wheel in a 2, 4, 6, 8, and unicorn hitch. He was also used in the famous annual all-horse drawn Lebanon Christmas parade that had over 80,000 spectators attending.

The 26 lots that sold grossed $85,100 with an average sale price of $3,273 and a sale percentage of 84%. The Top 5 sellers brought $34,200, with an average of $6,840.

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2010 Pitzer Ranch Spring Sale

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Held on April 24th, the Pitzer Ranch Spring Sale didn’t disappoint. The quality of horses that were there were definitely up to the standards that you would expect from this ranch. From mares & foals (some very new, 1 born the night before the sale) to riders and breeding stallions, a buyer had a wide variety to choose from.

Fifty-five head of broodmares sold for an average of $1,067. The high selling broodmare was Dukes Red Princess, a 2004 red roan, who brought $3,800. She was sired by Duke Joe Jack, who has 8 halter, 450 performance points, and a Superior in Heading and in Heeling. Her dam, Jacks Princess Red, has 90.5 performance points and a Superior in Heading. Dukes Red Princess had a 3 day old filly at her side by Zans Gold Digger, an earner of over 60 performance points.

Twelve head of breeding-age stallions sold for an average of $6,583. The high selling stallion was Sweet Genuine Hombre, a 2005 red dun, who sold for $17,000. He was sired by Genuine Hombre, who has 23.5 halter points, 536 performance points, and is an AQHA Champion and Performance Champion. His dam, Sweet Red Bartender, was unshown and the dam of 6 other foals up to 2009. He had already earned AQHA Superior Heading and Superior Heeling awards.

One hundred and thirty-six head of geldings, 4 years old and older, were sold for an average of $5,320. The high selling gelding of this group and the entire sale was Pretty Boy Fletch, a 2004 sorrel, who brought $22,000. By Pretty Boy Cat (NCHA money earner of $47,510) and out of the mare Abigail Fletch (dam of 7 NCHA money earners of $323,340), he has been hauled to rodeos, ropings and helped at the World Show.

Twenty head of 2 & 3 year old geldings sold for an average of $1,664. The high seller was Eyes Of Class, a 2007 buckskin, who brought $3,750. He was sired by Two Eyed Red Buck, who has 29.5 halter, 249.5 performance points, Superiors in Heading & Heeling, and is an AQHA Champion. His dam was Classy Lady 015, who was unshown and the dam of 6 through 2007.

Three broke ponies sold, averaging $3,267. The high selling pony was PJS Holden, a 2002 gray, who brought $4,200.He has been used in all the games at local horse show, team penned, team sorted, breakaway roping, and used as a goat tying horse.

Twenty-four head of 4 year old & older mares sold, averaging $3,679. The high seller in this group was Two LD Lady Starlite, a 2005 palomino, who brought $14,000. She was sired by ER Hot Chex, who has 2 halter, 620 performance points, Superiors in Calf Roping, Reining, and Heeling, and is an AQHA Performance Champion. Her dam, Pistol Pakin Starla, is the dam of 2 through 2007. She’d been shown in heading and heeling, and has earned 67 points.

Twenty-four head of 2 & 3 year old mares sold for an average of $1,444. High seller was Docs Two Red Roses, a 2008 bay, who brought $2,200. She is a daughter of Two Eyed Red Buck (AQHA Champion) and out of Doc A Rose, unshown and the dam of 4 through 2009.

Fourteen yearling mares sold for an average of &557. The high seller was Josie Rocket Song, a sorrel, who brought $1,300. She was by Show Me A Song Joes, who has 8 halter and 450 performance points, and out of JK Genuine Rockette, who was ridden in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program and is the dam of 2 through 2008.

Six yearling stallions & geldings sold for an average of $863. The high seller was Jacks Genuine Chex, a 2009 sorrel stallion, who brought $1,500. He was sired by ER Hot Chex (AQHA Performance Champion), and out of Docs Chigger McCue, unshown and the dam of 4 through 2007.

By the end of the sale 294 horses had been sold, totaling 1,045,464 and with an average price of $3,556 and a sale percentage of 96%. The Top 6 sellers brought $100,000, for an average of $16,667.

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May Postings

The sale results are thin this month. I’ve got 5 sale results and have been on the lookout for more. I’ll post what I’ve got and keep looking for others. I plan to post some market reports so that we can see how the equine market is doing. It seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not the headlights of a train.

The sale posting for May:

  • Adena Springs 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale
  • Southeast Spring Sale – Postponed Until Later Date
  • Northeast Texas Foundation Breeders 9th Annual Sale
  • Clydesdale Breeders Sale
  • Pitzer Spring Sale

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