The Sport Horse Auction

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The Sport Horse Auction, held in conjunction with Dressage at Lexington, took place on July 17 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Thirty-two horses bred for the Dressage ring were offered to the public. From Prix St. George training to yearling prospects, the buyers had a wide range to choose from. The end result was 30 of the 32 horses selling.

The high selling horse was Sunset Boulevard, who brought $49,000. A 1999 imported Oldenburg bay gelding by the famous stallion Sandro Hit out of Violette by Cartoonist, he is training at Prix St. George and has an extensive show record with many championship qualifiers.

The 30 head brought a total of $383,400 with an average of $12,780 and a sale percentage of 94%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $172,500, for an average of $34,500.

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Armitage Cowhorse Classic 2010

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The Armitage Cowhorse Classic sale took place on June 19th in Pryor, Oklahoma. Featuring the complete dispersal of the Double Diamond Ranch Quarter Horses owned by Dr. Darwin Deets & his wife Tracy, the sale featured Quarter Horses of modern, proven cow horse genetics. All one hundred and six stallions, geldings, broodmares, yearlings, and foals being offered were sold.

The high selling horse of the sale was Peptos Stylin Cowboy, a 2005 red dun stallion, who brought $20,000. His sire is Peptos Stylish Oak, a son of Peptoboonsmal, who travels from the USA to Australia each breeding season. His dam is Zans Diamond Sugar, by Zans Diamond Joker out of the mare Seven S Margarita (earner over 2140 AQHA points).

The 106 head brought $242,900 with an average price of $2,292. The Top 5 sellers brought $67,000, for an average price of $13,400.

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Fort Ranch Production Sale

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The 33rd annual Fort Ranch Production Sale took place at the ranch on the shore of the Great Salt Lake near Promontory, Utah. On this bright sunny day, 65 head of premier Quarter Horse foals were offered to the public. At the end of the sale, all 65 had sold.

High selling foal was a sorrel stud by Quite A Boon, who sold for $4,900. Quite A Boon, by the #3 Lifetime Top Cutting Sire Peptoboonsmal, has a NCHA Certificate of Ability and has earned $61,296. The colt’s dam, Smart Starlight Gem by Smart Little Rondee, has NCHA earnings of $29,885.

The 65 head brought a total of $91,400 with an average price of $1,406 and a sale percentage of 100%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $15,400, for an average of $3,080.

According to the AQHA, the 2010 colt crop is the smallest crop since 1975. We’ll probably be hearing big things from these youngsters in the future.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company June Two Year Olds & Horses of Racing Age

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The June Sale of Two Year Olds & Horses of¬† Racing Age was held on June 10th at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Complex in Ocala, Florida. Three hundred and thirty-seven 2-year-olds and 11 older horses were offered for sale. At the end of the day, 230 2-year-olds and 8 older horses were sold.

The high selling horse was May Day Rose, a 2008 bay filly, who sold for $220,000 to Bob Baffert, Agent. The filly is by Rockport Harbor, black-type earner of $324,800 and son of Unbridled’s Song. Her dam, May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff, is the dam of 5 other registered foals with 3 to race and 2 of them winners.

The 238 that sold brought a total of $4,954,500 with an average of $20,817 and a sale percentage of 68%. The Top 5 sellers brought $840,000, for an average of $168,000.

The 230 2-year-olds sold for $4,912,000 as compared to 284 selling for $4,696,300 in 2009. The 2010 2-year-old average was $21,357, up 29.1% from the 2009 average of $16,536. The eight older horses sold for $42,400, compared to 15 selling for $58,900 in 2009.

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