NCHA Futurity Sales 2010 – World Finals Sale

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The 2010 NCHA Futurity Sales, which run during the last week of the NCHA World Championship Futurity competition, started December 3rd and finished up on December 11th. Held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the sale this year consists of a mixed sale and 6 specialized sales.

The first sale, the NCHA World Finals Sale was held on December 4th in the John Justin Sale Arena. One hundred eighty-three mares, stallions and geldings were consigned, with 30 not reaching their reserve price.

The high selling horse of this session was Smart Little Lena Clone #1, a 2006 sorrel stallion, who brought $28,000. The stallion is a genetic identical twin to Smart Little Lena. The performance record for Smart Little Lena: earnings of $743,275; NCHA Triple Crown winner; 1982 NCHA Futurity Champion; 1983 NCHA Derby Co-Champion; 1983 NCHA Super Stakes Champion; 1984 Masters Open Champion; 1983 Bonanza Open Derby Champion; and 1983 Gold & Silver Cut Open Champion. Smart Little Lena’s sire record: Equi-Stat #2 All-Time Leading Cutting Sire, and an NRHA and NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire, siring earners of $39,300,000.

The Top 5 sellers in this session included 2 clones of Smart Little Lena.

One hundred fifty-three horses sold netting $762,246, with an average price of $4,982 and a sale percentage of 84%. The Top 5 sellers brought $117,000, for an average of $23,400.

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2010 APHA Breeders’ Trust Select Sale

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The Breeders’ Trust Select Sale was held on November 6, 2010, ¬†at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas during the APHA Fall World Championship Show. The sale horses were all either nominated to the APHA Breeders’ Trust program or bred to stallions that were enrolled in the Breeders’ Trust. Forty-three select horses were sent through the sale ring, with 35 of them selling.

The high selling horse was not a paint but a 1997 AQHA sorrel mare, Zippos Last Dream, who brought $17,500. She is sired by the great Zippo Pine Bar and out of a Doc’s Malbec daughter, RS Nancy Malbec. She is an Open & Amateur Superior Western Pleasure Horse with 148 Western Pleasure points (58 Open & 90 Amateur) and earnings of $7,235. She sells bred to the 2006 sorrel overo stallion Scenic Rio Krymsun (APHA & AQHA), a son of One Hot Krymsun (AQHA), for a 2011 foal.

The 35 horses that sold brought $130,700, with a sale average of $3,734 and a sale percentage of 81%. The Top 5 sellers brought $43,700 and averaged $8,740.

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