Lapke Quarter Horses 14th Production Sale

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The Lapke Quarter Horses 14th annual Production Sale was held on August 11, 2012, at the livestock auction in Dunlap, Iowa. Besides selling the weanlings, the Lapke’s were also dispersing their broodmare band but were retaining their World Champion stallions and the families personal riding horses. The weanlings were sired by Lena Gallo, Fuel N Shine, Genuine Doc O Lena, Smart Steps (a black son of Wimpys Little Step), and the broodmares were exposed to these stallions.

The high selling horse was Roosters Pauline, a 2006 bay mare, who brought $12,000. She was sired by Gallo Del Cielo (“Rooster”), a sire of National Reining Horse Association earners of $469,719 and National Cutting Horse Association earners of $262,945. Her dam, Okie Paul Hickory, is a daughter of Okie Paul Quixote, an NRHA Futurity Champion, NRHA World Champion, NRHA Super Stakes Champion, and an NRHA All-Time Leading Sire. She was exposed to AQHA Jr. Working Cowhorse World Champion Fuel N Shine for 2013.

All 88 horses sold, netting $216,600, with a sale average of $2,450. The Top 5 sellers brought $40,900, for an average of $8,180.

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Fort Ranch 35th Annual Sale

The Fort Ranch  35th annual production sale was held on June 23, 2012, at the Fort Ranch Sale Arena in Promontory, Utah. Sixty-three well-bred ranch raised foals were offered to the buying public. They carried the bloodlines of Smart Little Lena, High Brow Cat, Mr. San Peppy, Freckles Playboy, Dual Pep, Peptoboonsmal, and other solid cow horse lines. All were sold, and were to be picked up on September 8th.

The high selling foal was a buckskin filly who sold for $2900. She was sired by Little Pistol Badge, by Young Gun, a proven sire of cutting and reined cow horses. Her dam, Tessy Hickory Prom, is a daughter of Hickory Dickory Doc.

The 63 foals netted $69,250, for a sale average of $1,099. The Top 5 selling youngsters brought $11,300, with an average of $2,260.