AQHA PURCHASES ROBIN GLENN PEDIGREES; WATER CONTAMINATION IN SILVERADO ON THE BRAZOS; SEMIFINALISTS FOR NCHA OPEN SUPER STAKES
By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 15, 2014
AQHA PURCHASES ROBIN GLENN PEDIGREES:
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) today announced that they had purchased Robin Glenn Pedigrees (RGP), El Reno, Okla., one of the leading sale catalog and pedigree services, that has been owned by Glenn since 1981. The sale was a result of a recommendation by AQHA Second Vice President Dr. Glenn Blodgett, veterinarian and manager of the 6666’s and Burnett Ranches, Guthrie, Texas.
“I am really looking forward to the information resources and the innovative marketing tools that I know will evolve,” said Blodgett in a press release. RGP has produced sale catalogs for some of the top race horse sales, including Heritage Place Sale, Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Ruidoso Select Yearling Sales and Texas Quarter Horse Association sales, as well as the National Reining Horse Association and National Cutting Horse Association sales produced by Western Bloodstock.
RGP will remain in El Reno, Okla., and the current staff will continue to provide the same services under the direction of RGP founder Robin Glenn. Aside from sale catalogs, RGP provides records of money earned by horses in nearly every performance event as well as pedigree pages, which have been services that RGP has charged for. The RGP FoalTracker, a personalized weekly notification service providing the previous week’s accomplishments of horses or their foals and the RGP Weekly Results Report, a detailed report of limited age event championship results and horse earnings, have been free services that are e-mailed to anyone who requested them.
Unconfirmed sources tell me that the purchase price was $5.7 million.
Click for article published by AQHA>>
EPA REQUESTED TO REOPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO WATER CONTAMINATION CASES IN SILVERADO ON THE BRAZOS SUBDIVISION
According to a April 3 article in the Weatherford Democrat, a congressman and seven U.S. representatives have signed a letter asking the EPA and to reopen its investigations into water contamination issues that are possibly related to oil and gas drilling operations.
Water contamination was reported by Steven Lipsky and others who live in Silverado on the Brazos, an upscale subdivision south of Weatherford, Texas, for owners of cutting horses, as well as neighboring residents of the subdivsion. Lipsky was embroiled in a battle to prove that natural gas drilling had contaminated his well water to the point he has put on numerous demonstrations of him lighting his water on fire as it pours from a spigot. Several demonstrations were carried on the air by local and national television outlets.
Lipsky sued Range Resources but the case was dismissed by a Parker County Judge. Range Resources retaliated by filing a suit alleging defamation, among other things, against Lipsky.
On March 12, 2012, the EPA dropped an emergency order issued in late 2010 against Range Resources, halting a federal court battle and the inquiry into the cause of the gas migration. They expressed concern about mounting legal costs and concerns about how the legal outcome could affect other enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Critics claimed the administration declined to pursue the case because of industry and political pressure.
Lipsky is hoping that ongoing studies, including one by Duke University researchers, who have been to his home, will vindicate his claims that drilling has contaminated not only his well water but also area water wells.
Click for article in Weatherford Democrat>>
SIXTY THREE OPEN RIDERS TO COMPETE IN NCHA SUPER STAKES SEMIFINALS, FRIDAY, APRIL 18
From a field of 326 entries, a total of 63 have completed two go-rounds and graduated to the semifinals of the event, which will be held Friday, April 18, starting at 8 a.m. at the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The event began on March 27.
The field includes 63 horses sired by 23 stallions, headed up by the industry’s leading sire High Brow Cat. The semifinals will include 46 riders, with two competitors, Matt Gaines and Austin Shepard showing three horses. Thirteen riders will be showing two horses. The balance will show one horse each.
Riders competing on two horses include Clint Allen, Adan Banuelos, Lindy Burch, R. L. Chartier, Michael Cooper, Lloyd Cox, Lee Francois, Wesley Galyean, Gary Gonsalves, Clay Johnson, John Mitchell, Tag Rice and Tarin Rice.
High Brow Cat can almost be assured that his babies or grandbabies, will keep the stallion in his No. 1 spot since 38 of the 63 semifinalists, or 55 percent, are either sired by High Brow Cat or by a son of High Brow Cat. High Brow Cat has 18 qualifiers, and his son High Brow CD has the next highest number with six. Metallic Cat has 4; Smooth As A Cat, High Brow Cougar, WR this Cats Smart and Cats Merada each have 2, while Hydrive Cat and Neat Little Cat each have one.
Other stallions represented in the semifinals will be Dual Rey with four semifinalists; Im Counting Checks, 3; Peptoboonsmal, 3; One Time Pepto, Woody Be Tuff, Dual Smart Rey and Halreycious, each with 2, and Boon San, Nitas Wood, Wilds My Thing, Scootin Boon, Hesa Peptospoonful and Flow Rider, one each.
For more information and results go to www.nchacutting.com.
NCHA SUPER STAKES SALE TO BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 19
A total of 91 horses have been cataloged for the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Sale scheduled to be held Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in the Watt arena of the Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Also offered will be a special offering of a lifetime breeding to Cat Ichi, consigned by Bettina Jary-Mathis and a 2014 High Brow Cat ICSI breeding consigned by Darren Blanton. Proceeds will benefit Cutting Edge Retirement.
Buyers will be able to take advantage of the Breeders Invitational Sale Incentive, where all eligible yearlings sold at any Western Bloodstock Sale throughout the year are eligible to participate in the BI-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive.
Sellers/Buyer has the option to pay $600 to make the foal eligible for the BI-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive purse which will be paid out to the four highest-advancing eligible foals in the Open and non-Pro classes of the BI Derby in the year of competition. To date, they have paid out over $500,000.
The sale will be produced by Western Bloodstock. Go to: www.westernbloodstock.com
BIG DEMAND FOR BROKE HORSES AND CUTTING HORSES
TOP 20 AT MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE SALE AVERAGE $11,960
Press release from The Marketplace at Ardmore Sale
April 3, 2014
The Marketplace at Ardmore, a consignment auction for performance horses, held its spring sale on March 29, at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla.
Sale manager Susie Reed said, “We had just one heck of sale, with broke horses and cutting-bred horses selling well; plus, we saw an increased interest in yearlings and 2-year-old prospects.”
In the regular session, the Top 10 head averaged $14,860, and the top 20 averaged $11,960 for an overall average of $4,776.
Reed commented, “There wasn’t a dramatic sale price spike that can skew the average. We were happy to see prices spread evenly for the top 10 head, with high seller at $18,000 and number 10 selling for $11,700.”
A 2004 mare by Dual Rey, Lena Jo Rey, with lifetime earnings of $16,949, was consigned by Richard Bell and sold to Nick Meagler. The second high seller consigned by James and Nadine Payne was Duall N Smart, a 2007 mare, earner of $18,000 and sired by Dual Pep, that sold to Keith McMaha.
“The offering was well received, and it was obvious we are reaching our target market because out of 148 head, we sold an astounding 94 percent,” Reed stressed.
Buyers represented the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.
The next Marketplace at Ardmore Sale will be held November 1, 2014. For more information, contact Susie Reed 580-276-4830, cell 580-490-1103 or visit the website: www.themarketplaceatardmore.com.
NATIONAL NEWS AND NEWS FROM SALES, NRHA, NCHA AND RODEO
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Jan. 19, 2014
BUDGET BLOCKS REVIVAL OF HORSE-MEAT INDUSTRY
According to an AP article, Congress’s new spending measures will effectively ban horse-meat process as it prohibits the Agriculture Department from funding inspectors for horse-slaughtering plants. The provision was originally passed in June and included in the mammoth budget measure. For more information:
HAVARD SALES is currently accepting consignments for their East Texas Spring Spectacular Sale scheduled for March 7-8 in Lufkin, Texas. Catalog deadline is Feb. 1. Consignment forms and sale highlights are posted at: www.HavardSales.com.
SEGRAVES & ASSOCIATES TO HOLD SALES DURING TWO TEXAS STOCK SHOWS
Segraves & Associates will hold The Select Breeders Quarter Horse Sale on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the John Justin Arena, Fort Worth, Texas, during the 118th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at the Will Rogers complex in Fort Worth. The sale annually has record-setting attendance. The company, with 37 years experience, offers affordable fees, maximizing consignor’s return and an enjoyable experience.
Segraves & Associates are also offering two big sales the third weekend in February during the 65th Annual San Antonio Livestock Exposition.
Saturday Feb. 15, Segraves & Associates will hold the San Antonio Select Sale in the Auction Center in the AT&T Center at 11 a.m. The sale demonstration and gelding competition will be held in the Events Center arena. The High-selling horse last year was Chics Lotta Cash, consigned by W. Marvin Rush, Texas, and purchased y John Bailey, also from Texas, bringing $24,500. The top five averaged $18,600; the top 10 averaged $14,220, the top 20 averaged $10,853 and the top 50 percent averaged $5,138.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, the San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale will be held with the competition starting at 7 a.m., followed by the Sale. There will be judged competition with an estimated purse of $11,400, including awards. A performance Demonstration featuring Select Sale & Ranch Gelding sale horses will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.
Last year’s Ranch Gelding Champion, Travelen Hickory, was ridden by Todd Richardson and consigned by Cowboy Collection Quarter Horses. The high-selling gelding, consigned by Meyer Horse Co., of Louisiana, was Dusters Peppy Boy, bringing $30,000 from buyer Lee Fogleman Jr. The top five horses averaged $18,500; the top 10 averaged $15,920, top 20 averaged $13,065 and the overall average was $9,145.from Louisiana.
For further information contact Segraves & Associates at 972-775-2880 or e-mail: Mail@ddsegraves.com.
NRCHA OFFERS INTRODUCTORY EVENTS
In an effort to build relationships with other clubs and organizations, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors has given the green light to a new Introductory Event that will be included in the NRCHA approval category in 2014. The events are designed for non-NRCHA affiliated groups with no previous history offering NRCHA classes. Money won will be counted as NRCHA earnings for horses and riders but the Introductory Events will not offer points toward Regional or National awards or NRCHA Celebration of Champions qualification.
An organization that wants to offer an Introductory Event would pay a reduced $50 show approval fee that is refunded if results are returned to the NRCHA within two weeks after the event. There are no added-money requirements and the only required classes are Open Bridle, Non-Pro Bridle, Youth Bridle, Non-Pro Limited and Youth Limited. A carded NRCHA judge must be used and all exhibitors and owners must be current NRCHA members. The $8 NRCHA fee per run does apply. For further information call 940-488-1500 or e-mail at email@example.com.
AARON RANCH TO SPONSOR NRCHA CLASSES
Newcomers to the reined cow horse industry, Aaron Ranch, Commerce, Texas, will expand its new role as title sponsor of the Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses at the 2014 NRCHA Celebration of Champions to be held Feb. 14-22 in Fort Worth. The event, previously known as the Celebration of Champions Derby, has been renamed the Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic.
Aaron Ranch made a big impression in the reined cow horse industry as the owner of the 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion last year, with trainer Jay McLaughlin riding their 2010 roan stallion Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark). The Aaron Ranch’s stallion roster includes A Shiner Named Sioux,, Leo Hancock Hayes, Jasons Peptolena, Funny B Blue Muchaman, Stone Blue Valentine, Duals Blue Boon, Rojo Goose and Dry Fork Roan.
Aaron Ranch is offering a wide-ranging incentive program totaling more than $500,000 for its horses that go on to perform in various competitive venues, including the NRCHA, the AQHA, NCHA and the U.S. Team Roping Association and more. For more information, go to www.AaronRanch.com.
QUAIL DOBBS FORMER RODEO CLOWN DIES
Quail Dobbs, 72, a rodeo clown for 35 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, at his home in Coahoma, located in West Texas, from Parkinson’s disease and other health issues. He retired as a clown at the end of 1998 and became a justice of the peace in Howard County, located in West Texas. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2002 and was also a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
YEARLINGS AND 2-YEAR-OLDS TOP NCHA FUTURITY SALES
HIGH SELLER IS A YEARLING, BRINGING $210,000
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Dec. 30, 2013 – Fort Worth, Texas
Auctioneer Don Green (right) shown with Western Bloodstock’s new owner Jeremy Barwick, Stephenville, Texas. Kurtz Photo
The seven sales held Dec. 9-14, during six days in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity at the Will Rogers complex in Fort worth, Texas, seems to have “broke the bank.” According to a press release by the new owners of the Western Bloodstock Sale company, Jeremy and Candace Barwick, Stephenville, Texas, the “2013 NCHA Futurity Sales averaged $21,323, just $437 shy of the all-time record of $21,370 set in 2006. Net sales for the 618 lots that sold was $13,177,650; 82 percent of the 811 lots offered were sold.”
My figures for the linked charts I have linked to from this article, were derived from the prices posted on their web site following the sales. They were very close – only $8,000 difference from their press release, which could have resulted from a variety of reasons.
The sales were highlighted by the new Select Yearling Sale, which was advertised as a black-tie affair with prospective buyers being served dinner by candlelight with a video presentation honoring the dams of each yearling. Fifty head of top-bred yearlings were invited to sell, with stiff requirements, making it the best sale of the final week of the NCHA Futurity. Forty-one of the 50 consignments (82 percent) were announced as being sold for over $2.5 million, averaging $61,134 for a $58,000 median. (median is halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse).
The sales topped last year’s sales by over $4,400 in the average ($21,345 in 2013 compared to $16,907 in 2012) and close to $929,000 in the Net (obtained by taking out horses that did not sell (RNA – Reserve Not Achieved) – $13,169,650 in 2013 compared to $12,240,850 in 2012.
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The most expensive horse sold during the week came from The Select Yearling Sale, with A Smooth Satin Doll, sired by Smooth As A Cat out of Autumn Boon, consigned by Tommy Manion and purchased by Lynn Leedy, Aubrey, Texas, for $210,000.
Smoothee Lou, another Smooth As A Cat daughter out of Louella Again by Dual Pep, was the second highest selling yearling filly at $157,000, also selling during the Select Sale. She was purchased by Wade Miller Smith, Geary, Okla., from the Oxbow Ranch for $157,000. Smith also purchased the high-selling yearling stallion, Denvers Purdy by Metallic Cat for $150,000 from Tejas Trading Company at the Select Yearling Sale.
Two horses vied for the second high-selling horse of the entire week. Metalllic Little Cat, a 2-year-old red roan filly selling in the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale held Monday, Dec. 9. The daughter of the industry’s hottest young stallion Metallic Cat, was out of Seca Rey Lena, a Dual Rey daughter. Consigned by Hayden Upton, the filly brought a final bid of $190,000.
Zee Dually, a daughter of Dual Pep consigned by Frank and Belinda Vandersloot brought $190,000 tying Metallic Little Cat as the second high-selling horse of the week. She sold with three embryos. Photo by Kurtz.
Also bringing $190,000 was Zee Dually, a 1999 daughter of Dual Pep out of Jae Bar Pamela by Doc’s Jack Sprat. With earnings of $228,410, she has produced four money earners totaling $564,000, including Smooth Asa Zee by Smooth As A Cat, $437,313, that took Mary Jo Milner to the 2013 NCHA Non-Pro World Championship. Consigned by Frank and Belinda Vandersloot, the mare was offered with three embryos: two by Smooth As A Cat and one by Hydrive Cat.
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The Seasoned Cutting Horse Sale, held the final day of the Futurity, brought in the most revenue: $2,931,100 and averaged a whopping $28,736 for a $21,000 median. The highest-selling cutting horse was Kittyswood, a 4-year-old mare by Woody Be Tuff out of Kitty Oak by Kit Dual, bringing a final bid of $125,000. Consigned by Robert Ballard, the mare had earnings of $85,406, splitting fifth in the 2012 NCHA Open Futurity and being a finalist in the 2013 NCHA Open Derby.
Bringing $110,000 in the Seasoned Cutting Horse Sale was Moms Stilish Cat, a 2007 soorrel stallion by High Brow Cat out of Moms Stylish Pepto by Peptoboonsmal, with earnings of $196,019. Consigned by Taylor Carbo, the stallion was the 2011 NCHA Open Super Stakes Co-Reserve Champion.
Nine head (43 percent) of the top 21 horses selling during the sales came from the Seasoned Cutting Horse Sale.
YEARLINGS MAKE UP 50 PERCENT OF HORSES THAT SOLD:
The big news of the sales were the 433 yearlings and 2-year-olds that sold during the week, making up a majority of the 617 horses that sold during the week – a whopping 70 percent!
The 309 yearlings that changed owners netted $6,250,100, making up 47 percent of the $13,169,650 brought in by all the sale horses. Five yearlings, all selling at the Select Yearling Sale, topped the $100,000 mark. Besides A Smooth Satin Doll ($210,000), Smoothee Lou ($157,000) and Denvers Purdy ($150,000), previously mentioned, Chrome Catillac, a red roan colt by Metallic Cat out of Tootsie Rey by Dual Rey, consigned by Cannon Quarter Horses, brought $130,000 and Crimson Bet, a red roan colt by Metallic Cat out of Bet Yer Blue Boons by Freckles Playboy, consigned by the Oxbow Ranch, sold for $100,000.
The highest-selling yearling that sold outside of the Select Yearling Sale was Cats N Reys, a sorrel daughter of High Brow Cat out of Rose Rey by Dual Rey, consigned by Walton’s Rocking W Ranch and purchased at the Preferred Breeders Sale, Session 2 on Friday, Dec. 13, for $62,000.
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LEADING SIRES OF YEARLINGS:
The leading sire of yearlings was High Brow Cat, with 13 netting $556,000 for a $42,769 average and $45,000 median. Cats N Reys at $62,000 was his most costly offspring, while That’s a Rare Cat, a sorrel colt out of That Smarts by Smart Little Lena, consigned by Darren Blanton, brought $61,000 at the Select Yearling Sale and Cats Lil Secret, a sorrel filly out of I Know A Secret by Freckles Playboy, consigned by Matthews Cutting Horses, also commanded a $60,000 final bid.
The second leading sire of yearlings was Metallic Cat, with 32 netting $1,328,200 for a $41,506 average and $32,500 median. The third leading sire in the average was Spots Hot, with five offspring netting $160,000 for a $32,000 average and $16,000 median. He sired Spots Super, a sorrel daughter of Highbrow Supercat (NCHA Open Futurity Champion) by High Brow Cat, that was consigned by Paul W. Dean and purchased for $70,000 as well as Hot Nu Kitty, out of Special Nu Kitty by High Brow Cat, consigned by Wrigley Ranches and selling for $60,000. Both sold during the Select Yearling Sale.
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LEADING MATERNAL GRANDSIRES OF YEARLINGS:
Due to the $150,000 sale of Denvers Purdy, Smart Aristocrat was the highest averaging Maternal Grandsire of Yearlings, with three averaging $75,333 for a $43,000 median. The list included 21 maternal grandsires with 3 or more offspring selling, ranked by the average.
Second was Dual Pep, the maternal grandisre of the highest-selling yearling A Smooth Satin Doll at $210,000, as well as Smoothee Lou at $157,000 – both sired by Smooth As A Cat. Smooth Runnin Dually out of Bueno Chex Dually and also sired by Smooth As A Cat, sold during the Select Yearling sale by Hill Ranches, for $82,000.
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LEADING SIRES OF 2-YEAR-OLDS:
High Brow Cat again topped the list, being the leading sire of 2-year-olds, with four netting $213,000, averaging $53,250 for a $38,000 median. His list of four included the third high-selling 2-year-old, Paradox Cat, out of Thimblerey by Dual Rey, consigned by Hayden Upton, bringing $127,000 followed by Cat Man Do, out of Imirage by Dual Rey, consigned by Tate and Laura Bennett and selling for $63,000. All four of his offspring sold in the 2-Year-Old Sale.
Metallic Cat came in second with 18 head netting $784,400, averaging $43,578 for a $29,000 median. One Time Pepto came in third with 10 head netting $294,000 for a $29,400 average and $27,250 median. His highest-selling 2-year-old was Ziggy Rey, a red roan filly out of Farra Rey by Dual Rey consigned by J. J. and Tiffany Manion and bringing $55,000.
Dual Smart Rey, the sire of this year’s NCHA Futurity Champion, was fourth on the list with three head bringing $87,000 for a $29,000 average and $33,000 median – and they all sold before Dual Smart Kitty and Clay Johnson won this year’s NCHA Open Futurity.
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LEADING MATERNAL GRANDSIRES OF 2-YEAR-OLDS:
Dual Rey leads the list of Maternal Grandsires of 2-year-olds, with nine netting $569,000, averaging $63,222 for a $50,000 median. He is the maternal grandsire of the high-selling 2-year-old, Metallic Little Cat, bringing $190,000; Paradox Cat, the third-high-selling 2-year-old at $127,000; Cat Moon Do, the eighth high selling 2-year-old at $63,000; Ziggy Rey the10th high-selling 2-year-old at $55,000 and Smooth Sophie Rey, 15th high-selling 2-year-old at $50,000.
Dual Rey’s sire, Dual Pep, is the second leading Maternal Grandsire, with 11 netting $357,000 for a $32,455 average and $23,000 median. His list of maternal grandbabies include Kwacker Jack, sired by Metallic Cat, the sixth high-selling 2-year-old at $70,000; Dualin Smooth, by Smooth As A Cat, the 7th high selling 2-year-old at $65,000 and Twice As Smoothe, also sired by Smooth As A Cat, the 11th high-selling 2-year-old. One Cartty Cupid, by One Time Pepto out of ARC Catty Dual, also brought a Final bid of $40,000l
High Brow Cat was the third leading maternal grandsire of 2-year-olds with 16 netting $388,450 for a $24,278 average and $14,999 median. He was followed by Playgun with three maternal grandbabies bringing $58,000 for a $19,333 average and $15,000 median.
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THE WRAP UP:
Even though Barwick, in an article in Parker County Magazine said his goal for his Select Yearling sale was a $75,000, the $61,134 actual average was more than some people felt could be reached, and his $30,000 average overall goal wasn’t quite reached, but $21,345 was pretty healthy in today’s economy.
This year’s NCHA Futurity sales included a HERDA Policy which said that Western Bloodstock Ltd. “Will make available HERDA test results provided by the seller on the catalog page of the individual horse and/or by announcement from the auction block.” However, it does not interpret or endorse any test result and make no covenant or warranty as to the accuracy thereof. The AQHA accepts HERDA test results from the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California-Davis. Once the testing of a horse is complete, the AQHA can record the results on the original certificate of registration for a horse. That change was a long time coming!
Radiographs were required for the Select Yearling Sale; however, owners of weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds and trained cutting horses in all other sale sessions were encouraged, but not required, to provide digital radiographs for the sale repository. The only complaints I heard about that were that they could have been taken several months prior to the sale and there were no dates on the radiographs when they were taken.
I also received several requests that the sale company again publish buyers’ names, which was discontinued several years ago. I know the horse traders don’t like it, but I think the rest of the horse industry appreciates knowing who the buyers are. And it’s not like it isn’t public information, for as soon as they send the transfers into the AQHA, anyone can look up the new owner for $1.
FLOYD MOORE, OWNER OF DELTA FLYER, TO HAVE DISPERSAL SALE NOV. 19
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 14, 2013
In 1984, Floyd Moore of the 6J Paint horse Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, purchased Delta Flyer, a 2-year-old Paint stallion that would go on to win the 1986 NCHA Super Stakes, becoming the first Paint horse to ever win a major NCHA Limited Age event. That was his introduction into the horse business. However, almost 30 years later, at age 79, Moore says it’s time for him to sell.
“I have never enjoyed anything in my life as I have these good horses and the people whom we have met from all over the world. I’ve just had a ball. But I’ve worked long days and short nights. I’ll be 80 on my next birthday and I decided it was my time to pull up a little bit and smell the roses,” said Moore in an article in his sale catalog.
The sale, featuring 170-head of horses, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Walker County Fairgrounds, Huntsville, Texas, is produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., Weatherford, Texas.
In 1987, Delta Flyer placed in four more major aged events and retired at stud with NCHA career earnings of $211,359. The stallion, sired by Peppy San Badger out of Delta, the only Paint mare ever named to the NCHA Hall of Fame, had been purchased for $80,000 from country music star Lynn Anderson for $80,000.
In 1985, Moore purchased Delta Flyer’s 22-year-old dam in foal to Doc O’Lena for $50,000, who would earn 145 points in seven events an become the only APHA World Champion to sire a two-time APHA World Champion in reining – Gay Bar Olena. He also bred the Doc O’Lena Paint stallion Delta Getsya There. Those three stallions resulting in Moore continuing a very successful breeding program based on 20 Nu Bar daughters purchased from Bob Waltrip and eight mares purchased from J. W McFarlane and Helen Groves.
Owning some of the best performance Paint horses, Floyd and Maryann Moore sold horses to owners in South America, Central America, Europe and Canada, as well s the USA. They earned championships in nearly every performance discipline, including cutting, reining, calf roping, heading, steer stopping, working cow horse and barrel racing.
“I just hope that everybody that comes to the sale and buys these horses can enjoy them 10 percent as much as I’ve enjoyed raising them,” said Moore.
Moore Sale Catalog
MARKETPLACE AT ARDMORE SEES STRONG DEMAND FOR SHOW HORSES
Ardmore, Okla. – Nov. 8, 2013
The Marketplace at Ardmore, a consignment auction for performance horses, held its fall sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla.
Sale manager Susie Reed said, “We saw some real positive trends. With 210 head cataloged, we felt like we had the numbers to draw a good crowd and we did. We saw geldings that would usually bring between $1,600 and $2,500 sell for $4,000 and $5,000. Our goal has been to attract more show horses and they made up the majority of the high sellers. All in all, we had a great sale with the top 10 averaging $13,720.”
The top 20 head averaged $11,392 and included the high-selling mare, Wil She Spoon (Hes A Peptospoonful x Shes His Wil by Peppys Lil Wil), a 2009 red roan selling for $21,500. She was consigned by Amber Czisny and purchased by Don and McSherry Weber.
Gary and Lydia Hartsell consigned the high-selling gelding PG Maximillan (Playgun x Miss Special Quixote by Especial), an NCHA earner of $19,062 . This 2008 model brought $15,000 and went to Sara and Jared Lesh.
The high-selling yearling by One Time Pepto was consigned by Sunrise Ranch and sold for $16,500.
The next Marketplace at Ardmore Sale will be held March 29, 2014. For more information, contact Susie Reed 580-276-4830, cell 580-490-1103 or visit the website: www.themarketplaceatardmore.com.