Derby sale average

Playboys Lynnea, a 15-year-old daughter of Freckles Playboy, bred to Grays Starlight with a foal at her side by Grays Starlight, brought the top dollar of $97,500 during the Western Bloodstock ...Playboys Lynnea, a 15-year-old daughter of Freckles Playboy, bred to Grays Starlight with a foal at her side by Grays Starlight, brought the top dollar of $97,500 during the Western Bloodstock ...

Story originally posted by: Glory Ann Kurtz

Playboys Lynnea, a 15-year-old daughter of Freckles Playboy, bred to Grays Starlight with a foal at her side by Grays Starlight, brought the top dollar of $97,500 during the Western Bloodstock sales held July 27-28 during the NCHA Summer Spectacular held in Fort Worth, Texas.

The mare, out of the great mare Tari Lynnea, was the 1990 NCHA Non-Pro Derby Champion and earner of $36,866. Tari Lynnea was an NCHA Open Classic Co-Reserve Champion and earner of $226,291. Consigned by Thirty Two Cattle Co., Playboys Lynnea was purchased by Lloyd and Karen Claycomb’s LKC Ranch at the Broodmare Sale held July 28.

During the two days, 244 head passed under the gavels of Colonels Don Green and Danny Green, with 208 head changing hands for $1,844,350, averaging $8,867.07. Eighty-five percent of the horses consigned found new owners. However, the average was down from 2001 when 176 head grossed $1,854,450 for a $10,537 average.

Sale results, including buyers and horses not sold, were posted following the sale by Western Bloodstock.

Broodmares were the stars of the sales, with 59 grossing $817,950 for a $13,863.56 average. The second high-selling broodmare was TR Hug Olena, a 6-year-old daughter of CD Olena out of Clarks Best Hug by Clark’s Doc Bar, bred to Dual Pep. The earner of $24,150, was consigned by the Bar H Ranche and sold to Jamie Feick, Blanchard, Okla.

On Saturday, 67 trained horses, 3-year-olds and 2-year-olds grossed $709,400 for a $10,588 average. Sunday, 141 yearlings, broodmares and weanlings grossed $1,134,950 for an $8,867.07 average.

The second highest-selling group of horses were the trained cutting horses selling on Saturday. Thirty-one horses grossed $421,850 for a $13,608 average.

Twenty 3-year-olds grossed $215,500 for a $10,775 average. Sixteen 2-year-olds grossed $72,050 for a $4,503 average; 76 yearlings grossed $305,600 for a $4,021 average and six weanlings grossed $11,400 for a $1,900 average.

The highest-selling trained cutting horse was CD Sunrise, a 4-year-old daughter of CD Olena out of Joses Dually ($103,464) by Dual Pep. Consigned by Tim Barry, the mare, which was in the top 10 in the 2001 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity, and earnings of $45,214, went to Feick for $80,000.

The second high-selling trained cutting horse was Zello Dot Com, a 4-year-old daughter of Playboys Badge out of Zell O Wood by Doctor Wood, bringing $44,000 from Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch. The mare, with earnings of over $20,000 was consigned by Gene Taylor.

The high-selling 3-year-old, bringing $55,000, was Peppy Plays For Cash, a stud colt by Playgun out of Peppys Dreamgirl by Peppy San Badger. Consigned by Charles and Judy Crawley, the stallion was purchased by Louie Wood.

Instant Peppy Puddin, bringing $17,250, was the high-selling 2-year-old. Sired by SR Instant Choice out of Extra Dry Peppy by Peppy San Badger, the mare was consigned by Jason Clark and purchased by Todd Blanks.

The high-selling yearling was Water Dually, a son of Bob Acre Doc out of Miss Dual Sonita, bringing $15,000. Consigned by St. Nick’s Pines of Wisconsin, the colt was purchased by Billy Foster.
Western Bloodstock, the only sale company that can hold sales on the grounds of the Will Rogers Coliseum during the major NCHA shows, announced that they will be holding nine sales during the NCHA Futurity in December.