The last horse through the ring at the Silver Spurs Equine Annual Loyalty Sale brought the highest bid of the day when Pepto Lou Lena sold for $90,000. The yearling palomino stallion was one of 27 horses sold on Nov. 1 at the ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
By One Time Pepto, Pepto Lou Lena is out Spark N Loulena, by Shining Spark. Spark N Loulena earned $100,891 in reined cow horse events, according to Equi-Stat. Ridden by Jake Telford, she was the 2008 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic Open Reserve Champion and seventh in the NRCHA Derby Open, as well as making the Open finals of multiple limited-age events. She has produced one point-earner in the Palomino Horse Breeders Association (PHBA), Spark N Delight, by CD Lights, who was fifth at the PHBA World Show in Junior Reining.
Pepto Lou Lena’s second dam is Mary Lou Lena (Doc O’Lena x Kate Kleberg x Gay Kleberg), an earner of $11,473 in cutting. She has produced six money-earners who have banked a total of $120,906 in cutting, reining and reined cow horse. Pepto Lou Lena was in training with Todd Crawford at the time of the sale.
The second-highest seller was Hamsters Spooknspark, who brought a final bid of $38,500. The sorrel filly is from the first foal crop of both her sire, Smoking Whiz, and her dam, Spook Off Sparks, by Smart Spook. Spook Off Sparks earned $147,788 in reining and was the 2011 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open Co-Reserve Champion under Andrea Fappani. Spook Off Sparks is a half-sister to several money-earners, including Whizin Off Sparks ($112,345), Smart N Sparkin ($55,567) and Steppin Off Sparks ($48,212).
The sale grossed $464,900 on 27 head, for an average of $17,219 and a median of $10,000.