In the Money: Xtra Shiney Sinbar & Ida Be Smart

Xtra-Shiney-SinbarXtra Shiney Sinbar’s yearling sale photo • Courtesy of Xtra Quarter HorsesIn the Tulsa Reining Classic Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro, two of the top 10 finalists – Xtra Shiney Sinbar and Ida Be Smart – were sold as yearlings in 2013.

Jesse Asmussen, of Allison, Iowa, rode Xtra Shiney Sinbar to a score of 218 that placed them third in the Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro. They earned $2,478. As a yearling, Xtra Shiney Sinbar was consigned to the Legacy Consignment Sale by breeder Xtra Quarter Horses LLC., of Purcell, Oklahoma. Heath Babineaux paid $7,000 for the palomino mare, who is from the first crop of Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Wimpy Little Sinbar, by Wimpys Little Step.

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Only three Shiners Voodoo Dr yearlings were offered at 2013 sales, and Xtra Shiney Sinbar is the only one who sold. The other two were $5,000 pass outs at the Legacy Breeder’s Sale, held the evening before the Consignment Sale.

The next year, when Shiners Voodoo Dr’s first crop turned 2, he was represented by the highest-seller at the NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale when Xtra Voodoo Doc brought a final bid of $220,000. Shiners Voodoo Dr notched his first champion at the Tulsa Reining Classic, where Xtra Taris Voodoo and Thiago Boechat won the Darling 888 Ranch Developing Horse Futurity.

Asmussen purchased his other Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro finalist from the NRHA/Markel Insurance Breeders Showcase Select Sale. Ida Be Smart (Smart Like Juice x Alrighta Ida x Top Dun Cody) was consigned by breeder Loren Booth and tagged by Asmussen for $8,500. Their score of 213 in Tulsa netted $649 to start the stallion’s Equi-Stat record. Booth sold Alrighta Ida’s 2013 daughter, Betty Big Chex (by Big Chex To Cash), at the 2014 West Coast Breeders Select Sale for $4,000.

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Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Sire Smart Like Juice was represented by six sale horses in 2013, all of which changed hands for an average of $9,617. Over the last 10 years, Smart Like Juice foals have averaged $8,107, with a high percentage of completed sales. He has average earnings per performer of $9,657, according to Equi-Stat.

Two other Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro finalists went through the sale ring, but both were repurchased. McQuay Stables Inc. bought Gun Its Deja Vu back for $34,500 at the 2013 Legacy Consignment Sale. Cade McCutcheon rode the dun mare (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Dun Its Deja Vu x Hollywood Dun It) to tie for fourth, earning $2,006. Xtra Quarter Horses consigned Xtra Diamond Step (Wimpys Little Step x HA Ruby N Diamonds x Shining Spark) to the 2014 Legacy Consignment Sale as a 2-year-old, but bought the palomino mare back for $15,000. Ron Thompson, of Whitesboro, Texas, rode Xtra Diamond Step to a tie for eighth place, earning $1,062.

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