Of the 30 Level 4 Open finalists at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, four were sold at public auction as yearlings. All four were offered through the 2013 Legacy Reining Sales – one in the Legacy Breeders Sale and three in the Legacy Consignment Sale.
McQuay Stables Inc. consigned Cee My Gun (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Cee Dun It Do It x Hollywood Dun It) to the Legacy Breeders Sale, where the 2012 buckskin mare was purchased by Maria Margarita Buey Arietti for $50,000. That was the sale’s fourth-highest price and well above the net average of $16,591 and median of $11,750. Cee My Gun and Jordan Larson tied for ninth in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open with a 218, earning $22,739.
Cee My Gun’s dam, Cee Dun It Do It, has had six offspring offered through public sales since 2009. One of those, Ifidontceeyouagain (by Gunner), was repurchased as a 2-year-old gelding in 2010 for $8,000 then sold as a 4-year-old for $23,500. Two others were passed out – I Cee Stars (by Starlights Wrangler) for $10,000 as a yearling and Americasnextgunmodel (by Gunner) for $60,000 as a 2-year-old. Americasnextgunmodel went on to win the 2012 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open under Casey Deary. Cee My Pistol, a same-age full sister to Cee My Gun, sold for $60,000 as a yearling, and their 2011 full brother Watch My Guns sold as a yearling for $18,500. In the last six years, Cee Dun It Do It’s foals have averaged $38,000, excluding repurchases.
McQuay Stables Inc. also consigned two of the three yearlings that went through the Legacy Consignment Sale – Shooting For Chics and Tinseltown Flash. Shooting For Chics (Gunner x Gay Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) brought a final bid of $14,500 from Robert McClellan. The 2012 stallion is the only Gay Chic Olena offspring to sell at public auction. Shooting For Chics and Matt Mills marked a 217.5 in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finals, tying for 14th place and earning $16,708.
Tinseltown Flash (Hollywoodstinseltown x Billie Gun Flash x Gunner) sold for $12,500 to Jonathan Gauthier. Billie Gun Flash has been represented in sale rings by four offspring, three of which sold for an average of $7,500 and $5,500 median. Tinseltown Flash is her highest seller, with Mister Gun Flash (by Mister Nicadual) bringing $5,500 as a yearling in 2014 and Who Whiz A Hotflash (by Who Whiz It) securing a $4,500 bid as a yearling in 2011. Wa Hoo Whizit (by Who Whiz It) was repurchased for $14,000 as a 4-year-old in 2010. Tinseltown Flash and Robin Schoeller tied for 19th in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finals with a 216.5, earning $12,099.
David Hartman, DVM, sold Electro Star (Electric Code x RG Miss Starlight x Grays Starlight) to Wendy Hausner for $14,000 through the 2013 Legacy Consignment Sale. Five foals out of RG Miss Starlight have sold through horse sales, with Electro Star topping the list. The other four have all sold as yearlings – Cromed Star (by Cromed Out Mercedes) for $9,500 in 2013; Lights On CD (by CD Olena) for $9,700 in 2012; Cromed Out Star (by Cromed Out Mercedes) for $5,700 in 2014; and Starlight Crome (by Cromed Out Mercedes) for $2,500 in 2014. Electro Star and Casey Hinton tied for 14th in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finals, banking $16,708.
All three of the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalists that sold through the Legacy Consignment Sale had sale prices that exceeded the net average of $10,856 and median of $7,500. One other Level 4 Open finalist, ARC Gunna Mark Ya, was consigned to the 2013 Legacy Consignment Sale but subsequently withdrawn.
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