The historic Four Sixes Ranch, known for its powerhouse Western performance horse breeding operation, is now for sale.
The offering includes the 142,372-acre operation near Guthrie, Texas, home of the ranch’s horse operation as well as two other properties in the Texas panhandle: the 114,455-acre Dixon Creek Ranch Division in Carson and Hutchinson counties and the 9,427-acre Frisco Creek Ranch Division in Stratford County.
Sam Middleton, owner of Chas S. Middleton And Son LLC, the Lubbock, Texas-based brokerage that has the listing for the ranch, said the Four Sixes properties were put on the market in accordance with the wishes of the late Four Sixes heir Anne Marion, who died early this year after a battle with lung cancer.
“It’s for sale because Anne Marion passed away, and [in] the terms of her will, she wanted it to be sold on her passing,” he said.
The listing price for the Guthrie property that includes the horse division’s headquarters is $192,202,200. The Dixon Creek Ranch Division is listed at $137,346,000, and the Frisco Creek Ranch Division was listed at $12,209,260.
Though each of the three divisions has been priced separately, the hope is to sell all three together. Each division compliments the operation as a whole, Middleton said.
6666 Ranch Horse Division
Although the listing price does not include the ranch’s horses, Middleton said officials can craft a package that could include ranch-owned horses and livestock. Its horse division managed by Dr. Glen Blodgett, DVM, a past executive president of the American Quarter Horse Association and a member of its Hall of Fame.
“We have inventories of the cattle, the horses, the equipment, all of that is offered separately, but they’d like to a turn-key offering,” he said. “Now, that’s not included in the price of land, but we will price cattle, horses and equipment to be included.
Under the name Burnett Ranches LLC, the ranch is an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Breeder with earnings in a vast array of events from reining, cutting and reined cow horse to timed events and ranch horse classes. It also has owned the winners of nearly $1.3 million in Western or stock horse events recorded in the Equi-Stat database.
In addition, the ranch also is influential in the Quarter Horse racing world, having been home to legendary stallion Dash For Cash, AQHA Racing Triple Crown Champion Special Effort and the stallion Streakin Six, a racehorse who was extremely influential in barrel horse bloodlines.
It currently stands a roster to the public that includes some stallions owned by the ranch as well as some who belong to outside ownership but stand to stud at the ranch.
Some of the well-known Western performance horse stallions currently standing at the ranch are National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Champion Bet Hesa Cat, NCHA Futurity Open Champion Rockin W and Equi-Stat Elite $13 Million Sire WR This Cats Smart.
Recently, it was announced that NCHA Futurity Open Champion Metallic Rey Mink would join the roster to stand his first year at stud in 2021.