A colt by a hot sire and out of a mare who has already produced an elite reining winner topped the Select Yearling Sale at the 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity.
There were 121 colts and fillies consigned to the Select Yearling Sale, and the high seller, Starjac Enterprise, came toward the end as Hip 2119. Consigned by Toyon Ranch LLC, the 2019 red dun colt was purchased for $88,000 in a partnership between Rick Clark, Tim Anderson and Oded Fein.
“What I like about this horse is his dam, Starjac Miss, is the dam of Platinum Vintage and also a couple other horses,” Anderson said. “I really love the mare cross, and so I decided to take a chance on the cross with the Voodoo [Shiners Voodoo Dr] because I have one by A Sparkling Vintage already.”
By Shiners Voodoo Dr, who won $87,098 and was an Open finalist at the 2010 NRHA Futurity, Starjac Enterprise is out of Starjac Miss (by Hollywood Jac 86), whose foals have earned $448,000. She is the dam of Platinum Vintage, who won $248,000 and was the 2015 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion. She also produced Vintage Glamour (by A Sparkling Vintage), an earner of $60,454.
Starjac Enterprise is enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program, the NRHA Euro Nomination Program and the NRBC.
“Oded, Rick and I are all good friends, and we decided that we wanted to buy one of the better horses we saw going through the Yearling Sale,” Anderson added of the partnership he formed with Clark and Fein. “I’d been watching this horse since last spring, and so I told Oded and Rick they needed to check this horse out. We went ahead and did it and they agreed, so we’re happy as a partnership. The horse will be going to Andrea Fappani.”
Anderson was also the buyer of the second-highest seller, Vintage Ebony, a 2019 sorrel colt by A Sparkling Vintage and out of Ebony Spook (by Smart Spook). Hip 2095, Vintage Ebony brought $75,000 for consigner Sterling Ranch.
With a bid of $71,000, Rick Clark bought the third-highest seller, Hip 2109. Spook Electric, a son of Jacs Electric Spark who is a half-brother to Vintage Ebony, was also consigned by Sterling Ranch and is enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program, the NRHA Euro Nomination Program and the NRBC.