The 6666 Ranch may soon have a new owner.
Broker Chas S. Middleton and Son announced the 266,000-acre ranch and its famed horse division went into contract Monday, May 3. A price was not disclosed. The collective listing price for all three divisions was $341 million.
“The Legendary Four Sixes Ranch collectively with the Dixon Creek Ranch Division and the Frisco Creek Ranch Division is currently under contract for the first time in its storied history,” the company said on its Facebook page.
Sam Middleton, brokerage owner, confirmed the property entered contract as a turnkey deal encompassing all three divisions of the ranch. He said the deal closes in July.
Though Middleton would not reveal the buyer or buyers, saying “they’ve asked me not to say anything,” weekly newspaper The Texas Spur quoted Middleton in a story on its Facebook page Monday night saying Yellowstone co-creator and Western performance horse enthusiast Taylor Sheridan was the face of the ownership group.
Sheridan could not be reached for comment Monday night.
The Texas native who has competed in reining and cutting was previously linked to the Four Sixes back in February, when it was announced the ranch would be the namesake of a Yellowstone spinoff.
Dr. Glenn Blodgett, who manages the horse division at the Four Sixes, addressed the ranch’s potential sale in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon by the ranch.
“The ranch is under contract and we are looking forward to working with the prospective buyers in continuing the legacy of the Four Sixes Ranch,” he said.
The ranch includes a 142,372-acre operation near Guthrie, Texas, home of the ranch’s horse operation and two 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.
The 6666 Ranch Horse Division stallion roster over the years has included legends such as Dash For Cash, Special Effort and Streakin Six.
Its current roster – which features stallions owned by the ranch as well as outside parties – includes NCHA Futurity Open champions Metallic Rey Mink and Rockin W, as well as Equi-Stat Elite $14 Million Sire WR This Cats Smart and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire Bet Hesa Cat. It also stands several other cutting, reined cow horse and ranch stallions.
Founded in 1870, the Four Sixes was put on the market in accordance of the wishes of the late Four Sixes heir Anne Marion, who died after a battle with lung cancer.
* Updated Thursday with comment by Dr. Glenn Blodgett