Two winning cutting horses topped the 42nd annual Triangle Fall Horse Sale, which officials say wrapped up with the highest averaging sale season since its establishment in 1979.
Sale organizers say the Fall Sale, held Oct. 29-30 in Oklahoma City, averaged $12,900 on 406 catalogued horses, less withdrawals and achieved an 81-percent sales completion. Of the 381 sold horses, 155 head went for more than $10,000, averaging $20,100 as a group and marking an impressive 51-percent total entering the Triangle Top $10,000 Club.
This cultivated a new Top $10,000 Club annual achievement, with 375 horses bringing more than $10,000 in the 2021 sale year.
This was the second year the Triangle Fall Sale was held during opening weekend of the American Quarter Horse Association World Show. The sale event drew a large crowd, beginning with a sale preview Oct. 28, followed by reining-bred, ranch, barrel, trail and family horses selling on the Oct. 29 and cutting and roping-bred horses selling on the 30th. The three-day crowd consisted of buyers from 33 states, with top buyer states being Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa and California.
Leading the sale as the high seller was Hip No. 282, Driving Miss Em (Woody Be Tuff x Swing Thru The Drive by Hydrive Cat), selling for $90,000. Consigned by her breeders, Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, the 2015 sorrel mare had an EquiStat record of more than $98,000 as of sale time and sold with a breeding to $$463,794-earner Dont Stopp Believin. She was purchased by Jeanine Benenati, of Springtown, Texas.
The second high-selling horse was Hip No. 201, New Cut In Town, a 2008 blue roan stallion (One Time Pepto x Shorty Lena Girl by Shorty Lena) consigned by Creek Plantation, of Augusta, Georgia. Dan Barner, of Hershey, Nebraska, bought the stallion for $77,000.
While cutting bred horses led the Top Ten sales, the top selling group as an average were reining-bred horses at $21,050, followed by cutting and cow horses, which averaged $19,000. These two groups were followed closely by seasoned geldings at $17,800 and ranch and roping horses, averaging $14,300.
Other high-selling horses from the sale include Hip No. 36, a red roan yearling colt, AR Cashnfame (Dash Ta Fame x Shegetscash by Peptoboonsmal) who sold for $56,000. The colt, whose dam is out of $1.5 million-winning racehorse Corona Cash, was consigned by Atwood Quarter Horses, Inc. of Weatherford, Texas, and purchased by Ty Smith Performance Horses, of Edmond, Oklahoma.
At $50,000 each, the fourth and fifth high sellers were Hip No. 388, Bet N Shesa Cat (Bet Hesa Cat x Glow A Pepto by Peptoboonsmal), and Hip No. 254, Reckelle (Metallic Cat x Lil Bit Reckless by CD Royal). Bet N Shesa Cat was consigned by Nathen Anderson Cutting Horses, Elmore City, Oklahoma, and purchased by Randy White, Solomon, Kansas. Reckelle, bred to National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Dual Reyish, was consigned by the Estate of Terry Albracht, Springtown, Texas, and purchased by Shayne Barrington, Weatherford, Texas.
The next Triangle Horse Sale will be the Winter Sale, also known as “The January Sale,” which will be held Jan. 28-29, 2022 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Entry forms are due Dec. 7 and can be found at www.trianglehorsesales.net.
Last year, Swing Thru The Drive was the highest-selling broodmare at The Winter Sale.