On June 10, Susie Reed, manager of Polo Ranch stallions, announced that Soula Jule Star has been sold to Sandra Navarro, owner of Think A Mite Ranch in Paraná, Brazil.
Chuck Smith, of Canal, Winchester, Ohio, is the newly elected National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Vice President. NCHA announced the voting outcome today that favored Smith with 1,240 votes over his opponent Dick Mulligan, a Jackson, Wyo., attorney and non-pro cutter, who received 719 votes. There were 12 abstentions.
An hour after learning of the voting outcome, Smith said he already had received about 50 congratulatory calls, and he’s looking forward to serving NCHA in this leadership role.
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In a move to broaden the market and offer premium auctions at moderate prices for all classes of performance horses, Western Bloodstock Ltd. has expanded its roster to include three new sales, in addition to their premier venues at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes, and NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales in Fort Worth.
The new sales are the Western Fall Roundup, to be held on Sept. 6, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark.; the Big Bash on the Brazos on Sept. 23 at Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Texas; and the Western Winter Roundup on Jan. 10, 2015, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Pro Horse Services owner Mike Jennings said, “Our new high seller brought $30,100. We registered 276 bidders and had 71,855 page views for the online catalog by the end of bidding.”Professional Horses Services, LLC, recently announced the results of its May Online Auction, which closed on May 21. The company has been holding online auctions since December 2012.
The highest-seller, Ellusive Clue, is a 3-year-old daughter of Mr Elusive who sold in foal to JMK Bocephus for $30,100. The filly was from the JMK Quarter Horses consignment and sold to Virginia Webber of Kansas.
On June 9, members of the Bromont Bid Committee, along with Equine Canada President, Al Patterson and CEO, Eva Havaris, announced that the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has unanimously awarded the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ to Bromont/Montreal as host city, with the Games to be held at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park.
Since earlier this spring, I have followed the exploits of one “California Chrome” and his march toward the Triple Crown title of Thoroughbred racing: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and, finally, the Belmont Stakes. By the time you read this, “Chrome” will have either won or lost his battle to reach equine greatness – one that has only been achieved by 11 other horses. My hope, of course, is that he has won the Belmont and become the worldwide, polarizing individual that “Secretariat” once was (and still is, to a lesser extent, today).
Oklahoma City, OK - June 10-17, 2014
1,058 Entries - $85,750 Added - $443,257.04 Total Purse
Paso Robles, CA- June 9-14, 2014
388 Entries - $160,000 Added - $423,080.10 Total Purse
Las Vegas, NV - June 8-15, 2014
602 Entries - $133,000 Added - $426,730.56 Total Purse
Morrison Funeral Home in Graham is handling the arrangements.Tim Boyd, general manager at Waco Bend Ranch in Graham, Texas, died on Saturday, May 31, at age 64 following a horse-related injury sustained working at a job that he loved. A memorial service honoring Boyd’s life will take place Wednesday, June 4, at First United Methodist Church in Graham, Texas.