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Raymond Sutton Production Sale

South Dakota ranch hosts its annual production sale on September 8.
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An overcast day welcomed buyers to the Raymond Sutton Ranch on September 8. Rain held off for the day but the cool temperatures and lack of bothersome insects encouraged buyers to heat up in the bidding. Fifty-four 2019 foals went under the gavel of longtime auctioneer Gilbert Lutter. The offering represented the offspring of 12 of the ranch’s stallions and went to seven states.

The highest-selling colt was a black stallion sired by Royal Vaca Rey, a grandson of Smart Little Lena and Autumn Boon on top, out of Peptoboonsmal’s full sister Royal Black Peppy. The foal’s dam was RP Lil Miss Pepto, who traces to Smart Little Lena, Freckles Playboy and Peptoboonsmal. He brought $1,850. 

The highest-selling filly was a dun sired by Just A Silver Duck, a Blue Duck Okie son, out of Candys Dante (Cutter Bill, Docs Prescription, Driftwood). She sold for $1,750. Other Just A Silver Duck foals in the offering did well. A grullo/roan stallion out of RWS Frosted Rose (Mr San Peppy, Bill Cody, Jackie Bee) brought $1,300. A dun filly out of RWS Rios Margarita (Cutter Bill, Zack Wood, Docs Benito Bar) sold for $1,000. She went to Wisconsin with a 2018 participant in the Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development project.

Other stallions had foals that followed along. A bay roan stallion sired by Sweet Gallo Oak (Gallo Del Cielo/Docs Oak) out of Rockin In Traffic (all the foundation ranch stallions in this pedigree … Cutter Bill, Winning Note, Rapid D Or) went for $1,100. A buckskin filly sired by Jack Frost Edition (Solid Gold Edition/Young Gatito) out of Demke Gal 224 (Peppy San Badger granddaughter) brought $950. 

The sale saw the last foals of Peppy Pedro Badger (Peppy San Badger grandson) and The Love Man (NRCHA World and Reserve Champion, LTE $127,507). Both stallions will be missed and we are thankful that they left behind offspring to place in our breeding herds.

The Suttons are looking forward to their 69th Production Sale, which they believe is the oldest Quarter Horse Production Sale in the world. They will be offering the offspring of three new stallions, including Cookin Merada (half-brother to The Love Man and double registered AQHA and APHA) NRCHA LTE $128,623 , APHA three-time world champion in reined cowhorse,  a world champion and reserve world champion in reining. The second stallion is Wimpys Hi Roller (Wimpys Little Step-Spooks Melody). He was reserve aged super select stallion at the recent AQHA Select World. The third stallion is one of the last breeding sons of Freckles Playboy. His dam, Litten Lena (Peppy San Badger), came from cutting legend Buster Welch’s program. 

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