Raymond Sutton Ranch Sale
Raymond Sutton Ranch Sale
September 12 marked a special event for the Raymond Sutton Ranch of South Dakota. It was the 70th Anniversary of the oldest Quarter Horse Production Sale in the world. The sale was hosted online by ProHorse Services. Online potential buyers were able to view photos and videos of the eighty-three 2021 foal offering. They were also able to view the foals at the ranch on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. A number of bidders had the best of both worlds … they watched the foals they had chosen as they participated in the online bidding.
Over 100 bidders registered to participate in the auction. Of those 44 took home the foals of their choice to 20 states. The sale average for all foals sold was $1250. The offering was only 2021 foals owned by the Suttons. The Raymond Sutton Ranch is an AQHA Hall of Fame Recipient, an AQHA Legacy Breeder, and a Ranching Heritage Breeder. All but a few of the foals are eligible for the Ranching Heritage Challenges.
Topping the sale was a full brother to last year’s high seller. The stallion sired by Cooking Merada out of Solid Gold Karma sold to a Kansas buyer for $6,600. The foal carries the unique Merada White gene discovered last fall in the offspring of World Champion Cookin Merada. The second high selling stallion was a palomino by 2019 AQHA Reserve Aged Stallion, Wimpys High Roller out of CSR Cats Estralita. The colt sold to an Ohio buyer for $3,100. A blue roan colt by Royal Vaca Rey out of RWS Ledges Cowgirl sold for $2,900 to a Idaho buyer. A black colt by Justa A Silver Duck out of Vacas Heartbreyker went to Arizona for $2,200.
Fillies in the auction held their own. The high selling filly by Cookin Merada out of This Kitty Wood went for $3,850 to a repeat buyer from Texas. The next filly was a bay roan by Rios Santana out of Ms Fancy Blue Duck finding a new home in Virginia for $3,000. A buckskin filly by Legendary Cutter out of RWS Ms Allusive Duck stayed in South Dakota for $2,350. A buckskin filly by Justa A Silver Duck out of RWS Blame It On Rio went to Nebraska for $1,975. A bay filly out of Wimpys Hi Roller by RWS Sweet Solita Oak is on her way to Missouri for $1,800.
Georga and Heather wish to thank all those that participated in the auction. For 68 years the sale was always live at the ranch so this is a new venue started because of the Covid regulations last year. May all the buyers enjoy their new challenges? We look forward to lots of photos of the successes as the foals grow and go on to new jobs. Get more information here: http://www.raymondsutton.net/