Raymond Sutton Sale

Raymond Sutton Sale

South Dakota ranch hosts its 69th annual production sale.

Raymond Sutton sale

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A pleasant autumn day welcomed buyers to the 69th Raymond Sutton Ranch production sale. For over 60 years the sale has been at the ranch, but due to the Coronavirus the sale was hosted online by Pro Horse Services. That did not stop buyers from coming Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  Some sat in chairs and on feed bunks following the bidding on their phones. They watched their chosen horses and decided to raise their bid or move to another lot. Other buyers relied on the photos and videos posted online to guide their decisions while staying home. Horses sold to 19 states going as far as Washington and Oregon on the West Coast, Virginia and Kentucky on the East Coast, Arizona and Texas to the South and a number of states in between.

The offering consisted of 62 weanling lots, 17 geldings, and three stallions. The foals and geldings were all from matings of the ranch’s stallions and mares. The high selling filly was a palomino by world champion cow horse Cooking Merada out of Ms Solid Gold Karma, an AQHA Superior Solid Gold Edition daughter. She went to Texas for $3,200. The high selling colt was a palomino by Jack Frost Edition (ROM heading, points in heeling, barrels, halter) out of RWS Pobres Badger Ms (Young Gun/Peppy San Badger granddaughter). He stayed in South Dakota for $1,700. 

There was a  tie for the second high selling filly between a red roan by Royal Vaca Rey (Vaca Rey -Smart Little Lena/Autumn Boon out of Royal Black Peppy - Peptoboonsmal’s full sister) and a palomino by Wimpys Hi Roller (reserve Select World and Level 2 World aged stallion) by CRS Cats Esterlita (Hi Brow Cat/Grays Starlight granddaughter). Both went to South Dakota buyers for $2,500.

Other fillies selling:  buckskin by Jack Frost Edition out of RWS Pedros Joy for $1,775 to Colorado,  bay by Just A Silver Duck (Blue Duck Okie son) out of Lenas Bouncing Chex (Night Deposit Chex daughter) to South Dakota for $1,675, palomino  by Jack Frost Edition out of RWS Peggy Cody to Texas for $1,000 and sorrel filly by Sweet Gallo Oak (Gallo Del Cielo son) out of Tara Rey (Vaca Rey daughter) to South Dakota for $1,020. The average on the top 10 fillies was $1,600. The average for all fillies was $1,100.

The second high selling colt was a bay by seventh place AQHA all age tie-down roping stallion CD Cut The Lights out of RWS Peppys Lady (Mr San Peppy granddaughter) to Wyoming buyer for $1,500. Other colts selling: buckskin by Jack Frost Edition out of RWS Lotta Joy for $1,375 to  South Dakota, bay by Just A Silver Duck by RWS Blame It On Rio (Peptoboonsmal/Cutter Bill) for $1,300 to South Dakota, bay by Legendary Cutter out of Sweet Jo Misty – the double bred Cutter Bill colt sold for $1,250 to South Dakota. One of the younger colts in the sale was a bay overo by Rios Santana (Peptoboonsmal/Cutter Bill) out of RWS Ravens CeeCee going to  Missouri for $1,025. The average on the top 10 colts was $1,213.  The average for all colts was $790.

The geldings ranged in age from yearlings to 7-year-olds. The younger horses sold for the higher dollars. The average on the 18 geldings was $896. The volume buyer, a repeat customer from Kentucky, took home seven horses. The Sutton family would like to thank all the buyers both repeat and new.