Fort Worth Ranch Horse Sales
Ranch horses show strong prices at Fort Worth sales.
By Andrea Caudill | January 30, 2018
Ranch Horse Journal
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo hosted three sales featuring ranch horses. The 2018 Best of the Remuda Sale and Select Breeders Sale were held January 13. The Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale was January 14.
The Best of the Remuda Sale had 162 head cataloged, with 159 sold for a gross total of $219,500, an average of $3,784 per head.
The high seller was the 2003 bay gelding Waggoners Pick, who sold for $8,600.
Waggoners Pick was bred and was sold by the W.T. Waggoner Estate, and is Ranching Heritage enrolled, which means his new owner can show him at Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.
The gelding, called “Mandalay Bay,” is by Sixes Pick and out of the Mr Solano Smoke mare Smoky Solano Badger. His sire is the Four Sixes-bred Versatility Ranch Horse world champion and world champion sire.
He was from the string of Jimbo Glover and was described as a gentle all-around horse.
The Select Breeders Sale sold nine horses for an average of $8,155.56 per head.
The highest price was shared by two horses, both of whom sold for $12,000.
One was Egomanicat, a 2012 mare by Cats Quixote Jack and out of the Smart Little Jerry mare Dulces Ruby, and a half-sister to performer Purdy Lil Pepto (by Surely A Pepto, $3,790).
Bred by Jackie Dayberry, Egomanicat was sold by Harris Riverbend Farms.
The other highest seller was Strait Grey Badger, a 17-year-old bay gelding by Peppy Rey Badger and out of the Mr Gray Fork mare Ms Fork Forty Strait. Bred by the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., he was sold by Bob Moorhouse.
This horse is Ranching Heritage-enrolled, which means his owner could show the horse at Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.
At the Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale, 14 horses ultimately sold for an average of $17,038.46.
The show’s champion was Tongue River Ranch’s TRR Peptotivio, a 2011 red roan by Pepcid and out of the Doc’s Hickory mare Tongue River Sanita. Bred and raised by the AQHA Best Remuda winner, this horse is Ranching Heritage-enrolled, which means his owner could show the horse at Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. He has earnings in both the National Reined Cow Horse Association and Ranch Horse Association of America competition.
TRR Peptotivio ultimately sold for $25,000.
The reserve champion was Royalrock Hancockrab, a 2010 gray gelding by PG Shogun out of the Hesa Eddie Hancock mare Driftin Gray Eddie bred and owned by Rob A. Brown of Stinnett, Texas. Shown extensively in the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge program, the horse has earned nearly $12,000 in the program.
Royalrock Hancockrab sold for $26,000.
The event’s high seller was Concha Ice A Cat, who brought a final bid of $29,000. The bay is by Cat Nap Merada and out of the Concho Jim mare Concho Cupcake.
He was bred and sold by Pete Bonds, and is Ranching Heritage-eligible.
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