Raymond Sutton Sale

Just A Silver Duck filly tops Sutton Production Sale.

Press Release

This Just A Silver Duck filly topped the Sutton Production Sale. PHOTO: Courtesy Sutton Ranch

Good weather, good horses, and a good crowd were on hand at the oldest Quarter Horse production sale in the world.  The sale was hosted by the Raymond Sutton family on September 9   at the ranch west of Gettysburg, South Dakota. The ranch is a Ranching Heritage Breeder, AQHA Legacy Breeder, and its Raymond and Georga Sutton are inductees in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. 
The 67th annual sale welcomed buyers from as far away as Kentucky and Texas. Offered were 53 weanlings sired by 10 of the ranch’s stallions. Those looking for colored foals had many to choose from.

The high-selling foal was a dunskin filly sired by Just A Silver Duck, a grullo son of Blue Duck Okie (LTE $148,871). The dam was RWS Sweet Nina Oak, a daughter of the ranch stallion Sweet Gallo Oak. “Nina” is a full sister to the dam of Cats Golden Rey (LTE $32,642) who is now competing in Europe. The eye-catching filly sold for $1,800.

The second high seller was a Just A Silver Duck bay roan stallion out of Ms Holliday Ginger (a granddaughter of Mr San Peppy and Roan Bar). He went under the gavel at $1,700. Another Just A Silver Duck foal was a dun filly who sold for $1,550. She was out of Royal Chickabel, a Hickoryote (LTE $107,500) daughter and grandaughter of Dual Jazz. “Chickabell” is the dam of the ranch stallion CD Cut The Lights (7th all-age stallions in the 2017 AQHA year-end standings).

Roan was a popular color. A Legendary Cutter red roan son sold for $1,000. The sharp young man carried the genetics of Cutter Bill, Two Eyed Jack, Smart Little Lena, Freckles Playboy and Peppy San Badger.

Royal Vaca Rey (Smart Little Lena/Autumn Boon on top and Peppy San Badger/Royal Blue Boon on the bottom) had a good reception for his first foal crop. A bay roan filly with a dam carrying the blood of Cutter Bill and longtime ranch stallion, Winning Note, sold for $1,300. A Royal Vaca Rey palomino filly out of Solid Gold Sparkler, a daughter of Solid Gold Edition – AQHA Superior and a granddaughter of Bill’s Rock – AQHA Superior went to the high bidder for $1,050.

A loud colored palomino filly with four white stockings by Rios Santana (LTE $3,042 and a year-end high point horse in both SD and NE) brought $850.

A buyer from Texas took home a sorrel filly by Young Pobre, a son of Young Gun (progeny earnings of more than $2.3 million) out of Demke Gal 210 for $650. This is the third full sister going to the man from Texas. The other two are bringing home checks in tie-down roping and barrels.

Georga and Heather Sutton are looking forward to the 2019 foal crop and the get of the three new stallions they have added to their breeding program.

The Love Man has LTE $127,507 in the NRCHA. He was Reined Cowhorse World Champion Open Two Rein and Reserve World Champion Open Hackamore. The article, A Darlin Story, in the October 2018 Quarter Horse Journal is about “Manie” and his get.

Also added to the stallion battery is Jack Frost Edition … world show qualifier, AQHA ROM, 23 heading points, and points in heeling, halter and barrels. He is a son of ranch stallion Solid Gold Edition (AQHA Superior). 

CD Cut The Lights will have his first foals in 2019. He is a son of CD Lights (LTE $233,383… PE $4,475,243 and 1,926 AQHA points). Out of our ranch’s mare, Royal Chickabell, who carries the genetics of Doc’s Hickory, Dual Jazz, Jazabell Quixote (NCHA No. 5 for produce earnings). “CD” has earned 47 AQHA points in tie-down, heeling and halter with very limited showing. He was 7th in AQHA year-end standings for all age-stallions in tie-down roping. He competed at the 2017 World Show in heeling and tie-down and was SDQHA Hi-pt Amateur Stallion, Hi-Pt Open Stallion, and Reserve tie-down.

Suttons also are offering a limited number of yearling and older horses at private treaty.

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