Proven performance horses with polished resumes shined at Billings Livestock’s “Mid-Summer Special Catalog Sale” July 27-28.
The top five selling horses had a combined earnings record of $132,300 and included sons and daughters of Peptoboonsmal, Dual Rey, High Brow Cat, TR Dual Rey, and Metallic Cat.
The top five averaged $18,800.
Truly a show stopper , Hip 112 “Sytlin Rey” a 2007 AQHA Bay Stallion x Dual Rey and out of Stylabee x Docs Stylish Oak was owned and shown by Ty Moore, Madill, OK.
The striking stallion had $29,037 in the bank including checks at the NCHA Non-Pro Derby, NCHA Limited Non-Pro Futurity, and the Arbuckle Mountain Limited Non-Pro Championship as a four-year-old.
Donna Reid, Swift Current, Saskatchewan purchased the stallion for $22,500.
Leading the charge as the weekend’s top sale horse was Hip 159 “Picka Patcha Pepto” a 2006 AQHA Red Roan Gelding x Peptoboonsmal offered by Tom and Carmen Buckingham, Bruneau , ID.
Shane Johnson, New Town, ND purchased the gentle gelding that had been used for branding, doctoring, gathering, in addition to team roping and ranch rodeos.
Sired by the all-time leading sire of cutting horses, all ages, all divisions, for ten consecutive years – High Brow Cat – and out of a daughter of Doc Sug, Hip 158 “Catty LaBelle” a 2005 AQHA Bay mare consigned by Scott Murdock, Loveland, CO showed outstanding in the sale previews.
The 2012 Western States Cutting Horse Association $15,000 Amateur Champion was purchased by Zeph Schultz, Coalville , UT for $18,000.
Hip 113 “Freckles Tallli Cat” a 2012 Red Roan Stallion was sired by the 2008 NCHA Open Futurity Champion and earner of $637,000 – Metallic Cat.
The stud colt was raised and offered by Frank Kahl, Rapid City , SD and brought $13,500.
Rope horses had their game on as four of the top twenty selling horses were shown in the Saturday morning rope horse preview including Hip 222 “Yeller” a 1999 Grade Palomino Gelding offered by Donnie Larmon, Whitesboro, TX.
Quiet, gentle, and a head horse deluxe, the yellow fellow was the winner of the #13 at the World Series Finals in Las Vegas in 2011.
The better than good gelding brought $8,500.
A snappy little heel horse, she was all that and more, Hip 101X “June Bug” a 2007 Grade Buckskin Quarter Pony mare was consigned by Tyler and Jamie Morgan, Prosser, WA and shown by Jamie in the roping preview, came gentle, and had done most everything including barrels, poles, and breakaway.
Dell Fritzler, Billings , MT purchased the ready-to-go-package for $6,200.
A solid sale full of quality horses of all kinds and all disciplines saw the top five average $18,800; top ten brought $13,975; Top 20 at $10,715; Top 50 came in at $7,399; and the top 100 averaged $5,379
Stats include a weekend total of 729 head of horses offered with 70 no sales or passouts, 476 registered buyers with 215 actually purchasing livestock.
Loose horses held steady with the top five averaging $1,195; Top ten at $1,092; top 20 brought $953; the top 50 at $704; and the top 100 averaged $529.
Billings Livestock’s next sale event includes the annual “August Catalog Sale”, and “Montana Miniature and Pony Sale ” August 24-25.
UBRC barrel race with $300 added – open to all barrel racers – will kick off the weekend’s activities on Friday afternoon August 23 in the BLS Arena.
Sale horses are encouraged to compete and enter with a $100 bonus awarded to the sale horse clocking the fastest time.
To enter, consign or request a catalog, contact Bill or Jann Parker, BLS Horse Sale Managers at 406-245-4151 or see it all at www.billingslivestock.com