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2009 NRHA FUTURITY & { NRHA FUTURITY SALES } NRHA/Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale SMART CHIC OLENA YEARLING COMMANDS THE HIGHEST BID. BY WENDY LIND, PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JOHNSON NRHA/MARKEL INSURANCE MARKETPL ACE SALE RESULT S 2001 BOOMERS LADY KIPER Sire & Dam: Boomernic x Lady Kiper Consignor: Vaughn Zimmerman 1994 SORREL MARE $ 6,000 Dam’s Sire: Skipity Kiper Purchaser: Sally Amabile Sale offered a full spectrum of reining horses, with 153 consignments ranging from yearlings to broodmares. With 7 outs and 24 no sales, 122 horses sold for a gross of $645,900. This was slightly down from the 2009 Marketplace Sale average of $6,658, however in that sale, top performing stallion Mister Montana Nic sold for $125,000, somewhat skewing the aver-age. In the end, it was a yearling that earned the highest bid in the 2010 sale. Cute Chics Dig Me was the 36th horse to walk through the sale. Sired by NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of Roosters Cute Wilson (x Gallo Del Cielo), the yearling stud colt was purchased by Xtra Quarter Horses for $22,000, which proved to be the high bid of the day. Xtra Quarter Horses is based out of Purcell, Oklahoma, and recently made headlines when it purchased NRHA Open Futurity Champion and Two Million Dollar Sire, Wimpys Little Step. As ranch manager for Xtra Quarter Horses, NRHA Professional Thiago Boechat is helping set up the 125-acre ranch, in addition to overseeing the training and breeding operations. Boechat said Million Dollar Rider Brent Wright told him Cute Chics Dig Me was a nice colt worth giving a look. Wright had seen the colt when he was eating breakfast one morning at the Saddleback Hotel prior to the sale and struck up a conversation with consignor Vic Clark, who was also having breakfast. As luck would have it, Clark had a video of the colt on his phone, and Brent was impressed with what he saw. “Brent saw the video of the colt, and thought he was really well built and a good mover. We went over to the colt’s stall and we really liked him as well,” Boechat explained. He said that while it’s hard to know exactly what you’re getting with 168 NRHA REINER FEBRUARY 2011 www.nrha.com T HE 2010 NRHA / MARKEL INSURANCE MARKETPLACE 2002 BIG CHEX ROSE BUD 2009 SORREL MARE $ 5,000 Sire & Dam: Big Chex To Cash x Lectrisita Dam’s Sire: Lectric Playboy Consignor: Fortenberry, agt Purchaser: Peggy Stephens 2003 LEE SAN CHEX 2001 CHESTNUT MARE $ 2,900 Sire & Dam: Prime Time Chex x Lee San Noir Dam’s Sire: Rocky San Consignor: Lance Griffin Purchaser: Rodion Cantacuzena 2005 ROCK N ROLL CD Sire & Dam: CD Olena x Lena Dun It Consignor: Rancho Oso Rio 2005 PALOMINO MARE $ 6,500 Dam’s Sire: Hollywood Dun It Purchaser: Frank Dillon 2008 FIRST DIAMOND MAX 2009 SORREL MARE $ 8,000 Sire & Dam: Wimpys Little Step x Lika Sparklin Diamond Dam’s Sire: Like A Diamond Consignor: Massimo Rudari Purchaser: Leo Dobrinski 2009 CHIC IN LIGHTS 2009 SORREL STALLION $ 2,200 Sire & Dam: Hit The Lights x Lill Tuckerd Chic Dam’s Sire: Smart Chic Olena Consignor: Fortenberry, agt Purchaser: Judy Bottger 2010 MAX STEP 2009 SORREL STALLION $ 4,000 Sire & Dam: Wimpys Little Step x Litanic Dam’s Sire: Reminic Consignor: Massimo Rudari Purchaser: Doug Carpenter 2011 SMART AND FRITZY 1998 BAY MARE $ 6,000 Sire & Dam: Smart Lil Highbrow x Smart Little Kitty Dam’s Sire: Fritz Command Consignor: Bob Loomis Purchaser: Sergio Elia 2012 ONCE UPON A WHIZ 2009 SORREL MARE $ 5,200 Sire & Dam: Conquistador Whiz x Magnum Done It Dam’s Sire: Magnum Chic Dream Consignor: George Shifrin Purchaser: Richard Bowden 2013 AINT EASY BEIN ME 2009 BAY STALLION $ 5,500 Sire & Dam: Easy Otie Whiz x Majestic Crome Dam’s Sire: Crome Plated Jac Consignor: Peter DeFreitas Purchaser: Clinton Anderson 2014 CUSTOM CHEXY 2008 BAY MARE $ 19,000 Sire & Dam: Custom Crome x Master Card Chex Dam’s Sire: Master Remedy Consignor: Joyce Chamberlain Purchaser: Melissa Cantacuzne 2015 PENDING 2009 SORREL MARE $ 8,000 Sire & Dam: Walla Walla Whiz x Master Little Belle Dam’s Sire: Master Remedy Consignor: Debbie Hubbert, agt Purchaser: PO 2016 MR. CONQUISTADOR DOC 2009 BAY STALLION $ 3,100 Sire & Dam: Conquistador Whiz x Meadow Jac Dam’s Sire: Hollywood Jac 86 Consignor: Buck Hazledine Purchaser: Steve Pipes 2017 ELECTRIC JOLT 2009 PALOMINO STALLION $ 3,500 Sire & Dam: Jacs Electric Spark x Miss Cousin Jac Dam’s Sire: Hollywood Hac 86 Consignor: Buck Hazledine Purchaser: Melanie Stahl

NRHA/Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale

Wendy Lind

SMART CHIC OLENA YEARLING COMMANDS THE HIGHEST BID.<br /> <br /> PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JOHNSON<br /> <br /> THE 2010 NRHA/MARKEL INSURANCE MARKETPLACE Sale offered a full spectrum of reining horses, with 153 consignments ranging from yearlings to broodmares. With 7 outs and 24 no sales, 122 horses sold for a gross of $645,900. This was slightly down from the 2009 Marketplace Sale average of $6,658, however in that sale, top performing stallion Mister Montana Nic sold for $125,000, somewhat skewing the average. In the end, it was a yearling that earned the highest bid in the 2010 sale.<br /> <br /> Cute Chics Dig Me was the 36th horse to walk through the sale. Sired by NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of Roosters Cute Wilson (x Gallo Del Cielo), the yearling stud colt was purchased by Xtra Quarter Horses for $22,000, which proved to be the high bid of the day. Xtra Quarter Horses is based out of Purcell, Oklahoma, and recently made headlines when it purchased NRHA Open Futurity Champion and Two Million Dollar Sire, Wimpys Little Step. As ranch manager for Xtra Quarter Horses, NRHA Professional Thiago Boechat is helping set up the 125-acre ranch, in addition to overseeing the training and breeding operations. Boechat said Million Dollar Rider Brent Wright told him Cute Chics Dig Me was a nice colt worth giving a look. Wright had seen the colt when he was eating breakfast one morning at the Saddleback Hotel prior to the sale and struck up a conversation with consignor Vic Clark, who was also having breakfast. As luck would have it, Clark had a video of the colt on his phone, and Brent was impressed with what he saw.<br /> <br /> "Brent saw the video of the colt, and thought he was really well built and a good mover. We went over to the colt's stall and we really liked him as well," Boechat explained. He said that while it's hard to know exactly what you're getting with a yearling, at first glance Cute Chics Dig Me looked to be a good investment. "The way that colt moves and the way he looks, I think he wasn't that expensive for what we got."<br /> <br /> After the sale, Boechat took the sorrel back to Purcell to begin his training, and by mid-December, the colt was settling in well. "We just started riding him, and so far he's looking really good," the trainer said. "We'd like to make a breeding stallion out of him if he becomes a great one; and the way he's bred is one of the reasons we bought him. I think he fits our program really well."<br /> <br /> Clark bred Cute Chics Dig Me and said the colt was a standout from the beginning. "He's always been a really nice colt; just really smart and easy to work with," he noted. As manager of the NRHA sales for 18 years, Clark consigned his colt to the Marketplace Sale to avoid taking one of the slots in the Breeders Showcase Sale.<br /> <br /> "We catalog around 130 head for the Breeders Showcase Sale, because we have to have that sale over by the time we start the two-year-old demonstrations for the Futurity Prospect Sale Preview on Thursday afternoon. That allows interested buyers to have all day Friday to review the twoyear-olds and have further vet examinations if they want. (All of the two-year-olds in the Prospect Sale have hock, stifle, and front feet x-rays on file prior to the sale)," Clark explained. "We turn down 30 or 40 good yearlings for the Showcase Sale, so I just put mine in the Marketplace Sale so I didn't risk bumping someone else's horse out of there."<br /> <br /> The high-selling mare went through the ring early as the 14th horse in the sale. Custom Chexy, a 2008 bay sired by Two Million Dollar Sire Custom Crome brought a final bid of $19,000 from Melissa Cantacuzne. A full sister to NRHA Open Futurity finalist Custom Casino, the bay filly was consigned by Joyce Chamberlain and had been in training with Oklahoma NRHA Professional Sam Smith for a year. Her dam, Master Card Chex (x Master Remedy) was a finalist at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open Futurity and earned $7,838 during her show career.<br /> <br /> Vaughn Zimmerman consigned the high-selling broodmare of the sale, Miss Taffy Doc. One of the last horses in the sale the 1994 palomino mare, bred to Wimpys Little Step, was purchased by Kevin Smith for $11,500. Miss Taffy Doc is by leading sire Genuine Doc, and out of Kelinds Taffy Jac (x Hollywood Jac 86), a mare with over $41,000 in earnings. During her own show career, Miss Taffy Doc earned $5,211 and has since produced several money earners.<br /> <br /> There were only a handful of geldings consigned to the Marketplace Sale, and Whizs Painted Gun proved to be high-selling gelding. The 26th horse to go through the ring, the 2007 sorrel tobiano was consigned by one of the industry's leading breeders, Bob Loomis, and purchased by Colorado non pro Matthew Wilson. Whizs Painted Gun had been in training with Loomis prior to the sale, and is by NRHA Hall of Fame stallion and Two Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Painted By Whiz (x Topsail Whiz), a mare that won the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Threeyear-old Reining Challenge.<br /> <br />

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