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Bluegrass Futurity Holds Stallion Auction


The seventh annual Bluegrass Futurity Stallion auction was held on January 21, 2007 at the picturesque Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY.   After a long, wonderful weekend including the UPHA Young Horse Preview, two days of stallion previews, a wonderful clinic given by Jim Aikman and Scott Bennett and the second of two stallion auctions, it was decided to move the annual event’s start time to 12:30, so that people could attend the event and make it home at a reasonable time.  This new time seemed to do just that; over 125 people attended the auction in spite of the treacherous winter weather that arrived in Kentucky that morning.  The ice on the trees added to the ambiance of the afternoon as the trees sparkled through the huge plate glass windows that line one side of the Phoenix room, allowing the attendees to take in one of the most breathtaking views in Kentucky.


Bill Hoskins was the guest speaker of the afternoon, speaking on behalf of KEEP (Kentucky Equine Educational Project).  Mr. Hoskins spoke for thirty minutes on the efforts of KEEP to improve the financial situation of the equine industry in the state of Kentucky as well as pending bills that are being discussed.  It was both encouraging and educational for all in attendance.  Misdee Wrigley spoke on behalf of KSOBA (Kentucky Saddlebred Owners and Breeders Association) in regards to the incentive money that is being giving to non-racing breeds by the State Of Kentucky.  She explained that the incentive money will be giving away in the Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes starting in 2008.  The requirements to receive the incentive money are as follows: The horse must be registered by the American Saddlebred Registry, foaled in Kentucky, sired by a stallion standing in Kentucky at the time of service, bred by a resident of Kentucky and must be nominated to the Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes.  Monies will be given away to the highest placing horse that meets these requirements in each of the four, four-year-old sweepstakes classes.


After a wonderful lunch was enjoyed by all, Tom Biederman took the podium to begin the 2007 Auction.  Clark Clouse, Tanner Watkins and Ryan Teater were on hand to assist Tom with the bid taking.  One hundred thirteen stallions were auctioned off and at the end of the afternoon $99,000 had been raised with approximately 25 stallions still available for purchase till March 1, 2007.  Sir William Robert was the highest priced stud fee of the day, selling for $4,000 to Pat McConnell.  I’m the Prince was the second highest selling stud for $3,200 and was purchased by Alexis Mattingly.  I’m A New Yorker  and the hot young sire, Seaforth’s Billion Heir both sold for $3,000,  Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man, Call Me Ringo, Callaway’s Gold Rush, Deep Blue, Designed, Gothic Revival, CH Harlem Town, and Periaptor all brought $2,000 plus.  The monies raised will be given away in the 2008 weanling class and the 2010 Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Class, held at The Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show, in Lexington, KY.  To date, $512,000.00 has been given away in prize monies in five years of classes.


For more information regarding The Bluegrass Futurity, contact Melissa Moore at (859) 533-6225 or e-mail at  Additional information is available at the futurity web site;  


The following stallions are still available for purchase for half their stud fee till March 1, 2007:


2007 Stallions Open To Buy

  1. A Rare Gift                        $500
  2. Admiral’s Silverado              $500
  3. Arts & Letters                    $500
  4. Burning Flame                    $500
  5. Clover Hill’s In Command      $500
  6. Clover Hill’s Lightning Bolt     $500
  7. Clover Hill’s Magic Dragon     $500
  8. Everything Will                   $750
  9. Katies’ Rob Roy                  $500
  10. Legacy’s Will SS                 $500
  11. More Than A Conqueror       $500
  12. Oscar De La Renta              $750
  13. Perfect Cover                    $750
  14. Phantom Pharaoh               $500
  15. Ramona’s Hale-Bopp         $1,000
  16. Reedann’s Top Gun             $750
  17. Rowell’s Melt Your Heart      $500
  18. Stonewall Above Airs          $500
  19. The Mac Attack                 $750
  20. Wild Eyed Warrior               $750
  21. Winsdown High Octane        $500
  22. Winsdown Westinghouse      $500
  23. Wisdom J.N.                      $500


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