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Bluegrass Futurity Stallion Auction Proceeds Top $89,000



by Melissa Moore

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The fourth annual Bluegrass Futurity Stallion Auction was held Saturday, Jan. 17, at the beautiful Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Approximately 80 people attended this lovely evening of cocktails and dining followed by the sale of 106 stud fees. Taylor Tully was the auctioneer for the evening while Joe T. Smith lent his voice to read the pedigrees and put a little of his own insight into the stallions backgrounds. Martin Teater and Rodger Kearney graciously donated their talents as bid spotters. Sandy Backer and Mary Sue Walker assisted Melissa Moore as the guests registered to bid.

A wonderful country buffet was served while the soothing sounds of the piano filled the room. Everyone had fun and many people went home with stallion services. Patricia Misko purchased the leading Bluegrass Futurity money winner, Supremacy High Time for $6,100 to top the sale. Martin Teater did the bidding for Misko. Don Spears purchased the breeding to Supreme Heir for $5,500 and Jenny Turner Garlington went to $4,000 for the successful sire, Periaptor. Mary Sue Walker did the bidding for Garlington. Johnny and Nancy Jones of Union, Ky., were on hand to help support the futurity as they purchased their stallion CH The King Of Highpoint for $3,700.

The New Yorker bloodline is very popular, and this was apparent as his son, I'm A New Yorker was purchased by Carl Fischer for $3,500 and his grandson, Belle Reve's Renaissance Man was purchased for $3,600 by Melinda Moore. Carl Fischer purchased several other stud fees including, Sir William Robert for $3,000 and Harlem Town for $2,800. Jackie and Walt Stred purchased the breeding to the young stallion Call Me Ringo for $2,400.

As the evening came to a close, $89,750 had been raised and 67 stallions were sold for an average of $1,339.55 per stallion. There are 39 stallions still available for purchase and will remain available until March 15.

The Bluegrass Futurity has given away $200,000 in prize money starting with the first weanling class in 2002. This year marks the third year for the weanling class, the second year for the yearling class and the first year for the two-year-old Fine Harness class. Once again, the Bluegrass Futurity will be held at The Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show in October in Lexington, Ky. Over $85,000 in prize money will be awarded this year. For more information on The Bluegrass Futurity, contact Melissa Moore at 859-873-9129 or e-mail Mmoore8059@aol.com.

Bluegrass Futurity Stallions Prize Money won from 2002 & 2003

Supremacy High Time - $48,860.38

Attache's Thunderbolt - $44,411.65

Supreme Delivery - $33,865.86

Revival - $18,418.97

Rifles & Roses - $16,456.44

Fascinating Rhythm SLS - $16,266.83

Star Material - $7,525.75

Harlem Town - $3,659.55

Con Heir - $1,500.00

State Of Art - $1,500.00

Stonewall's Diamond Jackpot - $1,500.00

Dakota Thunder - $1,500.00

Clover Hill's Magic Dragon - $1,500.00

2004 Bluegrass Futurity Stallions Open To Buy

1. Belle Reve's Voodoo Magic - $750

2. Cardinal's Fortunate Son - $500

3. CF I'm A Prowlin' - $750

4. Clover Hills In Command - $500

5. Con Heir - $750

6. Diamond's Sky King - $500

7. General Withers - $500

8. Gypsy Santana - $1,000

9. Harlem's Black Diamond - $750

10. Highpoints Right-Thar - $500

11. I Gotta Go - $500

12. Kilarney's Ruff and Ready - $500

13. Largo's Color Key - $500

14. Lets Get Ready To Rumble - $500

15. Manhattan Design - $600

16. Matchbox Twenty - $500

17. Mi Liberty Flame - $500

18. Midnight Capp O'Cino - $500

19. Midnight Starmaker - $500

20. Moonlight Victory - $500

21. Point Given - $500

22. Preacher - $500

23. Reedann's Top Gun - $750

24. Reminiscent MHM - $500

25. Royal Crest's Stone Phillips - $500

26. Santana Safari - $750

27. Sir Bentley - $750

28. Slama's Storm - $500

29. Slam Dunk H.G. - $750

30. Solidarity S.L. - $500

31. Stonewall's Monogram - $500

32. Ultimatum - $750

33. The Red Rocket - $500

34. Veiled Beauty's Beau - $500

35. Winsdown Black Gold - $500

36. Winsdown Celebration - $500

37. Winsdown Hi Octane - $500

38. Whirlwind's Highland Chief - $500

39. Worthy's One and Only - $500

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