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Circle J Futurity Auction

by Tami Johnson

Insuring another year of offering $30,000 to their Grand Champion Yearling Futurity winner (if the foal is the result of an auction-purchased breeding), the Circle J Futurity once again hosted a fabulous weekend in Denver to showcase their annual Stallion Service Auction.

The Circle J Futurity committee members are dedicated individuals who have this winter weekend getaway down to a science. Kicking off the weekend was a lovely cocktail party on Friday evening hosted by David and Cindy Vogels of Andover Farm. Attendees enjoyed an open bar and were welcome to browse through the barns to see some of Andover's wonderful mares and youngsters. Also in attendance was their senior sire, World Champion Chandel Absolut.

Saturday morning, everyone was welcome to The River's Edge for a scrumptious brunch prepared by Cricket Coleman. Bob Kellert and Mary Cockriel graciously presented horses from last year's successful lineup that included AMHF Absolut Grandeur, TRE Master of Disguise and No Doubt. They also previewed some of this year's special new entries, including a recent purchase from Queens River Farm, Queen's Johnny Angel. David Rand was on hand to enjoy the Colorado hospitality and was the former trainer and agent on this purchase.

The Inverness Hotel is a wonderful place to host events with their incredible service and in house facilities. The ballroom used for the Saturday evening Stallion Service Auction was decorated to the nines with balloons, posters of the offered stallions, beautiful horse ice sculptures and a buffet that left no person hungry. Bill Carrington was the popular auctioneer for this evening and managed to coax a total of $97,825 out of the crowd for stallion services as well as several interesting silent auction goodies. Topping the sale was the sensational current World Champion Stallion, LPS The Boogie Man, who was purchased by Jasen Douglas for $6,200. Right behind him was another World Champion, Liberation First Star, purchased by Richard Greene for $6,000. Rounding out the top five stallion services were Futurity French Command, Mizrahi and Stand And Deliver, all familiar names to show ring watchers.

The sire of last year's Circle J Futurity winner, Tug Hill Whamunition, was not in this year's auction. However, he was well represented by his World Champion son, Whispering Whammunition, who was right up there near the top and was purchased by Jean and Bruce Beckman. The Reserve winner in last year's futurity was sired by Beethoven, whose service was purchased this year by Ridgewood Farm.

For a memorable weekend of fun, friendships and grand horses, the place to be in January is definitely the Circle J Futurity Auction weekend.

Stallion/Service... Sold For....Purchaser

LPS The Boogie Man, 6,200, Jasen Douglas
Liberation First Star, 6,000, Richard Greene
Futurity French Command, 5,500, John Lonetti
Mizrahi,5,000, David & Cindy Vogels
Stand And Deliver, 4,000, Barbara Ebbert
Whispering Whammunition, 3,700, Jean Beckman
Beethoven, 3,600, Ridgewood Farm
CCR's Outrajus Courajus, 3,000, Gail Bratz
HVK Courageous Flaire, 3,000, Judy Caldwell
Ultras Special Agent, 2,700, Janelle Schroeder
Chandel Absolut, 2,700, Cricket Coleman
Stonecroft Byzantine, 2,500, Joe Partain
TRE Master Of Disguise, 2,500, David & Cindy Vogels
ZZ Top, 2,200, David & Cindy Vogels
Aljaks Double Whammy, 2,200, Ridgewood Farm
AMHF Mr. Courageous, 2,200, Jean Beckman
Whitmorr Law And Order, 2,100, Samuel Stoltzfus
Lamborghini In Black, 2,000, Bill Keenan
AMHF Absolut Grandeur, 2,000, Cricket Coleman
The Masters Touch, 1,700, Jake Hendzel & Jerry DeSmidt
Stony Hollow Ice Man, 1,500, Beth Lynne Hoskins
Queens Johnny Angel, 1,500, David & Cindy Vogels
Essex Against All Odds, 1,500, Ridgewood Farm
Aspenglow Insurrection, 1,300, Karen Higgins & Teri Jacobsen-Allen
Nocturnal Flash, 1,200, Marilyn Esteb
EF Hot Wheels, 1,100, Jim & Peggy Boege
Shanghai, 1,000, Tami Johnson
Shangri La JW, 800, Marilyn Esteb
Name Your Mare, 3,000, Dawn Fire
Name Your Mare, 3,000, Debra Hurst Walters
Name Your Mare, 3,000, Rick Lane
Name Your Mare, 3,000, Susan Overstreet
Name Your Mare, 3,000, Cristina DiGioia

Stallion Total: $89,700
Silent Auction Items: $8,125
Total: $97,825

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