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Wisconsin Limited Breeder’s Stallion Auction

, Wi. – Oh what a night!  The “Wisconsin Futurity” hosted its annual limited breeder’s stallion auction this past Saturday night, January 13th, at the Radisson Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  The sale generated  $100,000 auctioning 118 stallion services for America’s most successful American Saddlebred stallions plus an assortment of live and silent auction items.  The auction included the services of over 20 of the country’s top 30 2006 futurity sires including the #1 sire, The Last Don.  Bidding was fast and furious.  Sales toppers were:


Trust Fund                        $6,200

The Mystery Writer             $5,200

Sir William Robert                $4,800

Designed                           $3,900

Our Charm                         $3,600

Santana’s Charm                $3,100

The Licorice Drop Kid           $2,700

Periaptor                           $2,600

Kalarama Cabernet              $2,500

My Magical Moment            $2,400

Attache’s Royal Assets        $2,300

Let’s Tango All Night           $2,000


Live and silent auction items included Bogucki and Dimaro bronzes, Wisconsin Badger football tickets, stalls and box seats at popular horse shows, tack and stable equipment, and an assortment of gift baskets and other merchandise.


The gala evening began with a cocktail reception graciously hosted by Angela Lee, Cheryl Shropshire, and Darrell Landers celebrating their 2006 winning colt, A Stormy Affaire.  A Stormy Affaire is by the family’s breeding stallion, Dakota Thunder, and out of the mare, Born to Kiss.  While auction guests enjoyed the “meet and greet” the ASHA’s America the Beautiful video played showcasing both horses and trainers that defined the American Saddlebred industry.  All enjoyed the footage of the historical five- gaited duel between Skywatch and Imperator.  Tables were gaily decorated adding to the festivities.  A very tasty dinner that included wonderfully prepared sliced beef tenderloin and chicken was topped off with a generous serving of strawberry cheesecake.  After dinner, guests viewed the I Can Fly video also graciously supplied by the ASHA.  I Can Fly celebrates breeding American Saddlebred horses beginning with a weanling’s very first steps.  Many guests commented that this was the first time they ever saw these great show horses and breeding stallions.


The always energetic Joe Russell served as auctioneer for the evening   Joe was very capably assisted by Rick Luft who “masterminded” the creation of the limited breeder’s stallion auction program.  In addition to in-person bidding, mail and telephone bids were accepted.  The auction was complemented with a “slide” presentation of the stallions whose services were being sold.            


The weanlings produced through “breedings” purchased at this year’s auction will compete in the Limited Breeders’ Weanling Championship during the 2008 Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival.


The “Wisconsin Futurity” board of directors and members thank all the stallion owners who generously contributed breeding services for this year’s limited breeders’ auction.


The auction committee has elected to hold open the auction through February 10th for the purchase of unsold stallion services.  The “unsold” list is available at  If interested contact Paulette Healey at or (262) 242-2559 by telephone.

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