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SHAWNEE, OK—FEBRUARY 26, 2019— Triangle Sales recent two-day Winter Sale smashed 35 years of previous high sale records for the venue, after closing with a net average of $8,200 per head led by two full sister broodmares.
The event was held Jan. 26 and 27 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and sale totals amassed an impressive Top 100 average of $18,500 with an 86-percent sales completion on 547 catalogued entries (minus withdrawals).
This year’s record average has transpired from a progressive increase in overall averages, which was $7,800 in 2018 and $6,200 in 2017. The popular “January Sale,” is historically Triangle Sales most anticipated sale, consistently driven by performance horses under saddle. The 2019 sale did not disappoint with record high averages and an extensive buying audience on site, as well as live web cast which generated more than 6,000 unique views daily.
The sale’s line-up not only featured high quality performance horses of multiple disciplines, but also a troupe of top producers and prospects.
Two full sisters led the high seller slots and rocked sale averages, beginning with Hip No. 61, Oh Miss Peacock (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty by Shorty Lena) going for $120,000. The 2007 bay mare sold with an embryo by Dual Rey and was among the sale’s four high selling horses all consigned by Tom and Julie Atwood, Sonoma, California.
Fellow Californians, Glenn and Debbie Drake and daughter Devlyn of Napa, purchased the sale’s top three high selling horses including full sister to the high selling mare, Hip No. 62, Oh Miss Sidney (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty by Shorty Lena). The 2010 bay mare was purchased for $110,000 by the Drakes, who own and operate Big D horse products based out of Fairfield, California. The mare sold with an embryo by Reyzin The Cash.
The Drakes also purchased Hip No. 77, AR Dual Peptolena (Dual Smart Rey x Cats Peptolena by High Brow Cat), a 2017 sorrel filly that went for $65,000. The filly was one of two 2-year-olds that marked strong sales, both consigned by the Atwoods, which included a 2017 sorrel colt, Hip No. 57, AR Stylish Metallics (Metallic Cat x Stylish Lizzie by Lizzys Gotta Player) who sold for $45,000. Glenn Blodgett, DVM of Four Sixes Ranch made the purchase representing Perry Johns, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mozaun and Sarah McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas, also brought an incredibly successful consignment offering, selling the next three high sellers. Their consignments included Garfielddacat (Cats Greystone x Holey Soxs Camelot by Holey Cooter Sox), which was the top selling trained cutter at $36,500, as Hip No. 164. The 2013 gray gelding was purchased by Roy Schuchard, of Watertown, South Dakota.
Cutting horses led sales by discipline, with cutting bred broodmares bringing an unprecedented $30,000 per head average. National Cutting Horse Association money earners posted an average of $18,200 per head, followed by 2-and-3-year-old cutting prospects for $11,000.
The top selling reining horse, Social Sioux (A Shiner Named Sioux x Shine A Mite by Doc O Dynamite) changed hands for $29,000. The McKibbens consigned the 2012 buckskin mare, as Hip No. 286, selling to Marie-Claire Greve of The Netherlands. Trained reining horses averaged a strong $11,050 per head average, followed by 2-and-3-year-old prospects at $7,000 per head. The Winter Sale’s Shawnee Session featured an incredible offering of diversity and talent, consisting of ranch horses, ropers and solid riders. The session’s top seller was a Gypsy Vanner, sold as Hip No. 515 to buyer Don Doak, Las Cruces, New Mexico. High Brow Gypsy (Scfs Samson x Flying W Farms Lady Dales) was a 2012 black tobiano gelding and at $40,000, helped drive the Shawnee Session to an overall $5,200 average, with trained horses bringing an average of $7,000 per head, followed by 2-and-3-year-old prospects at $4,200.
The strong sales generated an incredible start to the 2019 Triangle Top $10,000 Club, designated for horses bringing more than $10,000, with an addition of 100 horses from the one sale.
Jim Ware, owner of Triangle Sales and Auction Ware, LLC, says the sale was hands down the best yet for the venue. “I didn’t think our 2018 Winter Sale could be beat,” Ware said. “We specialize in performance horses of various disciplines, and the range in quality among our selection of performance horses in this sale was remarkable.”
“That quality was reflected in the Top 100 high selling horses,” Ware continued. “It would be hard to find that group of horses of various disciplines of this overall quality — from black type cutting horses all the way to a Gypsy Vanner, anywhere else in the world.”
Upcoming sales in Shawnee, Oklahoma, include Triangle’s Spring Sale, slated for April 26 and 27, with a March 15th nomination deadline. The annual Fall Sale will be held October 25 and 26. For more information and additional sale totals, go to www.trihorse.com.