"Gunslinger" Sets New Sale Record in 2020

The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio draws spectators and buyers from all over the U.S. and Canada. The sixth annual event saw record sales of more than $1.3 million. Lot #8, Palo Duro Playboy, was the high seller at a record setting $150,000.

"Gunslinger" is sired by Palo Duro Cat by High Brow Cat out of the Freckles Playboy mare Tasmanian Playgirl. The 2012 buckskin gelding was consigned to the sale by Mozaun McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas, and purchased by Steve Gilbert, Toquerville, Utah. The overall sale average was $30,965 with the top 10 average coming in at $64,700.

The seventh annual Horse Sale will take place in Wickenburg, Ariz., in March 2021 in conjunction with the NTR National FInals VII.

THE HORSE SALE RESULTS

SALE RECAPS

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2020

Total Consignments - 62
Horses Sold - 43

Sale Average
Overall - $30,965
Top 10 - $64,700
Top 20 - $46,850
Top 30 - $38,050

High Sellers
Lot 8: Palo Duro Playboy - $150,000
Consigned by Mozaun McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas
Purchased by Steve Gilbert, Toquerville, Utah

Lot 36: Rooster Time - $147,000
Consigned by Mozaun McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas
Purchased by Steve Gilbert, Toquerville, Utah

Lot 4: BSR Black Limo - $65,000
Consigned by Rory Patten, Wittman, Arizona
Purchased by Stephen Roseberry, Circleville, Ohio

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2019

Total Consignments - 60
Horses Sold - 44

Sale Average
Overall - $26,477
Top 10 - $47,300
Top 20 - $39,050
Top 30 - $33,467

High Sellers
Lot 20: Lets Roo It - $85,000
Consigned by Melissa Miller, Belton, Texas
Riden by Brad Lund, La Cygne, Kansas
Purchased by Laurie Mills, Casper, Wyoming

Lot 12: Chex Out My Smokngun - $60,000
Consigned by Mozaun McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas
Sold to Casper, Wyoming
Purchased by Laurie Mills, Casper, Wyoming

Lot 56: IDA Little Ichi - $50,000
Consigned by Alan Chappell, Collinsville, Texas
Purchased by Dale Littlesoldier, Mandan, North Dakota

LOT 11: Checks in The Bank - $44,000
Consigned by Turner Performance Horses LLC,
Chad & Paje Turner, Wickenburg, Arizona
Purchased by Laurie Mills, Casper, Wyoming

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2018

Total Consignments - 56
Horses Sold - 43

Sale Average
Overall - $15,541
Top 10 - $29,250
Top 20 - $22,500

High Seller
Lot #27 - Im Brad To The Bone - $79,000
Consigned by Melissa Miller, Belton, TX
Ridden by Brad Lund, La Cygne, KS
Purchased by Dale Little Soldier, Mandan, ND

Second High Sellers
Lot #8 – Lil Smart Cowboy - $32,000
Consigned by Jeff, Kristie and Jace Thorstenson, Surprise, AZ
Purchased by Shane Johnson, New Town, ND

Lot #47 – Starlights Greatest - $31,000
Consigned by J Arrow Livestock, Jerry & Megan Cobb, Weiser, ID
Purchased by Shane Johnson, Now Town, ND

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2017

Total Consignments - 63

Sale Average
$14,288

High Seller
Original Gangster - $26,000
Owned by Fuller Performance Horses
Purchased by Roy Jarrard

Commander Bling - $26,000
Owned by Jed Jacobs
Purchased by Lynn Nuss

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2016

Total Consignments - 35

High Seller
WKK Wild Card - $30,000
Owned by Kevin & Sandra McClutcheon Purchased by Clay Overson