Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

A Smooth Satin Doll - photo by Jim Arnold
Western Bloodstock’s first annual Select Yearling Sale & Gala lived up to its name on Tuesday evening, December 10 in the Round Up Inn, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center. Formally attired staff served prospective buyers as they dined at elegantly appointed tables and bid on a menu of 50 select colts and fillies from the crop of 2012.

At evening’s end, buyers and sellers toasted the results: A record average of $61,134 with 83% sold and a top 10 average of $110,700.

A Smooth Satin Doll topped the sale at $210,000. Consigned by Tommy Manion, the Smooth As A Cat daughter, out of top ten producer Autumn Boon, was purchased by Lynn Leedy, Aubrey, Tex.

The second-highest seller, at $157,000, was Smoothee Lou, conisgned by Oxbow Ranch. The Smooth As A Cat daughter, purchased by Wade Smith, Geary, Okla., is out of black-type producer Loella Again from the family of Third Cutting LTE $511,749.

Smith also paid $150,000 for Denvers Purdy, consigned by Tejas Trading Company. The red roan colt is by Metallic Cat and a three-quarter brother, out of Purdy Aristocrat, to leading sire Purdy Boy Flash.

Chrome Catillac, also sired by Metallic Cat, brought $130,000 for Cannon Quarter Horses, from Rusty Simpson, Nemo, Tex. The red roan colt is out of the multiple champion Tootsie Rey LTE $209,117, by Dual Rey.

Oxbow Ranch also sold Crimson Bet, by Metallic Cat, for $100,000 to Bar RR Ranchesl, Bartonville,Tex. The red roan colt is out of NCHA world champion Bet Yer Blue Boons LTE $350,615, and a three-quarter brother to NCHA world champion Bet Hesa Cat.

For complete Select Yearling Sale results, go to