Cutting horse auction history was rewritten on Saturday, October 20, at the Marvine Ranch Reduction Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock, at the ranch in Weatherford, Tex. With an average of $82,150 on net sales of $2,135,900, the catalog of Marvine-owned horses included 29 head, with one withdrawal and two RNAs for gross sales of $2,455,400 and an average of $87,693.
Five-year-old Stylish Martini, purchased for $700,000 by Dottie and Bobby Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., set an all-time record price for a cutting show horse at auction. While the $600,000 purchase of 11-year-old Quintan Blue by Penny Youngblood and Nancy Pearce, Millsap, Tex., ranks among the top five prices ever paid for a cutting horse broodmare at auction.
The sale of Stylish Martini and Quintan Blue also marks the first time two cutting horses have ever commanded $600,000 or more in one sale.
Miss Martini Boon, purchased by Coyote Rock Ranch for $265,000, also came close to the record of $285,000 for a 2-year-old filly set by Autumn Blue in the 2003 Manion Ranch Near Dispersal.
Go to www.westernbloodstock.com for the Marvine Ranch catalog and complete results and look for more details on the sale here tomorrow.