Big Brown colt tops Colorado yearling sale

After booking its largest catalog to date, Colorado’s Silver Cup Yearling Sale on Aug. 9 showed a six percent increase in gross sales.

A bay son of Big Brown out of the winning Langfuhr mare Leniently topped the sale at $26,000.  Consigned by Linda Wood’s Menoken Farms, the colt was purchased by Annette Bishop’s Tangarae LLC.

Bishop also signed the ticket for a $21,000 purchase of a colt by Oklahoma stallion Mr. Nightlinger, consigned by Bill Stivers, out of multiple stakes producer Spooner, by Dixieland Heat.

Sam Brookover paid $20,000 for a son of Fort Prado, consigned by Willard Burbach.

A Mr. Nightlinger filly sold to Richard Lueck for $16,500. For the second straight year, Bill Stivers consigned the top selling filly, this one out of half-sister to Swale Stakes (G2) winner This Ones For Phil.

Adding to the evening’s Oklahoma flavor, Kirton Farms sold a daughter of Western Expression out of stakes-winner Tax Dancer for $14,000 to Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson.

With 43 horses selling for $255,300, the average of $5,937 was down 38% from last year’s $9,632. Median price was $3,700, compared to $6,000 in 2013.  Both numbers were slightly ahead of 2012 figures.

All horses in the sale are eligible for next year’s Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park. This year’s sales stakes, contested on August 2, generated purses of $42,048 for the colts and geldings division and $38,393 for the fillies division.

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