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Brother to local standout tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Way Out West (shown winning the Silver Cup Futurity) topped last year's Silver Cup Yearling Sale, and his half brother topped the auction this year. (Photo by Coady Photography)

Way Out West (shown winning the Silver Cup Futurity) topped last year’s Silver Cup Yearling Sale, and his half brother topped the auction this year. (Photo by Coady Photography)

A half-brother to local stakes winner Way Out West topped this year’s Silver Cup Yearling Sale, hosted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, fetching a bid of $18,000 at the August 5 auction.

Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson signed the ticket for Crafty Man, a son of the late Crafty Shaw out of the Labar, a stakes-winning daughter of Bianconi. The same pair purchased Way Out West last year for $24,500; the colt has since won $62,699 with wins in the Silver Cup and CTBA futurities and is entered in this weekend’s $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park.

R.J. Winkler purchased the runner-up, a Line of David colt consigned by Al Mazetti for $15,000. The colt is out of the winning Devil His Due mare Joyous Appeal.

Richard Lueck paid $12,000 for the top-selling filly, a daughter of Grade 3 stakes winner El Roblar consigned by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm.

This year’s sale catalogued 67 horses. Of 65 that passed through the ring, 39 sold for an average of $5,096 – down from 2015 when 33 horses averaged $6,088. Median price dipped from $4,500 to $3,600, and the buy-back rate increased to 40% from 28%.

All horses in the sale are eligible for next year’s Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park.

Click here for the complete results. For more information, go to www.COTBA.com.

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