Menoken Farms Duo Tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Two colts consigned by Menoken Farms of Montrose drew top bids of $31,000 and $30,000 to fetch top dollar at the Silver Cup Yearling Sale, hosted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association on Aug. 5.

Kim Oliver signed the $31,000 ticket for Magical Star, a Sky Mesa colt out of the Touch Gold mare Guiding Star.

Meanwhile, Mr. Candy Man, a Sydney’s Candy colt consigned by Menoken Farms for Jason Hall and Bob Schreiber, brought $30,000 from Annette Bishop, perennially among the leading owners at Arapahoe Park.

One week earlier, Bishop’s purchases from last year’s sale won the $42,170 Silver Cup Futurity (Da Grump by Daaher, an $11,000 purchase) and the $44,000 Arapahoe Debutante (Give Em Fitz by Tulsa Te, who fetched $10,000).

Among the other top-sellers:

• A Run Away And Hide colt out of the winning Henny Hughes mare Henny Luvs Shrimp brought a bid of $13,000 from Kent Bamford, consigned by Jason Hall and Mark Hillman.

• David Wahlert and Alan Kincade went to $11,000 for a son of El Roblar, consigned by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm.  The colt is a full-brother to this year’s CTBA Lassie winner Robthequeen, who sold for $12,000 last year.

Average price increased to $6,946, up 36% over last year, while the median rose to $4,550, up from $3,600 a year ago.  However, the buy back rate at this year’s sale jumped from 38% to 51%.

All horses in the sale are eligible for next year’s Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park.  Fillies are eligible for the Arapahoe Debutante, which includes a $15,000 bonus for Silver Cup Sale graduates.

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