Oakwood Farms on Highway 64 West, Shelbyville, Tenn., sold at public auction Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000. Howard and Marsha Ross, dba Buck Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., were the buyers. Buck Ranch sells Tennessee walkers and Spotted Saddle Horses for trail riding. Plans include to stable and sell horses as well as have horse auctions. The farm is to be called Shelbyville Farms.

An open consignment sale was held at the same time as the auction. Notable sellers were: Pushin For The Gold, a palomino stallion consigned by Cox horses of Tennessee and purchased by Tony Neill Auctions of Morris Chapel, Tenn.; Avengers Delight, two-time World Champion trail pleasure spotted gelding consigned by Phillip Russell of Milton, Tenn., and purchased by Johnny McKee Han of Hudson, Fla.; Paint’s Ultra Masterpiece, two-year-old spotted stallion, a winner of two ribbons during the 2000 SSHBEA World Championship (and the spotted horse in the Darryl Whorley Country Music Video, titled “It’s a Good Day to Run”) consigned by Craig Neill of Savannah, Tenn., and purchased by Teresa Cannon of Tullahoma, Tenn.; Rain’s April Delight, broodmare in foal to James Thomas’ stallion Timed by Pusher sold to H.W. Chambers, Booneville, Miss.; Nipper, a top pleasure gelding consigned by Doug Burns, Rienzi, Miss., was purchased by Buck Ranch, Howard Ross, Shelbyville, Tenn., and Trabuco Canyon, Calif. The top 10 sellers average was $3,110.

The auction was conducted by Tony Neill Auctions, Morris Chapel, Tenn. Tony Neill, Burl Kail and Terry Neill were auctioneers.