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Full House Views Successful Kentucky Sale



by Linda Scrivner

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky After Christmas Sale was the place to be Feb. 1-5, 2005, as another outstanding sale was held featuring 923 entries compared to 895 in 2004. David Landrum and Jerrold Pedigo were extremely pleased with the prices and the amount of horses that sold. This extremely successful event was held at Tattersall’s in Lexington with a full house.

“We feel that most people were able to find just the horse that they were looking for. We want to thank everyone for attending our 20th annual sale and hope to see you again next year when we have another excellent selection of horses of all types,” said Jerrold Pedigo.

The numbers from the sale support their statements. The top five selling horses averaged $21,000 compared to $22,000 in 2004 and the top 10 averaged $18,120 compared to last year’s average of $18,250.

With 923 entries, the five-day event got underway on a very successful note with the broodmare, pleasure and spotted horse sales held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Horses of colors, including palominos, grays, cremellos and spotted, remained very popular and brought top dollars. Mares in foal to stallions such as Gen’s Armed And Dangerous, Pusher’s Big Score, Pusher’s High Voltage, Generator’s Showboat, A Jazz Man, Generator’s My Papa, Lined With Cash, Johnny Walker Red, Chicago, Sweepstakes, Cash In My Stock, Out On Parole, Gen’s Way High Willie, Pushover’s Heartbeat, Jose’ Jose’, The Skywatch, Major League, Pride’s Jubilee Encore, Pusher’s Busting Loose, Generator’s Silver Dollar, Solar Generated, Generator’s Santana, Silver Design, The Whole Nine Yards, Ebony’s Cut Above and many more commanded heavy bidding. Pusher broodmares were still a premium with several bringing around $10,000.

Topping the Tuesday sale was the chestnut five-year-old stallion Mountain Goliath consigned by Mountain Mist Farms and purchased by Fred Mau. He brought his rider safely out of the toughest Smoky Mountain flash flood in recent history over one of the roughest peaks in the Smokies. Pusher’s Sweetheart, a mare by The Pusher C.G., who was in foal to Lined With Cash topped the Wednesday session. She was consigned by Bobby Houston and purchased by Robert and Vicki Stannard.

Thursday’s top selling horse was Pusher’s Royal Gen. The 4-J Land and Cattle Co. consigned the mare, and she was purchased by Virginia Stewart.

When the bidding stopped Friday in the pleasure and broodmare session, proud new owners Gene and Sandra Means purchased the top seller, Milton Bradley. This five-year-old bay roan stallion, by Pride’s Generator, created quite a stir with his striking looks and perfect, slow canter. He was consigned by Central Georgia Equine and was presented by Dr. Charlene Cook, dressed in full western show ring attire. He commanded heavy bidding.

Friday evening, the audience had the opportunity to select from an excellent group of up- and-coming two-year-old horses. Commanding the top spot was Fiesta Flash, by Jose’ Jose’, consigned by Carl Edwards and Son and selected by Ed and Linda Brown.

The top selling Saturday entry and the top selling horse of the sale was the striking gray Lined With Dollars. This three-year-old stallion had many people bidding as soon as he entered the ring. His head shaking, action and color created a lot of interest. Sired by Lined With Cash, he was consigned by Rising Star Ranch and purchased by Bill Williams.

During the sale there was a very unusual -- perhaps a first -- as a package of four broodmares with three embryos were sold as a group. Generator’s Gold Girl, who is the dam of I’m Unarmed, along with three recipient mares carrying Generator’s Gold Girl’s embryos, were sold. The embryos are sired by Generator’s Show Boat, A Jazz Man and Gen’s Armed And Dangerous. This seven-in-one package was purchased by Billy Strickland for Gus King.

Three-time world champion Fudpucker was the top selling show horse Saturday during the exciting spotlight sale. This 13-year-old blue roan gelding is by The Pusher C.G. He was consigned by Mickey McCormick and selected by Gloria Wiley.

The Olympic Touch received the second top spot in the spotlight and third overall in the sale. This nine-year-old sorrel gelding, sired by Olympic Generator was selected by Gary and Connie Clayton and consigned by Lindsey Landrum. Landrum smiled through her tears as she posed by this great gelding that had carried her to many blues and a world championship, in addition to being her beloved pet. Mom Karla Landrum also was red-eyed during this time.

The Saturday Night Spotlight had 17 consignments. The bidding was lively and everyone in the audience was on the edge of their seat. World Champion Final’s Escapade, consigned by Charlie Green Stables and presented by Green, claimed the third position in the Spotlight and sixth overall in the sale. This 12-year-old black gelding by Pride’s Final Edition was purchased by Gloria Wiley.

As has become the rule, the 20th annual event was prepared and presented with care, class and attention to detail. The Kentucky After Christmas Sale is truly one-of -a-kind that always draws huge crowds from around the country.

Telling It Like It Was...

• TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES: 923

• PERCENTAGE OF ENTRIES SOLD: 76%

• TOP 5 AVERAGE: $21,000.00

• TOP 10 AVERAGE: $18,250.00

• TOP SELLING TUESDAY ENTRY: MOUNTAIN GOLIATH, CONSIGNED BY MOUNTAIN MIST FARM, PURCHASED BY FRED MAU

• TOP SELLING WEDNESDAY ENTRY: PUSHER’S SWEETHEART, CONSIGNED BY BOBBY HOUSTON, PURCHASED BY ROBERT and VICKI STANNARD

• TOP SELLING THURSDAY ENTRY: PUSHER’S ROYAL GEN, CONSIGNED BY 4-J LAND AND CATTLE CO., PURCHASED BY VIRGINIA STEWART

• TOP SELLING FRIDAY ENTRY: MILTON BRADLEY, CONSIGNED BY CENTRAL GEORGIA EQUINE, PURCHASED BY GENE AND SANDRA MEANS

• TOP SELLING TWO-YEAR-OLD: FIESTA FLASH, CONSIGNED BY CARL EDWARDS and SONS, PURCHASED BY ED and LINDA BROWN

• TOP SELLING SATURDAY ENTRY: LINED WITH DOLLARS, CONSIGNED BY RISING STAR RANCH, PURCHASED BY WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS

• TOP SELLING “SPOTLIGHT” ENTRY: FUDPUCKER, CONSIGNED BY MICKEY MCCORMICK, PURCHASED BY GLORIA WILEY

• TOP 5 PLEASURE/BROODMARE AVERAGE: $10,900.00

• TOP 5 TWO-YEAR-OLD AVERAGE: $14,540.00 (41% INCREASE OVER 2004)

• TOP 5 SHOW HORSE AVERAGE: $21,000.00

• OVERALL TOP SELLING ENTRY: LINED WITH DOLLARS, CONSIGNED BY RISING STAR RANCH, PURCHASED BY WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS PRICE: $33,000.00

• TOP SELLING PLEASURE HORSE: MILTON BRADLEY, CONSIGNED BY CENTRAL GEORGIA EQUINE, PURCHASED BY GENE AND SANDRA MEANS PRICE: $14,200.00

• TOP SELLING broodmare: PUSHER’S ROYAL GEN, CONSIGNED BY 4-J LAND and CATTLE CO. PRICE: $10,000.00

TOP TEN SELLING ENTRIES:

1. LINED WITH DOLLARS, CONSIGNED BY RISING STAR RANCH, PURCHASED BY WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS

2. FUDPUCKER, CONSIGNED BY MICKEY MCCORMICK STABLES, PURCHASED BY GLORIA WILEY

3.THE OLYMPIC TOUCH, CONSIGNED BY LINDSEY LANDRUM, PURCHASED BY GARY AND CONNIE CLAYTON

4. FINE TUNED, CONSIGNED BY HAL NEWMAN, PURCHASED BY ALLEN CONLEY

5. FIESTA FLASH, CONSIGNED BY CARL EDWARDS AND SONS STABLES, PURCHASED BY ED AND LINDA BROWN

6. FINAL’S ESCAPADE, CONSIGNED BY CHARLIE GREEN STABLES, PURCHASED BY GLORIA WILEY

7. MY LIZZIE MCGUIRE, CONSIGNED BY TONY YOKLEY STABLES, PURCHASED BY POLLACK’S SILVER SPUR RANCH

8. SHE’S A FIZZ, CONSIGNED BY LATHAM STABLES, PURCHASED BY MELISSA PEDIGO

9. MILTON BRADLEY, CONSIGNED BY CENTRAL GEORGIA EQUINE, PURCHASED BY GENE and SANDRA MEANS

10. THE JOSE QUERVO, CONSIGNED BY TONY YOKLEY STABLES, PURCHASED BY DENZIL ALLEN

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