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NYPD Sells For Record Price

Neal Holland, Jr., and Gus King of Decatur and Arab, Alabama, have officially announced the sale of NYPD to the Rick Compton family of North Tazewell, Virginia, for the highest price ever paid for a Tennessee Walking Horse. The horse will remain in training with Tim Gray and be campaigned for the Junior World Grand Championship this year and the World Grand Championship in 2005.

He is the reigning Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion and has been shown twice this year winning the Columbia Spring Jubilee and Pulaski, Tennessee.

When contacted by The Report, Compton said, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to purchase NYPD. We want to thank everyone involved in making this happen and we are really looking forward to campaigning him for the Four-Year-Old World Grand Championship this year."

Sand Creek Sales, Bob Kilgore, and Steve Hankins acted as agents in the sale. Bob Kilgore issued the following statement. "What an honor to be a part of this. This is really a shot in the arm for the Walking Horse industry. With the Celebration coming up, it is so exciting to have something like this to happen. It has been a privilege to be around a horse and group of owners of this caliber and we appreciate the opportunity to work with everyone involved in this record setting sale."

NYPD is one of the leading contenders for the Junior World Grand Championship in what many veteran horsemen say is the most talented and competitive four-year-old division in a long time, perhaps ever.

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