Lil Ruf Thorn Tops Legacy Reining Breeders Sale

Monday, October 22, 2001
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Aubrey, Texas - The Legacy Reiners Production Sale was held October 21 at Green Valley Farms in Aubrey, Texas. The first annual sale had everything going for it - an outstanding set of horses from a group of reining industry leaders, great buyers, a wonderful facility and beautiful fall Texas weather!

The Legacy Reining Breeders group of McQuay Stables, Green Valley Farm, Kyle Ranch and Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, along with guest breeders Bob Loomis Quarter Horses and Scott McCutcheon Reining Horses, sold 62 head for an average price of $8,670.16.

The high-selling colt of the sale was Lil Ruf Thorn, a yearling son of NRHA Derby Reserve Champion Lil Ruf Peppy out of $100,000 earner Dry Sugar Rose. Consigned by Ed and Nancy Pickett, owners of Green Valley Farms, Lil Ruf Thorn was purchased for $29,750 by 2001 NRHA Derby Champion Brent Wright. Kyle Ranch Tack of Whitesboro, Texas, awarded a special cooler to Wright for the high-selling purchase.

The high selling filly was also by Lil Ruf Peppy and owned by the Picketts. Ruf Peppy Lady (X Smart Peppy Lady) was purchased by Kim St. Peter for $10,750 and Kim received a cooler donated by Riders West of Aubrey, Texas for purchasing the high selling filly.

Won Pad donated saddle pads to the buyers of the top McQuay-Easton and Kyle Ranch Horses. Receiving the pad for the top McQuay-Easton purchase was George Bates, who bought All Stars, an 8-year-old black Grays Starlight daughter bred to $2 Million Sire Hollywood Dun It, for $25,500. Kimberly Wang purchased Kyle Ranch's top consignment, Something To Boot, a yearling son of World Champion Tejons Peppy Doc for $10,000.
Following the sale, Tim McQuay commented, "It will be interesting to follow these horses in their careers because I think we'll see some good things in the future from them.

He continued, " As breeders, our group is happy with our first production sale and appreciate the people who participated. Our goal is to breed and raise good horses for sale and we are already looking forward to next year's sale."