The dispersal grossed $1,085,200 on 40 lots, with an average of $27,130. The top five sellers averaged $94,800 and included one 2-year-old; one yearling; and one 4-year-old show horse.
The top 10 sellers averaged $72,900 and included four yearlings.
The sale topper, at $120,000, was 2-year-old Smart N Metallic, by Metallic Cat out of the Smart Look. The red roan colt, in training with Phil Rapp, was purchased by Jeffrey Neidhart, Farmington, NM.
"I don't know if this was a record, but Milt and Ben can't remember a higher percentage of horses sold,” said Jeremy Barwick, new owner of Western Bloodstock, with reference to Milt Bradford and Ben Emison, the sale company's founders and former owners, who are still a part of the Western Bloodstock team.
"Both days of the sale were outstanding,” Barwick added. "There were so many good horses, and good horses always bring good prices.”
The inaugural Summer Select Yearling session saw an average of $21,720 for the top 25 sellers and an average of $11,200 for a total of 76 yearlings.
For over three decades, Floyd and Maryann Moore have raised and showed horses descended from the famous Paint cutting mare Delta to become leading breeders of Paint Horse performers. "If I was sixty, it wouldn't be happening," said Floyd. "But I'll be eighty on my next birthday and I decided it was my time to pull up a bit and smell the roses."
Buyers came from as far as Italy to take advantage of the dispersal.
Doc Dual Pepto (AQHA), a 3/4 brother to Dual Pep, an all-time leading cutting horse sire, topped the sale at $10,500. The 15-year-old stallion was purchased by Julie Magness, Brookshire, Tex. Magness also paid $10,000 for A Catty Delta, an 11-year-old tobiano stallion by cutting's all-time leading sire High Brow Cat and out of APHA reserve world champion Delta Blue, as well as $10,000 for Smart Delta, a 9-year-old tobiano stallion by legendary cutting sire Smart Little Lena and out of Alazulenas Flyer, an APHA world champion cutting horse and open finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes.