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AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale

High seller goes for $17,500 during the auction of ranch horses.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal
January 20, 2013

Strait Shot O Gun Best of the Remuda High seller 2013

Strait Shot O Gun, consigned by Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., was the high seller January 19 at the AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. (Larri Jo Starkey photo) For more photos from the sale, scroll to the slide show below.

Cowboys, dudes and fans of the American Quarter Horse filled the John Justin Arena on January 19 for the AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale.

The high-seller was Strait Shot O Gun, a 2004 gray gelding consigned by Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co. The horse by Special Gun-Ms Fork Forty Strait-Mr Gray Fork went for $17,500.

Ranches that have received the AQHA-Pfizer Best Remuda Award are eligible to consign horses to the sale. AQHA has recognized 21 ranches since the award began in 1992, with Singleton Ranches of Lamy, New Mexico, receiving the award in 2012.

The Best of the Remuda sale is part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Ranching Heritage Weekend, which also includes a ranch rodeo, an AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge, working cow horse competitions, and an invitational gelding show and sale.

The next two high-sellers at the Best of the Remuda sale were from Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., and the R.A. Brown Ranch, both at $12,500.

Ranches participating in the sale were:
Bogle Ltd., Dexter, New Mexico
Four Sixes Ranch, Guthrie, Texas
Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., Arthur, Nebraska
Haythorn Ranch, Maxwell, Nebraska
Moorhouse Ranch, Benjamin, Texas
Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Guthrie, Texas
R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas
Spade Ranches, Lubbock, Texas
Tongue River Ranch, Paducah, Texas
Tule Ranch, Tulia, Texas
W.H. Green Cattle Co., Albany, Texas
W.T. Waggoner Estate, Vernon, Texas

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