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Big Futurity Sale

Top halter horses will sell June 8 at an event hosted by JMK Quarter Horses in Hartselle, Alabama.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
June 4, 2013

Miss Miraculous wins amateur 3-year-old mares at the 2009 AQHA World Show

Miss Miraculous (pictured) swept the 3-year-old mares world championships – youth, amateur and open – at the 2009 AQHA world championship shows. Her dam, Kids Sweet Rose, will sell as Hip No. 10 on June 8 at the Big Futurity Sale. (Journal photo)

Prospects, performers and producers will sell June 8 at the Big Futurity Sale. Hosted by JMK Quarter Horses in Hartselle, Alabama, guest consignors to the sale include Roger and Debbie Graham, Chester and Anne Prince’s Prince Farm, Phil and Sue Drawdy, Brian and Dawn Causey, Brian Lane, James and Debra Bramblett, plus Donald and Gwen Rice.

All proceeds from the horses owned by James Melvin Kifer will be donated to Lar Mana children’s home.

The entries to the sale feature winning bloodlines, and many prospects are eligible for the Big Money, Breeders and World Conformation Horse Association futurities. The estimated 2013 payout for the Breeders Halter Futurity and National Halter Championships is $1 million. Although a projection is not available for the 2013 events, the 2012 Big Money Futurity paid out $163,000, and the 2012 WCHA Breeders Halter Futurity paid more than $150,000. Owners also have the chance to vie for the inaugural All American Quarter Horse Congress Breeders Challenge Halter Futurity title this fall.

One sale headliner is Hip No. 28, Enlightened, a 1998 sorrel stallion by Sierra Te and out of Mister Made Me Cute by Missle Step. Consigned by Roger and Debbie Graham, Enlightened was the 2000 AQHA reserve world champion 2-year-old stallion and has produced two world champions, as well as four reserve world champions.

While only one bidder will go home with Enlightened, several other buyers have the chance to purchase his offspring at the sale. Horses sired by Fearles, Gianni, Hes So That, I Gotta Cool Secret, Im Kiddin, JMK Bocephus, JMK Supernatural, Kids Cool Kid, SCR Im Awesome, and The Top Secret will also be offered for sale.

The sale, managed by Mike Jennings’ Professional Horse Services, will feature a live Internet webcast to accommodate online bidding at www.prohorseservices.com and www.horseauctions.com. Pre-registration is required for online and absentee bidders. Bidders must pre-register by noon on Friday, June 7, and pre-registration is required with both Professional Horse Services and HorseAuctions.com.

Visit www.prohorseservices.com/TheBigFuturitySale to preview the sale entries, plus learn more about the sale.