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October 3, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Equine Sale stage area - track in background
(photo by Orlando Gutirrez)
Ed Allred and Frank “Scoop” Vessels hosted the first annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale on October 1 and 2. Here are reactions from some of Quarter Horse racing’s most prominent horsemen regarding the two-day sale:
Butch Wise – Lazy E Ranch agent and part owner of 2005 All American Futurity winner Teller Cartel.
“This was a fantastic sale. It was very well organized and the food was by far the best of any sale I’ve been to this year. It was a great venue and we’ll certainly be back next year.”
Laverne Perry – Executive Director of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association.
“This sale was absolutely awesome. This is the best outdoor facility that I’ve ever seen for a horse sale. The barns were first class and the tent was definitely the most impressive I’ve ever seen. Of course, the climate makes it great. This has been a wonderful sale and the horses are selling great.”
Kim Kessinger – Co-owner of 2002 Co-World Champion Whosleavingwho
“What a great sale. It was well run and it had a great set up. The food was great and everyone was very accommodating, which is typical of Los Alamitos. It was very nice all around.”
Denny Hill – Owner of All American Futurity winner AB What A Runner
“There were a lot of horses and the good ones sold for good prices. The facility was very nice and everyone did a super job putting the sale together.”
Dawn and Rhonda List of Double Bar S Ranch – Owners of this year’s PCQHRA Breeders Futurity runner-up Aziwasaying.
Dawn List: “We loved the set up. The weather was perfect. There were some wonderful horses and the catalog was great. We sold Tailor Fit’s half-brother for $150,000 and we’re really happy with the two fillies that we purchased from Doc (Allred). He told us they were to of his favorite fillies at the sale.”
Rhonda List: “We were the under bidders on sale topper Harems Legacy. We really wanted him but Doc beat us to him. He has since syndicated Harems Legacy and we were able to buy one share on the horse. We are thrilled about that.”
James Streelman and Denny Boer – Dutch Masters III partners and owners of Ed Burke Million Futurity winner Higher Fire and Kindergarten Futurity winner Gold Nugget Rd.
Denny Boer: “I loved the beautiful green grass – there was something about that that really made everything nice. It was easy to preview the horses. We talked to management about a couple of things that we thought would make the sale better for next year and they are things that can easily be fixed.”
James Streelman: “We bought about 19 head and we thought it was a very nice sale. The one thing I would love to see is free drinks,” Streelman said with a big smile. “An open bar! That’s my suggestion. You give my partner Denny Boer a couple of drinks and he’ll buy anything,” Streelman said jokingly.