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Solo Select, Relentless Remuda’s Stallion Blackkout Shatters Pink Buckle Sale Record at $875K

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

Blackkout, the standout 2-year-old stallion and performance prospect by $6-million sire Winners Version out of Jane Melby’s NFR mare RC Back In Black broke the Pink Buckle Select Sale record, selling to Victory Farms for $875,000.

Consigned by Solo Select and the Relentless Remuda, the colt has been in training with the Remuda’s 26-time World Champion Trevor Brazile and futurity trainer Miles Baker.

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The Relentless Remuda, Solo Select and Victory Farms teams with Blackkout. | Lexi Smith Media

“This horse has all the tools to have an industry-shaping future,” Brazile said. “I’m still a little raw from having to part with him, but Victory Farms has consistently put their horses in the best hands and set them up for success, and I’m happy we could be just a part of this horse’s career.”

Victory Farms’ Danny Ray came to the Pink Buckle Select Sale to sell 10 head of horses himself, but when the chance came to buy Blackkout, he had to try his luck.

“Everybody knew I was getting out of the business, selling out, retiring,” Ray said. “I had sold down to 20 mares, and I got up here, and the fever got back on me again. A couple people challenged me again, and [Pink Buckle partner] Chad Beus is who convinced me. He said he wanted me back in the program. I said, ‘How am I going to get a Pink Buckle slot?’”