This Thanksgiving, 70 Ranch will offer an unmatched set of yearlings out of blue-hen mares like Nicky Brick House, RC Back In Black, Rods Last Ladybug and Famous Silk Panties. They are all by the performance and race horse industry's top sires - Corona Cartel, First Down Dash, Epic Leader and Feel The Sting.
With 12 lots in the sale, the ranch will showcase the products of its top-notch breeding program in the 70 Ranch Yearling Sale. While all stand to shape the programs lucky enough to win them Nov. 23 in the online auction, here are some highlights:
Highlights of the 70 Ranch Yearling Sale:
2022 bay filly, Corona Cartel SI 97 x Revv It Up SI 98 by First Down Dash SI 105
By the $70 million AQHA Hall of Fame sire Corona Cartel, Wiicked is out of First Down Dash daughter Revv It Up who won $277,000 herself and has already produced two full siblings to this filly that have won over $240,000.
"Whether you want to take one to the track, the barrel pen or the rope horse futurities, they do not come any better than this," Solo Select's Melanie Smith said. "She will be an irreplaceable asset to anyone's breeding program after her performance career."
2022 sorrel filly, Fire Water Flit SI 86 x Nicky Brick House by Brick House Bouncy
"A filly with a pedigree like this could be the next industry altering producer," Smith said. "Fire Water Flit speaks for himself. He is one of the most prolific sires of the barrel racing industry with over $3.5 million in earners."
2022 gray colt, Epic Leader x Nicky Brick House by Brick House Bouncy
A stallion prospect for the ages, Epnickk is by $3.1 million producer Epic Leader and out of the iconic Nick Brick House.
"70 Ranch did exceptional work by breeding Nicky Brick House to Epic Leader," Smith said. "This combination is impossible to find in a stallion prospect. With what that mare has produced already, and with her having passed, there's never going to be another one like this colt."
He is the perfect DAPPLE GRAY with a big, pretty eye and a head full of sense. He is a top-level futurity prospect that is eligible for every major incentive, and ready to start under saddle in the program of your choice.
2022 gray colt, Epic Leader x Famous Silk Panties by Dash Ta Fame SI 113
Famous Silk Panties built a legacy as the winningest barrel racing futurity mare of all time with over $237,000 in earnings, and she's produced winners, too.
"She has produced multiple winners in the arena include Old Fort Days Futurity Reserve Champion, SR Godiva and BFA Finalist SR Schill B Commando," Smith explained. "This colt is absolutely beautiful and has all the attributes to be a big-time stallion prospect and futurity prospect for anyones program."
The kind of stallion prospect that owners can build an entire program around, Captain Underpants is one of the industry's most exceptional crosses, marrying the sport's two winningest bloodlines of the $4 million sire Epic Leader and Famous Silk Panties. Plus, the horse has all the athleticism, brains and talent to win on any level.
2022 bay filly, Fire Water Flit SI 86 x RC Back In Black by Ninety Nine Goldmine SI 90
RC Back In Black won three NFR go-rounds and was the runner-up at the Pendleton Roundup, showing her versatility on the toughest stages in the sport. She has been a strong producer so far, with winners like Slick N Black with $268,940 in LTE so far.
"This filly is an outstanding individual with ALL of the potential in the world," Smith said. "Pick your training program wisely. She has the chance to be big time, and you’re going to spend a lot of time with that trainer in the winners circle!"
When does the Thanksgiving Select Online Sale (including the 70 Ranch Yearling Sale) open and close?
The Select Online Sale begins Thursday, Nov 23, 2023 at 7 a.m., with lots starting to close at 5 p.m. the same day. Register to bid here.