A smaller but still enthusiastic crowd gathered September 24 for the final day of the sale of horses that formerly belonged to Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois.
Execute, a three-time AQHA world champion, brought the highest bid, with Tom Scheckel of Bellevue, Iowa, purchasing the 2004 sorrel stallion by Mr Touchdown Kid-Forever Coolest by Coolest for $245,000.
Tom said he likely will stand Execute at Iowa State University, which currently stands Kids Classic Style, Tom’s other stallion.
Many of the bidders in the audience had driven over for the day from the Breeders Halter Futurity and National Championship Show, where they had spent the weekend, but a large number of bidders watched and purchased horses online at the sale organized by Professional Auction Services Inc.
The court-ordered sale began at 10 a.m. with items such as portable coolers and muck buckets going first, followed by fencing and other farm equipment. Trucks and trailers were sold before the first horse entered the sale ring. Bidding continued for more than 10 hours.
Notable horses sold September 24:
Execute -- $245,000
Lookin For Romance -- $60,000
Sacreds Executionist -- $50,000
Bob Bob Barann -- $40,000
Mr Touchdown Kid, $36,000
Acoolest -- $31,000