It’s graduation season! Here’s a rundown of NRHA/Markel Futurity Sale Grads that made the non pro and open finals at the 2020 NRHA Derby presented by Markel.
By Jennifer Paulson
Sales play a massive role in the reining industry, especially the annual NRHA/Markel Futurity Sale, held each year during reining’s crown-jewel event: the NRHA Futurity.
Graduates from this sale have gone on to do spectacular things in the sport, as well as in other arenas and outside the show pen altogether. When major events roll around, we get excited to show off how far these sale alums have gone.
In the non pro finals, you’ll find seven sale graduates:
Sassy Son Ofa Gun
Smart Voodoo Doctor
Gunners Bar Fly
The open finals feature eight graduates:
Dunnit In A Dream
Guaranteed A Magnum
Jerrys Okie Chic
Lil Jeweled Spook
Mighty Mr Wise Guy
Special Made Whiskey
Spooks Gotta Spark
This Gunners Dreamin
This year’s sales will be held during the 2020 NRHA Futurity and will offer online bidding for the first time in recognition of concerns surrounding the coronavirus and its potential impact on travel and public gatherings. This also assures the best marketplace possible for sellers by expanding the bidding pool across the country and around the world. Along with in-person and online bidding, the NRHA Sales will continue to offer phone bidding services.
The NRHA/Markel Sales offer an outstanding group of two-year-old reining prospects, yearlings, broodmares, and show horses from leading breeders, owners, and trainers. All sales are managed by the NRHA office with the support and direction from the NRHA Sale Selection Committee. The quality and integrity of the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales is reflected in the graduates of the previous sales—they have won millions in NRHA earnings since the first 2-year-olds sold in 1993.
For more information on the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales contact us at email@example.com or call sale manager Angie Honeywell at (405) 946-7400, ext. 123.