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31st Annual Colt Sale Sets Record

JUNE 22, 2007--Almost 500 people who attended the 31st annual Colts in Training Sale at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls witnessed a record-setting colt sale held in May at the campus Lab Farm No. 1.

A new record of the highest priced horse ever sold at more than three decades of UWRF sales was set when lot No. 23, a red dun stallion by Smart Starbuck and ridden by student Danielle Wilson, a senior agricultural business major from Houston, Minn., sold for $16,250. The second high seller of the sale, $7.800, was lot No. 42, a bay mare by West Coast Whiz, ridden by UW-RF student Jennifer Justin.

This year's Colts in Training class of 36 students who prepared the colts for the sale was taught by UWRF instructor Nathan O'Connor, and the sale was managed by Mid-America Equine Sales of Lamar, Missouri.  

The students presented 42 two-year-olds and seven lesson horses at auction. Buyers from across the United States and Canada were in attendance, with individuals purchasing horses from Missouri, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, California, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, Canada.


Pictured: UW-RF Colts in Training course students, UWRF instructor Nathan O'Connor, and retired UWRF Professor Larry Kasten, who instructed the class from 1975 to 2006.


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