October 5, 2023 — GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA — The 2023 Pink Buckle Sale saw one of the most historic days in barrel racing horse sales. Take a look at the pedigrees and prices of the top four highest sellers of the Pink Buckle Sale and watch for complete, official sale results at pinkbuckle.com.
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2023 Pink Buckle Sale Highest Seller: Blackkout, $875,000
Consigned by Solo Select/Relentless Remuda, purchased by Danny Ray of Victory Farms. Sold with Pink Buckle stallion slot
Sire: Winners Version, SI 103, earner of $399,046 on the track, sire of over $6.3 million racing earners, sire of over $986,000 in EquiStat barrel racing money earners
Dam: RC Back In Black, ridden by Jane Melby to more than $100,000 in barrel racing earnings, NFR go-round wins. Producer of more than $677,000 in EquiStat barrel racing money earners
Reserve Highest Seller: Epic Rokstar, $650,000
Consigned by Lindsay Stock, purchased by 4M Equine Ranch. Sold with Pink and Ruby Buckle stallion slot
Sire: Epic Leader, earner of more than $171,080 with Kassie Mowry. Sire of more than $3 million in EquiStat barrel racing earners, with Epic Guy as the highest earner with more than $557,000 in winnings, followed by Mowry’s NFR gelding CP He Will Be Epic at over $480,000. Epic Rokstar is a full brother to Epic Guy.
Dam: Frenchilicious, dam of Epic Guy, owned by Kristen Williams and ridden by Kassie Mowry to more than $557,000 in earnings such as the 2019 BFA World Championships Futurity title and multiple American Rodeo qualifications, among many other wins.
No. 3 Highest Seller: Kiss Me Good By, $490,000
Consigned by Brittany and Garrett Tonozzi, purchased by 4M Equine Ranch
Sire: The Goodbye Lane, sire of more than $6 million EquiStat barrel racing money earners, including Hello Stella, the all-time winningest barrel futurity horse also out of a Dash Ta Fame mare, and Force The Goodbye, one of 2022’s top five futurity horses.
Dam: Kisskiss Bangbang, Brittany Tonozzi’s earner of $444,213, a multiple futurity and pro rodeo winner, American standard pattern record holder, NFR qualifier and money earner, and producer of Tonozzi’s 2023 futurity-winning mount Chitichiti Bangbang by Tres Seis.
No. 4 Highest Seller: Special For Tres PZ, $400,000
Consigned by Joao Leao, purchased by 4M Equine Ranch
Sire: Tres Seis SI 97, sire of more than $4.3 million in EquiStat barrel racing earners and sire of more than $33.4 million in racetrack earners.
Dam: Special Copaunio SI 87, race winner and dam of $100,000+ earner Special For Tres PZ as well as her full sibling Quarento Tres, ridden by Kelly Bowser to second in the 2022 BFA World Championships Super Stakes slot race.