Monday, June 16, 2008

Polo Ranch on the block


By Glory Ann Kurtz June 16, 2008
Polo Ranch, Marietta, Okla., one of the most respected breeding and training operations in the industry will hold a two-day complete dispersal sale the middle of October. The facility and horses are owned by Joe Schuchert, Newport Beach, Calif., who is selling out due to other commitments, including First Q Capital, a hedge fund he founded two years ago, and becoming the Chairman of the Board of Rock Well International.

According to ranch manager Susie Reed, the dispersal sale will include horses in training, broodmares with foals, 2-year-olds and yearlings as well as equipment. The real estate, including breeding and mare-care facilities on 333 acres, an indoor arena, and an office that could be made into a nice home, will sell at private treaty.

Polo Ranch will continue to offer the services of the three stallions: Gallo Del Cielo, Boonlight Dancer and Soula Jule Star, managed by Susie Reed and Shane Wilson at her facility located next to the current Polo Ranch breeding facilities. According to Reed, she will be offering a new program of shipped semen only. “I feel in this age of the internet and computers, cooled semen is the way of things to come – especially with fuel so high.” She emphasized that the stallions will continue to be paid up in all the incentive programs.

Gallo Del Cielo, is a 1989 son of Peppy San Badger out of Doc’s Starlight by Doc Bar. He is a leading sire of performance horses and his offspring have won over $3.3 million. He is a full brother to the legendary Grays Starlight.

Boonlight Dancer, a 1998 red roan son of Peptoboonsmal out of Little Dancer Lena by Smart Little Lena, was an NCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion and later was a finalist in the NCHA Derby, earning over $136,250. The young stallion is a leading sire of performance horses and was one of Equi-Stat’s 2007 Leading Sires of 3-year-olds.

Soula Jule Star, a 1997 son of Grays Starlight out of Bella Coquette by Docs Okie Quixote, is owned by the Polo Ranch and Sandy Bonelli’s Heart Ranch. The stallion is siring some outstanding offspring which have won close to $300,000. He was one of Equi-Stat’s 2007 Leading Sires of 4-year-olds.


Anonymous said...

really an eye opener for me.

- Robson

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