You could call it the end of an era when Alice Walton’s ranch Rocking W, and her barn of 91 horses goes under the hammer on September 22nd.
Alice has bred a number of cutting horse champions including Boon San Kitty, Horse of the Year 2004 and 05/06 Classic Challenge winner ($498,188.29 in earnings), and Rockin W, 2009 Futurity champ ($329,722 in earnings) to name just two.
CHTO’s Simone Cobb spoke to Alice at length about her life and times in the industry at her Millsap ranch. This is just a small part of what she had to say about her breeding program where she gives away key insights into the development of her bloodlines.
Other champions Alice has produce include:
BR Instant Replay – 2000 Classic Challenge winner, earner of $158,806.28
Stylish Baby Doll – 2006 Derby winner, earner of $349,527
Boon San – 2014 Classic Challenge Reserve winner, earner of $50,383.31
Boon San Spoon – 2015 Classic Challenge winner, earner of $168,890
The first day of the sale on Sept 21 will see the ranch equipment go under the hammer and buyers can view the horses, while the ranch itself and the horses will be sold the following day.
The 91 dispersal includes: five broodmares, two stallions, 26 foals in utero, 23 weanlings, 18 yearlings, 10 two-year-olds, eight three-year-olds, eight show horses, three ranch horses and one donkey.
All show horses and three-year-olds have been trained by Jesse Lennox, Alice’s trainer for the past seven years. Jesse rode Boon San Spoon to victory at the 2015 Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge.
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