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32nd annual colt sale sets record

Almost 500 people who attended the third annual Colts-in-Training Sale, May 3, at UW-River Falls witnessed a record-setting colt sale at the campus Lab Farm No. 1.

A new record of the highest priced horse ever sold at more than three decades of UW-RF sales was set when lot No. 28, a bay gelding by Dunnit in Hollywood and ridden by student Jennifer Justin, a junior majoring in animal science from Isanti, Minn., sold for $18,000.

The second-high seller of the sale, $10,000, was lot No. 18, a bay gelding, ridden by UW-RF student Jennifer Cassel, a senior majoring in animal science from Grafton.

This year's Colts-in-Training class of 46 students, which prepared the colts for the sale, was taught by UW-RF Instructor Nathan O'Connor.

The sale was managed by Mid-America Equine Sales of Lamar, Mo.

The students presented 46 two-year-olds and 10 lesson horses at auction. Buyers from across the United States and Canada were in attendance, with individuals purchasing horses from Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, Canada.