Bidding Opens for Texas A&M CVM's Legends Premier Stallion Season Auction

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has announced that bidder registration is now open for the first ever Legends Premier Stallion Season Auction at the Legends auction Web site,

This online auction of stallion seasons will benefit the continued research into improving the reproductive performance of the breeding stallion, and it features some of the top names in breeding stallions from the racing Thoroughbred, racing Quarter Horse, and the Western performance horse industries.

Giant's Causeway, Smarty Jones, Mineshaft, Giacomo, and E. Dubai highlight a list of top Throughbred sires. Western performance sires include Boonlight Dancer, Cat Ichi, CD Olena, Custom Crome, Dual Pep, Dual Rey, Hes A Peptospoonful, High Brow Cat, High Brow CD, Hydrive Cat, Invitation Only, Mecom Blue, Nu Chex To Cash, Peptoboonsmal, Playgun, One Time Pepto, Royal Fletch, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark, Smart Lil Scoot, Smooth As A Cat, Spooks Gotta Gun, TR Dual Rey, Top Sail Whiz, and Wimpys Little Step. In their first year at stud, high performers in the racing Quarter Horse industry, One Famous Eagle, No Secrets Here, Carters Cartel, and Rock Solid Jess are represented.

"We are extremely excited about the level of participation in our auction," said Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, professor and Pin Oak Stud Chair of Stallion Reproductive Studies. "We have been able to secure seasons from some of the nation's top sires. This auction is quite unique because monies generated from this auction will be used exclusively for stallion reproductive research. We are ever so grateful to the farms and ranches who have committed their support for our program. We have over $1 million worth of stallion seasons offered at this auction."

Bidders must register in order to bid and may do so by going to the auction Web site at Bidding begins at noon CST on Dec. 1 and will continue through noon CST on Dec. 19. All proceeds from the auction will be directed to Texas A&M's Stallion Reproductive Studies Program to further research aimed at enhancing the reproductive performance of breeding stallions.

Over the past two decades the Texas Veterinary Medical Center at Texas A&M University has established the most internationally recognized academic program in stallion reproduction. The program's closely integrated focus on both clinical application and scientific research creates unique opportunities to identify important clinical reproductive problems and use novel methods for investigating causes of reproductive failure.

Representatives from the program say it has established an international reputation for excellence in areas ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of reduced fertility in stallions and preservation of semen to development of assisted reproductive technologies for maximizing reproductive performance.

For information about the Stallion Reproductive Studies program, or about the Legends Premier Stallion Season Auction, visit the Web site, or call 979/845-1700.

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