May 15th – We are beginning to accept consignments to the upcoming yearling sales!  During the 2011 sale season we will be attending the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, and the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.  Please contact us if you are interested in having us represent your yearlings and also ask us about our very reasonable management fees with NO commission charge!

April 12th - Cats Moonshine has two offspring advance to the 2nd go of the NCHA Non Pro Super Stakes!  FLEW TO THE MOON scored a 212.5 with Lindy Ashlock and CATS SUGARSHINE scored a 212 with Ty Moore!

April 10th – REYCY MOON has a combined score of 430.5 in the NCHA Open Super Stakes and advances to the Semi Finals!  Reycy Moon is by Cats Moonshine.

April 8th – REYCY MOON marks a 217 and CATS SUGARSHINE marks a 215 in the NCHA Open Super Stakes and both advance to the 2nd go! Both four-year-olds are by CATS MOONSHINE, good luck in the 2nd go!

March 19th – LOOKING FOR CHICKS Sired THREE winners this weekend at Louisiana Downs and Los Alamitos!  Congratulations to EL NUEVO CADETE, MOONIN THE CHICKS, and LOOKINGFORCHEMISTRY!

March 11th – REYCY MOON WINS THE 2011 CATTLEMEN’S 4-YEAR-OLD OPEN DERBY!!  The filly, by Cats Moonshine and out of Twice As Reycy, captured the win with a score of 224 and pushes her total earnings over $40,000 since beginning competition just four months ago!  Reycy Moon also split 4th at the Abilene Spectacular and 3rd at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity.  Congratulations to Owners Gary and Shannon Barker, and rider Matt Gaines.

March 5th – Congratulations to Bill and Marsha Drake of Laporte, Colorado!  They were the breeders of the only Colorado Bred to be entered in the trails of the G3 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park, and the two-year-old filly KELLI KAE (Ivory James – Just Like Bully) won her trial and was the third fastest qualifier!  Kelli Kae was bred and born right here at Royal Vista, we are so proud of all of you and good luck in the finals!

February 26, 2011 - REYCY MOON places 3rd in the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity 4-Year-Old Open!!  He marked a 214.5 and a 214 in the first and second goes and finished the finals with a 217.5 to capture 3rd place and $15,000!  Reycy Moon is sired by CATS MOONSHINE and is owned by Gary and Shannon Barker and ridden by Matt Gaines!  Congratulations to all connections!!

February 2011 - Congratulations to CHICKS BRIEF CASE the South Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Association Champion 3-Year-Old South Dakota-Bred Filly!  Chicks Brief Case is by Looking For Chicks.

January 2011 – Please join us for our OPEN HOUSE on January 22nd at 10:00am!  The open house will feature a stallion showcase including Cats Moonshine, Visionarian, Looking For Chicks, and PC Redwood Manny.  We will also be offering Open House Discounts on stallion contracts and breeding management contracts that are booked and paid for that day!  Don’t forget your checkbook because these discounts are good for this day only!

January 13, 2011 – CATS SUGARSHINE, by Cats Moonshine, places 13th in the Abilene Spectacular 4 Year-Old Non Pro with Ty Moore and they also place 3rd in the 4 Year-Old Limited Non Pro!

January 8, 2011 – REYCY MOON, by Cats Moonshine, ties 4th in the 4-Year-Old Abilene Spectacular finals with a score of 222!  Congratulations to owners Gary & Shannon Barker and rider Matt Gaines.

January 8, 2011 – CATS SUGARSHINE, by Cats Moonshine, ties 11th in the 4-Year-Old Abilene Spectacular finals with a score of 218!  Congratulations to owner Ty Moore and rider Lloyd Cox.

November 2010 - A Strong Start For A Young Sire! Visionarian had a strong year in 2010 with several winners and stakes qualifiers and he was also named Colorado’s CHAMPION RACING SIRE for 2010!

November 2010 – Barrel Racing Enthusiasts Look Out!  There is a new stallion in town; PC REDWOOD MANNY will be coming to stand at Royal Vista Equine and he is sure to be the next leading barrel horse sire.  A buckskin son of Sun Frost and out of a double-bred Driftwood mare, Mandrift Mari, “Cowboy” has the pedigree, looks, color, and disposition to be an excellent outcross on barrel horse, versatility ranch horse, and cow horse mares.  He is already an AQHA Point earning sire from limited foals of performance age.  Thank you to Lance Robinson and Max Anderson for allowing us to stand this incredible young stallion!  For additional information on PC REDWOOD MANNY please click here.

October 2010 – Welcome To Colorado!  Racehorse LOOKING FOR CHICKS will stand the 2011 breeding season in Colorado!  This young son of Chicks Beduino and out of Sign Of A Lady has already had an amazing start to his career as a sire.  With just two crops to race he is the sire of 55% winners from starters and has sired stakes winners SHEZA BAD HABIT [$71,783, 3 NTR’s] and CHICKS BRIEF CASE [$32,082].  Looking For Chicks will be an excellent addition to the Royal Vista family and we thank Vessels Stallion Farm for giving us the opportunity to work with this great horse.  For additional information on LOOKING FOR CHICKS please click here.

October 2, 2010 – Cats Moonshine’s first competitor is a CHAMPION!  MOONSHINE DUALLY (out of Peppy Easter Chicks, by Dual Pep) was Co-Champion of the 2010 Canadian Supreme 3-Year-Old Open.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Fred Millar and rider John Swales!

October 2, 2010 – Congratulations to Dan and Michelle Lucas of Lucas Racing, Inc. on their sale of the highest selling yearling at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale – Aquaholic, hip #139 sold for $150,000!  Aquaholic (Splash Bac – Runaway Wave, by Runaway Winner) was the result of an embryo transfer done right here at Royal Vista Equine and we also had the pleasure of representing him at the sale.  Thank you, Dan and Michelle, for allowing us to be involved with such a wonderful individual!

August 7, 2010 - Congratulations to IVORY JAMES on being the #1 Leading Sire of Yearlings Sold and the sire of the highest seller, Gravity Defied, at the Eclipse Select Yearling Sale. 2010 is the debut of Ivory James' first yearlings at public auction and it looks like they’re off to a great start!

June 21, 2010 – Congratulations!  Vertical Vision SI 102, $146,000 [Visionarian – Vertical Horizon] was named the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Associations Champion 3-Year-Old Colt for the inaugural meet at Hialeah Park!  Congratulations to his owners The Blurred Vision Partnership and all of his connections!

May 27, 2010 – SALES PREP Season is just around the corner.  Don’t forget to send in your final consignment forms now, the deadline for most sales is Tuesday, June 1st.  Royal Vista will be attending the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the Heritage Place Yearling Sale, and the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, please call the office today to make your reservations as soon as possible.  Space is limited!

May 18, 2010 – FROST FREE (Super De Kas – Yeah Yeah I Do, by Jet Toro), Vaughn and Jill Cook’s home bred gelding made headlines in 2008 as being the very first registered Quarter Horse resulting from a frozen embryo.  FROST FREE posted his first official work today and with a time of :12.13 at 250 yards giving him the second fastest time of the day!

April 5, 2010 – Offered for sale: A 2000 Sooner Ranch horse trailer.  This 6-horse slant has a tack room, saddle rack, drop down windows, ramp, interior and exterior lighting, and rubber matting.  Measures 24’x 7.5’ with 14,000 pound payload, priced at $15,000.  For additional information contact Larry Hughes at (719) 539-5633.

March 1, 2010 - Lloyd Cox gives us his thoughts on Cats Moonshine and his first three-year-olds.  Lloyd says “I’ve always liked Cats Moonshine and now have the opportunity to have one of his colts in my barn. This 3-year-old is one of the best I have so far; he’s a phenomenal athlete, has a lot of style on a cow, and is one of the best minded babies I’ve had in a long time.”  View the new ad in an upcoming issue of Quarter Horse News.

January 1, 2010 – Happy New Year!  Foaling season has officially started.  Keep in mind that all pregnant mares need to be thoroughly vaccinated within 30 days of their estimated foaling date to help ensure that her foal will receive adequate antibodies in her first milk.  If you have any questions on the vaccination protocol we use at Royal Vista Equine please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Royal Vista foals out around 125 mares every year.  If you are interested in having your mare foal out with us please contact us as soon as possible as available spots are filling up quickly.

December 20, 2009 – SPECIAL LEADER comes back to Colorado!  We are very proud to once again stand World Champion SPECIAL LEADER SI 103 $292,605.  Special Leader had an amazing year in 2009 with over $1.25 Million in offspring earnings, 13 stakes horses and he ended the year as #22 on the Leading Sires List.  His overall offspring earning are now nearly $12,000,000!  Special Leader’s book is filling very quickly so please contact us right away if you’re interested in receiving a contract for him!

December 5, 2009 – Congratulations to a job well done!  VERTICAL VISION [Visionarian – Vertical Horizon] posted the fastest qualifying time to the Hialeah Derby at Hialeah Park in Florida.  The gelding clocked a :21.735 time over a sloppy track.  This marks the second time Vertical Vision has posted the fastest qualifying time in a trail race; the first was his trial to the Dash For Cash Futurity in 2008.  One of only 7 starters from a small test crop for the young sire Visionarian, Vertical Vision now boasts a career record of 5 wins from 13 starts and nearly $130,000 in earnings.  Congratulations to his owners The Blurred Visions Partnership, trainer Brian Muse and jockey Alex Baldillez Jr.

September 19, 2009 - Lightning Does Strike Twice!  Congratulations again to Lucas Racing, Inc. and RUNAWAY WAVE on having yet another sale topper in the same sale season!  HALF PIPE, also a full brother to World Champion WAVE CARVER and Champion OCEAN RUNAWAY, was purchased by The Half Pipe Syndicate / Lozano Mauro for $325,000 at the 2009 Heritage Place Quarter Horse Yearling Sale!  We wish him and all of his connections the best of luck!

September 6, 2009 - Congratulations to Lucas Racing, Inc. and Royal Vista Equine resident RUNAWAY WAVE on having the highest selling yearling at the 2009 Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Yearling Sale!  The yearling colt, OCEANS APART [First Down Dash – Runaway Wave] is a full brother to World Champion WAVE CARVER and Champion OCEAN RUNAWAY.  He was purchased by The Oceans Apart Syndicate and topped the sale at $300,000.00!  We would like to thank Dan and Michelle Lucas for allowing us the opportunity to be involved with this incredible family!