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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

By the time the last bids were in and the 2019 spring auction was over, many long time attendees were shocked by the final numbers. Going into the spring meet, many thought this would be a small auction as the 159 total pups entered was one of the smallest groups in memory for an NGA meet.

After four days of racing the consignors walked their charges into the ring at Sterl Hall beginning with the youngsters on Friday night and continuing with the older pups on Saturday morning. When the dust settled, 101 greyhound puppies had been sold for a total of $1,082,000!

The top selling greyhound was CTW Shadow Star who is owned by David Peck of Texas. Shadow Star went to Mr. Lester Raines for a cool $73,000. Overall, Texas breeders amassed a total of $869,750 in sales for the auction.

The top seller in the meet was Kenneth Biehle of Texas who sold 38 pups for whopping $483,500 and who was last seen heading out of town with a big smile on his face. The biggest buyer at the meet was Tim Ertl of Iowa who bought nearly $135,750 worth of racing stock.

2019 NGA Spring Auction Stats

Pups Consigned: 159

Sold: 101

Total: $1,082,000.00

Average: $10,712.87

On-line Activity

Individual On-line buyers: 9

Total Lots Sold: 18

Total Sales: $109,000

GROSS: 101 lots, selling to 39 different buyers for $1,082,000

 Jim Gartland is the Executive Director for the NGA and serves as the Secretary Treasurer to the Board.