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Wednesday, May 2, 2018


By the time the last bids were in and the 2018 spring auction was over, many long time attendees were quite surprised by the final numbers. Going into the spring meet, many thought this would be a “light” auction as the 222 total pups entered was one of the smallest groups in memory for an NGA meet.

After four days of racing the consignors walked their steeds 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, 113 greyhound puppies had been sold for a total of $1,164,250!

The top selling greyhound was TNT Nitty Gritty who is owned by Abilene residents Tom and Brant Taplin. Nitty Gritty went to Mr. Darren Henry of Arkansas for a cool $32,500.

The overall top seller in the meet was David Peck of Texas who sold 21 pups for $269,750 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 $139,000 worth of racing stock.

2018 NGA Spring Auction Stats


Pups Consigned: 222

Sold: 113

Total: $1,164,250.00

Avg: $10,303.10

On-line Activity

Unique On-line Viewers: 218

Total On-line Bids offered: 267

Individual On-line buyers: 5

Total Lots Sold: 21

Total On-line Sales: $149,500

GROSS: 113 lots, selling to 34 different buyers for $1,164,250

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