The Silk Streaker—and Stallion’s Ruby and Riata Buckle Slots— to Headline S Heart Ranch Production Sale

Everybody's talking about the S Heart Ranch Production Sale—and here's what you need to know about the knockout stallion that has them paying attention.

[Burleson, Texas]: Celebrity junior stallion The Silk Streaker—a 2017 bay roan stallion by $8-million barrel racing and roping sire A Streak of Fling and out of BFA Champion and top-producing mare Famous Silk Panties—will headline the S Heart Ranch Production Sale on July 28-30, 2023. 

The Silk Streaker is ushering in a new era of versatile horses bred to turn and run. His sire, A Streak of Fling, boasts the No. 3 all-time ranking for barrel racing stallions on QData’s leaderboard. ASOF has worked his way up within the top 10 sires on the 2023 QData roping leaderboard, as well. On the dam side, Famous Silk Panties—by No. 1 barrel horse sire, Dash Ta Fame, and out of Martinis and Bikinis— didn’t just earn over $200,000 in the arena herself, she’s proven to throw great athletes. Her progeny, including SR Godiva, The Kandyman and Streakin Silkpanties have already earned nearly $250,000 in the barrel racing, breakaway and team roping arenas.

 “His biggest strength is his speed,” said Shawn Kautzsch, owner of S Heart Ranch. “He’s a 1D money-earner in the barrels, but Tate Kirchenschlager is heading on him now, and we’ve all been surprised at how much cow he has. Plus, he has great bone and strength. It’s so unique to have one that can throw great color, enough speed for barrel racing or heading and has that much cow.” 

The sale of The Silk Streaker isn’t just exciting for his ability as a producer and athlete—the bay roan sells with paid enrollments into the exclusive Ruby and Riata Buckle incentive programs, making his offspring eligible to run for over $7 million in combined payout between those incentives.

“This stallion definitely shouldn’t be overlooked,” said Cody Shelley, owner of Platinum Horse Sales, who is producing the S Heart Ranch sale. “His future is bright enough to be very deserving of the Ruby and Riata Buckle positions. But the fact is that they aren’t making any more of those spots, so the only way to get involved is to purchase a stallion who has one, and the value just keeps going up.” 

The Silk Streaker also boasts paid positions into Future Fortunes, Tomorrows Legends, Select Stallions Stakes, Legends Of The South, Colorado Classic, Cowboy State Stallions, Royal Crown, and Blue Collar Breeders. 

S Heart Ranch Production’s sale, which will be live from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30, isn’t just about The Silk Streaker—there’s two other promising stallions in the lineup, plus a mixture of versatile broodmares and prospects from Kautzsch’s herd.

“There’s really something for everyone,” Kautzsch said. “We’ve got prospects for barrel racing, cow horse, reining and all the roping disciplines. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a lot of opportunity for a lot of people to be involved.” 

For more information on The Silk Streaker and other horses in the S Heart Ranch Production Sale or information on how to register to bid, check out or download the Platinum Horse Sales in the Apple Store or on Google Play.

ABOUT PLATINUM HORSE SALES:  Platinum Horse Sales, under owner Cody Shelley’s expert guidance, is revolutionizing the equine auction scene with their virtual sales. Specializing in horses used in barrel racing, cow horse, reining, roping, ranch work and other Western disciplines, Platinum Horse Sales offers a unique platform for buyers and sellers alike. With 15+ years of industry expertise, Cody, a licensed auctioneer, conducts top-tier auctions nationwide, and is known for his first-class professionalism and strict compliance.