Strong sales for Preferred Breeders Sale Session I

December 12th, 2019
Spoonful of Seahorse sold for $150,000.

The Preferred Breeders Sale Session I, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, saw strong completed sales of 87% from 146 head through the ring.

Thirteen-year-old broodmare Spoonful Of Seahorse LTE $85,477, consigned by Gale Force Quarter Horses, topped the day at $150,000. Purchased by Jamie Mitchell, Miller, Mo., the Hes A Peptospoonful daughter is dam of six NCHA money earners, including Shes Precious Metal LTE $61,795, by Metallic Cat. Spoonful Of Seahorse sold bred, on May 24, 2019, to Metallic Cat, and with an embryo, conceived February 25, 2019, to Metallic Rebel.

Yearling fillies also inspired brisk bidding on Wednesday, including  My Sherona, who was consigned by Rose Valley Ranch and sold for $61,000, to Victoria Johnson, Houston, Tex. Sired by Once In A Blu Boon and out of Holly Is Smooth LTE $230,752, by Smooth As A Cat, My Sherona is a three-quarter sister to Yall Count Me In LTE $103,171 and Hesa Money Maker LTE $83,948, both sired by Im Countin Checks.  My Sherona is also a three-quarter sister to 3-year-old A Star Is Borne LTE $30,100, the 2019 Brazos Bash and Cotton Stakes Futurity Open Champion.

Purdy Classy, consigned by Old Tascosa, brought $55,000 from Bo Warren, Millsap, Tex. Born on January 12, 2018, Purdy Classy is by Metallic Cat and out of Purdy Aristocrat LTE $102,436, dam of earners of $707,948, including Cat Of Monte Cristo LTE $122,169, by High Brow Cat.

The black yearling Smooth Talkin Style filly Two Smooth Shoes sold for $52,000 to Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla. Consigned by the Lannie L. Mecom Estate, the filly is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Miss Woody Two Shoes LTE $143,635, dam of 11 money earners, including Lou Lou Louise LTE $138,799, and Miss Peptonstilettos LTE $87,534, the dam of five money earners, including Hott Heels LTE $158,487.

The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales, including the Preferred Breeders Sale Sessions II and III, the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale, and the Select Cow Dog Demonstration & Sale, continue daily through Saturday, Dec. 14. Go to westernbloodstock.net to watch the sales live, as well as for the online catalog and results.

Stacie McDavid prevails in Unlimited Amateur Semis

December 11th, 2019
Stacie McDavid on DMAC Mr Plumley. Seth Petit photo.

Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Tex., was the clear winner of the 2019 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Semi-Finals on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Showing DMAC Mr Plumley, by Smooth As A Cat, McDavid scored 219 points in the Semi-Finals, where a score of 211.5 points was needed to advance to the Finals on Friday, Dec 13.

Adrian Alverez, of Miami, Florida, marked 216.5 on S Peregrino, while two riders, Blake Heid and Regan Plendl tied for the third high score, 215.5.

McDavid, an NCHA Hall of Famer who was inducted into the National Cowgirls Hall of Fame this year, first qualified for the NCHA Futurity Amateur and Non-Pro finals in 2000 with Lenas Smart Missy. She was a Non-Pro finalist in 2009 with DMAC See Jane Go. She has won Non-Pro championships at The Bonanza, Abilene Spectacular, and Sun Coast Winter Championship.

DMAC Mr Plumley is a home-bred gelding by Smooth As A Cat out of Shesa Little Dually, by Smart Little Lena. Shesa Little Dually is half-sister to Cherry Chex Dually ($230,000) who was by the McDavids’ stallion Hes A Peptospoonful.

Adrian Alvarez will be heading to the finals with career earnings of $6,179. He was an NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur finalist on Grenache Grape last summer. His Futurity mount, S Peregrino, is a three-quarter brother to Grenache Grape. S Peregrino is by Dual Rey out of Safari Fever.

Blake Heid of Fort Worth, Texas, rode Jane Blu Boon, a mare by Once In A Blu Boon out of Jae Bars Fancy Cat. Heid was a Limited Non-Pro finalist on the mare earlier in the show.

Regan Plendl of Kingsley, Iowa, rode Reyning Metallic, a mare bred by her father by Metallic Cat out of Rey Of Oak, the dam of Mr Metallic Rey ($171,000) and Cats Lightning Rey ($131,000).

The Unlimited Amateur finals will be held Friday, December 13.

An exceptional “Evening” for sales

December 11th, 2019
Wood U N Me Baby sold for $165,000.

Saddles and cattle were not involved, but action was just as lively, when Western Bloodstock moved from Watt Arena to John Justin Arena, following two days of exceptional NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale sessions. The Evening Session, on Monday, Dec. 10, in John Justin Arena, built on growing momentum, with an average of $41,641 and 82% horses sold, including four at $100,000-plus for a total of 14 sold for six figures, in the first two days of sales.

Wood U N Me Baby LTE $172,628, consigned by Brumbaugh Ranches, was The Evening Session’s high-seller at $165,000. Purchased by Alvin Fults, Amarillo, Tex., the 8-year-old Nitas Wood daughter sold with an embryo, conceived in March, by Metallic Cat. Out of You N Me Baby, by Smart Mate, Wood U N Me Baby is a full sister to Woodys Baby LTE $391,514, by Nitas Wood.

The Metallic Choice, consigned by Fults Ranch, Ltd, was the Evening Session’s high-selling yearling at $150,000. The Metallic Cat colt, a half-brother to NCHA Open Horse of the Year Ichis My Choice LTE $425,517, as well as to Sueper Trouper LTE $202,138, and The Animal LTE $246,846, was purchased by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex.

Miss Priss Pepto LTE $111,241 sold for $110,000 to Jamie Mitchell, Miller, Mo., with an embryo conceived in March, by Dual Smart Rey. The 9-year-old by Peptoboonsmal  daughter is out of Prissie Cat LTE $46,139, by High Brow Cat.

Freezing Hot, consigned by Double Dove Ranch and purchased by SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., was the sale’s high-selling yearling filly, at $100,000. The Spots Hot daughter is a full-sister to Hottish LTE $301,843, out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $289,524, the #2 all-time leading dam of cutting money earners.

The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales, including the Preferred Breeders Sale Sessions I, II, and III, the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale, and the Select Cow Dog Demonstration & Sale, continue daily through Saturday, Dec. 14. Go to westernbloodstock.net to watch the sales live, as well as for the online catalog and results.

Five more for $100,000+

December 11th, 2019

Fancy Deville, Monday’s high seller.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Session II of Western Bloodstock’s 2019 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale built on the momentum of Monday’s Session I. With an average of $39,640, an increase of 24% over 2018, Session II also matched Session I in seeing five horses sell for $100,000 or more.

Fancy Deville, consigned by Todd Nelson, was Tuesday’s high seller at $350,000. The Once In A Blu Boon filly, in training with Richard Jordan, sold to Billy Wolf, Whitesboro, Tex. Fancy Deville is out of Louella Deville, a daughter of $1.7 million producer Louella Again.

Other highlights from the sale include Hickoryish, consigned by Lone Oak Performance Horses and in training with Matt Tune, brought $300,000 from Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex. The Hottish-sired colt is out of Dual Rey daughter Reyann Hickory LTE $324,141, an NCHA money-earning producer.

Stars Copper Cat, in training with Richard Jordan, sold to J Five Horse Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., for $300,000. The High Brow Cat daughter, a full sister to 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist Geronimos Catillac LTE $93,335, was consigned by Todd Nelson.

Tell Us A Lie, consigned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp and in training with Rapp Ranch, sold to Kathleen Sullivan, Sioux Falls, S.D., for $150,000. The Meteles Cat red roan filly is out of Dual Rey daughter Reyly, whose dam is a three-quarter sister to Dont Look Twice LTE $843,096.

Ezlikesundaymorning, consigned by Diamond LK Cutting Horses and in training with Turner West, sold to Raymond Schumate, Kerrville, Tex., for $147,000. The red roan Metallic Cat daughter is a three-quarter sister to NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Reyzin LTE $424,834, out of Miss Reycine LTE $134,894.

The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales continue daily through Saturday, Dec. 14. Go to westernbloodstock.com to watch the sales live, as well as for the online catalog and results.

Booth claims Rios of Mercedes Amateur championship

December 11th, 2019
Roger Booth on Quaintrelle. Seth Petit photo.

Roger Booth, Acton, Calif., riding Quaintrelle, by Dual Rey, scored 217 points on Tuesday, Dec. 10 to win the 2019 NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals. Grace Ornelas, on Mother Kwacker, by Dual Rey, and Carson Pearson, aboard LHR One Smooth Pepto, by One Time Pepto, tied for the reserve championship with 215.5 points.

Roger Booth, the NCHA earner of $299,939, has competed successfully in limited age events on the West Coast and in the Mountain States, including in 2018 and 2019, showing Supermetallicman LTE $73,474, by Metallic Cat. Booth also placed first in the 2009 NCHA $50,000 Amateur World Championship standings riding Magnalight LTE $198,279, by Grays Starlight, and CD Cowtown Hickory LTE $50,047, by CD Olena.

Booth purchased Quaintrelle from Center Ranch at the 2018 NCHA Futurity Sales. Bred by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches, Quaintrelle is the first money earner out of Autumn Kitty LTE $78,270, whose dam, Autumn Boon LTE $244,470, by Dual Pep, is a leading producer of earners of nearly $2 million and, in turn, is the daughter of all-time leading producer Royal Blue Boon LTE $224,685, the dam of earners of nearly $2.5 million.

Grace Ornelas on Mother Kwacker. Seth Petit photo.

Junior Youth rider Grace Ornelas, the NCHA earner of $6,501, made her entry into major events when she won the $2,000 Limited Rider class at the 2013 Non-Pro Cutting, riding Reynshine LTE $119,762, by Dual Rey. Reynshine also carried Grace to place third in the 2013 NCHA Summer Spectacular Junior Youth Cutting and as a finalist in the 2014 NCHA Eastern Nationals.

Mother Kwacker, Grace’s 2019 NCHA Futurity mount, is a half-sister to The Kwack Shack LTE $55,593, out of Kwackin Cat, who Pedro Ornelas showed as a $2,000 Limited rider in 2012. Kwackin Cat is a full sister, by High Brow Cat, to Catting LTE $225,025, and to High Brow Kwackin LTE $154,134, as well as half-sister to Smart Crackin Chic LTE $191,375, by Smart Chic Olena.

Grace Ornelas and Mother Kwacker also qualified for Wednesday’s NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Semi-Finals.

Carson Pearson on LHR One Smooth Pepto. Seth Petit photo.

Carson Pearson, the NCHA earner of $52,129, placed sixth in the 2015 NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals and was an Unlimited Amateur, as well, on Boon N Ichi LTE $17,681, by Cat Ichi. Last year, Pearson won the NCHA Western Nationals $5,000 Non-Pro Novice riding the Dual Smart Rey daughter White Leg LTE $40,991, who he also showed this year as an Amateur finalist in the Breeders Invitational Classic.

LHR One Smooth Pepto, Pearson’s 2019 Futurity horse, is a half-brother, out of 2010 NCHA Derby Open champion LHR Smooth Jamie May LTE $251,430, to LHR Smooth James Rey LTE $178,675, by Dual Rey.

First day – Five for $100,000+

December 10th, 2019

Monday, Dec. 9 was a banner day for cutting, as Western Bloodstock launched the first day of its 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales. Session I of the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale saw five horses bring $100,000 or more, including high-seller Cat Calling at $265,000.

Cat Calling, a red roan colt sired by High Brow Cat, and in training with Turner West, was consigned by Barney Mac Smith and purchased by Alexa Stent, Aledo, Tex. Out of Peptos Fancy Jewel LTE $30,076, by Peptoboonsmal, Cat Calling is a full brother  to Cromed Out Cat LTE $242,020.

She Be Metallic, a sorrel Metallic Cat filly consigned by Todd Nelson, brought $155,000 from Jim Karhan, Blanco, Tex. In training with Jim Jordan, She Be Metallic is a three-quarter sister to Bet Hesa Cats Choice LTE $68,306 and Ichis Choice LTE $51,778.

My Pappi Sells Metal, a red roan Metallic Cat filly, sold for $110,000 to Ike Rainey, Ocala, Fla. Consigned by Jerry and Patti Gann, and in training with Turner West, My Pappi Sells Metal is the first foal out of the Smart Little Lena daughter Smart Paprika LTE $107,963, who is a half-sister to Peppys Stylish Lena LTE $183,779

Cinca Cat, a sorrel  High Brow Cat filly and the first foal out of Cinca Im Hot LTE $258,251, was consigned by Rocking P Ranch and sold for $100,000 to Todd Quirk, Denham Springs, La. Cinca Im Hot’s dam, Cinca De Maya LTE $107,750, by Dual Rey, is out of 2005 NCHA Futurity champion Highbrow Supercat, a leading dam of earners of over $1.4 million.

Stonecold Bessie, a black filly sired by Once In A Blu Boon, also sold for $100,000. Consigned by and in training with Mark Kennedy, she was purchased by Bar RR Ranches, Bartonville, Tex. Stonecold Bessie is one of two foals out of an unshown Boon A Little daughter.

Session II of the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale begins at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Watt Arena, and is followed by a Hard 8 BBQ Dinner at 4:00 p.m. in John Justin Arena, and The Evening Session at 5:00 p.m. in John Justin Arena.

The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales continue daily through Saturday, Dec. 14. Go to westernbloodstock.net to watch the sales live, as well as for the online catalog and results.

Servin takes home NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited title

December 10th, 2019
Amelia Servin on Cinca De Metallica. Seth Petit photo.

Amelia Servin, Queensland, Australia, received a trip to the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, as the winner of an Australian competition last September. Servin, who ranked fourth this year in NCHA Australia’s Open Non Pro division, and has won numerous Australian championships, now has a U.S. trophy to add to her collection.

On Monday, Dec. 9, Servin won the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited championship with 215 points on Cinca De Metallica, by Metallic Cat. Earlier on Monday, Servin had earned 217.5, the third highest score from the Non-Pro Limited Semi-Finals, which was won by Ryan Packard, with 218.5 points on Kual Kat, by High Brow Cat.

Bred by David Hartman, Cinca De Metallica is out of the Dual Rey daughter Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341, the dam of five NCHA money earners, including Cinca Im Hot LTE $259,169, owned by Rocking P Ranch. Cinca De Maya, a full sister to Lil Rattler LTE $338,873 and Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048, is out of NCHA Futurity winner Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690, a leading producer of earners of more than $1.3 million.

Three riders tied with 214.5 points for reserve in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited – Alexa Dahl, Granbury, Tex., riding Smoothie Lou Who, by Smooth As A Cat; Jennifer Rector, Rogersville, Mo., with Smooth Bettin Annie, by Smooth As A Cat; and Maura Costa, Weatherford, Tex., on Moe Beta, by Bet Hesa Cat.

Alexa Dahl on Smoothie Lou Who. Seth Petit photo.

Alexa Dahl, the NCHA earner of $147,972, showed Playsomethingsmooth LTE $67,044, by Smooth As A Cat, to place in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro, as well as in the 2019 Super Stakes Classic. Her 2019 NCHA Futurity horse, Smoothie Lou Who, is half-sister to DMAC Kodiak LTE $57,827, out of Reyal Money, a half-sister, by Dual Rey, to High Brow Jackson LTE $245,346 and Lil Jackson Cat LTE $118,714.

Jennifer Rector on Smooth Bettin Annie. Seth Petit photo.

Jennifer Rector, the NCHA earner of $98,301, was a 2015 NCHA Futurity Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finalist on Smooth Reyn LTE $100,264, a Smooth As A Cat daughter, who also carried Rector as a finalist in seven other major events. Smooth Bettin Annie, Rector’s 2019 NCHA Futurity mount, out of Bet On Houston LTE $42,089, is a three-quarter sister to Bet On A Cat LTE $414,398.

Maura Costa on Moe Beta. Seth Petit photo.

Maura Costa, the NCHA earner of $6,500, claimed her first major event check when she placed ninth in the 2019 Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Derby, on Bill Oreylly. Moe Beta, Costa’s NCHA Futurity mount and Bill Oreylly LTE $13,214, by Dual Rey, are both out of Sweet Smoke Lena LTE $37,314, by Sweet Little Pepto.