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A bestseller: NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

October 22nd, 2018

Roadreyge, sale topper at $100,000

The 2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales concluded on Saturday, October 20 with 90% of the entire offering –173 head –sold for an average of $13,620; on Saturday, the last day of the sales, 94% of the horses sold. Held at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Tex., the sale offered a top roster of pedigrees eligible for the NRCHA Stakes, with many eligible for the NCHA Super Stakes, as well.

The overall high seller, at $100,000, was Roadreyge, a yearling colt consigned by Wes and Lindy Ashlock, Abilene, Tex. Sired by Dual Smart Rey, whose earners of $4.8 million include NCHA Open Futurity champion Dual Smart Kitty and NRCHA Open Futurity champion Duals Lucky Charm. Doug Carpenter was the agent for Roadreyge’s buyer, Richard Gober, Seminole, Okla.

Shadow Oaks Ranch’s stallion One Shiney Metallic, who qualified for the NRCHA Futurity Open Finals under trainer Corey Cushing, was the high-selling 3-year-old, at $64,000. Sired by NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Open Futurity champion Metallic Cat, he was purchased by Teresa Martin, Vernon, Tex.

Redneck Royalty, a yearling colt sired by NCHA Horse of the Year Smooth As A Cat, brought $60,000 from Janet Handtmann, Santa Ynez, Calif. Consigned by Beechfork Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., Redneck Royalty is out of the Peptoboonsmal daughter Royal Red Pepto, dam of earners of $338,089.

Specialeditionkitty, at $55,000, was the high-selling yearling filly. Consigned by Flag Ranch, LLC, Purcell, Okla., the daughter of NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Futurity Open champion Metallic Cat, is half-sister to Special High Brow, an NRCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist and Herd Work reserve champion. She was purchased by Beverly Vaughn, Durango, Colo.

Eight-year-old SDP Got Fancy Genes, an NRCHA Non-Pro Futurity and Derby champion, was the high-selling broodmare at $34,000. Consigned by Walter Greeman, the RC Fancy Step daughter is half-sister to SDP Blue Blood LTE $120,210, an NRCHA Open Stakes co-reserve champion. She was purchased by Alvin Fults, Amarillo, Tex., breeder of 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Metallic Rebel $411,837.

For complete NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity results and information on the upcoming NCHA Futurity Sales go to: www.westernbloodstock.net

A Great Day for NRCHA

October 20th, 2018

High seller at $100,000 Roadreyge, by Dual Smart Rey

The 2-day 2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales concluded on the final day of the Futurity with 90% of the entire offering –173 head –selling for an average of $13,620.

On Saturday, the last day of the sales, 94% of the horses sold, including the sales topper, at $100,000, yearling colt Roadreyge, by Dual Smart Rey. Wes and Lindy Ashlock were the consignors and Doug Carpenter was agent for buyer Richard Gober, Seminole, Okla.

For complete results go to: http://www.westernbloodstock.net/nrcha-snaffle-bit-futurity-sale/

2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

October 20th, 2018

One Shiney Metallic, CHC photo

The two-day NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales got underway on a high note on Friday, October 19 with the sale of Shadow Oak Ranch’s 3-year-old palomino stallion One Shiney Metallic, by NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Open Futurity champion, Metallic Cat, for $64,000. The NRCHA Sales, held during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex., continue through Saturday, October 20.

One Shiney Metallic, who qualified for the NRCHA Futurity Open Finals under trainer Corey Cushing, sold to Don & Teresa Martin, Vernon, Tex. His dam, One Shiney Rey, by Dual Rey, is half-sister to Shiney Shorty, by Shorty Lena, producer of NCHA earners of $228,434.

Here Comes The Boon, CHC photo

Here Comes The Boon, consigned by and in training with Myles Brown, was the high-selling 2-year-old at $50,000, purchased by Rocking BS Ranch, Brent & Suzie Steward, Las Vegas, Nev. Sired by Once In A Blu Boon, the bay roan colt is out of the Shorty Lena daughter Stay Outta My Shorts, an NCHA and NRCHA money earning producer.

Cantankerous One, by One Time Pepto, was the high-selling 2-year-old filly at $38,000. Consigned by Lone Oak Performance Horses, LLC and trained by Phillip Ralls, the red roan filly is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Cancan Kitty,  and a half-sister to NCHA money earners Cancan Reyvolution LTE $177,029 and Kitty Can Dual LTE $124,535. She was purchased by Holy Cow Performance Horses Texas LLP, Weatherford, Tex.

The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale Yearling and Broodmare Sale Session I, to be continued on Saturday, October 20, reflected an especially strong market with 87 percent completed sales. Call Her Hilda 17, a Metallic Cat-sired yearling filly and a full sister to Call Me Mitch LTE $173,172, commanded the top price of $30,000. Consigned by James Eakin and purchased by Ty Marshall, Rosston, Tex., Call Her Hilda 17 is out of Miss Hickory Hill, by Doc’s Hickory, the producer of earners of $546,546.

Play Gunz And Roses, consigned by Fazenda Barrinha Corporation, brought $25,000, Session I’s second-highest price, from Geoffrey Porges, New York, NY. The 2-year-old gray Playgun filly is out of Arosesuchaclatter LTE $323,079 and is a half-sister to Arosefirst LTE $57,689 and Peptoboonshakalaca LTE $50,684.

The 2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales continue through Saturday, October 20th. For complete results go to http://www.westernbloodstock.net/nrcha-snaffle-bit-futurity-sale/


Sweet Lil Prime Time for PCCHA Futurity

October 14th, 2018

A heady roster of limited age divisions worth a total of more than $647,000 drew contestants nationwide to Las Vegas’s South Point Equestrian Arena, for the PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity on October 4 through 13. The Futurity Open Finals, with a total of $154,865, offered the richest rewards and Texas owners, with seven of the 14 finalists, reaped the benefits.

Owners Jerry and Vickie Durant, Weatherford, Tex., dominated the 3-Year-Old Futurity Open Finals with Sweet Lil Prime Time and Metallic Legacy, the champion and reserve champion, respectively, and Little Swiss Rey, who split 10/11 in the 14-horse field.

Phil Hanson.

Durant-bred Sweet Lil Prime Time, by Sweet Lil Pepto out of Prime Time Kat, by High Brow Cat, scored 222 points for his $25,000 win under Phil Hanson, while Metallic Legacy, sired by Metallic Cat and purchased by the Durants at the 2016 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales, scored 218.5 points to earn $22,500 with Gary Gonsalves. Third-placed Haldou Do, sired by Halreycious, owned by Hanson Revocable Trust, Weatherford, Tex., and shown by Phil Hanson, earned $19,000. Hanson also showed Little Swiss Rey, and rode Roan To Da Bone for the Durants in the 4-Year-Old Derby Finals (8/9).

Rollz Royce LTE $158,604, sired by Dual Smart Rey and owned by Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss., scored 225 points with Beau Galyean to win the Derby Open championship and $14,000. Matt Miller and Megan Miller-owned Carolena Reyn LTE $189,855, also sired by Dual Smart Rey, claimed the reserve championship and $12,000 with 221.5 points under Matt Miller; and Taliate $160,787, sired by Metallic Cat and shown by Casey Green, placed third with 218.5 points for Bobby and Mary Jo Hawkins, Seguin, Tex. Green also split 5/7 in the Derby riding Rey Luis, by Dual Smart Rey, for Nancy Burkes, Hibbing, Minn.

In addition to his Derby win aboard Rollz Royce, Beau Galyean placed (10th) in the Derby on his own horse, Desiresomettalic, by Metallic Cat, and placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Classic with Rose Colored Rey, sired by Dual Rey and owned by Ellen Carter, Teton Village, Wyo., and Bet Yer Metallic, by Metallic Cat, owned by Jeffrey Neidhart, Farmington, NM.

Six-year-old Metallic Cat daughter Cromed Out Cat, LTE $238,770, the 2016 PCCHA 4-Year-Old champion and 2017 Classic reserve champion, won the Classic Open with 228 points under T.J. Good for Beechfork Ranch, Weatherford, Tex. Five-year-old Second Spot LTE $333,912, by Spots Hot, scored 224 points with Lloyd Cox to claim reserve for Gary and Shannon Barker, Madill, Okla., while Stylish Look Bella LTE $172,140, by Dual Smart Rey, placed third with 220.5 points under Morgan Cromer, for Marvin and Paulette Teixeira, Santa Maria, Calif.

T.J. Good also placed tenth in the Classic riding 5-year-old Tricked Ya, by Smooth As A Cat, for Bitterroot Ranch, Las Vegas, Nev , and was fourth in the Derby aboard Beechfork-owned Candi Cat, by High Brow Cat, as well as ninth in the Futurity with Stunner Cat, by Metallic Cat, for JLC Performance Horses, Marietta, Okla.

For complete results go to 2018 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity

Dont (never) Stopp Believin

October 8th, 2018
Phil Rapp

Phil Rapp.

Dont Stopp Believin pulled out all the stops to win both the Open and the Non-Pro Finals of the 2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting with matching scores of 226 points. Owned and shown by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., the 7-year-old stallion, sired by Dual Rey out 2011 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Dont Look Twice $824,546, sailed well past $400,000 in earnings with a winnings total of $21,369 from the Congress Mercuria event.

Hashtags, the 5-year-old Metallic Cat son, who is leading the 2018 NCHA World standings under Tatum Rice for Hashtag Ventures LP, Weatherford, Tex., scored 222 points to earn $8,343, as Open reserve champion, while 6-year-old Ettafied, by High Brow CD, shown by Gabe Reynolds for Shaun O’Hearn, placed third with 214 points.

Mary Ann Rapp.

Phil Rapp, current president of NCHA, is cutting’s all-time leading money earner with $9,136,543. Mary Ann Rapp, with earnings of $4,602,271, is NCHA’s all-time leading woman and leading Non-Pro money earner. Together they have earned an all-time total of $13,738,814.

Lauren Middleton, Weatherford, Tex., claimed the reserve championship in the Non-Pro Finals with 221 points aboard 10-year-old Sweet Reyvenge, by Reys Dual Badger. Middleton, an NCHA Hall of Fame Inductee, has won two of her four Mercuria championships riding Sweet Reyvenge $178,074.

Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, Tex, took third in the Non-Pro with 220 points on 12-year-old Little Pepto Cat, by High Brow Cat. Milner, with a record eight NCHA World Championships, won her first Mercuria event in 2014 with Smooth Asa Zee at the Clagary Stampede. Little Pepto Cat was 2017 NCHA World Champion Open Gelding.

Brazos Bash Non-Pro champions

October 1st, 2018

Kylie Rice.

The 2018 Brazos Bash concluded this weekend with finals in the 4-year-old and the 5/6-year-old non-pro and amateur divisions. Kylie Knight Rice, Weatherford, Tex., scored 219 points to win the Non-Pro Derby on Fadie Lou, by Woody Be Tuff, while Alexa Stent, Aledo, Tex., and Bowmerang, by High Brow Cat, claimed the Non-Pro Classic with 219 points.

Kylie Rice, lifetime earner of $482,850 and NCHA Non-Pro Reserve World Champion in 2017, first showed Fadie Lou as an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semi-finalist. This year the pair placed fourth in the Breeders Invitational; claimed third-place at Idaho, as well at the El Rancho Futurity; and earned $11,227 as finalists in the NCHA Super Stakes. Including her Brazos winnings, Fadie Lou has current earnings of $69,336.

NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame Riders Nadine Payne, Overbrook, Okla., and Elizabeth Quirk, Denham Springs, La., finished second and third in the Non-Pro Derby with 218.5 and 217.5 points, respectively. Payne, 2014 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Champion and career earner of $510,256, won the 2017 Brazos Bash Non-Pro 3-Year-Old division on her 2018 mount, Peaceful EZ Feelin. This year Payne and the Lizzys Gotta Player daughter also placed (5th) in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro and third in the Cattlemen’s Derby.

Elizabeth Quirk, NCHA earner of $787,385, and her Metallic Cat gelding Catillac Reys built on a successful season, which began at the Abilene Spectacular, where Quirk was eighth in the Non-Pro Finals and Adan Banuelos placed in the Open. Banuelos and Catillac Reys also claimed reserve in the NCHA Derby Open and third in the Bonanza, while Quirk and the gelding earned reserve at the Ike Hamilton Futurity and El Rancho.

In addition to showing Catillac Reys in the Brazos Bash Derby Non-Pro, Quirk also placed third in the Classic with B Nimble, by Dual Smart Rey, and was a finalist on Holmeboy, by Metallic Cat.

Alexa Stent, NCHA earner of $384,852, and her homebred gelding Bowmerang, by High Brow Cat, gained the finals of seven major events prior to their Brazos Bash championship, with a win in the Non-Pro Cutting and reserve championships in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and in the Bonanza. They also won the Cotton Stakes Non-Pro Intermediate.

Stent also showed Peepaboo, by Docs Stylish Oak, to place seventh in the Classic. Peepaboo’s maternal granddam, Bowmans Little Jewel, is also Bowmerang’s dam.

Kathleen Moore, NCHA earner of $507,110, scored 218 points for the Classic reserve championship riding The Golden Shot, by WR This Cats Smart. The pair had previously, this year, scored reserve in West Texas Futurity Classic Non-Pro, and were finalists in both the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the NCHA Classic Challenge.

For complete results for all divisions of the 2018 Brazos Bash go to brazosbash.com.

Dual Pep – 1985-2018

September 26th, 2018

Dual Pep, one of cutting’s most influential sires, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, at the age of 33. He had been in good health until his last day, and at the end his good friend Winston Hansma was there with him, “as he peacefully left this earth.”

Photo by John Brasseaux

Year after year, for more than two decades, Dual Pep offspring dominated the cutting charts, as do the offspring of his sons and daughters, today. On Sunday, September 23, Dual Pep’s daughter, Tears From Heaven, won the 2018 Brash Bash, making Dual Pep the oldest living sire ever to have a major cutting futurity champion. In addition, Stunner Cat and CDs Kual Gun, whose maternal granddams were sired by Dual Pep, placed second and third in the same event.

Bred by Nic-A-Lode Farms of Boise, Idaho, and sired by Peppy San Badger out of Miss Dual Doc, by Doc’s Remedy, Dual Pep claimed the open reserve championship of the 1989 Memphis Futurity for then owner Reidy Land & Cattle Company. Not long after that, Bobby Pidgeon, a beverage distributor from Memphis, Tenn., purchased him as a non-pro mount for himself, as well as for an open mount with Pat Earnheart. By the end of his show career, at six, Dual Pep’s official NCHA earnings stood at $302,054.

In 1991, Bobby Pidgeon established Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, Tex., as a training and breeding facility and hired Winston Hansma as manager and trainer. Dual Pep’s first crop of foals, born in 1991, included Smokin Dually, bred by Pidgeon’s Dogwwod Farms, trained by Hansma, and shown by Hansma and Pidgeon to earn $314,705. Olena Dually, also bred by Pidgeon and from Dual Pep’s first crop, was shown in the 1994 NCHA Futurity Open finals by Paul Hansma, who had joined his brother at Bar H Ranche. Olena Dually would go on to win acclaim for non-pro competitor Charles Spence and to earn $289,133.

Dual Pep’s leading money earner, and an all-time leading earner, with $812,942, was Dual Rey Me. Foaled in 1999 and shown by Jeremy Barwick, Dual Rey Me topped the NCHA Open World Championship standings in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

With offspring earnings of $24,032,926, Dual Pep ranks fifth on the roster of all-time leading sires and is the only stallion among the top five with a son on the list – Dual Rey, with offspring earnings of $36,790,588, who died earlier this year.