Archive for September, 2012

Husby results reflect strong market for cutting horses

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Husby Cutting Horses Complete Dispersal, held September 26 in Weatherford, Tex., presented a short but stout catalog of 34 horses, plus a 2013 embryo by High Brow Cat and a lifetime breeding to Smooth As A Cat. The sale grossed $928,300, with an average of $42,025 on the top 20 lots, and an overall average of $25,786 on all 36 lots, which included five weanlings.

“It was a good sale and Georgia Husby was pleased with the results,” said Ben Emison of Western Bloodstock, the auction company that managed and produced the event.

Blue One Time, photo by Jim Arnold

The sale topper at $220,000 was Blue One Time. The 5-year-old stallion, by One Time Pepto and out of top show mare and producer Quintan Blue, has earned $212,265 with trainer Clint Allen, who demonstrated him on cattle as he sold to Victor Cattle Company.

Three-year-olds Pepto Smoothy and Overdrive each brought $72,000, the sale’s second-highest price. Pepto Smoothy, a Peptoboonsmal daughter from the female line of leading producer Autumn Boon, was purchased by Center Ranch, Centerville, Tex. Overdrive, a gelded son of Hydrive Cat and three-quarter brother to Clearcut Cat $102,730 and Cat Zahir $41,857, was purchased by Dub and Christy Leeth, Cleburne, Tex.

Eleven-year-old Classy Dualin, by Dualin Jewels, was the high-selling broodmare at $55,000 from Doug Pritchett, Terrell, Tex. The double-bred Lenas Jewel Bars mare sold with an embryo by High Brow Cat and also with one by Hydrive Cat.

Never Reylinquish, a 7-year-old Dual Rey daughter and earner of $78,551, sold for $50,000 to Alvin Fults, Amarillo, Tex., owner of prominent young sire Metallic Cat. A full sister to Neverey $140,594, Never Reylinquish sold with two embryos – one by Smooth As A Cat and one by Hydrive Cat.

Three-year-old South Paws, by High Brow Cat and in training with Clint Allen, sold for $50,000 to Christopher Robinson, Argyle, Tex. Out of Calie Del Rey, by Dual Rey, South Paws is half-sister to Hay Maker $255,000, NCHA Limited Open Futurity Champion.

Who Dat Cat, at $44,000, was the high-selling 2-year-old colt of the sale. The High Brow Cat son out of Never Reylinquish, by Dual Rey, and in training with Gerald Alexander, brought $44,000 from Brad Benson, Monmouth, NJ.

The next sale on Western Bloodstock’s agenda is the Marvine Ranch Sale in Weatheford, on Saturday, October 20, with a demonstration of horses on Friday, October 19. Marvine Ranch’s catalog includes Quintan Blue, dam of Blue One Time, as well as other top show horses, producers and 2012 NCHA Futurity entrants trained by Roger Wagner. For catalogs and further information: www.westernbloodstock.com.

Hat trick for Louellas Cat

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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Lindy Burch and Louellas Cat have won three major events in a month. Ted Petit photo.

In less than a month, Oxbow Ranch’s Louellas Cat and Lindy Burch have claimed three major victories in three states, earning nearly $30,000.

The streak started with SouthPoint Classic finals in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 24, and continued with the Idaho Classic in Nampa and the Mercuria NCHA World Series finals at El Rancho Futurity in Rancho Murieta, California on September 14.

Burch marked 222 on Louellas Cat at SouthPoint, to earn $12,000, and also took the reserve championship and $9,000 with Teddy Price’s Smoothee.

She followed that with a 223 in Idaho, earning more than $9,000 for her three-point win over Lil Shorty Rip, ridden by Deena Edmonston for Stix Cattle Co.

At El Rancho Futurity, she led the go-round of the Mercuria NCHA World Series with a 225, then came back with a 229.5 in the finals to beat Todd Bimat on Jerry and Kathy Erwin’s Royalty Smart Cat by two and a half points, earning more than $8,500. Watch the video.

Bred by John Harrah, Louellas Cat is a 5-year-old by High Brow Cat out of Louella Again, a mare whose offspring are about to pass the $600,000 mark in earnings.

On top of her latest three-win string, Louellas Cat is holding second place in the 2012 NCHA World Standings and has total lifetime earnings of more than $170,000. She Burch’s chosen mount in last year’s prestigious NCHA Futurity Champions Cup.

Barnes wins Mercuria Non-Pro finals

Jeff Barnes marked 225 on his homebred gelding Spookys Cat Deville to win the Non-Pro finals of the Mercuria NCHA World Series at El Rancho Futurity over World Champion Dan Hansen on Woody Be Lucky. Watch the video.

Spookys Cat Deville is a 9-year-old son of High Brow Cat out of Barnes’ million-dollar producer San Starlight, a Grays Starlight mare whose offspring include Spookys Cash ($284,000), Spookys Smarty Pants ($230,000), Spookys Catmando ($165,000) and Spookys Cat Deville ($167,000).

2012 Canadian Supreme

Monday, September 24th, 2012

2012 Canadian Supreme Breeders Futurity

Monday, September 24th, 2012

2012 NCHA World Series El Rancho Futurity

Friday, September 21st, 2012

2012 El Rancho Futurity

Friday, September 21st, 2012

2012 Cotton Stakes

Friday, September 21st, 2012