Archive for January, 2016

2016 Augusta Futurity

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Top cats

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Smooth As A Cat was the leading sire of the 2015 NCHA Futurity with offspring earnings of $504,314, the largest share from all purses. Metallic Cat, sire of 2015 NCHA Futurity Open champion Stevie Rey Von, ranked second to Smooth As A Cat with offspring earnings of $493,388. Smooth As A Cat, sire of Open reserve champion Bet Shes Smooth, accounted for five of the 24 Open Finalists, more than any other stallion.

Smooth As A Cat is also sire of 2014 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion and NCHA Open Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style, as well as 2010 NCHA Open Horse of the Year LHR Smooth Jamie May.

Metallic Cat was the leading sire of the 2015 NCHA Futurity Sales, where 96 of his offspring brought a total $3,303,400. High Brow Cat with $1,850,700; Dual Rey with $1,550,400; and Smooth As A Cat with $1,088,000 were the only other stallions to command total sales of one million dollars of more.

At auction, Metallic Cat’s two-year-old daughter Melting Snow commanded $280,000, the highest price paid from all 2015 NCHA Futurity Sales, while Smooth As A Cat daughter Zee Im Smooth, at $225,000, was the high-selling yearling, as well as the second highest selling horse from all sales. In 2014, Smooth As A Cat son Tappin A Cold Brew also topped the NCHA Futurity Yearling Sale, at $225,000, while A Smooth Satin Doll, by Smooth As A Cat, was the 2013 high-selling yearling.

Smooth As A Cat and Metallic Cat continued their dominance in the recently concluded Abilene Spectacular, which stands as a bellwether for cutting’s 2016 major events.

Amandas CD and Junie Wood: Abilene Open Stars

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Amandas CD

Amandas CD

Amandas CD, shown for Chris and Tracy Brengard by Matt Miller, and Junie Wood, with John Mitchell for Slate River Ranch, claimed the 2016 Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old, and 5/6-year-old Open championships, respectively,  in Abilene, Tex.

Amandas CD, by High Brow CD, scored 223.5 points to earn the $20,000 4-Year-Old Open winner’s check. NCHA Futurity champion Stevie Rey Von, by Metallic Cat, marked 223 points with Ed Duferrena for Reserve, and Metallic Rebel, by Metallic Cat, placed third with 219.5 points under Beau Galyean.

Amandas CD and Miller placed ninth in the 2015 NCHA Futurity, after winning the first go-round and the Semi-Finals. Amanda CD’s full sister, Sweet Lil Amanda LTE $144,479, out of Amanda Stargun, by Playgun, is also shown by Miller, who qualified three other mounts for the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open Finals – Shorta CD, owned by Ryder Carpenter; Tricks On You, for JLC Performance Horses; and Desires Star Cat, owned by Janice Eaton.

The 31-horse Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open Finals field awarded an estimated total $178,050. Smooth As A Cat was the leading sire in terms of finalists with six, followed by Metallic Cat with four; and Dual Rey with three.

Junie Wood LTE $477,936, the 2014 NCHA Open Horse of the Year owned by Slate River Ranch and shown by John Mitchell, claimed her eleventh major win (she also won the 2015 title) with her 2016 Abilene Spectacular Open 5/6 championship. The Nitas Wood daughter scored 225 points to top reserve champion Miss Callie Cat, who scored 221 points under Tarin Rice for owner Jim Crawford. Short Drive, under Michael Cooper for Rose Valley Ranch, and Smooth As Puddin with Tatum Rice for Grace Vangilder, tied with 220 points to split third and fourth.

Reserve champion Miss Callie Cat is by High Brow Cat and a full sister to 2012 NCHA Futurity Open champion He Bea Cat LTE $341,597, also shown by Rice, and bred and owned by Crawford. Short Drive and Smooth As Puddin, both geldings, are sired by Hydrive Cat and Smooth As A Cat, respectively.

Metallic Cat and Dual Rey were the leading sires in terms of numbers from the 21-horse 5/6-Year-Old Open field.

2016 Abilene Spectacular

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Hat trick for Metallic Cat at Abilene Spectacular

Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Adelle and Lindy Burch

Metallic Cat, leading sire of the 2015 NCHA Futurity Sales and sire of Futurity Open champion Stevie Rey Von, ruled on January 7, the second day of the Abilene Spectacular, cutting’s first major limited age event of 2016. Three Metallic Cat offspring tied with 219 points to top the first go-round of Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old competition – Adelle, owned by Oxbow Ranch and shown by Lindy Burch; Magic Metallic, shown by Beau Galyean for her breeder, Alvin Fults, also the owner of Metallic Cat; and Miss Metallica, shown by Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch.

Five-year-old Adelle LTE $65,391 claimed 219 points in the first set of the day. Bred by Oxbow Ranch, Adelle’s roots, like those of her sire, run deep with Oxbow bloodlines. Metallic Cat, by High Brow Cat, is out of Chers Shadow, who was bred and shown by Oxbow’s Lindy Burch. Chers Shadow won the 1995 NCHA World Finals and lifetime earnings of $211,380.

Play Peek A Boon, Adelle’s dam, won $205,795 under Burch, and produced Oxbow-bred CR Sun Reys, by Dual Rey, who won the 2014 and 2015 NCHA World Finals and earned $330,789 under Boyd Rice for Center Ranch.

Burch was also a top contender on the first day at Abilene with 217 points in 4-Year-Old competition on Oxbow-bred Bet Shes Smooth LTE $88,126, the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion. Bet Shes Smooth’s dam, Bet Yer Blue Boons LTE $332,960, was also shown by Burch, as 2000 NCHA World Champion, as well as champion of the 2000 and 1997 NCHA World Finals.

The Abilene continues today with the second go-round of the 4-Year-Old Open and concludes on Wednesday, January 13 with both age divisions of the Non-Pro Finals.

Leading NCHA dams of 2015

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Rank Dam # Competing in 2015 2015 Earnings
1 MISS ELLA REY 2 $353,628
2 HIGHBROW SUPERCAT 9 $290,345
3 STYLISH PLAY LENA 6 $271,518
4 MOMS STYLISH PEPTO 8 $215,400
5 TUFFS JUNIE 5 $214,542
6 MH SAN TULES DUALLY 5 $213,260
7 DONAS COOL CAT 4 $206,709
8 AMANDA STARGUN 6 $197,114
9 BOBCORN 12 $184,406
10 BET YER BLUE BOONS 4 $179,733
11 MY SCOOTERS SMOKIN 1 $171,291
12 SWEET ABRA 8 $169,439
13 NU I WOOD 4 $166,927
14 TELES LIES 1 $164,258
15 SPOOKYS CASH 4 $162,541
16 LITTLE BONNIE BLUE 3 $157,720
17 SOME KINDA MEMORIES 8 $155,584
18 PLAY PEEK A BOON 6 $147,577
19 TWICE AS REYCY 3 $142,424
20 DONT LOOK TWICE 4 $135,589
21 PURDY ARISTOCRAT 5 $134,521
22 DUALSNAP 4 $132,432
23 LUCINDAS CATOLENA 3 $129,087
24 SOME KINDA TWISTER 2 $126,557
25 MERADAS LITTLE SUE 9 $125,973
26 ZEE DUALY 6 $124,364
27 CATS GOOD INTENTIONS 2 $123,530
28 SWEET LITTLE CD 6 $122,977
29 CAT MIST 8 $121,321
30 BUENO CHEX DUALLY 5 $120,949
31 BOON SAN KITTY 4 $119,220
32 A LITTLE REYLENA 4 $118,419
33 SWINGIN STAR PEPTO 6 $118,379
34 ONE TIME SOON 4 $114,173
35 KITTENS 7 $113,767
36 MAE BEA MARIE 9 $113,690
37 DESIRE SOME FRECKLES 10 $111,808
38 COWSTRUCK 7 $111,105
39 SNORTY GIRL 3 $105,170
40 NURSE GRAY 10 $102,578
41 YOU N ME BABY 2 $101,927
42 PLAY MISS LENA 2 $101,474
43 LIL FOXIE STARLIGHT 3 $100,554
44 MISS REYCINE 4 $100,007
45 ARIEL REY 2 $99,701
46 PEPTOS STYLISH MISS 5 $98,530
47 CLASSICAL CD 6 $98,197
48 MOMS STYLISH BABE 8 $97,760
49 UNIQUE BADGETTE 1 $97,213
50 LOUELLA AGAIN 5 $93,712
51 HICAPOO 6 $93,532
52 SCOOTERS STYLISH OAK 11 $90,912
53 FAIRLEA MAGNOLIA GAL 1 $88,023
54 MK LITTLE MISS TRONA 7 $87,734
55 DMAC KATS MEOW 1 $87,680
56 CAT FANCY THIS 1 $87,254
57 BROGANS FANCY CAT 1 $86,441
58 SNICKER ROO 5 $86,185
59 KITTY CATALAC 5 $85,679
60 BOONS FRECKLE LENA 3 $84,608
61 BET ON HOUSTON 4 $83,970
62 FARRA REY 7 $83,336
63 SPOOKYS SMARTY PANTS 8 $82,797
64 CANCAN KITTY 3 $82,394
65 CLAYS LITTLE KIT 4 $82,367
66 THE SMART LOOK 5 $81,008
67 STYLISH BABY DOLL 6 $80,601
68 HAIDAS LITTLE SHORTY 5 $80,153
69 PLAYIN DELITE 1 $80,073
70 SHOW BIZ KITTY 2 $79,434
71 SECA REY LENA 2 $79,433
72 MONEY TALKS SMART 4 $79,134
73 KD SHORTY 5 $76,683
74 RBR LADY BELLE 2 $72,945
75 NIMBLE JAZZY LEE 2 $72,326
76 TOO SMART TOODIE 1 $72,137
77 PLAY MISS 3 $72,092
78 SDP FINELY TUNED 2 $71,834
79 JESSIES STARLIGHT MS 7 $71,814
80 ONE SALLYCAT 1 $71,280
81 DUAL KUAL 3 $71,119
82 CATRINA STARLIGHT 5 $70,900
83 PLAYGUNS DESIRE 6 $70,885
84 AWESOME AUTUMN 5 $70,740
85 CATS TWISTED WHISKER 2 $70,501
86 PEPPYS STYLISH LENA 3 $70,496
87 A CAT ABOVE 5 $70,463
88 JUSTASWINGING PEANUT 4 $70,360
89 DUALLY SAN LENA 3 $70,343
90 ARC CATTY DUAL 2 $69,555
91 CANDUALENA 5 $68,514
92 SOME KINDA SWEETY 2 $67,822
93 DANCES IN THE SAND 5 $66,678
94 SMART SANDHILL KAY 2 $66,364
95 MISS WOODY TWO SHOES 6 $64,962
96 REY DOWN SALLY 3 $64,802
97 MS MIMOSA 4 $63,979
98 LITTLE DIRTY DANCER 2 $63,771
99 BLUES STYLISH BELL 1 $63,094
100 CAT O CONNOR 3 $63,059