Finals cut

May 4th, 2015

What do cutting and Thoroughbred racing have in common? Aside from affinity sponsor Ram Trucks, the dissimilarities are obvious. Yet the breeding economies of both sports are impacted by results of two seminal 3-year-old events – the Kentucky Derby and the NCHA Futurity. Without attempting to draw comparisons or detail differences between The Jockey Club and the American Quarter Horse Association, here is a breeding breakdown of the 2014 NCHA Futurity Open finalists. Look for a breeding breakdown on the 2014 Kentucky Derby finalists later this week.

2014 NCHA Open Futurity
25-horse field
7 finalists sired by High Brow Cat
7 finalists sired by sons of High Brow Cat
4 finalists out of High Brow Cat daughters
2 finalists with 2nd dams sired by High Brow Cat

Open finalists sired by High Brow Cat
Classy CD Cat – 1
Sueper Kitty – 3
A Tale Of The Cat – 7/9
RO Buckaroo Cat – 14/15
CR Highlight – 17/18
Dual Famous Cat – 19/21
Miss Stylish Cat – 25

Open finalists sired by a son of High Brow Cat
Smooth Talkin Style (x Smooth As A Cat) – 2
Twice As Smoothe (x Smooth As A Cat) – 5/6
Metallic Mandy (x Metallic Cat) – 7/9
Metallic Little Cat (x Metallic Cat) – 10
TF High Chex CD (x High Brow CD) – 13
Metallic Man (x Metallic Cat) – 16
Maximum Royal Flush (x High Brow CD) – 19/21

Open finalists dams sired by High Brow Cat
CR Tuff Lucy (out of Lucindas Catolena) – 4
Cisco Kid (out of Hissy Cat) – 5/6
Suen You Will See (out of Cat O Connor) – 23/24
Dualin Cat Lena (out of Little Cat Lena) – 23/24

Open finalists 2nd dams sired by High Brow Cat
HNS Sofia (second dam Boon San Kitty) – 11
CR Missnjethro Woody (second dam Dees Cats Meow) – 17/18

5 of the 25 NCHA Futurity Open finalists in 2014 contain no High Brow Cat bloodlines in their pedigrees:
CR A Little Peek (Halreycious x Peek A Boon)
Tick Tock Shorty (One Time Pepto x KD Shorty)
Fancy Rey (Dual Rey x Poosmal)
Cherry Peppers (One Time Pepto x Violets)
Andreya – Dual Rey x CDs Masterpiece

Sires of 2014 NCHA Futurity Open finalists other than High Brow Cat or High Brow Cat sons:
Dual Rey (x Dual Pep) – 3 finalists
One Time Pepto (x Peptoboonsmal) – 2
Woody Be Tuff (x Nitas Wood) – 2
Third Cutting (x Boonlight Dancer) – 1
Halreycious (x Dual Rey) – 1
Boon Too Suen (x Peptoboonsmal) – 1
Dualin Boon (x Dual Rey ) – 1

Dam’s sires of 2014 NCHA Futurity Open finalists:
High Brow Cat (x High Brow Hickory) – 4
Peptoboonsmal (x Peppy San Badger) – 4
Dual Pep (x Peppy San Badger) – 3
CD Olena (x Doc O’Lena) – 2
Grays Starlight (x Peppy San Badger) – 2
Docs Stylish Oak (x Doc’s Oak) – 1
Freckles Merada (x Freckles Playboy) – 1
Smart Little Lena (x Doc O’Lena) – 1
Freckles Playboy (x Jewel’s Leo Bars) – 1
Dual Rey (x Dual Pep) – 1
Kit Dual (x Dual Pep) – 1
Rum Squall (x Peppy San Badger) – 1
Lenas Jewel Bars (x Doc O’Lena) – 1
Miss N Okie (x Miss N Cash) – 1
Chula Dual (x Dual Pep) – 1

Sires of 2nd dams of 2014 NCHA Futurity Open finalists:
Doc O’Lena (x Doc Bar) – 3
Smart Little Lena (x Doc O’Lena) – 3
Boon Bar (x Doc Bar) – 2
Doc’s Hickory (x Doc Bar) – 2
Freckles Playboy – (x Jewel’s Leo Bars) – 2
High Brow Cat (x High Brow Hickory) – 2
Peppy San Badger (x Mr San Peppy) – 2
Shorty Lena (x Doc O’Lena) – 2
Bueno Chex (x King Fritz) – 1
Docs Stylish Oak (x Doc’s Oak) – 1
Dry Doc 16 (x Dry Doc) – 1
Freckles Hustler (x Jewel’s Leo Bars) – 1
Freckles Merada (x Freckles Playboy) – 1
Hickoryote (x Doc’s Hickory) – 1
San Jo Lena (x Peppy San) – 1

*Dual Famous Kitty’s 2nd dam, Smart Little Kitty, is the dam of High Brow Cat. And Stylish Play Lena, the dam of Smooth Talkin Style, is also the dam of finalist sire Halreycious.