2019 NCHA Futurity Sales stellar results

December 16th, 2019
The Dark Alley
The Dark Alley sold for $200,000 Saturday.

The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales concluded its exceptionally strong six-day schedule of sales on Saturday, Dec. 14, when the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale saw an average of $29,750, the highest since 2007, as well as completed sales of 88%.

Overall the 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales averaged $24,923, an increase of 11% over 2018 sales, with 20 head selling for $100,000 or more.

On Saturday, The Dark Alley LTE $164,654, consigned by Wes and Kristen Galyean, was the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale’s high seller at $200,000. The 4-year-old Spots Hot daughter, in training with Wes Galyean, had placed fifth in the 2018 NCHA Open Futurity with Wes Galyean and third in the 2019 NCHA Non-Pro Super Stakes under Kristen Galyean. She was purchased by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., which owns leading sire Metallic Cat, as well as Spots Hot.

Driven Miss Sallie LTE $52,536, consigned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp and shown by Phil Rapp in the 2018 NCHA Futurity, was purchased for $150,000 on Saturday by Gale Force Quarter Horses, Conway, S.C. , and sold with a 2020 paid breeding to Don’t Stopp Believin. The 4-year-old Hydrive Cat daughter, a half-sister to 5-year-old Carmylantalized LTE $45,030, is out of Mylanta Lano LTE $91,947, by Mylanta Leo.

Five-year-old Metallic Royal Mate LTE $66,413, consigned by Nail Ranch, was the high-selling stallion at $82,000. The Metallic Cat son, the 2019 West Texas Open Limited Champion under Rodrigo Taboga, sold to Missy Etheridge, Canton, Miss., in training with Beau Galyean.

For complete results, as well as catalog, for the 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales go to www.westernbloodstock.net.