• Western Bloodstock, Ltd

The momentum continues

December 7th, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.

Reyfreshed – Jim Arnold photo

Completed sales of 89% on Thursday kept Western Bloodstock’s 2018 NCHA Futurity Sales momentum on track for an industry benchmark, as the Preferred Breeders Sale II highlighted a brisk market for yearlings, including the high-selling colt Reyfreshed, purchased for $80,000 from 3 T Ranch, Pilot Point, Tex.

Consigned by Lone Oak Performance Horses, LLC, Reyfreshed, by Dual Rey, is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Shes Icing On the Cat LTE $249,884, producer of earners of $243,195. Reyfreshed’s half-brother, Brother Jackson LTE $144,731, was the 2017 NRCHA Derby Open Bridle Spectacular Champion.

Yearling filly Supercats Valentine, consigned by Pro Fit Equine, Agent for Paul Dean, sold to Charles Burger, Chatsworth, Ga.,for $72,000. The Dual Rey daughter is out of NCHA Futurity Open champion Highbrow Supercat LTE $366,230, an all-time leading prodcer of earners of $1,344,386, including seven full siblings to Supercats Valentine.

SDP Eight O One, consigned by SDP Buffalo Ranch, brought a winning bid of $70,000 from Mike Carson, Fort Worth, Tex. The Sannman yearling colt is out of A Little Reylena LTE $126,058, the #2 NCHA Leading Producer in 2017, and dam of 2017 NCHA Futurity Open champion Dual Reyish LTE $347,014.

Metallic Hurricane, a yearling son of Metallic Cat, brought $63,000 from Steve Anderson, Victoria, Tex. Consigned by JJ and Tiffany Manion, Metallic Hurricane is out of Farra Rey LTE $101,252, a Dual Rey daughter and dam of earners of $479,344.

The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales continue on Friday, December 7, with the Preferred Breeders Session III, and concludes on Saturday December 8 with the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale. For the online catalog and sale schedule: www.westernbloodstock.com

High Brow CD tops Evening Session

December 6th, 2018

Wednesday Evening, December 5, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.

Following a stellar Session I Day Sale on Wednesday, Western Bloodstock continued its upswing in the Preferred Breeders I Evening Session with a $30,000 average and 82% completed sales.

High Brow CD sold for $401,000. CHC photo.

High Brow CD, the 2007 NCHA Futurity Open champion and a leading sire of the earners of $8.6 million, was the high seller of the evening. The 14-year-old son of High Brow Cat, consigned by Grace Ranch, brought $401,000 from Robert S. Collins/Homeplace Horse & Cattle, Blackville, S.C.

Magic Metallic, an 8-year-old Metallic Cat daughter, with an embryo by Hottish, brought the second highest price of the evening. Consigned by Waco Bend Ranch, Ltd., the full sister to 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and World Champion Stallion Metallic Rebel LTE $438,266 sold to Stella Swanson, Midland, Tex., for $370,000. On Monday, in the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, Swanson purchased the Metallic Cat son Tin Man for $500,000.

Money Talks Smart, a 16-year-old mare sired by Smart Mate and consigned by Beechfork Ranch, sold for $100,000 to Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., owner of leading sires Metallic Cat and Spots Hot. Money Talks Smart, dam of the earners of $557,103, sold with an embryo by Metallic Rebel and one by Purdy Boy Flash.

The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales continues on Thursday, December 6, with the Preferred Breeders Session II, and with sales daily through Saturday December 8. For online catalog and sale schedule: www.westernbloodstock.com

Strong from beginning to end

December 5th, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.

Foxies Hibrow Cat

Strong bidding and 88% completed sales defined Western Bloodstock’s Preferred Breeders Sale, Day Session I. Foxies Hibrow Cat, a yearling colt sired by High Brow Cat and consigned by his breeders, Glenn and Debbie Drake, was the high seller at $100,000, and one of 12 horses to sell for $100,000 from Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. The Wednesday Evening Session is expected to add to the growing list of high sellers.

Purchased by Jackpot Ranch, Whitt, Tex., Foxies Hibrow Cat is out of Stylish And Foxie LTE $329,502, dam of nine NCHA earners of $762,774, including Peptos Stylish Miss LTE $302,911/PE $327,218; Miss Stylish Pepto LTE $224,930/PE $249,576; and Eyez On Me LTE $136,938.

Yearling mare Lucky Lil Supercat, consigned by Pro Fit Equine, Agent for breeder Paul Dean, sold for $78,000 to Kevin Knight, Scottsdale, Ariz. The Dual Rey daughter is out of Highbrow Supercat LTE $366,230, the 2005 NCHA Futurity Open champion and an all-time leading producer of earners of $1,344,386.

Bet Shes Believin, a yearling filly consigned by Oxbow Ranch, also brought $78,000. The Don’t Stop Believin daughter, purchased by Bobby Gale, Conway, S.C., is out of Bet Shes Smooth LTE $124,272, the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion and half-sister to Bet Hesa Cat LTE $267,465; Stylish Bet LTE $218,087; Bets CD LTE $117,429; and Bet On Me LTE $101,832. Bets Shes Smooth’s dam, Bet Yer Blue Boons LTE $332,960, NCHA Open World Champion and an all-time leading producer of earners of $1,195,437.

The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales continue on Thursday, December 6, with the Preferred Breeders Session II, and with sales daily through Saturday December 8. For online catalog and sale schedule: www.westernbloodstock.com

Martin makes her mark in Amateur Unlimited Semi-Finals

December 5th, 2018

Bonnie Martin on Louellas Tomcat. Hart Photography.

Wednesday, December 5, Fort Worth, Tex.
2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance

Bonnie Martin, Las Vegas, Nev., scored 219 points, on Wednesday, to win the Semi-Finals of the 2018 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur. Ken Schultz, Sacramento, Calif., Barney Mac Smith, Maryneal, Tex., and Bobby Woods, Blanchard, Okla., tied with 214, the second-highest score of the Semi-Finals, where riders with 208 points or higher advanced to the Unlimited Amateur Finals, on Friday, December 7.

Bonnie Martin, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $994,877, was riding Louellas Tomcat, a full brother, by High Brow Cat out of Louella Again, to Louellas Cat ($302,483), Cattalou ($295,057), and Louis The Cat ($254,458). The winner of more than 20 limited age event championships, including the 2010 NCHA Classic Challenge on  Rubys Royal CD ($248,400), Martin’s 2018 highlights include the 2018 PCCHA Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro championships on Reysin Kittens ($164,417).

Bobby Woods was an NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur finalist last year on Our Little Jack, by Cats Quixote Jack. This year he is riding Our Little Hottie, a Hottish daughter and a half-sister to Our Little Jack, out of Our Lucky Lil Peppy, by Boon A Little.

Barney Mac Smith and his Unlimited Amateur ride, Hellava Boon, by Once In A Blu Boon, had already earned a check ($8,133), earlier this week, as seventh-place finalists in the NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro. Smith was also a finalist (7th) in last year’s NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur on SJR Smooth Cowgirl ($26,895), who also carried him as a finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur , and to also win the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro Intermediate.

In addition to qualifying for the NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Finals, Ken Schultz and Rockin Those Tricks placed this week in the NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro Finals, where Schultz also showed Calvin Baloo to split 8/10 with himself and with Ali Good and Sabrina Boon.

The 2018 NCHA Futurity continues daily through Sunday, December 9; the NCHA Futurity Sales, held at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity, continue daily through December 8.

Day Two of NCHA Futurity Sales: Another banner day

December 5th, 2018

High CD Rates

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.

A new record was set Monday, in Session I of Western Bloodstock Ltd.’s NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, when Tin Man, by Metallic Cat, sold for $500,000. While Tuesday’s Session II of the 2-Year-Old Sale did not see another record-breaking price, it did see seven individual horses bring $100,000 or more.

In just two days of sales, 11 horses have sold for $100,000 or more, including Tuesday’s high seller, at $200,000, High CD Rates. The overall average for the two-day NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale was $30,805, with 71 % sales completed.

High CD Rates was consigned by Todd Nelson and purchased by Glade Knight/Slate River Ranch. The sorrel filly is a daughter of NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Futurity Open champion High Brow CD, a leading sire of money earners, who sells on Wednesday, December 5, in the Evening Session of the Preferred Breeders Session I. Dual Peppy Kitty, the dam of High CD Rates, is a half-sister to leading sire High Brow Cat.

Dual Clay

Todd Nelson was also the consignor of Dual Clay, a Dual Rey daughter who brought $140,000 from J Five Horse Ranch, Weatherford, Tex. Dual Clay’s dam, Play Like Clay LTE $78,844, is a producer of six NCHA money earners, and a half-sister to Clays Little Peppy LTE $209,770, dam of earners of $778,622.

Sams Playin Dirty, a sorrel colt by High Brow Cat, brought $115,000 from Kevin Knight, Scottsdale, Ariz., for consignor Diamond LK Cutting Horses. Sams Playin Dirty is out of Playboys Samantha, a full sister to eight earners of $426,391, including influential sire and broodmare sire Freckles Merada, sire of Meradas Little Sue LTE $670,098. Knight also purchased the Metallic Cat son Cat Urban, consigned and bred by Crown Ranch, out of Meradas Sly Cat LTE $82,704, for $100,000.

Circle Y Ranch, Millsap, Tex., purchased Iridescent Girl for $107,000 from Meinzer Livestock. Sired by Metallic Cat, Iridescent Girl is in training with Hunter Meinzer. Circle Y Ranch, owner of Im Countin Checks, a Top 15 NCHA Sire, also purchased Ordered In Metallic, by Metallic Cat, for $125,000 in Session I on Monday.

Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., placed the winning bid of $105,000 for Tweezin My Brow, a High Brow Cat daughter consigned by RAD Cattle. Tweezin My Brow is a full sister to Cat Atat Cat LTE $123,170 and Miss Stylish Katz LTE $101,022, and out of Miss Stylish Pepto LTE $224,930. Moore also purchased Rey Playin Up, a High Brow Cat daughter, for $100,000 from Carlon Performance Horses.

The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales continue on Wednesday, December 5, with the Preferred Breeders Session I, and with sales daily through Saturday December 8. For online catalog and sale schedule: www.westernbloodstock.com

Blake Heid claims NCHA Futurity Amateur championship

December 4th, 2018

Blake Heid on Nothing Comes Easy. Hart Photography.

Tuesday, December 4, Fort Worth, Tex.
2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance

Blake Heid, Fort Worth, Tex., scored 219 points, midway through the second of two sets, to win the 2018 NCHA Futurity Amateur championship. Tom Williams, Haleyville, Ala., scored 217 for the reserve championship, while Christina Huntley, Houston, Tex., and David Taurel, Whitesboro, Tex., tied with 215.5 points, the third-highest score.

Heid, the NCHA earner of $81,850, most recently collected a check as a finalist (7th) in Monday’s NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited Finals, riding Nothing Comes Easy, his Amateur championship ride. Nothing Comes Easy, a Kit Kat Sugar gelding, will also carry Heid on Wednesday, in the NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Semi-Finals.

Last year, Heid  placed seventh in the NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals with PRF Cats Value, by Hydrive Cat, who he also showed as an NCHA Super Stakes Amateur finalist. This year, Heid claimed reserve in the West Texas Futurity Classic Unlimited Amateur riding CC Capreycious, by Halreycious, and placed seventh in the NCHA Super Classic Unlimited Amateur on Catty Lil Cd.

Tom Williams on Sofies Choice Cat. Hart Photography.

Tom Williams, the NCHA earner of $115,527, rides Sofies Choice Cat, by High Brow Cat, a full sister to Sofies Cat, who Williams showed to place ninth in last year’s NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals.

Christina Huntley, the NCHA earner of $67,570, showed Double Cat Flash, by High Brow CD, in the Amateur Finals. Last year, Huntley placed in the NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals riding the Woody Be Tuff daughter Dibz, who also carried her as reserve champion of the 2018 Abilene Spectacular Amateur Finals. Huntley has also been competitive in this year’s 5/6-year-old limited age events aboard HR Cats Starlight, by High Brow Cat.

David Taurel, the NCHA earner of $57,247, rode Uno Calinte Cat, by Metallic Cat, in the Amateur Finals. Last year, Taurel won the NCHA Futurity Amateur championship riding Playboy Is Smooth, by Smooth As A Cat. He has also been competitive in this year’s Amateur limited age events showing Playboy Is Smooth and Little Jewels Olena, by Athena Puddy Cat.

The 2018 NCHA Futurity continues daily through Sunday, December 9; the NCHA Futurity Sales, held at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity, begin Monday, December 3 and continue daily through December 8.

Day One of NCHA Futurity Sales: A Record Breaker

December 4th, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.

Record 2-year-old Tin Man. CHC Photo.

A new record was set Monday, in Session I of Western Bloodstock Ltd.’s NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, when Tin Man, by Metallic Cat, sold for $500,000. The previous record was $400,000 for Eight Mile, by Metallic Cat, in the 2014 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale.

Consigned by Wes and Lindy Ashlock and purchased by Stella Swanson, Midland, Tex., the red roan colt was one of four horses selling for over $100,000, on Monday. Rosa Del Pepto, a red roan mare by One Time Pepto, and consigned by Bill Neef, was purchased for $200,000 by Swanson, as well. Swanson is co-owner of Seven Ranch, Midland, Tex., which specializes in breeding, raising, and training Quarter Horse performers and ranch horses.

Tin Man, in training with Wes Ashlock, is out of the Dual Pep daughter Nurse Moss, and is a full brother to Melting Snow LTE $112,211, the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open reserve champion. Nurse Moss is a full sister to Dual Rey, an all-time leading sire of earners of over $37 million.

Rosa Del Pepto. CHC Photo.

Rosa Del Pepto, in training with Zach Rodgers, is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Desires Some Cat, a half-sister to Desires Blue Trinity LTE $189,141.

Dan and Nancy Burkes, Hibbing Minn., paid $130,000 for Ametallicmanda, a Metallic Cat daughter consigned by Travis Stewart Performance Horses, agent for Beau Galyean. While Circle Y Ranch’s owner, Penny Youngblood, purchased the Metallic Cat daughter Ordered In Metallic for $125,000, from consignor Lone Oak Performance Horses.

Ametallicmanda, in training with Travis Stewart, is out of Stylish Amanda LTE $139,350, by Docs Stylish Oak, and is the producer of earners of $555,462. Ordered In Metallic, in training with Turner West, is out of The Doctress Orders LTE $150,000, by Dual Rey.

The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales continues on Tuesday, December 4, with the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale Session II, and with sales daily through Saturday December 8. For online catalog and sale schedule: westernbloodstock.com