Western Bloodstock Ltd. reached a benchmark on Tuesday, December 9, with the second consecutive day of record-breaking NCHA Futurity Sales, as the Select Yearling Sale realized over $3 million on 41 horses sold, with an average of $69,134 and 82% completed sales.
On Monday, December 8, the opening day of Western Bloodstock’s 2014 Futurity sales venue, the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale set all-time 2-year-old sales records in terms of high-selling horses and percentage sold at public auction, so expectations were high for the Select Yearling Sale.
“It was an exciting night, with the finest yearlings the industry has to offer selling to so many of the industry’s top owners and trainers,” said Jeremy Barwick, Western Bloodstock Ltd., of Tuesday’s sale.
Tappin A Cold Brew, consigned by Waco Bend Ranch, Ltd., topped the Select Yearling Sale at $255,000. The Smooth As A Cat colt, three-quarter brother to cutting’s all-time high-money-earning mare, Dont Look Twice LTE $823,504, sold to David Taurel, Whitesboro, Tex.
Copperish, a Metallic Cat daughter consigned by Double Dove Ranch, was the second-highest seller at $210,000. Out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $289,524, and half-sister to Hottish LTE $301,843; Pepto Bloom LTE $244,783; Halreycious LTE $227,459; and Reydiculous LTE $149,054, Copperish was purchased by Jimmie Miller Smith, Gary, Okla.
The NCHA Futurity Sales continue through Saturday, December 13, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex. For a schedule of sales and complete catalog, as well as sale results, visit www.westernbloodstock.com.