A total of 171 horses, representing 86% of those offered, sold for $3,217,800 and an average of $18,818 during Session I of the NCHA Preferred Breeders Sale on Thursday, December 10, during the NCHA Futurity Festival at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.
At $160,000, Reys Delight, a yearling filly by Dual Rey and purchased by Teddy Price, Winnfield, La., was the high-seller from Session I of the Preferred Breeders Sale. Bred and consigned by Hill Ranches, Glen Rose, Tex., Reys Delight is out of Peppys Stylish Lena LTE $183,000, a finalist in the 2005 NCHA Open and Non-Pro Futurities and producer of three money earners, includingÂ Peppys Cashin Checks,Â 2015 Southern Derby Open champion.
Platinum Metal, purchased for $110,000 by Bobby and Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., was Session I’s second-highest selling yearling. Consigned by her breeder, Holmes Performance Horses, the yearling daughter of Metallic Cat is out of the full sister to Dual Rey, cutting’s #2 all-time leading, living sire.
Twelve-year-old Kual Gun LTE $103,205, at $110,000, was the saleâ€™s high-selling broodmare. Consigned by Kayla Norris and purchased by Michelle Cannon, Waxahacie, Tex., the Playgun daughter has produced three NCHA money earners, including CD Kual Gun LTE $89,336, and sold with an embryo by High Brow CD.
Purchased for $72,000, by Gene Quirk, Jr., Denham Springs, La., Bet Hesa Player was Session I’s high selling stallion. Bred and consigned by Oxbow Ranch, the red roan yearling colt is by Bet Hesa Cat and out of Play Peek A Boon LTE $209,000, the dam of earners of $557,000, including CR Sun Reys LTE $299,000, 2014 NCHA Open Finals Champion.
The NCHA Futurity Sales continue today with the Preferred Breeders Sale Session II and conclude on Saturday, December 12 with the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale. For complete results and an online catalog go to www.westernbloodstock.com