The 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd, affirmed the strength of the cutting horse economy in a dazzling week of sales. The $23,235 average was the second-highest in NCHA Futurity Sales history with 701 horses, from 893 offered, selling for a total of $16,287,700.

“It was an amazing sale that reflects the dedication and commitment of so many people to the cutting industry and to the popularity of the sport of cutting,” said Jeremy Barwick, co-owner with his wife Candace of Western Bloodstock Ltd. “We are so grateful to the consignors, buyers, breeders, trainers, riders, and our terrific sales staff.”

The NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale on Saturday, December 10, capped the week with finished cutting horses sold while working cattle. Magic Metallic LTE $128,537, a 6-year-old in training with Beau Galyean, was the high seller at $140,000. Consigned by Fults Ranch, the Metallic Cat daughter, out of Sweet Abra, was purchased by Waco Bend Ranch, Graham, Tex. Magic Metallic is a full sister to the earners of $639,983, including Metallic Rebel LTE $195,124 and Sweet Metallic $157,607.

Mercedes Smoothe LTE $140,980, in training with Gavin Jordan, was the second-highest seller at $100,000. The 7-year-old Smooth As A Cat daughter, out of CDs Masterpiece, by CD Olena, was consigned by Reata Cutting Horses and purchased by Center Ranch, Centerville, Tex.

A total of 13 horses sold for $100,000 or more during the 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales:

Sly Playgirl – Lot 5145 $800,000 2007 mare by That Sly Cat
Spots Hot – Lot 5040 $550,000 2001 stallion by Chula Dual
Summer Shandy – Lot 2041 $375,000 2014 mare by Metallic Cat
Third Cutting – Lot 5080 $285,000 2005 stallion by Boonlight Dancer
Smooth Walkin Style – Lot 0010 $200,000 2015 mare by Smooth As A Cat
Rey Luis – Lot 2048 $172,000 2014 stallion by Dual Smart Rey
Misty Reyn – Lot 0011 $150,000 2015 mare by Dual Rey
Magic Metallic – Lot 6059 $140,000 2010 mare by Metallic Cat
Desires Got Style – Lot 0006 $125,000 2015 mare by Docs Stylish Oak
Mercedes Smoothe – Lot 6020 $100,000 2009 mare by Smooth As A Cat
Metallic Quintan 014 – Lot 1024 $100,000 2014 mare by Metallic Cat
Metallic Lil Playboy – Lot 2076 $100,000 2014 stallion by Metallic Cat
Whip Then NaeNae– Lot 0040 $100,000 2015 mare by Dual Smart Re

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