Nurseware. Photo by Jim Arnold.

Friday, October 18, the first day of the 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale, was exceptionally strong, with 85% completed sales from a total of 107 horses.

Nurseware, consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock and purchased by Susan Steward, Las Vegas, Nev., was the day’s high-seller and the high-selling mare at $55,000. The 12-year-old Dual Rey daughter, with a foal in utero by WR This Cats Smart, is the dam of 6-year-old Smart Lookin Nurse LTE $97,290 and 4-year-old Wares The Nurse LTE $23,829, full siblings sired by WR This Cats Smart.

Cats Shiney Pistols, the day’s high-selling performance horse brought $50,000 from Don Murphy, Marietta, Okla. The 6-year-old stallion, sired by Smooth As A Cat and in training with Todd Bergen, is the earner of $49,318 and was consigned by Roxanne Koepsell.

Hes Wright On, earner of $172,067 and a leading NRCHA sire in 2015 and 2016, including Plain Wright LTE $90,098, NRCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion, brought $50,000, as the day’s high-selling stallion. Consigned by Hes Wright On Partnership, the 16-year-old son of Lenas Wright On brought $50,000 from Alvin Fults, Amarillo, Tex.

Please Me One Time, consigned by Jeremy Barwick and purchased by Ty Smith, Edmund, Okla., was the high-selling yearling filly at $31,000. The black daughter of One Time Pepto is out of ARC Cat Her Please LTE $127,467, 2008 NCHA Open Classic Challenge Reserve Champion and 2007 NCHA Derby Open finalist. Please Me One Time sold eligible for the NRCHA Stakes and nominated for the NCHA Super Stakes.

The 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale will conclude on Saturday, October 19 with the Snaffle Bit Futurity Yearling and Broodmare Sale Session II. For complete results go to Western