It seemed fitting. The name was Hott Attack. And he sold for $185,000 on Thursday, December 10, to top Session I of the NCHA Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale, where 92% of the offering sold for an average of $23,056, a substantial 33% increase over the same session in 2019.
The sale, which featured yearlings, broodmares, and weanlings, saw four yearling stallions and a yearling mare claim the five highest prices.
High-seller Hott Attack, a Hottish colt consigned by Ty M. Smith, Whitesboro, Tex., was purchased by Cleve Randy Massey, Alcon, Tenn. Bred by Curtis and Brenda Weeks, Cotulla, Tex., Hott Attack is out of the Grays Starlight daughter SDP Kitty Star Cat, dam of eight earners of $330,413, including GS Counting On Kitty LTE $213,533.
Hott Bunz, a yearling stallion consigned by his breeder Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., Graham, Tex., was purchased by Dustin Adams, Springtown, Tex., for $115,000, the sale’s second-highest price. The Hottish son is out of Dont Look Twice LTE $843,096, NCHA Open Horse of the Year and dam of eight earners of $710,585, including Dont Stopp Believin LTE $463,962, by Dual Rey.
Dontt Happen Twice, a 6-year-old Woody Be Tuff half-sister to Hott Bunz and also consigned by Waco Bend Ranch, sold for $260,000 on Wednesday night, December 9, in The Evening Session of the NCHA Futurity Sales.
One Time Royalty daughter Moria N Time, at $71,000, was the high-selling yearling mare and third-highest seller from Session I. Consigned by Hill Ranches, Glen Rose, Tex., and purchased by Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., Moria N Time is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Smart Cat Moria LTE $44,854, dam of nine NCHA earners of $476,245.
Produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., the 2020 NCHA Futurity Sales resume on Friday with Session II of the Preferred Breeders Sale and will continue through Saturday, December 12 with Session III of the Preferred Breeders Sale, followed by the Select Cow Dog Demonstration and Sale. For the online catalog and daily sale results visit westernbloodstock.com.