An enthusiastic crowd was on hand October 21, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, to kick off the two-day slate of 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales. The result was a strong first-day Select Yearling and Broodmare Session average of $24,826, an increase of more than $1,500 over the 2021 Session.
Day One’s Session I high-seller was Rey Of Diamond at $100,000. The yearling Stevie Rey Von daughter was consigned by Stevenson’s Quarter Horses/Bill Stevenson and purchased by Triple D Ranch, Dyer, Nev. A half-sister to Shiners Diamond Cat (LTE $145,992, by WR This Cats Smart), Rey Of Diamond is out of Shiners Diamond Lady (by Shining Spark), who is also the dam of Smart Ladies Sparkle (LTE $82,145, by WR This Cats Smart).
Yearling filly Little Shining Cat brought $74,000, the Session’s second-highest price, from Triple D Ranch, Dyer, Nev. Consigned by Wagonhound Land & Livestock, Little Shining Cat is by WR This Cats Smart and out of the Shining Spark daughter Shining Madonna, a producer of barrel racing money-earners.
Consignor Wagonhound Land & Livestock also realized the Session’s third-highest price, $60,000, with the sale of This One Annie to Ty Smith, Whitesboro, Tex. The yearling daughter of WR This Cats Smart is out of Annies One Time ($74,412, by One Time Pepto), a third-placed NRCHA Futurity Open finalist whose first foals arrived in 2021. Second dam Shiney Nu Annie ($102,961, by Shining Spark), is a NRCHA Open Futurity reserve champion and 2021 QData Top 5 Leading dam of NRCHA Money Earners.
Day One of the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales also realized an average of $28,765 for the Select Two-Year-Olds Session.
Stevies Got Genes, consigned by Bubba and Madison Garcia, and Meradas Outlaw, consigned by Tom or Carmen Buckingham, each brought the top price of $50,000. Stevies Got Genes, purchased by Cooper Smith, Whitesboro, Texas, and in training with Bubba Garcia, is by Stevie Rey Von out of NRCHA Non-Pro Futurity champion SDP Got Fancy Genes (LTE $48,040 by RC Fancy Step).
Meradas Outlaw, a palomino colt in training with Jim Berrett, was purchased by Samuel Shaw, Plain City, Utah. Sired by Shiney Outlaw, Meradas Outlaw is out of Pearlescent Cat (LTE $6,000, by Cats Merada) and a half-brother to NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited third-place finalist Pearls Blue Boon (LTE $19,281, by Once In A Blu Boon), as well Cat At Heart (LTE $12,014, by Heart Of A Fox), a NRCHA Int. Non-Pro Futurity champion.
The 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales continue through Saturday, October 22. For full results visit westernbloodstock.com