From the first of six successive days to the last, the strength of the 2022 NCHA Futurity Sales reinforced the cutting horse market with every strike of the gavel. The NCHA Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale Session III on Saturday, December 10, with 91% of 151 horses sold for an average of $39,576 – including eight for $100,000 or more – brought the banner week full circle.
Nu Rollz Royce, a bay yearling filly by Rollz Royce, topped Session III of the NCHA Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale at $335,000. Consigned by Alan Chappell and purchased by Steve Martin, Brenham, Tex., Nu Rollz Royce was bred by Rose Valley Ranch out of Special Nu Kitty $LTE 301,268, a High Brow Cat daughter with nine earners of $830,275, including Special Nu Boon LTE $264,100, by Boon Too Suen, and Hott Nu Cowboy LTE $235,049, by Hottish.
Memreyble was the second-highest seller at $175,000. The yearling Dual Rey colt, bred and consigned by Holmes Perfomance Horses/Linda Holmes, is a full brother to the yearling colt Reynowned, who sold for $240,000 in Session I of the 2022 NCHA Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale.
Memreyble and Reynowned are out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $289,524, ranked #3 among cutting’s All-Time Leading dams with 26 money earners of over $2 million. Her foals include six earners each of over $200,000, including Hottish (LTE $301,843), a leading sire of cutting earners. Hottish’s son Dual Reyish, in turn, is the sire of Cuteish Desire, who commanded an all-time record price of $1,150,000 on the first day of the 2022 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sales, and of CR Catty Reys, The Evening Session’s sale topper at $985,000.
Hes The Kind, a red roan yearling colt by High Brow Cat, brought $156,000, the sale’s third-highest price, from Justin White, Chappel Hill, Tex. Bred and consigned by Madison and Barney Mac Smith, Hes The Kind is out of One Red Mist LTE $162,375, by One Time Pepto. One Red Mist is a leading dam of three NCHA money earners from her first four foals, including Dont Stopp Believin gelding True Believers LTE $131,857, NCHA Derby Non-Pro Reserve Champion and Brazos Bash Non-Pro Champion.
B So Bad, a double-registered AQHA/APHA black yearling filly by Badboonarising, sold to Todd Quirk, Plantation Farms, La., for $150,000. Bred by Coalson Acres and consigned by Ian and Shaula Coalson, B So Bad is out of the Bet Hesa Cat daughter Bets On Bathsheba LTE $99,391, whose oldest foal is a 3-year-old.
For complete results from the 2022 NCHA Futurity Sales and information on coming sales go to westernbloodstock.com.