Never mind the thermometer. North Texas is nation’s the hot spot this week for Texas Rangers’ fans and for cutters.

Arlington is the place to be on Saturday, for the third game of the 2010 World Series. On Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, it’s DLR Ranch and Stallion Station for the Complete Dispersal Sale of cutting’s all-time leading breeder Waggoner Ranch, where 220 horses, including 53 lots sired by High Brow Cat, will sell without reserve.

If the Buffalo Ranch Dispersal, held on October 14 in Fort Worth, and the Stan Thomas Dispersal, on October 15 in Whitesboro, are indicators, the Waggoner Sale could hit one out of the ballpark.

I covered the Buffalo Ranch Sale, with an average of $29,700 on 72 head, in a previous post. The Stan Thomas sale, with eight individual embryos catalogued, was equally as impressive with an average of $24,565 on 72 lots.

Stylin Rey was the Stan Thomas high-seller at $110,000. The 3-year-old Dual Rey son, paid-to-date for the NCHA Futurity and in training with Lloyd Cox, went to Kathleen Moore of Madill, OK, who also purchased Smart Lookn Pepto, a yearling colt sired by Peptoboonsmal, for $19,000.

Imirage, in foal to One Time Pepto, was the second-highest lot at $92,000. The 5-year-old Dual Rey daughter of Bet Yer Blue Boons, was purchased by Coyote Rock Ranch of Terrebone, OR. Charles Burger, Chattsworth, GA, also bought Imirage’s two ETs by High Brow Cat for $30,000 and $29,500.

Bet Yer A Cat, a half-brother to Imirage, brought $73,000 – the third-highest price. The 2-year-old High Brow Cat son went to Alcides Marques of Gordonville, TX.

While foreign buyers were a strong force at the Buffalo dispersal, the Stan Thomas Sale lots stayed closer to home. Twelve individuals purchased two or more, including Bruce Colclasure, Depew, OK, the high volume buyer with four.

Center Ranch, Centerville, Texas purchased three horses for a total of $158,000, including Sun Reys, a 2-year-old Dual Rey filly, for $63,000.

Dual Rey offspring dominated the high-selling ranks and accounted for $427,000 or 24 percent of total sales (an average of $42,700 per head).

In addition, the seven mares that sold in foal to Dual Rey (including 3 with ETs by Dual Rey) averaged $46,714.

It is interesting to note that Imirage, Times Up, Dainty Pepto Playgirl, Shes Brilliant, Sadie The Cat, Catalaney, Autumn Blue Smart Lookin Hi Brow, all of which sold individually for $40,000 or more, have half and/or full siblings selling in the 2010 NCHA Futurity Sales.

Following are the top 15 sellers in the Stan Thomas Disperal.

Horse Price YF Sire Dam Buyer
Stylin Rey $110,000 2007 Dual Rey Stylabee Kathleen Moore
Imirage $92,000 2005 Dual Rey Bet Yer Blue Boons Coyote Rock Ranch
Bet Yer A Cat $73,000 2008 High Brow Cat Bet Yer Blue Boons Alcides Marques
Sun Reys $63,000 2008 Dual Rey Play Peek A Boon Center Ranch
Times Up $60,000 2008 One Time Pepto Boon San Kitty Richard Carney
Fulla Looks $54,000 2008 Dual Rey Smart Lookin Hi Brow Richard Johnson
Merada Missy + ET by One Time Pepto $54,000 1991 Freckles Merada Docs Hickory Sue Carlos Deleu
Stylabee + ET by One Time Pepto $51,000 1995 Docs Stylish Oak Play Lena Frank Vandersloot
Dainty Pepto Girl $50,000 2005 Peptoboonsmal Dainty Playgirl Lloyd Neilson
Shes Brilliant $50,000 2006 High Brow Cat Shes Pretty Smooth Harland Radomske
Sadie The Cat $49,000 2005 High Brow Cat Sweet Little CD Michelle Cannon
Mereyda $48,000 2005 Dual Rey Merada Missy Michelle Cannon
Catalaney $46,000 2003 High Brow Cat Laney Doc EE Ranches
Dont Hava Cow + ET by Dual Rey $45,000 1994 Freckles Playboy Havalena Jim Woods
Autumn Blue + ET by Dual Rey $45,000 2001 Smart Little Lena Autumn Boon Carlos DaSilva
Smart Lookin Hi Brow $42,000 1995 High Brow Hickory The Smart Look Doug Pritchett