Good news for the cutting horse economy – the NCHA Futurity Sales average was up by eight percent over 2009, a statistic presaged by the success of the Buffalo Ranch and Waggoner Ranch dispersals earlier this fall. All three events were conducted by Western Bloodstock, the leader in Quarter Horse performance horse sales.
Here are the unofficial numbers provided by Western Bloodstock: net sales of $11,332,100 on 792 head, for an average of $14,308, compared to the 2009 net average of $13,260 on 778 head.
The high-selling lot, at $215,000, was 2009 NCHA world champion mare Jazzys Pep Talk. The 9-year-old daughter of Peptoboonsmal and out of Jazzy Dry, sold bred to Dual Rey and with an embryo by High Brow Cat. She was consigned by WTA Ranch and purchased by Dean Ness, Lougheed, Alberta, CAN.
“We were really pleased to see a turnaround, especially in the broodmare market,” said Jim Ware, Western Bloodstock spokesman and pedigree expert. “It is a good indicator of the return of a healthy economy.”
Shes Icing Onthe Cat was the second-highest selling broodmare at $210,000. The High Brow Cat daughter, from the Estate of Kenneth Jackson, was purchased by Jeff Oswood, Weatherford, TX. She sold bred to One Time Pepto and with two embryos by Dual Rey.
Sweet Lil Boo, an 8-year-old Peptoboonsmal daughter and full sister to Sweet Lil Pepto and Pepto Taz, sold for $147,000. She was consigned, along with two embryos by High Brow Cat, by Rancharrah and purchased by Leslie Ann Simpkins, AUS.
The high-selling yearling, at $120,000, was Sweet Little Cats, a full brother to High Brow CD, former NCHA Futurity champion an NCHA Horse of the Year. Consigned by Bob Wendel and Jimmy Eakin, he was purchased by Lew Hall, Lakeland, FL.
Other high-selling yearlings included Shes Uh Secret, by Peptoboonsmal, at $93,000; Antebellum Cat, by High Brow Cat, at $80,000; and Reyz Me Twice, at $80,000, by Dual Smart Rey.
Jewel Bars Cat, consigned by Tate and Laura Bennett, was the top-selling 2-year-old, at $110,000. The High Brow Cat son, out of NCHA world champion mare Sprats Dualin Jewel, was purchased by Center Ranch, an RFD-TV Partner.
Two-year-old Look The Look, by High Brow Cat, sold for $105,000 to Erika Da-Silva, Stephenville, TX. She was consigned by the Estate of Kenneth Jackson.
Western Bloodstock’s New Sire Spotlight Awards, for young stallions of foals no older than three, went to: High Brow CD, sire with the highest average – $30,500; One Time Pepto for high-selling colt, Spookys Roan Rolex at $44,000; and Dual Smart Rey for high-selling filly, Reyz Me Twice at $80,000.
“Western Bloodstock is proud of the fact that High Brow CD, One Time Pepto, and Dual Smart Rey all were consigned to past NCHA Futurity Sales,” said Ware.
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