Thomas, a real estate developer, was a regular at the National Cutting Horse Association sales a few years back. He purchased a number of high-profile horses, including the high-selling yearlings in 2004 (Catalaney, $300,000), 2006 (Imirage and Ruby Reyn, $285,000 each) and 2007 (Curlys Cowgirl, $500,000). According to Stewart, Thomas is selling approximately 50 horses in the October sale, and EE Ranches also has some consigned. There will be 65-70 horses sold in all.
“This is the best set of horses, pedigree wise, that I’ve ever seen at a sale,” Stewart said.
Indeed, there are many consignments with royal pedigrees, top and bottom, several generations back. First is a list of 2-year-olds, one highlighted by Times Up (One Time Pepto x Boon San Kitty x High Brow Cat), a sorrel colt who happens to be out of the same dam of Rockin W, last year’s NCHA Futurity Champion and a member of his mother’s first foal crop. Boon San Kitty is the highest earning High Brow Cat daughter, having won $555,504. She has three foals of show age and one of those, All Boon, a 2006 Peptoboonsmal daughter, holds the record as the highest-selling weanling sold in a public sale, having brought $750,000 at the 2007 Western Bloodstock Invitational sale, held in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity.
There are a number of outstanding broodmares and young mares bred to top stallions offered at Thomas’s dispersal sale. Merada Missy (Freckles Merada x Docs Hickory Sue x Doc’s Hickory) is one example. This 1991 mare earned $85,186 during her days in the show pen plus she has produced seven foals that have posted $555,238, including: Rambo Merada ($212,874), Starched Wranglers ($205,476) and Little Merada Lena ($70,008).
Another mare being sold is Smart Lookin Hi Brow (High Brow Hickory x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena), a 1995 model who earned $221,929 during her show days. Her dam, The Smart Look, is one of the cutting industry's leading dams, having produced 12 foals that have won $1.2 million, including Dual Smart Rey ($330,436), WR This Cats Smart ($236,474) and One Smart Lookin Cat ($226,122). As a producer, Smart Lookin Hi Brow has three foals that have won $39,270.
More broodmares include Stylabee (Docs Stylish Oak x Play Lena x Freckles Playboy), a 1995 mare who earned $44,450 and has an offspring record of two foals that have won $16,223; Dont Hava Cow (Freckles Playboy x Havalena x Doc O’Lena), a 1994 mare who won $143,433 and has three foals with a cumulative $62,018 on the earnings record; and Autumn Blue (Smart Little Lena x Autumn Boon x Dual Pep), a 2001 blue roan mare who has cutting earnings and has produced three foals that have won $46,761.
There are some of Thomas’s big-time acquisitions for sale, including Curlys Cowgirl (Zack T Wood x Curly Gray Hair x Grays Starlight), who is a full sister to Wood I Never ($364,478) and Wood Ya Wanna ($283,335); Imirage (Dual Rey x Bet Yer Blue Boons x Freckles Playboy); Sadie The Cat (High Brow Cat x Sweet Little CD x CD Olena), a full sister to High Brow CD ($541,345), purchased as a yearling for $100,000; Shes Brilliant (High Brow Cat x Shes Pretty Smooth x Wheeling Peppy), a full sister to Smooth As A Cat ($500,038), purchased as a yearling in 2007 for $390,000; and Catalaney (High Brow Cat x Laney Doc x Doc Quixote), a full sister to Cat Ichi ($306,191).
There are several prospects out of these mares, and by top cutting stallions, that will be sold at the dispersal sale. Also, many of the mares are being sold as bred to the industry’s top stallions (the final lineup and all the details have yet to be finalized, and when they are Quarter Horse News will provide the list of consignments and notes).
For more information about the Stan Thomas Dispersal sale, call Troy Stewart at 325-646-2767 (office) or 325-642-1943 (mobile).