The catalog was slim, but the results were striking at Western Bloodstock’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Sale, with gross sales of $731,200 and a record-breaking average of $19,762, on Saturday, April 16, during the NCHA Super Stakes in Fort Worth, Texas. Miss Reycine, dam of 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Reyzin, was the sale’s highest seller at $170,000.
Miss Reycine, a 14-year-old Dual Rey daughter, along with her 2016 embryo by Metallic Cat, was consigned by Sunrise Ranch and purchased by Bobby and Dottie Hill, of Glen Rose, Texas. The Hills, owners of 2014 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Classy CD Cat and co-owners of 2015 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style, also purchased Sunrise Ranch consignment Smart Scat, an 11-year-old daughter of Smart Starbuck, as well as an NRHA Non-Pro Futurity champion, for $37,000.
An additional 2016 embryo out of Miss Reycine and sired by Metallic Cat sold to Leslie Wallace, of Langley, British Columbia, Canada, for $26,000.
Sunrise Ranch’s eight-lot consignment included four of the sale’s five top sellers. In addition to Miss Reycine and Smart Scat, they included: the 12-year-old High Brow Cat daughter Cats Ruby, who along with her 2016 embryo by Spots Hot, was purchased for $55,000 by Neidhart Cutting Horses, of Weatherford, Texas, and 16-year-old Playin Tag, 2004 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion, purchased with her 2016 embryo by Spots Hot for $50,000, by Julie Magness, of Brookshire, Texas.
The highest-selling gelding, 4-year-old One Super Cat, consigned by John and Hope Mitchell and sired by One Time Pepto, sold for $48,000 to Amanda Lasater, of Tyler, Texas.