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Three-Year-Old Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

noodles-brownNoodles Brown, previewed by Beau Galyean, was the $34,000 highest seller at the NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale. • Photo by Stacy PigottStrong sales defined the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sale on Saturday, Aug. 6, with 90 percent completed sales from 121 horses offered. Produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., the sale preceded the NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro and Open finals at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Noodles Brown, a 3-year-old in training with Beau Galyean, was the highest-seller at $34,000. Consigned by Thomas Guinn, the Metallic Cat daughter is a three-quarter sister to Whiskeynadirtyglass ($184,288) and was purchased by Robert Thigpen Jr., of Chilton, Texas.

Lil Pepto Memory, purchased by William Raschen, of Severen, Maryland, for $30,000, was the highest-selling colt, as well as the highest-selling yearling. Consigned by Shrontz Family Ltd. Partnership, the Sweet Lil Pepto son is out of NCHA Futurity Open Champion Some Kinda Memories. She has produced the earners of $765,984, including Lil Pepto Memory’s full sister Some Kinda Sweetie ($134,193).

The Woody Be Tuff daughter CR Purrty Tuff, consigned by her breeder Center Ranch, was the highest-selling yearling filly at $25,000. Bet N Sweet 013, a 3-year-old in training with Sean Flynn, also sold for $25,000. The Bet Hesa Cat daughter, a three-quarter sister to leading sire High Brow CD ($542,101), was consigned by Plantation Farms.

Four-year-old gelding Catish ($32,061) was the highest-selling show horse at $23,000. Sired by High Brow Cat, Catish was consigned by Don and Joetta Bell, and ridden by Don the previous evening to a fifth-place finish in the NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Non-Pro finals. Six-year-old Clayreycious 10 ($28,155), a Halreycious gelding consigned by Steve and Karen Olsen and in training with Grant Setnicka, was the second-highest-selling show horse at $21,000.

For complete results and a downloadable catalog of the NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale consignments, visit www.westernbloodstock.com. The website also features information about the upcoming NCHA Futurity Sales, to be held Dec. 5-10 at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth.