Session II of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale wrapped up in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and the hammer fell at an impressive $375,000 for Hip No. 2041, Summer Shandy.
Bobby Patton’s Rocking P Ranch signed the ticket for Summer Shandy, who was in training with Andy Christensen at sale time. Dry Creek Ranch consigned the filly, who is by Equi-Stat Elite $10 Million Sire Metallic Cat and part of the first crop out of Pippis Longstocking, a Dual Smart Rey mare who earned $74,319. Pippis Longstocking is a half-sister to Peps Calm Down ($69,342, by Peppys Boy 895) and Highbrows Serenity ($32,297, by Smart Lil Highbrow).
The second-highest seller, Hip No. 2048, Rey Luis, was trained by Chris Hanson and brought a final bid of $172,000. Chad Bushaw’s Crown Ranch LP consigned the Dual Smart Rey colt, who is out of the That Sly Cat mare Sly Playgirl. During her career, Sly Playgirl won $343,307 and was a multiple limited-age event champion. Her wins included the Breeders Invitational (BI) Classic Open, BI 5-Year-Old Open and Brazos Bash Classic Open.
Rounding out the top three was hip No. 2076, Metallic Lil Playboy. Hayden Upton trained and consigned the colt, who sold for $100,000. Metallic Lil Playboy is by Metallic Cat and out of Stylish Sharon, by Docs Stylish Oak. His dam has produced earners of more than $435,000, including Sir Stylish Lizzy ($209,922), Stylish Lizzorro ($77,634), Mr Lizzy ($41,311) and Notsharonmylizzy ($37,081), who of whom are by Lizzys Gotta Player (Freckles Playboy x Lizzielena x Doc O’Lena). This family is full of black type, as Stylish Sharon is a full sister to NCHA World Champion Gelding Mr Mom DNA ($223,837), NCHA Horse of the Year Playin Stylish and others.
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