The final week of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is underway, and Session I of NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale took place on Dec. 5 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hip No. 1024, Metallic Quintan 014, brought a final bid of $100,000, making her the highest seller.
The filly, who is by Equi-Stat Elite $10 Million Sire Metallic Cat and out of the CD Olena mare Quiolena, was consigned by Wes Ashlock, Agent. Metallic Quintan 014 is a half-sister to the great mare Quintan Blue (by Mecom Blue), who was the 2004 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion and went on to earn $609,140. Some of her other half-siblings include Mecom Bay Roan, an NCHA Futurity Open finalist who is also by Mecom Blue and has earnings totaling $94,579, and Quiaheaven (by Mr Peppys Freckles), who garnered $25,641 in the show pen from 2009 to 2015.
The second-highest seller was Combackcat (Metallic Cat x Riolight CD x CD Lights). The hammer fell at $98,000 for the red roan colt, who was consigned by Hunter Meinzer, Agent. Combackcat is the first foal out of Riolight CD, a full sister to Rio CD ($88,489), who won the Open and Junior Youth at the NCHA Western Nationals, and multiple limited-age champion Rio CD Yaddayaddayadda ($40,721). Both of those mares are money-earning producers, with the latter dropping NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Yadacat ($193,609).
Session II of the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale starts at 9 a.m. on Dec. 6. The NCHA Futurity Sales continue all week in Fort Worth, Texas. Subscribe to Quarter Horse News for complete sale coverage, or visit Western Bloodstock for catalog and bidding information.