Metallic Rebel and Beau Galyean won the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Classic/Challenge Open Championship on Monday, Oct. 9, in Las Vegas. The stallion was one of three full siblings in the finals. • Photo by Midge Ames

Sibling Rivalry: Metallic Rebel Bests Family in PCCHA Futurity Classic/Challenge Open

Magistic Moon and owner Wade Smith won the 2017 West Texas Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship. She made the finals of the Classic/Challenge Open and the PCCHA Futurity, which was won by full brother Metallic Rebel. • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography

Sweet Abra’s co-owner, Becky Fults, said she was thrilled to have a mare of Sweet Abra’s caliber. She and her husband, Alvin, bought the filly before the 2006 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity. The mare went on to earn $120,153 in her show career.

As a producer, the overwhelming majority of her money was won by foals sired by Metallic Cat, the Equi-Stat Elite $15 Million Sire the Fults sold in September for an undisclosed sum. The only exceptions were Heftty, a 2009 gelding by Sophisticated Catt that earned $14,706, and Abra Cat, a 2010 gelding by High Brow Cat that earned $32,765.

Fults said the mare will continue to be bred to Metallic Cat (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal), who is now owned by Bobby Patton Jr.’s Rocking P Ranch.

It’s just a great cross, she said.

“It is absolutely incredible to have a mare that young that has already produced $1 million,” Fults said of the mare, who resides at Fults Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. “It just goes to show you that she’s throwing out babies that everybody wants.

“They’re beautiful, they’re athletic, they’re smart and, of course, they’re out of Metallic Cat, so you can’t get any better.”