Session II of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) 2-Year-Old Sale offered plenty of variety, with 110 prospects set to sell. A large crowd of industry members brought big bids for the athletes they saw as the industry’s future stars, and the it was Royal Red Brow who brought the highest figure.
Royal High Brow was bred by Cannon Quarter Horses. The sorrel filly was consigned by Barney Mac Smith as Hip No. 2054 and was purchased by Center Ranch for $170,000. Royal High Brow, who was in training with Turner West at the time of the sale, is by the NCHA All-Time Leading Sire High Brow Cat and out of the Dual Rey mare, Tootsie Rey.
Tootsie Rey is the dam of seven offspring of performance age, according to the sale catalogue, and she boasts get earnings of more than $100,000. Her leading money earner is Chrome Catillac (by Metallic Cat, $78,251).
Sorrel fillies proved to be the favorites in Session II when the second and third-highest sellers also matched that description. When Absolutely Tuff sold for $111,000 to Circle Y Ranch for consigner JLC Performance Horses, she brought the sale’s second-highest bid.
The filly, who was in training with Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider TJ Wood at the time of the sale, is by Woody Be Tuff, the sire of Session I’s high-seller, CR Tuff Tizzy. Absolutely Tuff is out of the Smart Little Lena mare, Absolutely Stunning, who has produced offspring with earnings of more than $615,000. Her two leading performers, Stunned (by High Brow Cat) and Iced Out (by Smooth As A Cat) both have records of more than $100,000.
Mai Tai Kitty rounded out the top three when she brought a final bid of $87,000. Diamond LK Cutting Horses consigned the filly, and Carol Ward signed the ticket.
Like Royal High Brow, Mai Tai Kitty is by Equi-Stat Elite $76 Million Sire High Brow Cat, out of a Dual Rey mare and in training with Turner West at the time of the sale. Mai Tai Kitty’s dam, Lahaina Lena, earned $100,027 in her performance career and her only money-earning offspring is Lahaina Cat (by Metallic Cat, $27,519).
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