With 130 2-year-old prospects catalogued in the first session of the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, Dec. 5 offered a full day of horse shopping in the Watt Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The first day of the Futurity Sales was highlighted by the high-dollar purchase of CR Tuff Tizzy.
By Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Woody Be Tuff, CR Tuff Tizzy passed through the sale ring as Hip No. 1079. The 2-year-old sorrel filly was consigned by Hunter Meinzer’s Meinzer Livestock LLC and brought a smooth $350,000 bid from Bobby Patton, of Rocking P Ranch, which owns leading sires Metallic Cat and Spots Hot.
CR Tuff Tizzy is out of the Dual Pep mare ARC Catty Dual, whose lifetime earnings total more than $170,000. She has produced 14 performance age foals, eight of which have
garnered checks in the cutting pen. Her leading money-earner is One Catty Cupid (by One Time Pepto), whose Equi-Stat record exceeds $150,000.
Hip No. 1070, Badboonarising, earned his own six-figure price when he walked in the Watt Arena at worked cattle like a show horse. The hammer fell at $150,000 for the black Once In A Blu Boon colt, who was in training with Royce Stallcup at the time of the sale.
Buster Quirk, of Plantation Farms in Denham Springs, Louisiana, signed the ticket for Badboonarising, who is one of the 62 registered offspring from Once In A Blu Boon’s second foal crop. The colt is out of Show Biz Kitty (by High Brow Cat), a half-sister to $155,120-earner Show Biz Billy (by Smart Little Lena) and $146,169-earner Show Biz Pep (by Rositas Peppy San).
In her own right, Show Biz Kitty has produced three money-earners with total offspring earnings of more than $230,000. Her No. 1 performer is SS Blacks Lil Kitty (by Blue Bayou Boon), a multiple limited-age event winner with $185,000-plus on her Equi-Stat record.
With an $80,000 purchase price, Hip No. 1041 rounded out the top three sellers from Dec. 5. Richard and Beth Carney were the highest bidders on Tin Soldier, a 2-year-old red roan colt by Equi-Stat Elite $16 Million Sire Metallic Cat.
Tin Soldier was consigned by Holmes Cutting Horses, who retained five lifetime, unrestricted breedings to the colt with the sale. He is a full brother to Melting Snow ($115,180) and Mosses Man ($55,729), who both sold in 2014 at the NCHA Futurity Sales for $52,000 and $210,000, respectively. In 2015, Melting Snow returned as a 2-year-old to Fort Worth, where she brought a $280,000 bid.
Session II of the 2-Year-Old sale takes place Dec. 6, and the NCHA Futurity Sales continue through the end of the show on Dec. 10. For complete coverage of the NCHA Futurity Sales, subscribe to Quarter Horse News.