Splittin Aces took top honors at the Preferred Breeders Sale Session III as the highest seller. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek

Sought After Bloodlines Top Session III at Preferred Breeders Sale

Top-notch cutting bloodlines are a common offering at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales, and the most sought after pedigrees proved most profitable during the Preferred Breeders Sale Session III, held Saturday, Dec. 9.

Hip No. 5060, Splittin Aces, was the highest seller on day five of six at the NCHA Futuirty Sales. The yearling bay colt, who was consigned by Tiffany Manion, garnered an $85,000 bid from buyers James and Debbie Glover.

By the legendary High Brow Cat, Splittin Aces is out of the successful 2002 mare Farra Rey (Dual Rey x Farrah Oak x Doc’s Oak). In her own career, Farra Rey earned more than $100,000, with trips to the Open finals at the NCHA Super Stakes, Breeder’s Invitational and Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity. She is the dam of 16 foals of performance age.

Among Farra Rey’s top performers are Red Boon Rey ($135,757, by Peptoboonsmal) and Splittin Aces’ full sister Cat Rey Lou ($119,065). In all, the mare’s offspring earnings exceed $450,000, according to Equi-Stat.

Several impressive broodmares walked through the sale ring Saturday, but Hip No. 5035 stood above the rest when she sold for $60,000 to Ty Smith. Consigned by Isbell Quarter Horses, the 2005 sorrel mare sold with two Smooth As A Cat embryos.

Dual Peppy Kitty, a daughter of Equi-Stat Elite $25 Million Sire Dual Pep, is out of the Smart Little Lena mare Smart Little Kitty, who is best known for producing Equi-Stat Elite $76 Million Sire High Brow Cat ($110,784). All of her nine money-earners have gone on to be sires or dams of money-earners in their own right.

The first three offspring out of Dual Peppy Kitty have pushed her offspring earnings to nearly $150,000. Her No. 1 performer to date is 2011 gelding Dual Famous Cat (by High Brow Cat), whose lifetime earnings total almost $50,000.

The hammer fell at $55,000 for third-highest seller Hip No. 5075, Metallic Juice (Metallic Cat x Smart Kitty Rey RG x Dual Rey). Ben Emison, Agent, signed the ticket on the Monty Johnson-consigned yearling red roan filly.

The first foals out of Smart Kitty Rey RG, who won $77,979 as a performance horse, were born in 2016. The mare is the leading money-earner out of Smart Kitty RG (by High Brow Cat), whose Equi-Stat record reflects $211,383 earned in cutting and the 2008 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Championship. Her offspring earnings exceed $120,000.

Sunday, Dec. 10, marks the final NCHA Futurity Sale for the year, as well as the Futurity Open finals. For complete coverage of the event, subscribe to Quarter Horse News.