The conclusion of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was as exciting as the start. Talented show mares were a hot commodity in the Watt Arena on the Sunday, Dec. 10, event.
Consigned by Tommy Manion Inc., Miss Meow sold as Hip No. 6036 with an embryo by Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Sire Docs Stylish Oak. The hammer fell at $190,000 for the 2012 chestnut mare (High Brow Cat x Shes Pretty Smooth x Wheeling Peppy), who is a full sister to Equi-Stat Elite $23 Million Sire Smooth As A Cat. SDP Buffalo Ranch signed the ticket.
Miss Meow has been ridden through most of her competitive career by trainer Lloyd Cox in the Open and Kyle Manion in the Non-Pro. Altogether, the 5-year-old mare has accumulated lifetime earnings of $195,359, including the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes $10,000 Novice Open Championship, 2016 Breeder’s Invitational Derby Non-Pro Championship and 2016 Brazos Bash Derby Non-Pro Co-Championship.
The second-highest seller of the day was Hip No. 6058, Rey To Sly. Another 5-year-old mare (That Sly Cat x A Little Reylena x Dual Rey), Rey To Sly sold to Holmes/Hill for $95,000. The horse was consigned to the sale by Shadow Oak Ranch.
Rey To Sly, bred by Greg Smith, has won more than $85,000 through her 2017 season. She was piloted by trainer Jaime Snider to fifth place in the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open at the beginning of her competitive career and to a 10th-place tie in the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Open. She has also been shown in Amateur classes by Margot Hazell.
Rey To Sly is a half-sister to earners of nearly $400,000, including Hay U ($185,439, by Third Cutting) and Lotterey Ticket ($57,310, by Hydrive Cat).
A final bid of $75,000 on the first horse of the day – Hip No. 6001, Cat Stevens – made the 2010 bay mare the Cutting Horse Sale’s third-highest seller. Consigned by Faith Mountain Ranch, the daughter of High Brow Cat was purchased by Mel Smith. The mare was identified as a cribber.
Cat Stevens, whose lifetime earnings through her 7-year-old year totaled $92,000-plus, is out of the Docs Stylish Oak mare Shes A Stylish Babe. An earner of almost $150,000, Shes A Stylish Babe is the leading performer out of $536,244-producer Spencers Babe (Doc’s Spencer Bar x Babe’s Latrell x Ford’s Dunnie).
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