SDP Buffalo Ranch paid $190,000 for today's highest seller, Miss Meow. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek

Talented Show Mares Top Cutting Horse Sale

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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