It was a triple threat at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sales, held Dec. 9-10 in Fort Worth, Texas. Three consignments, led by Fancy Deville, attracted bids of $300,000 or more.
Fancy Deville, catalogued as Hip No. 2015, started the second day of the Western Bloodstock-produced sale off right when her stylish moves garnered a $350,000 final bid from Billy Wolf. The bay filly, who was consigned by Todd Nelson, was in training with Richard Jordan.
By Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire Once In A Blu Boon, Fancy Deville is out of NCHA Super Stakes Open semifinalist Louella Deville. The dam, whose oldest foal is 3, is by the late High Brow Cat and out of the blue hen mare Louella Again.
Bred by Oxbow Ranch, Louella Again is an earner of $84,579 who has far outproduced herself. She is the mother of 15 money-earners with cumulative winnings that are nearing the $1.7 million mark. Her No. 1 performer is Movin Downtown, a son of Movin On Hickory with $346,715 to his credit. Next on her list is young sire Cattalou (by High Brow Cat), who finished ninth in the NCHA Open World standings this year.
The hammer fell at $300,000 for two other 2-year-olds on Tuesday, tying them as the second-highest sellers. Their performances as they worked the cattle in the Watt Arena proved them solid prospects for next year’s futurities.
Hip No. 2094, Stars Copper Cat, was another success for Nelson and Jordan. The seller-trainer duo presented the impressive and flashy sorrel filly, and J Five Horse Ranch signed the ticket.
A daughter of High Brow Cat, Stars Copper Cat is out of Stars Miss Fancy (by Grays Starlight). Her full siblings include NCHA Futurity Open finalist Geronimos Catillac ($93,335) and NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist BST Cat ($7,324), an American Quarter Horse Association Junior Team Penning High-Point Reserve Champion.
The other $300,000 seller was Hickoryish. The bay colt, catalogued as Hip No. 2074, was in training with Matt Tune and consigned by Lone Oak Performance Horses. Rocking P Ranch was listed as the buyer.
Hickoryish is by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Hottish and out of the Dual Rey mare Reyann Hickory, an earner of more than $324,000. She is the dam of six money-earners, including The Cattlemen’s Derby Non-Pro Champion Cat Scann ($48,315, by High Brow Cat), NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist Metallic Groupie ($38,904, by Metallic Cat) and Breeder’s Invitational Derby Non-Pro finalist Catann Mouse ($25,175, by High Brow Cat).
The NCHA Futurity Sales continued Tuesday night with The Evening Session. Three sessions of the Preferred Breeders Sale run Dec. 11-13, and the Western Bloodstock event concludes Dec. 14 with the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale.