The hammer fell at a sale-high bid of $150,000 on Spoonful of Seahorse, catalogued as Hip No. 4145, at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Preferred Breeders Sale on Friday at the James L. and Eunice West Sale Arena.
The Preferred Breeders sales took place over three days on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Spoonful of Seahorse was sold during Session I of the sale on Wednesday.
The 2006 mare (Hes a Peptospoonful x Playing My Style x Docs Stylish Oak) was bred by Tony and Lisa Langdon of Aubrey, Texas.
Spoonful of Seahorse earned more than $85,000 in the cutting pen, with notable accomplishments under the hand of Ronnie Queen Jr., who piloted her to a fourth-place finish at the NCHA Super Stakes Derby Open, pocketing more than $65,000. She was owned by Gale Force Quarter Horses of Conway, South Carolina, at the time. Gale Force consigned the red roan mare, who was purchased by Jamie Mitchell.
Spoonful of Seahorse has seven progeny with earnings, and together they have garnered $111,620, according to Equi-Stat. Spoonful of Seahorse sold bred to Metallic Cat with an embryo by Metallic Rebel.
Second Highest Seller
Ringing in at $120,000, Hip No. 6098 named My Little Denver sold on Friday, the third day of the Preferred Breeders Sale.
The 2018 filly — who was bred and consigned by Fults Ranch Ltd. of Amarillo, Texas — is sired by the Equi-Stat Elite $31 million sire Metallic Cat and out of My Little Abra (by Abrakadabracre). The filly was purchased by Curtis Weeks of Cotulla, Texas.
Third Highest Seller
Rebelness, a 2018 sorrel filly, sold for $100,000 during the second session on Thursday.
Hip No. 5141, Rebelness is by Metallic Rebel and out of Dersires Katrina (by High Brow Cat).
Rebelness was bred and consigned by Double Dove Ranch of Fort Worth, Texas, and purchased by Plantation Farms of Denham Springs, Louisiana.
The NCHA Futurity sales concludes on Saturday with the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale at Watt Arena.