Photo by John Brasseaux.

Metallic Cat Reputation as Sire Spreads

Offspring by Metallic Cat did plenty to enhance their father’s high standing as a sire at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas.

A 2019 Open finals-high six Metallic Cats competed on the final day, Dec. 15, in the 20-horse field, including eventual champion Metallic Rey Mink, who registered a 226 from draw 13.

Just those six offspring earned $419,236. The homebred Los Jaboncillos Ranch Inc.-owned Metallic Rey Mink was the obvious top earner with a first-prize $175,398 paycheck. 

Twelve other Metallic Cats advanced to the Open semifinals, bringing their total output to $520,120. Almost 29% of the Open semifinals field was made up of Metallic Cats. All told, his progeny amassed an incredible $921,584 in winnings at the 2019 edition of the show.

Metallic Cat has sired performers who have achieved earnings of $32.4 million, according to Equi-Stat. He is the son of the late High Brow Cat, one of the American Quarter Horse Association’s greatest sires with more than $88 million in offspring earnings, according to Equi-Stat.
Pipe Bomb Dream (out of Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre), who tied for third and won  $107,999 with Geoffrey “Spud” Sheehan

Metallic Cat’s other five Open finalists included:

  • Stole A Kiss (out of Smart Lookin Mate x WR This Cats Smart), who finished seventh and won $72,128 with James Payne
  • Metallic Lil Jazz (out of Jazzs Little Joy x Dual Jazz), who finished 17th and won $24,332 with Justin White
  • Taggline (out of Dual Rey Tag x Dual Rey), who finished 18th and won $21,679 with Cara Brewer
  • Sly Criminal (out of Meradas Sly Cat x That Sly Cat), who finished 19th and won $17,700 with Tatum Rice
  • High Brow Cat and Dual Rey were the maternal grandsires of five Open finalists each, including the champion (out of Dual Rey Mink).