Sanctus hit a high note at The Cattlemen’s.
With Rodrigo Taboga aboard, the 2016 stallion by High Brow Cat started the year with a win in the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Limited Open. He and Taboga did even better in The Cattlemen’s, winning the regular 4-Year-Old Open with a 223.
The horse, owned by Scott Durham, defeated a field at The Cattlemen’s that included NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Twice in Santiago, $30,000-plus earner Tweezin My Brow and Tin Man, who set a public auction record when he sold for $500,000 in 2018.
Several horses that placed in the finals of last month’s Arbuckle Mountain Futurity also were back for a shot at the win in the 4-Year-Old Open finals at The Cattlemen’s.
Sanctus is a son of all-time leading NCHA sire High Brow Cat and out of Sofie Rey (by Dual Rey). He was bred by Jose Sigala, of Weatherford, Texas. He earned $22,000 for the win.
* Photos by S. Sylvester Photography
Wiskeemakesmefriskee & Lance Cooper
16G (Smooth As A Cat x Justa Lil Freck x Bobs Freckle)
Owner: Michael/Jennifer Cooper, Weatherford, TX
Breeder: Michael/Jennifer Cooper, Weatherford, TX
Greater Expectations & Debra Mullins
16G (Third Cutting x Miss Biscalena x Mister Dual Pep)
Owner: Debra Mullins
Breeder: Robert Masterson, Guthrie, TX
Rollz Royce & Beau Galyean
14S (Dual Smart Rey x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat)
Owner: Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, MS
Breeder: Royce Stallcup, Seymour, TX
Mean Bean & Jessica Gonsalves
15G (Dual Rey x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash)
Owner: Jessica & Gary Gonsalves, Millsap, TX
Breeder: Iron Rose Ranch LLC, Carbondale, CO
5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur
Cat About Houston & Austria Arnold
14G (Metallic Cat x Bet On Houston x Peptoboonsmal)
Owner: Austria Arnold, Terrel, TX
Breeder: Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, TX
Boons Suzy Q & Sara Selby
15M (Once In A Blu Boon x Sanjo Suzy x San Jo Lena)
Owner: Sara Selby, Gainesville, TX
Breeder: Clinton & Sandra Van Winkle, Beatrie, NE