Sons and daughters of the stallion Metallic Cat earned nearly $300,000 in extra incentives during the recent National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular.
Funded by Metallic Cat’s owner, Rocking P Ranch, the incentive paid money to the two highest-placing eligible sons and daughters of Metallic Cat in the Open, Non-Pro and Amateur classes. If horses tied, they split the incentive money for that slot.
Although $300,000 in incentive money was up for grabs, one slot in the 5/6-Year-Old Amateur was not paid because there was only one eligible horse in that class at the show, which concluded on Wednesday, July 29, in Fort Worth, Texas.
$35 Million Sire
The incentives were paid out around the same time that Metallic Cat reached another milestone in his sire career — he became an Equi-Stat Elite $35 Million Sire.
While most of his sons and daughters won money in cutting and reined cow horse — $31.6 million in cutting and $3.1 million in reined cow horse – they also won money in reining, barrel racing, ranch events, roping and more.
Earlier this year, daughter Metallic Cat Rose won the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship with trainer John Swales. The four-event competition includes herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work.
His leading earners are cutters Hashtags ($485,293), Metallic Rebel ($437,965) and Meteles Cat ($437, 016).
As of Friday, July 31, the 15-year-old stallion had an official record of $35,024, 559 — and that did not include money won by his progeny at the recently concluded Summer Spectacular.
That figure, even without the Summer Spectacular earnings, makes Metallic Cat the fourth all-time leading sire in Equi-Stat. That includes all disciplines reported to Equi-Stat. The top three all-time leading sires are: 1) High Brow Cat ($83,992,074); 2) Dual Rey ($46,182,997) and 3) Smart Little Lena ($42,542,458).
The biggest incentive winner of them all was Champayne Dreams, a 4-year-old daughter of Hoo Rey For Dreams (by Dual Rey) who earned $120,000 in Metallic Cat Incentive money by being his top-placing progeny in the 4-Year-Old Open and Non-Pro divisions.
The mare owned by Scotty Rice won the 4-Year-Old Intermediate Open and the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro championships.
In the 5/6-Year-Old ranks, the top-earning Metallic Cat son was Ten/27 Ranch’s Catillac Reys. The 6-year-old son of the mare Tootsie Rey (by Dual Rey) earned the incentive when he and trainer Adan Banuelos earned the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship.
Other Metallic Cat Incentive Winners
Other 2020 incentive winners (money, class):
- Broken Haloes – $20,000, 4-Year-Old Open*
- Buonovino – $20,000, 4-Year-Old Open*
- What Ifs – $10,000, 4-Year-Old Non-Pro
- Heavy Metal Faith – $15,000, 4-Year-Old Amateur
- Mystical Metallic – $5,000, 4-Year-Old Amateur
- Summer Time Fun – $20,000, 5/6-Year-Old Open
- Bittersweet – $15,000 – 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro*
- Metallic Royal Mate – $15,000, 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro*
- Cat About Houston – $15,000, 5/6-Year-Old Amateur
* denotes horses split incentive due to a tie