Young stallions Smooth Talkin Style, left, and Reyzin The Cash, right, lead the way for freshman sires in the second round of the NCHA Futurity. * Photos by Dawn Baxstrom & Hart Photos.

Reyzin The Cash, Smooth Talkin Style Lead NCHA Futurity Freshman Sires Race

In the competitive stallion market, it’s crucial for young stallions to hit the ground running with their first foal crops. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is the ultimate place for freshman sires to leap ahead.

This year, Reyzin The Cash and Smooth Talkin Style are leading the way in the Open as the second round gets underway at the 2020 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth.

The two well-bred, accomplished cutting horses — Reyzin The Cash was the NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open Champion and Smooth Talkin Style was NCHA Open Horse of the Year — have the largest number of entries to make the second round of the Open.

They also have the highest progeny earnings going into the show — Smooth Talkin Style has $159,449 going into the show and Reyzin The Cash’s lifetime progeny earnings stand at $128,869 — of any first-year stallion with foals in the competition.

Foals from the first crops of five stallions earned their way into the second round of the NCHA Futurity Open, which started Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

Other stallions whose debut crops are competing in round two of the NCHA Futurity Open are Sannman and Dont Stopp Believin, with four entries, as well as CR Highlight, who had one entrant to qualify for the second round.

Here is a rundown of freshman stallions with NCHA Futurity entries in the second round of the Open with their progeny earnings recorded in Equi-Stat as of Nov. 20 (earnings includes all disciplines tracked by Equi-Stat):

Reyzin The Cash       

Pedigree: Dual Rey x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash             
Earnings as a performer: $278,766
Progeny earnings: $128,869
Open Second Round Qualifiers: 17 

  • Betcha Like Me Now  (out of Prime Time Kat x High Brow Cat)
  • Bleu Suede Shoes (out of Purple Reyn x Metallic Cat)
  • Cash For Trix (out of Whittle Wed Wemedy x Whittle Wed Boon)
  • Catolena Cashin In (out of Dual Catolena x High Brow Cat) * High score in Round 1
  • Five Dollar Fine (out of Misstallica x Metallic Cat)
  • He Haz Reyzin (out of Wood She Be Neat x Nitas Wood)
  • Huntin Smooth Cash (out of Smooth As A Huntress x Smooth As A Cat)
  • Limits By Eight (out of Shez A Shinin Diamond (PT) x Like A Diamond (PT))
  • Reyckoning (out of That Catomine x High Brow Cat)
  • Reydneck Woman (out of Xquizit Cat x High Brow Cat)
  • Reyzin Amanda (out of Sweet Lil Amanda x High Brow CD)
  • Reyzin Benjamins (out of Smooth As A Huntress x Smooth As A Cat)
  • Reyzin Senorita (out of CD Senorita x CD Olena)
  • Reyzin The Style (out of Stylish Sharon x Docs Stylish Oak)
  • Reyzplendent (out of Puddykat x High Brow Cat)
  • Sabidoreya (out of Spookys Smarty Pants x Smart Arisocrat)
  • Sansirae (out of High Brow Sheree x High Brow CD)

Smooth Talkin Style

Pedigree: Smooth As A Cat x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak           
Earnings as a performer: $305,284
Progeny earnings: $159,449
Open Second Round Qualifiers: 13

  • A Shoot N Star (out of SG Catty Starlight x WR This Cats Smart)
  • Baby Talk (out of Special Nu Baby x Dual Rey)
  • Brake Check (out of Kitty Can Dual x Dual Rey)
  • DMAC Wide Track (out of Kual Gun x Playgun)
  • Flashy Talker (out of Flash About x Purdy Boy Flash)
  • Gingersnaps (out of Catnaps x High Brow Cat)
  • I Talk Too Much (out of One Time Ms Sammie x One Time Pepto)
  • Lightly Spoken (out of Cat Lights x High Brow Cat)
  • Reys Talkin (out of Rose Rey x Dual Rey)
  • Speak Easie (out of SDP Miss Caba Rey x Dual Rey)
  • Smack Talker (out of Daratrcocoaspreview x TR Dual Rey)
  • Smooth Talkin Lizzy (out of Lizzys Lil Playgirl x Lizzys Gotta Player)
  • Talkin Reycy (out of Twice As Reycy x Dual Rey)


Pedigree: Metallic Cat x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena                                  
Earnings as a performer: $200,292
Progeny earnings: $55,192
Open Entries: 4

  • RJ Sanny Squared (out of RJ Baby Powder x PG Gunpowder)
  • Sanndee Light (out of Scoots Lil Starlight x Smart Lil Scoot)
  • SDP Devilish (out of Angels x Dual Pep)
  • Sannrey Catnip Spice (out of SDP Gretchens Rey x Hydrive Cat)

Dont Stopp Believin

Pedigree: Dual Rey x Don’t Look Twice x High Brow Cat
Earnings as a performer: $463,794
Progeny earnings: $24,102
Open Second Round Qualifiers: 4

  • Believe In Science (out of Whats On Tap (clone of Tap O Lena) x Doc O’Lena)
  • Believe You Me (out of Tuned Up To Drive x Hydrive Cat)
  • Moms Stingrey (out of SDP Moms CD x High Brow CD)
  • You Gotta Believe (out of Miss Kitty Reycine x Smooth As A Cat)

CR Highlight

Pedigree: High Brow Cat x Shortys Starlight x Grays Starlight
Earnings as a performer: $48,890
Progeny Earnings: $386
Open Second Round Qualifiers: 1