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Fults Ranch announced an absolute reduction sale of its bloodstock, which will feature yearlings, weanlings, embryos, broodmares and a stallion. • Photo by Debbie Roberts.

Fults Ranch Announces Absolute Reduction Sale

Accomplished broodmares and blue-blooded yearlings, weanlings and embryos out of famed producers will highlight the Absolute Reduction Sale of Fults Ranch.

Scheduled for Aug. 19 at Fults Ranch in Amarillo, the sale overseen by Western Bloodstock will include offspring of Equi-Stat Elite $43 Million Sire Metallic Cat and his son, NCHA Futurity Open Champion Stevie Rey Von.

A full list of consignments was not released, but the announcement on the Western Bloodstock website says the sale will include offspring out of the ranch’s deep broodmare band, with offerings including weanlings, yearlings or embryos out of mares such millionaire producer and three-time Equi-Stat Leading Cutting Producer Sweet Abra and her full sister, My Little Abra, a great broodmare in her own right with progeny including 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Ichis My Choice.

“We aren’t going anywhere, but it is going to be nice to slow down and have time to go show, promote Stevie, and watch his babies in the show pen,” Alvin Fults said in a statement posted at Westernbloodstock.net.

According to the press release, some broodmares also will sell:

“Included in the offering will be weanlings, yearlings, embryos and broodmares, including Stylish Baby Doll LTE $201,425/PE $602,664 and Hottness PE $250,019.”

Sweet Abra’s full sister, Sassy Lass Abra, also will be consigned.

Officials say there will be Metallic Cat and Stevie Rey Von yearlings in the sale out of NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Smart Crackin Chic, a daughter of Smart Chic Olena who has foaled the earners of more than $733,412.

Reined cow horse stallion Hes Wright On – a World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Champion – also will be included in the sale, according to the release.

Launching Metallic Cat

Fults Ranch, which launched the stallion career of Equi-Stat Elite $43 Million Sire Metallic Cat, who it sold in 2017 to Rocking P Ranch, now stands his son, NCHA Futurity Open Champion Stevie Rey Von. Fults Ranch has bred the winners of more than $3.3 million. 

Many of the Fults Ranch-bred winners were sons and daughters of Metallic Cat, including all of the top five money-winning horses bred by the ranch:

  • NCHA Open Horse of the Year Metallic Rebel ($437,965, out of Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre)
  • Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Champion Slooow Ride ($236,006, out of Sweet Shorty Lena x Smart Little Lena)
  • Champayne Dreams ($219,919, out of Hoo Rey For Dreams x Dual Rey)
  • Kattalyst ($199,510, out of Hottness x Spots Hot)
  • Magistic Moon ($187,630, out of Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre)

The ranch found particular success pairing Metallic Cat with daughters of Abrakadabracre, especially Sweet Abra. The mare out of The Better Choice (by SR Instant Choice) has foaled the winners of nearly $1.9 million with average earnings of $89,861 per foal and a whopping 9 foals who won more than $100,000.

According to Equi-Stat Magic Cross Statistics published in the 2021 Quarter Horse News Spring Edition, the pairing of Metallic Cat and Abrakadabacre mares was the 13th most successful cross in the cutting industry with 18 offspring earning more than $1.4 million from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2020.

According to Western Bloodstock’s website, a full list of events for the sale will be released soon. Though it will be conducted at the ranch, the sale will be held during the West Texas Futurity show in Amarillo, Texas.