In its second year, the Rocking P Production Sale soared to new heights with a Metallic Cat colt bringing a top bid of $225,000 to top the 2021 Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale.
Teton Ridge Ranch, owned by businessman Thomas Tull, bought the colt out of Abilene Spectacular Derby Open Reserve Champion Cinca De Maya (by Dual Rey) during the production sale on July 23 at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Tull’s ranch also bought the third-high seller, Metallic Star Guns, for $120,000 from Rocking P Ranch, which was conducting its second annual production sale.
“We’re very pleased with the turnout,” said Debbie Roberts, representative for Rocking P owner Bobby Patton. “We’re pleasantly surprised with the number of people who came out to the ranch to preview the horses.”
She said ranch officials knew the sale topper, Metallic Cincin, was a very special colt out of a mare that means a lot to Patton.
“The horse was very nicely put together and appeared to have a great mind,” Roberts said. “We suspected that he would bring top dollar.”
Hailing from the female family of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Highbrow Supercat, who is his second dam, Metallic Cincin is a 2020 sorrel stallion is a half brother or better to the winners of more than $591,000 – including Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Champion Cinca Im Hot (by Spots Hot).
Teton Ridge’s other purchase, Metallic Star Guns, is a 2020 filly by Metallic Cat and out of Playguns Star (by Playgun). Her dam is the mother of the winners of more than $398,173, including leading earners Metallic Merry ($132,338, by Metallic Cat), Stars And Cats ($63,022, by High Brow CD) and Metallic Rabbit ($51,513, by Metallic Cat).
The second-high seller at the Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale was Look The Look, a broodmare that sold for $160,000 during the Fazenda Barrinha Corp. Dispersal. RB Quarter Horses was the winning bidder on the 2008 daughter of High Brow Cat and out of Dual Lookin Pep (by Dual Pep).
Her second dam is one of cutting’s all-time leading dams, The Smart Look, who is the mother of more than $1.9 million in earners and whose progeny includes successful sires WR This Cats Smart (by High Brow Cat), Dual Smart Rey (by Dual Rey) and Sannman (by Metallic Cat).
Look The Look entered the sale already having established herself as a producer, having foaled NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year and NCHA Non-Pro Triple Crown winner Watch Me Whip ($186,817, by Playgun) and Breeder’s Invitational Derby Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champion Watch Me Nae Nae ($67,821, by Playgun). Overall, she has an EquiStat produce record of more than $33,690.
The fourth-high seller, and the final six-figure horse, was Stylish Whip, a 2020 filly by Docs Stylish Oak and out of Watch me Whip (by Playgun). She brought a final bid of $110,000 and was bought by Glade Knight/Slate River Ranch from the Fazenda Barrinha Corp. Dispersal.