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Western Bloodstock will host an online sale later this month. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Western Bloodstock to Host 7-Horse Online Sale

Western Bloodstock, which hosts the major cutting horse sales in Fort Worth, announced it will host a special online sale later this month. It will be the company’s first online sale.

Western Bloodstock will hold a special “Online Only Sale” of seven 3-year-old prospects on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The bidding opens at 9 a.m. (Central Time) and closes at 7 p.m. All horses will sell absolute (with no reserve) to the highest bidder. 

“They are all prospects that have a lot of future ahead of them and can fit multiple events,” Western Bloodstock’s Jeremy Barwick said in a statement announcing the sale. “I wanted a very simple process where the buyers either wire or overnight a check from a U.S. bank to Western Bloodstock by the next business day, then they have 10 days to pick the horse up.” 

Consignments

The offering of six fillies and one gelding, includes Rebel Rouser Rose, a red roan filly by Metallic Rebel, whose first foals are 4-year-olds this year. Metallic Rebel’s 2019 daughter Spanish Nights, consigned by Russ and Janet Westfall, was the high-seller, at $600,000, from the 2021 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale Session II. 

Metallic Rebel was second, with 2021 NCHA Futurity offspring sales of $3,371,500, only to his sire Metallic Cat, whose offspring topped the sales. 

According to Western Bloodstock’s announcement, Metallic Cat was the leading sire of the 2021 Futurity Sales with offspring sales of $4,409,000, including his 2019 red roan daughter Little Sisters Kitty, for $500,000 during Session I of the 2-Year-Old Sale, and his 2019 bay colt Soulreyn, for $500,000 during Session II of the 2-Year-Old Sale. 

The Metallic Cat daughter, Metallitime, a red roan in training with Eric Magby, is also being offered in the Jan.26 Sale. Her red roan full-brother, Metallic Ruano, sold to Teton Ridge for $210,000, in Session I of the Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale. Metallitime and Metallic Ruano are half- siblings to Super Stakes champion Reys Desire LTE $409,603. 

Another highlight from the 2021 NCHA Futurity Sale was the Metallic Cat son, Hashtags, whose first foals will reach Futurity age in 2022 and whose offspring realized sales of $2,103,000 at the sale held in December – by far the highest total for any sire whose first crop has not yet been shown. His four fillies and one gelding being offered on Jan. 26 include a half-sister to Fort Worth Pipeline LTE $165,048, who was an AQHA World Champion Junior Cutting Horse, an NCHA Open champion, and is the dam of NCHA champions. 

For terms and conditions and information on how to register for the sale, visit westernbloodstock.com, where full pedigrees (with trainers’ phone numbers), along with videos, and a veterinary report and repository link will also be found.