Tomorrow, Sept 16., legendary EquiStat Elite $90 Million Dollar Sire High Brow Cat will join the ranks of influential horses and people in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame. In the hall of fame class of 2023 are Harley D Zip, High Brow Cat, Okie Leo, Ralph Seekins, Leverne Perry, G. R. Carter Jr. and Clark Bradley.
High Brow Cat, a 1988 chestnut stallion by High Brow Hickory and out of the Smart Little Lena mare Smart Little Kitty, was bred by Hanes Chatham and Stewart Sewell. High Brow Cat has progeny earnings of more than $92 million to date, according to EquiStat performance horse database. In 2021, 12 of the top 25 cutting horse sires were sons or grandsons of High Brow Cat.
On the all-time list of sires by performance money earned, “Cat” is joined in the top five by his sons Metallic Cat and Smooth As A Cat; their progeny alone have combined earnings of $91.5 million. Cat is also the No. 2 all-time broodmare sire of horses by performance money earned, with progeny earnings in cutting alone of nearly $63 million, behind his grandsire, Smart Little Lena.
Among the activities for the hall of fame induction this Friday and Saturday, is the AQHA Golf Classic to support Youth Activities, America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale, leisurely tours of the AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum, a fireside chat with the class of 2023, and the AQHA Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.