Buyers proved the market is strong for high-quality breeding stock at Session III of the Western Bloodstock Preferred Breeders Sale in Fort Worth, Texas. Held Dec. 9 in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, the session offered a diverse group of 180 weanlings, yearlings, broodmares and stallions, with sale topper Sly Playgirl selling for a cool $800,000.
The Preferred Breeders Sale Session II, held in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 8, listed 179 weanlings, yearlings and broodmares in the sale catalog. By the end of the sale, two half-siblings brought the highest bids, with Hip No. 4014, Desires Smart Lena leading the way at $93,000.
With nearly 180 head of mixed stock making trips through the sale pen during Session I of the Western Bloodstock Preferred Breeders Sale at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, the variety of horses filled the stands with prospective buyers.
All of the 50 horses cataloged in the Select Yearling Sale and Gala came from proven maternal families, resulting in pages full of black type. The quality of the stock that walked through the Round-Up Inn at the Will Rogers Memorial Center on the evening of Dec. 6 matched the printed pedigrees, offering discerning buyers an elite set of young prospects on which to bid. And bid they did. By the end of the night, prices exceeded six figures on several occasions and peaked at $200,000 with Hip No. 10, Smooth Walkin Style.
Session II of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale wrapped up in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and the hammer fell at an impressive $375,000 for Hip No. 2041, Summer Shandy.
The final week of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is underway, and Session I of NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale took place on Dec. 5 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hip No. 1024, Metallic Quintan 014, brought a final bid of $100,000, making her the highest seller.
With her full sister set to compete in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open finals just a few hours later, I Love Ya entered the sale ring at the NRHA Markel Insurance Select Yearling Sale on Dec. 3. The bidding was fast and furious, and minutes later, the bay filly walked out as the hammer fell at $100,000.
Triangle Horse Sales recently completed a successful series of back-to-back sales during the month of October. The fall sale line up consisted of three sales spanning two states, and tallied sales on a remarkable 1,048 head of horses, which sold for strong averages.
Palomino horses were in high demand at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale on Dec. 2 in Oklahoma City. Several of the highest sellers displayed the golden color, including Shine Dot Shine, who topped the sale at $100,000.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales started off strong on Dec. 1 in Oklahoma City when the first two horses through the ring each sold for $31,000. A total of 100 horses were cataloged in the Marketplace Sale, and when the first session was over, Mobbed In Manhattan and Im Miffen You shared the spotlight as the highest sellers.