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Rachel Patton, right, and her father, Bobby Patton, left, competed in their first major cutting at the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular. It was the first cutting ever for Bobby, who owns Metallic Cat, and only the second for Rachel. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

Patton Family Scores Win in Show Pen Debut

The Patton family has been heavily involved with cutting since businessman Bobby Patton jumped into the business with a splash five years ago. But, for all that involvement – including buying leading sire Metallic Cat -- no one from the family had ever ridden to the herd in a show. Until now.

Select Yearling Sale & Gala Goes out With a Bang

After five years of successful, classy events, the Western Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale & Gala has come to an end. In its final year, the highest percentage of completed sales (88 percent) and the $57,714 average were evidence of the quality horseflesh that walked through the ring. When Hip No. 35, Nu Metallic Lace, entered […]
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New NCHA Title Sponsor: Bobby Patton Jr. of Rocking P Ranch

Bobby Patton Jr., of the Rocking P Ranch, the new owner of elite stallion Metallic Cat, is now in a three-year marketing partnership with The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) for 2017-2020. The partnership includes the title position for one of the NCHA’s premier Triple Crown events, the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular, held at the […]
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Leading Sire Metallic Cat Sells

Equi-Stat Elite $14 Million Sire Metallic Cat has sold to Robert “Bobby” Patton Jr., of Rocking P Ranch. The stallion changed hands Wednesday, Sept. 20, for an undisclosed price.