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Xeroxx, a sorrel filly by Copy Cat, will be the first offspring of the clone of High Brow Cat to compete at the NCHA Futurity. • Photo courtesy of Jennifer Foland

Daughter of High Brow Cat Clone, Copy Cat, Prepares for NCHA Futurity

A stallion's first foal crop to compete at the futurities is exhilarating. Things become even more interesting when that freshman sire is Copy Cat, a clone of the great High Brow Cat.
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Top 15: NCHA Futurity All-Time Leaders

The NCHA Futurity is the biggest event in the sport of cutting. It's a place where legends are made, and the NCHA Futurity all-time leaders represent the best in the industry.
Mares and foals

Simply Selection Part 2: The Cost of Genetic Diagnosis

For breeders who are focused on producing competitive horses, the initial cost to perform genetic diagnosis may seem high, but it is far outweighed by the expense that accompanies caring for a mare who carries a foal affected by a debilitating disease to term.

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
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Bet Hesa Cat Climbs into Elite Air as NRCHA Million Dollar Sire

Amid the COVID-19 national emergency was this piece of news announced by the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA). Stallion Bet Hesa Cat is the organization’s newest Million Dollar Sire. The 2006 red roan stallion, who is owned by the Bet Hesa Cat Syndicate and stands at the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, has sired […]
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Olena Dually, a Cutting Ironman, Dies at 29

Over the course of his 29 years, Olena Dually had a fully merited reputation as one of cutting’s most durable ironmen, competing every year between 1994 and 2006, and back again for a very brief break from retirement in 2012. To his credit, in addition to an Equi-Stat record of just more than $302,000, are three appearances […]