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Cattys Hope and a string of star mares highlighted the Rose Valley Reduction Sale Friday, Sept. 25, in Weatherford, Texas. The mare, pictured in the NCHA Futurity with Michael Cooper, fetched a $625,000 bid. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

Cattys Hope Tops Rose Valley Reduction Sale at $625,000

Multiple aged event champion Cattys Hope demanded a whopping $625,000 bid to top the Rose Valley Reduction Sale Friday afternoon in Weatherford, Texas.
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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.
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Metallic Cat Continues To Climb Sire Ranks

Metallic Cat became an Equi-Stat Elite $20 Million Sire last year. About seven months later, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion has already hit another major milestone in the breeding shed.

Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open Ends in Co-Championship

The Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open finals were packed with big names and even bigger talent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 6. Horses like 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Second Spot, 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion Hashtags, 2017 Amateur Horse of the Year Two Time Dual and 2016 NCHA Super Stakes […]

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.