Mid-Year Cutting Sale
Bidding and buying were strong at the Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale
Cutters welcomed Western Bloodstock’s new addition to “bidness” during the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular and Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale. The sale drew bids and bidders from as far away as Hawaii, both on-site at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, and remotely through Western Bloodstock’s new online bidding feature.
The Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale, held on July 25, saw a 17% increase in average price over the 2019 Mid-Year Sale, in addition to a sales volume of 88%. It also registered the second-highest average for a summer sale in the history of Western Bloodstock.
Badaboomsmall, a 3-year-old filly sired by Metallic Cat and in training with Wesley Galyean, was the sale topper at $95,000. Consigned by Wesley & Kristen Galyean, Badaboomsmall , out of the Dual Rey daughter Reyboomsmall LTE $92,972, a full sister to Im Reydioactive LTE $172,041 was purchased by Clay & Kelsey Weeks Johnson Cutting Horses & Curtis & Brenda Weeks, Cotulla, Tex.
High-selling show horses included 5-year-old Dual Smart Zahir, an NCHA earner of $23,460, in training with Lloyd Cox. The Dual Smart Rey daughter sold for $51,000 to Susan Hanselman, Piedmont, Okla., was consigned by Rocking L Cutting Horses, LLC.
Miss Sweet CD, the earner of $18,620, brought $45,000 from SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex. The 4-year-old High Brow CD daughter, whose dam is a half-sister to All-time leading sire High Brow Cat, was consigned by Lloyd and Christina Cox and is in training with Lloyd Cox.
Five-year-old Hammer Hughes LTE $46,994, by Thomas E Hughes, was the high-selling gelding at $40,000. Trained by Austin Shepard and consigned by Joel M. Colgrove, Sr., he was purchased by Andy Wilson, Buffalo, Wyo.
Two colts topped the sale yearlings at $40,000. Square Deal was consigned by Jerry Durant and purchased by Mike Magness, Brookshire, Tex. Sired by Reyzin The Cash, Square Deal is three-quarter brother to Dual Prime Time LTE $126,772, out of Prime Time Kat LTE $145,165, a three-quarter sister to Arosesuchaclatter LTE $324,707.
Call To Arms, consigned by Hill Ranches, sold for $40,000 to Jennifer Moore, Birch Tree, Mo. The Reyzin The Cash son is out of the Docs Stylish Oak daughter Scooters Stylish Oak LTE $132,333, dam of the earners of nearly $600,000. Nineteen-year-old Scooters Stylish Oak was also consigned by Hill Ranches., and sold with a filly at side and an embryo, by Rollz Royce, to William Nix III, Blackville, SC., for $45,000.
Ruidoso, consigned by Lary Knowlton and in-training with Turner West, was the high-selling two-year at $32,000. Sired by Metallic Cat, and a half-brother to GC Counting On Kitty, LTE $213,533, out of a half-sister to Cats Full Measure LTE $241,969, he was purchased by Butch Johnson, Perrin, Tex.
Visit westernbloodstock.net for full sale results and for information about the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, October 22, 23 and 24, during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity at Will Rogers Equestrian Sale, in Fort Worth.
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