Three Ways to Celebrate $20 Million Sire Metallic Cat
Big cutting action, the world’s best cutting competitors, plus a bright-light celebration of the performance horse industry’s hottest sire. It’s all part of this year’s Metallic Cat/National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular, happening in Fort Worth, Texas, July 15 through August 5.
Join the celebration for Metallic Cat’s milestone as a $20 million sire and inclusion in the cutting’s elite Top-10 list of all-time leading sires. Metallic Cat’s stats are remarkable. He has 720 earners that hold 2,350 event Championships and 1,852 Reserve Championships in 14 disciplines, ranging from cutting to roping and even barrel racing.
Just like he sizzled through 2016 and 2017 as the cutting industry’s No. 1 sire, Metallic Cat is on a strong track to top the 2018 show season. In fact. 220 Metallic Cat foals showing across multiple divisions at the Summer Spectacular. At the rate his foals are winning, there’s a good chance that, within a year’s time, Metallic Cat could break into the list of cutting’s Top Five all-time leading sires. Right now, with just five foal crops old enough to show, his offspring roster includes 62 horses with $90,000 in lifetime earnings, 48 horses with more than $100,000 in on their records, and six offspring that have posted $200,000 and better. (Metallic Rebel, $438,266; Meteles Cat, $436,764; Stevie Rey Von, $398,428; Purple Reyn, $364,059; Hashtags, $388,540; and Sannman, $200,039.)
“It’s amazing, what Metallic Cat has accomplished,” said Bobby Patton, owner of Rocking P Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. “We’re grateful to the mare owners who believe in the stallion, and we appreciate all the trainers and riders who continue to invest time and effort into his offspring. On our side, we’re committed to the future of Metallic Cat and the continuation of his legacy.”
In celebration of Metallic Cat’s success and all those who continue to support the stallion’s bloodline, Rocking P Ranch is happy to present three brand new incentives and discounts.
First: For the 2019 breeding season, Metallic Cat’s stud fee is $10,000. As a thank you to those who bred their mares to Metallic Cat in 2018, a repeat booking in 2019 will be discounted $5,000. All paid contracts will guarantee eligibility for the 2019 incentives.
Second: All Rocking P Ranch LLC horses sold at Western Bloodstock sales, starting with the Mid-Year Cutting Sale at the Summer Spectacular, go complete with a breeding to Metallic Cat. This breeding also guarantees eligibility for the 2019 incentives.
Third: The 2019 Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Incentive pays $300,000! Guaranteed! How does this work? The Derby pays two places in the Open, Non-Pro, and Unlimited Amateur divisions (Open – first, $100,000; and second, $40,000) (Non-Pro, first, $20,000; and second, $10,000) (Unlimited Amateur, first, $15,000; and second, $5,000).The Classic Challenge also pays two places in the Open, Non-Pro, and Unlimited Amateur divisions (Open – first, $40,000; and second, $20,000) (Non-Pro, first, $20,000; and second, $10,000) (Unlimited Amateur, first, $15,000; and second, $5,000).
“It’s our way of thanking the industry and building excitement for the future,” Patton said. “Without all the support from so many people who believed in Metallic Cat, this would not have been possible. Now, it’s our turn to make sure there are major-league incentives for the Metallic Cat foals on the ground and the ones yet to arrive.”
With $637,711 in lifetime earnings, Metallic Cat won the 2008 NCHA Futurity with Beau Galyean and then showed for one a few months in the 2009 season. Even with limited showing, Metallic Cat was 2009 NCHA Horse of the Year and was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2016 and 2017, Metallic Cat was NCHA Sire of the Year, thanks to foals that earned $10 million in just those two seasons. Also, for the National Reined Cow Horse Association he was Sire of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
For more information about Metallic Cat and for full incentive details, please visit www.metalliccat.com.