Twenty-one sons and daughters of 2008 NCHA Futurity Champion Metallic Cat will go to the herd Thursday, November 19, in the first day of Open competition at the 2015 NCHA Futurity. Ninety-nine horses will show in seven sets on Thursday.

Other well represented sires on the first day include Smooth As Cat with 12, Dual Rey with 10, High Brow Cat with 8 and One Time Pepto with 6.

Sweet Little CD, the dam of 2006 NCHA Futurity Champion High Brow CD, will be represented by two three-quarter siblings to that horse, Smooth Lil CD 012 and Metallic Cat CD 012, in the first and second sets, respectively.

NCHA Derby Champion Nu I Wood, the dam of earners of more than $950,000, including Special Nu Baby, will be represented by Special Nu Metallica, a Metallic Cat mare owned by Jamie Hill and ridden by Matt Gaines in the sixth set. Gaines has ridden Special Nu Baby to the lead in the 2015 NCHA World standings, earning a record-breaking $123,034 during the regular point year, pending the results of the Mercuria NCHA World Finals.

Other high-powered dams with offspring in Thursday’s go-round include:

  • Million-dollar producer One Time Soon with Heavy Metal Time (by Metallic Cat) in the second set under Beau Galyean
  • Ms Peppy Doc, a $497,000 producer and dam of two-time World Champion Ms Peppy Cat, with Bacardi Time (One Time Pepto) in the third set
  • Playboys Mom, an $868,000 producer with RR Once A Playboy (One Time Pepto) in the seventh set
  • Horse of the Year and $717,000 producer Little Pepto Gal with Lil Pepto Valentine (Dual Rey) in the fifth set
  • Stylish Bet, who marked 224.5 for second high score in the rich Western Bloodstock Showdown in Cowtown go-round, with Salsa Style (Smooth As A Cat), ridden by Lindy Burch for Oxbow Ranch in the seventh set
  • NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion and $400,000 producer Twice As Reycy with Under The Reydar (Halreycious) in the fourth set
  • $784,000 producer Playgiarism with Not Too Shiny RG (Metallic Cat) in the third set