Metallic Cat Incentive Awards $295,000 during Summer Spectacular

Sons and daughters of the stallion Metallic Cat earned nearly $300,000 in extra incentives during the recent National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular.

Funded by Metallic Cat’s owner, Rocking P Ranch, the incentive paid money to the two highest-placing eligible sons and daughters of Metallic Cat in the Open, Non-Pro and Amateur classes. If horses tied, they split the incentive money for that slot.

Although $300,000 in incentive money was up for grabs, one slot in the 5/6-Year-Old Amateur was not paid because there was only one eligible horse in that class at the show, which concluded on Wednesday, July 29, in Fort Worth, Texas. 

$35 Million Sire

The incentives were paid out around the same time that Metallic Cat reached another milestone in his sire career — he became an Equi-Stat Elite $35 Million Sire.

While most of his sons and daughters won money in cutting and reined cow horse — $31.6 million in cutting and $3.1 million in reined cow horse – they also won money in reining, barrel racing, ranch events, roping and more.

Earlier this year, daughter Metallic Cat Rose won the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship with trainer John Swales. The four-event competition includes herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work.

His leading earners are cutters Hashtags ($485,293), Metallic Rebel ($437,965) and Meteles Cat ($437, 016).

As of Friday, July 31, the 15-year-old stallion had an official record of $35,024, 559 — and that did not include money won by his progeny at the recently concluded Summer Spectacular.

That figure, even without the Summer Spectacular earnings, makes Metallic Cat the fourth all-time leading sire in Equi-Stat. That includes all disciplines reported to Equi-Stat. The top three all-time leading sires are: 1) High Brow Cat ($83,992,074); 2) Dual Rey ($46,182,997) and 3) Smart Little Lena ($42,542,458).

Champayne Dreams

The biggest incentive winner of them all was Champayne Dreams, a 4-year-old daughter of Hoo Rey For Dreams (by Dual Rey) who earned $120,000 in Metallic Cat Incentive money by being his top-placing progeny in the 4-Year-Old Open and Non-Pro divisions.

Catillac Reys

In the 5/6-Year-Old ranks, the top-earning Metallic Cat son was Ten/27 Ranch’s Catillac Reys. The 6-year-old son of the mare Tootsie Rey (by Dual Rey) earned the incentive when he and trainer Adan Banuelos earned the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship.

Other Metallic Cat Incentive Winners

Other 2020 incentive winners (money, class): 

  • Broken Haloes – $20,000, 4-Year-Old Open*
  • Buonovino – $20,000, 4-Year-Old Open*
  • What Ifs – $10,000, 4-Year-Old Non-Pro
  • Heavy Metal Faith – $15,000, 4-Year-Old Amateur
  • Mystical Metallic – $5,000, 4-Year-Old Amateur
  • Summer Time Fun – $20,000, 5/6-Year-Old Open
  • Bittersweet – $15,000 – 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro*
  • Metallic Royal Mate – $15,000, 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro*
  • Cat About Houston – $15,000, 5/6-Year-Old Amateur

* denotes horses split incentive due to a tie

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written by Molly Montag
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Will Rogers Wonders! Cody Gann & Hevvy Metal Win Junior Scholarship Cutting

Cody Gann and Hevvy Metal seem to shine extra bright under the lights at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The Alabama rider and his horse won their second major title in about a year at the famed Fort Worth venue when they took the NCHA Foundation Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting Championship on Wednesday, July 15.

The Scholarship Cuttings were held during the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular show in Fort Worth, Texas.

They did it by marking a 223.5 in the final round. The Junior Scholarship Cutting Reserve Championship went to Lily Erwin and Moonstruck Player, who marked a 222.5 in the final round.

“It was fun,” Gann said.

Gann, who recorded his first check in Equi-Stat five years ago, starting winning with Hevvy Metal in 2017. Last year, Cody and Hevvy Metal won the 2019 Youth World Championship and the Youth World Finals Show Championship with a string of great performances at Will Rogers.

Hevvy Metal, aka “Scrap Iron,” is a 2010 gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Dual Nurse (by Dual Pep). He was bred by Cindy Ann Smith, of Capitan, New Mexico.

The horse has earnings of nearly $175,000, according to Equi-Stat.

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Rocking P Ranch Production Sale Headlines Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale

The owner of one of the all-time leading cutting horse sires, Metallic Cat, will offer its first production sale at the Western Bloodstock Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale. The Rocking P Ranch Production Sale, slated for July 24, will be held in conjuction with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular.

The plan is for this sale to be the first of many annual production sales. It will feature several sons and daughters of Rocking P stallions Metallic Cat and Spots Hot, in addition to consignments by other sires.

“We’re just really excited to get this first one under our belt, and for what the future will hold for these production sales,” said Debbie Roberts, representative for Rocking P Ranch owner Bobby Patton.

The sale will feature 45 lots — including yearlings, 2-year-olds, horses in training and broodmares. Consignments include foals out of established producers such as 2012 Abilene Spectacular Derby Open Reserve Champion Cinca De Maya ($494,999 in produce earnings) and 2006 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open Champion Stylish Baby Doll ($595,412 in produce earnings). There also will be consignments out of successful show mares such as $215,177-winner Rey Jay Play ($211,234 in produce earnings).

The sale also will feature lots out of Rocking P’s own string of show mares, including multiple entries out of Breeders Invitational Derby Open Champion Cinca Im Hot. The 2013 daughter of Spots Hot and out of Cinca De Maya (by Dual Rey) has earned more than $265,969 in the cutting pen. According to the catalog, Cinca Im Hot’s oldest foal is a 3-year-old this year.

In addition to being pleased to present the initial sale, Roberts also is excited about the future as Rocking P owner Bobby Patton continues to add established producers and show mares to his broodmare band.

“As we’re building our broodmare band, we’re going to continue to have some really nicely bred horses that will be going through the sale every year,” she said.

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