Metallic Cat jumped to the top of the 2014 NCHA Futurity sire list when his 3-year-old offspring posted total earnings of $660,690. He led other sires High Brow Cat, Dual Rey and Smooth As A Cat, which came in second, third and fourth, respectively.
The handsome 10-year-old red roan stallion, champion of the 2008 NCHA Open Futurity, had 45 money earners out of 80 offspring entered in the annual Fort Worth event, giving him an average of $14,682. Metallic Cat also led the list of most offspring entered in the 2014 NCHA Futurity. Although this was the first time he has led all Futurity sires, from the way he has rocketed to the top with just two Futurity foal crops, it won’t be his last.
Owned by Alvin and Becky Fults of Amarillo, Texas, and trained and shown by Beau Galyean , Metallic Cat is the second highest money earning stallion – with $637,771 – in the history of the NCHA. Entered in 12 events during his show career, he made the finals all 12 times and never lost a cow. He was retired to stud at the end of his 4-year-old year.
In 2014, Metallic Cat offspring earnings took a dramatic leap forward. In June, he became a million dollar sire. Astonishingly, six months later in December, he passed the two million dollar sire mark. Both were NCHA records for the shortest time to reach one million and then two million in offspring earnings. Throw in his Futurity totals, and he sits at just over $2.6 million in offspring earnings.
Metallic Cat set another record at the NCHA Futurity. One of his 2-year-olds, Eight Mile, an eye-catching chestnut colt, sold for $400,000, while another, Moses Man, a sorrel colt, was third highest seller for 2-year-olds at $210,000.
Metallic Cat is sired by High Brow Cat and out of Chers Shadow by Peptoboonsmal. He was 2009 NCHA Horse of the Year and is in the NHCA Hall of Fame.