The 2017 NCHA Futurity Select Yearling Sale, on Wednesday, December 6, completed sales on 88% of its offering, an all-time record for the sale, where 42 head sold for $2,424,000 and an average of $57,714.
Nu Metallic Lace, consigned by Eddie Longley, topped the sale at $250,000. The bay roan filly, sired by Metallic Cat, was purchased by Circle Y Ranch, Millsap, Tex., home of Im Countin Checks, the sire of 2017 NCHA Open World Champion Deluxe Checks. Out of Nu I Wood LTE $427,152, an NCHA all-time leading producer, Nu Metallic Lace is a half-sister to NCHA Open World Champion Special Nu Baby $LTE $481,197 and a three-quarter sister to Special Nu Kitty LTE $301,268.
Metallic Mystified, by Metallic Cat, was the second-highest seller of the sale. Consigned by Fults Ranch, the bay colt brought $200,000 from Rocking P Ranch, owner of 2017 leading sire Metallic Cat. Out of Sweet Abra LTE $120,151, an NCHA all-time leading producer, Metallic Mystified is a full brother to Metallic Rebel LTE $404,910, 2017 NCHA Horse of the Year and 2017 World Champion Stallion.
Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Texas, also purchased One Time Pepto daughter Foxing Awesum for $150,000 from Waco Bend Ranch. The red roan filly is out of Dont Look Twice LTE $843,096, NCHA’s all-time leading female money earner. Her second dam is Tapt Twice LTE $285,226, a Top 10 NCHA all-time producer of the earners of $1,459,206.
Lou Rey, by Dual Rey, also went to Rocking P Ranch for $100,000. The Oxbow Ranch-consigned filly is out of Louellas Cat LTE $305,305, a full sister to Cattalou LTE $286,647 and half-sister to Movin Downtown LTE $346,715.
Shameless, a Dual Smart Rey daughter out of Miss Pepto LTE $100,727, by Peptoboonsmal, sold for $110,000 to John Thomas, Alberta, Canada. The red roan filly was consigned by Crown Ranch, Weatherford, Tex.
The 2017 NCHA Futurity Sales continue through Sunday, December 10. For the online catalog and daily results: www.westernbloodstock.com