It began on Day One of the 2020 NCHA Futurity Sales, when Wood She B Magic sold in Session I of the 2-Year-Old Sale for an all-time record price of $1,050,000. By the next day, when Session II had ended, a record number of 11 horses had been sold for $100,000 or more, and the combined average of $48,387 from Sessions I and II was up 30 percent from 2019 sales.
Every day of the 2020 NCHA Futurity Sales has realized strong increases in sales prices and percentage of completed sales, and Session II of the Preferred Breeders Sale on Friday, December 11, was no exception, with 90% of the 132 horses offered selling for an average of $24,383.
Friday’s high-seller at $78,000 was Redd Dog, a red roan yearling colt by Metallic Cat. Consigned by his breeder, Coyote Rock Ranch LLC, Terrebonne, Ore., and purchased by Charles Burger, Chatsworth, Ga., Redd Dog is a full brother to Metallics MVP LTE $161,293, out of My Lizzy Babe LTE $174,635, by Lizzys Gotta Player. My Lizzy Babe is a full sister to Moms Stylish Player LTE $430,304, among 11 money earners of $1,354,262 out of Moms Stylish Babe, by Docs Stylish Oak.
Redd Dog was one of five horses sold for over $70,000 on Friday, including Double Trebel, a yearling Metallic Rebel daughter consigned by Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., Graham, Tex., and purchased for $77,000, by Marcos Chocron, Doral, Fla. Bred by Waco Bend Ranch, Double Trebel is out of NCHA Horse of the Year Dont Look Twice LTE $843,096, dam of 8 earners over $710,585, including Dont Stopp Believin LTE $463,962.
Double Trebel’s half-brother Hott Bunz, a yearling Hottish-sired colt bred and consigned by Waco Bend Ranch, sold for $115,000 in Thursday’s Session I of the Preferred Breeders Sale.
Phreakshow, a gray yearling colt sired by Stevie Rey Von, also sold for $77,000. Consigned by his breeder Cinder Lakes Ranch, Valley View, Tex., and purchased by Colette Lesh, Stillwater, Okla., Phreakshow is out of the Playgun daughter Playin Tag LTE $235,819, dam of 6 money earners, including Dual Rey Tag LTE $56,706, the dam of NCHA Open World Champion Hashtags LTE $485,293.
The Hashtags-sired yearling colt Tag U It, bred and consigned by Kade and Emily Smith, Mineral Springs, Tex., sold for $77,000 to Bob Wunsch, Austin, Tex. Tag U It is out of Hay U LTE $200,246, by Third Cutting, a half-sister to the Hottish son and 2017 NCHA Futurity Open champion Dual Reyish LTE $440,028.