The season’s first cold front blew through Fort Worth on Friday, October 23, but the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales at Will Rogers Equestrian Center was red hot.
The day’s offering included the Performance Horse Sale, the Select 2-Year-Old Sale, and Session I of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale and averaged $17,660 overall. The Yearling and Broodmare Session realized 94% completed sales, while all (100%) of the Performance Horses sold, and the Select 2-Year-Olds averaged $24,082 with 87% sold.
ARC Cat N The Mist, with an embryo by Hickory Holly Time, was the high-selling Performance Horse at $50,000. The 7-year-old NCHA earner of $37,907 was consigned by Amy Jones and purchased by Barbara Deering/Cross Roads Logistics, LLC, Camanche, Iowa. Sired by Dual Rey, cutting’s #2 All-Time Leading Sire, ARC Cat N The Mist is a half-sister to earners of over $860,000 and sold in training with Michael Cooper.
CR Tuff Diggin Louie, consigned by Center Ranch and purchased by Melissa Fischer, Sioux Falls, SD, was the high-selling Select 2-Year-Old at $88,500. In training with Boyd Rice, the Woody Be Tuff son is a full brother to NCHA Futurity finalists CR Tuff Digs Lucinda LTE $71,133 and CR Tuff Diggin Cat LTE $39,969.
CR Swiss Be Tuff, by Woody Be Tuff, brought $75,000, the second-highest price of for a 2-year-old. A half-brother to Dual Cat Pepto LTE $149,633, in training with his consignor, J.D. Garrett, CR Swiss Be Tuff sold to Susan Steward, Las Vegas, Nev.
Consigned by Fazenda Barrinha Corporation and purchased by Bob Day, agent, Buffalo, Wyo., Arosesuchaclatter LTE $324,707 was the day’s high seller at $91,000. The 16-year-old Smooth As A Cat daughter has produced the earners of over $200,000 and sold with a foal in utero by Hickory Holly Time.