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, were red hot all the way through Saturday, October 24, the last day of the sales.
On Saturday, Session II of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale saw 93% of the horses offered sold for an overall average of $18,633 – a 21% increase over 2019 – and with a two-day total of 16 selling horses for $50,000 and up.
Saturday’s offering, Session II of the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, included Stevey Nix, the high-selling yearling filly and overall high-seller at $110,000. Consigned by Gardiner Quarter Horses and purchased by Ty Smith, Edmund, Okla., Stevey Nix is a daughter of 2015 NCHA Futurity champion Stevie Rey Von and out of Soula Jule Forever LTE $34,751, a 2020 AQHA Top 10 Dam of Money Earners and an All-Time Dam of RCH Money Earners, including Bet Hes Black LTE $142,703, the 2017 NRCHA Open Futurity Champion.
Session II’s high-selling yearling colt, Breakn Bad at $85,000, was consigned by Chappell-White Partnership, and purchased by Russel and Tiann, Washoe Valley, Nev. Sired by 2010 NCHA Futurity champion One Time Royalty, Breakn Bad is out of NRCHA Open Futurity and Derby finalist Camilla The Cat LTE $93,461, by WR This Cats Smart.
Three of Saturday’s yearlings sold for $60,000 or more, including Whisker E Meyers, who brought $66,000 from Brad Spann, Paris, Tex. Consigned by Chappell-White Partnership, Whisker E Meyers is a son of NCHA Open Horse of the Year and leading sire Metallic Cat, out Abbey Roan LTE $42,292, by One Time Pepto.
Yearling colt Blind Sided, sired by Blinded By Guns and consigned by Wagonhound Land & Cattle LLC, sold for $65,000 to Barbara Deering/Cross Roads Logistics, LLC, Camanche, Iowa, while the yearling filly This Shiney Diamond, also consigned by Wagonhound, brought $60,000 from Susan Seward, Las Vegas, Nev. Sired by WR This Cats Smart, This Shiney Diamond is out of the Shining Spark daughter Shiners Diamond Lady, and is a full sister to NRCHA Futurity Open finalist Shiners Diamond Cat LTE $142,706.