On Wednesday morning, December 9, the third of six days of 2020 NCHA Futurity Sales, the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale sold 88% of its total offering for an average of $33,957, showing a 13% increase over the 2019 Cutting Horse Session.
The morning’s top price of $78,000, paid by Mike Rutherford Jr., Houston, Tex., was for the High Brow Cat gelding Mr Stormy Cat LTE $84,610, in training with Tatum Rice and consigned by Milner Enterprises, LLC. Seven-year-old Mr Stormy Cat, bred by GCH Land & Cattle, was “The Non-Pro” 2017 Open champion under his original trainer, Chris Bates. His dam, Miss Peppy Dual, by Dual Pep, is from the female line of Copaspepto LTE $480,433 and Stylish Martini LTE $480,433.
Six of Wednesday morning’s sale lots brought $60,000 or more, including the show horses Ristos Fair Cat and Take It Eazee, who each sold for $66,000.
The 5-year-old High Brow Cat gelding Ristos Fair Cat LTE $77,113, consigned by SMF Cutting Horses, LLC, in training with Grant Setnicka, sold to Billy Kidd, Saint Cloud, Fla. Six-year-old gelding Take It Eazee LTE $112,773, by Smooth As A Cat, was consigned by Jim Vangilder and sold in training with Matt Gaines to Randy Mesalam, Versailles, Ky.
At $65,000, Kit Kat Crazy, by Kit Kat Sugar, was the morning’s high-selling 3-year-old. In training with Beau Galyean, Kit Kat Crazy, whose dam Kitty Can Dual LTE $124,535, by Dual Rey, is a full sister to 2011 NCHA Derby Non-Pro champion Cancan Reyvolution LTE $180,222, was consigned by Ellen Carter and purchased by Sarah Sherman, Yelma, Wash.
The NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale session on Wednesday was followed by The Evening Session for Yearlings and Broodmares.