Whether live or remote, bidding was fast-paced and electric at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth during Session II of the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, on Tuesday, December 8. Session I, on Monday, had seen 70 horses sell for an average of $51,299, with an all-time record price of $1,050,000 paid for a cutting horse at public auction.
And Tuesday’s bidders kept pace.
Although the million-dollar range for one horse wasn’t breached, Tuesday saw 78 horses sold for an average of $46,387, including seven of them for $100,000 or more, and two for $200,000 and higher.
Altogether in Session I and II of the 2020 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale a record number of 11 horses sold for $100,000 or more, and the sessions’ combined average of $48,387 was up 30 percent from 2019.
Boon San Bunny, consigned by Alan Chappell, Collinsville, Tex., in training with T.J. Good, was Session II’s high-seller, purchased for $400,000 by Charles Stanford, Verhalen, Tex. The Im Countin Checks daughter is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Boon San Kitty LTE $565,504, the 2004 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and dam of 19 NCHA money earners of $883,211, including Rockin W LTE $329,722, the 2009 NCHA Futurity Open champion.
Ima Rockabilly Rebel, Session II’s second-highest seller and the high-selling colt, was consigned for Buck Creek Quarter Horses, Nemo, Tex., by Hayden Upton, Agent, and sold for $200,000 to Gabe Salmons, Weatherford, Tex. A son of 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Metallic Rebel, Ima Rockabilly Rebel is out of the Dual Rey daughter Flo Dancing With Rey LTE $25,493, the dam of two money earners, Herding Reys LTE $38,454, by Herding Cats, and Reytallic LTE $37,373, by Metallic Cat.
Boon To Be A Star, consigned by Bill Neef, Humble, Tex., was Tuesday’s third-highest seller at $185,000. The Boon Too Suen daughter was purchased by Lach Perks, Rockford, Il., who bred and showed her dam Catrina Starlight LTE $99,456, as well as her second dam, Stella Starlight LTE $292,408, who he showed as the 2000 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.
Catrina Starlight is the dam of 10 NCHA earners of $667,017, including Deluxe Checks LTE $283,156, the 2017 NCHA Open World Champion; her dam, Stella Starlight, has produced 22 NCHA earners of $1,260,226.