The 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales concluded its exceptionally strong six-day schedule of sales on Saturday, Dec. 14, when the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale saw an average of $29,750, the highest since 2007, as well as completed sales of 88%.
Overall the 2019 NCHA Futurity Sales averaged $24,923, an increase of 11% over 2018 sales, with 20 head selling for $100,000 or more.
On Saturday, The Dark Alley LTE $164,654, consigned by Wes and Kristen Galyean, was the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale’s high seller at $200,000. The 4-year-old Spots Hot daughter, in training with Wes Galyean, had placed fifth in the 2018 NCHA Open Futurity with Wes Galyean and third in the 2019 NCHA Non-Pro Super Stakes under Kristen Galyean. She was purchased by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., which owns leading sire Metallic Cat, as well as Spots Hot.
Driven Miss Sallie LTE $52,536, consigned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp and shown by Phil Rapp in the 2018 NCHA Futurity, was purchased for $150,000 on Saturday by Gale Force Quarter Horses, Conway, S.C. , and sold with a 2020 paid breeding to Don’t Stopp Believin. The 4-year-old Hydrive Cat daughter, a half-sister to 5-year-old Carmylantalized LTE $45,030, is out of Mylanta Lano LTE $91,947, by Mylanta Leo.
Five-year-old Metallic Royal Mate LTE $66,413, consigned by Nail Ranch, was the high-selling stallion at $82,000. The Metallic Cat son, the 2019 West Texas Open Limited Champion under Rodrigo Taboga, sold to Missy Etheridge, Canton, Miss., in training with Beau Galyean.