The 2013 NCHA Futurity Sales averaged $21,323, just $47.00 shy of the all-time record of $21,370 set in 2006. Net sales for the 618 lots that sold was $13,177,650; 82 percent of the 811 lots offered were sold.
"It was a fantastic sale," said Milt Bradford, a Western Bloodstock founding partner. "Prices stayed steady all week, completed sales were great, and the Select Yearling Sale and Gala was a bigger success than anyone expected for its first year."
For over three decades, Floyd and Maryann Moore have raised and showed horses descended from the famous Paint cutting mare Delta to become leading breeders of Paint Horse performers. "If I was sixty, it wouldn't be happening," said Floyd. "But I'll be eighty on my next birthday and I decided it was my time to pull up a bit and smell the roses."
Buyers came from as far as Italy to take advantage of the dispersal.
Doc Dual Pepto (AQHA), a 3/4 brother to Dual Pep, an all-time leading cutting horse sire, topped the sale at $10,500. The 15-year-old stallion was purchased by Julie Magness, Brookshire, Tex. Magness also paid $10,000 for A Catty Delta, an 11-year-old tobiano stallion by cutting's all-time leading sire High Brow Cat and out of APHA reserve world champion Delta Blue, as well as $10,000 for Smart Delta, a 9-year-old tobiano stallion by legendary cutting sire Smart Little Lena and out of Alazulenas Flyer, an APHA world champion cutting horse and open finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes.