NCHA Super Stakes Sale – April 19, 2014
Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2014 NCHA Super Stakes Sale Average Up 14 Percent
The annual 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock LTD., on April 19, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, saw a substantial increase in average price, while remaining consistent with 2013 in percentage sold.
This year’s average of $10,520 was 14 percent higher than the 2013 average of $9,234, with 73 percent actual sales from 83 head, compared to 72 percent sold in 2013. High-sellers this year averaged $21,650 for the Top 10, and $17,240 for the Top 20, which number included 34 percent of the horses sold.
Lulu Snow, consigned by Russ and Janet Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., brought $32,000 from Kobie and Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex. The 4-year-old daughter of CD Royal sold just hours before she placed eighth in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals under the Westfalls’ son Brandon, 13.
Hiasacat, in training with Clint Allen and a 2013 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finalist, sold for $28,000 to Ryan Smith, Rockwall, Tex. The gelded son of WR This Cat Smarts was consigned by Kelle Earnheart.
Seven-year-old stallion Spookystimetoshine, by One Time Pepto, was the high-selling stallion at $26,000. The NCHA money earner of $88,470 was consigned by Darol Rodrock and purchased by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Tex.
Metallic Cash Cat, by Metallic Cat and the second-highest selling gelding, at $25,000, was consigned by Paula and Kobie Wood and purchased by Nick Meagher, Antonio, Colo. The earner of $31,073 and half-brother to NCHA Non-Pro Derby champion Chita Cash, Metallic Cash Cat is in training with Kobie Wood.
The high-selling broodmare was 8-year-old ARC Specialena, who sold with a Dual Rey colt at side for $24,000. The Smart Little Lena daughter was consigned by Gary and Karon Praytor and purchased by Shane D. Plummer, Fort Worth, Tex.