Contact:  Amy Vorhes  817-244-6188 ext. 113

November 6, 2001


Western Bloodstock Futurity Sales

Eight sales offer cutting horses of all ages and breeding

(Fort Worth, TX) — The Western Bloodstock horse sale company began its partnership with the National Cutting Horse Association at last year's World Championship Futurity with blazing success.

During their Preferred Breeders Sale Broodmare & Stallion Session, Dan and Sallee Craine's 12-year-old Peppy San Badger mare, Little Tenina, was sold to Esperanza Ranch for a record-breaking $695,000. Little Tenina was in foal to the legendary sire, Smart Little Lena, and the transaction smashed the previous record of $550,000 for Docs Stylish Oak during the 1997 Primetime Futurity Sale.

Eight days of cutting horse sales hosted by Western Bloodstock during the 2001 NCHA World Championship Futurity will start on Saturday, December 8 and continue through Sunday, December 16. Sale locations will alternate between John Justin Arena and W.R. Watt Arena in the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit for more details.

The sale schedule is as follows:

December 8 2-Year-Old In-Training Session

December 9 - 11 Select Sales

December 12 - 13 Preferred Breeders Sale

December 14 & 16 Primetime Sales

Of the 930 head of top-quality cutting horses consigned to the Western Bloodstock sales during the 2000 NCHA Futurity, 82% of the sales were completed with an average sale price of $15,300.

Every prospect selling in the 2-Year-Old In-Training Session on December 8 will be nominated to the 2002 NCHA Futurity and will be screened for the NCHA Futurity Select Sale. The screening will be held November 23 and 24 at John Justin Arena in the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The public is welcome to attend the screening.

The 2001 NCHA World Championship Futurity begins November 27 with the first go-round of the Open division at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. The show and its accompanying activities will run for 20 days, culminating on December 16 with the Open Futurity Finals. Non-Pro and Amateur competitors will also make their way through qualifying rounds. In addition to world-class cutting, the NCHA also hosts the Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza trade and gift show, nine cutting horse sales, a Cowboy Santa, and a celebrity cutting.

For more information about the NCHA World Championship Futurity, please call the NCHA office at 817-244-6188 or visit