Rose Valley Ranch Sale
Resounding success for Rose Valley Ranch Reduction Sale
A strong market for proven cutting horse pedigrees was reinforced at the Rose Valley Ranch Reduction Sale on September 25, when 63 sold for $2,693,700, with an average of $42,757.
Special Nu Kitty, Hip #1, launched the sale with a winning bid of $285,000 from Julie Wrigley. The 16-year-old High Brow Cat daughter, with life time earnings of $301,268 and produce earnings of $573,215, sold with an embryo conceived by Rollz Royce.
Cattys Hope LTE $281,030 was the sale’s high-seller at $625,000. The 7-year-old Catty Hawk daughter was purchased by Rocking P Ranch LLC, Fort Worth, Tex., who also claimed 13-year-old Sly Playgirl LTE $343,467, the sale’s second-highest seller, for $500,000. The producer of the earners of $303,940. Sly Playgirl, by That Sly Cat, sold with an embryo by Metallic Cat. Rocking P Ranch also acquired the 11-year-old Dual Rey daughter Wicked Wanda Rey, along with her embryo by Metallic Cat, for $150,000. Wicked Wanda Rey is the dam of the Metallic Cat daughter Wicked Little Cat LTE $70,196.
Three-year-old Gimme A Lyft, in training with Michael Cooper, brought $60,000 from Tom DeRegt/Carmel Cutting Horses, Carmel Valley, Calif. The Metallic Cat daughter, out of Bet On Houston LTE $44,972, is a half or three-quarter sister to the earners of $971,115, including Bet On A Cat LTE $428,995.
High selling yearlings included the Hottish stallion Im In Hott Water, at $57,000 to Ty Smith, Edmund, Okla. A half-brother to Suen You Will See LTE $191,141, by Boon Too Suen, Im In Hott Water is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Cat O Connor LTE $70,071, who also sold with an embryo by Hottish, to Ty Smith for $57,000.
Slytly Sophisticated, a yearling filly by High Brow Cat out of Sly Playgirl, sold for $47,000 to Victoria Johnson, Houston, Tex., while Reyd Me My Rights, a yearling stallion by Stevie Rey Von out of Sly Playgirl, brought $42,000 from Lisa Kruse, Dallas, Tex.
A complete list of results from the sale is available on the Western Bloodstock website, as well as listings for the upcoming NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, October 23 and 24, and the NCHA Futurity Sales, December 7 through 12.
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