The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) announced Metallic Cat as the association’s first Five Million Dollar sire.
Following the conclusion of the Teton Ridge Stallion Stakes, Metallic Cat’s offspring had earned more than $5,064,486, making him the first sire to cross the $5 million threshold in NRCHA.
Owned by Bobby Patton’s Rocking P Ranch, the 2005 stallion by High Brow Cat and out of Chers Shadow (by Peptoboonsmal) became the NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire back in September of 2021 when he surpassed Shining Spark, who held the record for the past 17 years.
“It says as much about NRCHA as it does about Metallic Cat that this milestone has been crossed for the first time in the association’s history,” said Bobby Patton. “We’re proud of this accomplishment and this partnership. Metallic Cat and NRCHA make a good team.”
Metallic Cat became an NRCHA Million Dollar Sire in 2018 and surpassed the Two Million Dollar mark less than a year later. By 2020, he had passed the Three Million Dollar mark before becoming a Four Million Dollar sire in the fall of 2021. In just over the last five months, Metallic Cat’s offspring have earned an excess of $814,000 in the reined cow horse.
“The success of NRCHA and our events depends so heavily on great partners and great horses, and Metallic Cat has played a role in both of those for the cow horse,” said Anna Morrison. “We couldn’t be happier for Bobby Patton and all of the Metallic Cat connections for continuing to make history with NRCHA.”
With over 380 money-earning offspring in the NRCHA, Metallic Cat has become a household name in both the reined cow horse and the Western performance industries. His top performers, Call Me Mitch, Metallic Train, Cats Picasso, Ricato Suave, Hazardous Material, and Moonshineandtwoadvil, each have earned over $100,000 in the NRCHA.
More information regarding the NRCHA Million Dollar Sire can be found online at nrcha.com/nrcha-million-dollar-sires.
About the National Reined Cow Horse Association
Based in Pilot Point, Texas, the National Reined Cow Horse Association was formed in 1949 in California, with the goal of preserving and educating the public about the rich history of this traditional horsemanship. The NRCHA is responsible for promoting the sport and ensuring high standards of competition and continuing to work to keep the Vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. The NRCHA also supports numerous affiliate clubs across the United States, Europe and abroad. These groups serve as the association’s backbone, holding many NRCHA-sanctioned competitions and events each year. For more information on these events and reined cow horse, visit nrcha.com.
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