By Corsi Martin
Perhaps one of the most pivotal transactions in equine discipline history has recently taken place in north Texas. “Metallic Cat,” 2016 NCHA Sire of the Year, lifetime earner of approximately $637,700, and his offspring bringing around $15.8 million, has found a new home with Robert (Bobby) Patton, Jr. of Aledo, Texas.
Alvin and Becky Fults at Fults Ranch Ltd. sold Metallic Cat to Bobby Patton on Sept. 20, 2017, for an undisclosed amount. Patton, now owner of sires “Spots Hot” and “Boon San,” is thrilled about the transaction and looks forward to working with Jeremy Barwick of Brazos Valley Stallion Station to continue pursuing a solid breeding operation.
“I didn’t wake up and plan to own Metallic Cat,” says Patton. “It was just an opportunity that I feel fortunate to take advantage of. I am excited to breed to Metallic Cat and Spots Hot.”
Expressing his enthusiasm in becoming the new owner of one of NCHA’s top stallions, Patton says he is motivated to work with Jeremy Barwick and his own trainers for sound advice on breeding and expanding.
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