2020 PCCHA Amateur champions

October 11th, 2020

Jaco Messenger wins PCCHA Amateur Cutting Stakes

Jaco Messenger and Sneakinarountheboon scored 219.5 points to win the 2020 Amateur Cutting Stakes championship and $9,500 at the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity, on October 10, in Las Vegas. Marcos Chocron-Arocha and Looks Like Foxie scored 219 points for the reserve championship and $7,500.

Jaco Messenger, Woodward, Okla., the NCHA earner of $12,261, also won the PCCHA Amateur Intermediate Stakes and $5,323, as well as the Brazos Bash 4-Year-Old Amateur championship in September, on Sneakinarountheboon.

Owned by Mark Messenger, Woodward, Okla., and bred by Durango Performance Horses, Sneakinarountheboon LTE $18,670, by Once In A Blu Boon, is out of Smooth Sneakin LTE $73,716, by Smooth As A Cat. Winner of the 2012 South Point Non-Pro Derby with Dustin Adams, Smooth Sneakin, has produced three earners of $104,030, including Sneakish LTE $74,380, winner of the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited with Ali Good.

Marcos Chocron-Arocha, Doral, Fla., the NCHA earner of $9,008, won the West Texas Futurity 4-year-old Amateur Limited riding Looks Like Foxie this past August. The pair placed third in the Brazos Bash Amateur Derby this September, as well.

Bred by Glade Knight, Weatherford, Tex., Looks Like Foxie LTE $16,490, by Dual Smart Rey, is out of Foxie Cat LTE $72,034, by That Sly Cat. Foxie Cat was an Open finalist in eight major aged events, including the Cattlemen’s Derby and the Brazos Bash, with John Mitchell.

Ravi Tumber scores 223 for PCCHA win

Ravi Tumber and Steel Betty scored 223 points to win the Amateur 5/6 Classic Challenge championship and $8,500. Corrie Rousey, riding Dual Prime Time, scored 219.5 points to earn the reserve championship and $7,250.

Ravi Tumber, Winters, Calif., the NCHA earner of $44,689, also won both the 2020 and 2019 Pacific Coast Futurity Amateur Intermediate divisions riding Steel Betty LTE $99,336. Earlier this fall, the 6-year-old Metallic Cat daughter also won the 5/6-year-old El Rancho Classic Open and the Utah Classic with Monty Buntin.

Bred by Linda Holmes, Longmont, Colo., Steel Betty is out of out of the Stylish Rey daughter Betty Greyble LTE $50,156, who was a Breeders Invitational Open finalist with Lloyd Cox and a Western States Non Pro champion under Holmes. Betty Greyble has produced three earners of $136,682, including Princess Betty Rey LTE $31,586, by One Time Royalty.

Corrie Rousey, Weatherford, Tex., the NCHA earner of $135,568, won the Augusta Classic Amateur and Amateur Intermediate earlier this year with Dual Prime Time, and has been a 2020 Amateur finalist in the NCHA Classic Challenge, the Brazos Bash and the West Texas Futurity on both Dual Prime Time and Sweet Memoreyz LTE $39,703, by Kit Kat Sugar.

Dual Prime Time LTE $145,064, a 6-year-old gelding by Dual Rey, was bred by Jerry Durant, Weatherford, Tex., out of Prime Time Kat LTE $127,428, who was an Open finalist in the NCHA Derby and NCHA Super Stakes Classic with Clint Allen. Prime Time Kat has produced five earners of $269,228, including Sweet Lil Prime Time LTE $92,342, by Sweet Lil Pepto.

Sherry Stryker claims PCCHA Amateur Futurity

Sherry Stryker, riding Kit Kat Kangaroo, scored 218 points to win $5,000 and the Futurity Amateur championship. Stephen Terrell, showing Shades Of Metal, scored 217 points for the reserve championship and $4,000.

The NCHA earner of $22,178, Sherry Stryker, Loomis, Calif., also won the 2020 PCCHA Amateur Limited on Kit Kat Kangaroo, and placed third  in the 2019 PCCHA Amateur Limited Classic Challenge aboard SDP Gene Marker LTE $32,721, by Hydrive Cat.

Kit Kat Kangaroo LTE $27,546, by Kit Kat Sugar, was bred by Mel Turner, Millsap, Tex., out of the Smart Lena Boon daughter My Other Toys A Car LTE $116,300, dam of nine earners of $320,454, including the Metallic Cat geldings Crispy Kreme LTE $133,536 and Cheap Son Glasses LTE $67,831.

Kit Kat Kangaroo won the Cascades Open Futurity and was a PCCHA Futurity Open finalist under Monty Buntin.

Stephen Terrell, Phoenix, Ariz., the NCHA earner of $82,453, also won the 2020 Amateur Intermediate division, and was Amateur reserve champion of the 2017 PCCHA Derby Classic Challenge riding Wild Little Hughes LTE $29,225, by Thomas E Hughes.

Shades Of Metal LTE $9,449, sired by Metallic Cat and owned by KKR Revocable Trust of Scottsdale, Ariz., was bred by Tom and Hilary Watson, Overland Park, Kan., and is the first performer out of Shady Lil CD LTE $139,748, by High Brow CD. Shades Of Metal was reserve champion of both the Amateur and Amateur Intermediate divisions of the Pacific Coast Futurity.

Constance Jaeggi claims second 2020 PCCHA Futurity championship

October 11th, 2020

Constance Jaeggi and Ricky Tricky Cat scored 221.5 points to win $8,800 and the 5/6-year-old Non-Pro championship at the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity, on October 10, in Las Vegas. Cody Hedlund and Teles One Time scored 220 points for the reserve championship and $7,300.

Constance Jaeggi, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $727,160, and 2014 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, also won the 4-year-old Non-Pro championship at this show on Dual Clay LTE $88,737.

Owned by J Five Horse Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., Ricky Tricky Cat LTE $56,623, a 6-year-old gelding by High Brow Cat, was bred by Darren Blanton, Dallas, Tex., out of Smart Lil Ricochet daughter Ricochets Chick, the dam of five earners of $149,299, including Indian Rick LTE $51,160.

Ricky Tricky Cat and Jaeggi were Non-Pro reserve champions of last year’s PCCHA Derby, and Ricky Tricky Cat has won past Open Novice titles with Grant Setnicka.

Cody Hedlund is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,074,318. Teles One Time LTE $123,206, bred by Bill Goddard, is owned by Cody’s parents Rock & Landy Hedlund, Acampo, Calif. The 6-year-old gelding, by One Time Royalty, is out of Teles Lies LTE $93,206. Teles Lies was a PCCHA Open finalist in 2002, 2003, and 2004 under Rock Hedlund, and has produced seven earners of $891,846, including Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, shown by Rock and Cody, and  Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230,047, shown by Cody.

Teles One Time and Cody Hedlund  won the 2019 Ike Hamilton Futurity Non-Pro 5/6 Classic, and have been Non-Pro finalists in four NCHA Triple Crown events.

Constance Jaeggi claims PCCHA Cutting Stakes Non-Pro championship

October 8th, 2020

Constance Jaeggi and Dual Clay scored 222 points to win the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Non-Pro Cutting Stakes and $9,113 on October 8, in Las Vegas. Cody Hedlund and Luv The Way U Lie posted 219 points for reserve and $7,500, while Kathleen Moore and KR Isadorable earned third place and $6,0000 with 218 points.

This was the second win and seventh 4-year-old finals performance for Dual Clay LTE $88,737, owned by J Five Horse Ranch of Weatherford, Tex. The Dual Rey daughter, bred by Rick Beck, Hemet, Calif., won the Open championship with Grant Setnicka at last month’s Brazos Bash, and placed fourth with him in the Open Cutting Stakes at this show. She was also Open reserve champion of the Idaho Futurity. Her dam, Play Like Clay, by Freckles Playboy,  was an Open finalist at the NCHA Futurity and Super Stakes under Lindy Burch, and has produced seven earners of $207,800, including Metallic Player LTE $76,291, fourth-placed Open finalist in the 2014 PCCHA 3-Year-Old Futurity with Phil Hanson and Who Dat Kitty LTE $29,608, 2014 NCHA Derby Amateur Unlimited champion with Taylor Carbo.

Constance Jaeggi, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $727,160, was NCHA Non-Pro World Champion riding 2014 Non-Pro Horse of the Year Saguaro Ichi, and was owner of 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Ichis My Choice, also shown by Setnicka.

Cody Hedlund, Acampo, Calif., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,074,318, bred Luv The Way U Lie LTE $36,731, by Once In A Blu Boon, out of Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230,047. Teles Bout This Cat won the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship with Hedlund in 2011, and has produced four earners of $180,706, including Iggy Reyzalea LTE $86,242 and Wood Ya Teles LTE $56,233, who Hedlund showed to win last year’s 4-Year-Old Non-Pro championships in the Ike Hamilton and West Texas Futurities, and to claim the PCCHA Cutting Stakes Non-Pro reserve championship.

Prior to the 2020 PCCHA Stakes, Hedlund and Luv The Way U Lie were NCHA Futurity and Derby Non-Pro finalists, and placed third in the West Texas Derby.

Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., the NCHA earner of $652,758, won the 2020 West Texas Futurity Classic on Summer Time Fun LTE $137,242, who James Payne showed as Open champion of the 2019 NCHA Derby.

KR Isadorable LTE $52,916, by Hottish, was bred by James Karhan, Blanco, Tex., and purchased by Moore as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales. She is a full sister to Just Getting Started LTE $164,977, and one of three NCHA money earners of $284,120 out of KR Isadora Dual LTE $146,164, the 2012 NCHA Open Super Stakes champion under Clay Johnson.

KR Isadorable won the 2020 Open Cotton Stakes with Lloyd Cox and was a finalist at the NCHA Futurity and five other major events with Cox as well.

The PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity continues through Oct. 10.

Stylin Rockette wins PCCHA Open Futurity

October 7th, 2020

Stylin Rockette, shown by Chris Johnsrud, scored 221 points to win the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, on Tuesday, October 6. The win, worth $25,000, increased her lifetime earnings to $38,908. Now You Sea Me and Morgan Cromer scored 219 points to claim the reserve championship and $22,000, while John Doe and Kenny Platt placed third with 216 points.

Owned and bred by John McClaren, McGregor, Tex., Stylin Rockette, by Rockin W, is out of the Stylin Cat daughter Absalutely Stylin, dam of one other money earner, Smart Curly Rey LTE $1,620.  Stylin Rockette was a West Texas Futurity finalist and placed fourth in the Brazos Bash on her way to the Pacific Coast Futurity.

Chris Johnsrud, the NCHA earner of $967,806, won the 2007 PCCHA Futurity Open Limited on Ilikethewayyoumove LTE $49,058.

Now You Sea Me LTE $42,900, bred and owned by Jacob Pinheiro, Templeton, Calif., and sired by High Brow CD, is the first money earner out of Lu Sea Lu LTE $21,279, who Pinheiro showed as a 2015 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist. This year Pinheiro rode Now You Sea Me to win the Cascades Futurity Non-Pro, and take the reserve championship in the Idaho Futurity Non-Pro. Cromer also rode the mare to the Open finals at those shows.

Morgan Cromer, the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $3,401,484, is a three-time Pacific Coast Futurity champion, riding Bearly Nuf Taz LTE $51,705 in 2008; Faye Reys Sis LTE $100,742 in 2011; and Chickaroos Firefox LTE $44,293 in 2014.

John Doe LTE $28,913, who placed third in the Idaho Futurity on his way to the Pacific Coast Futurity, is an unregistered gelding bred and owned by Jim and Marilyn Crawford, Lexington, Neb. John Doe’s dam, the Smart Little Lena daughter Miss Little Marie LTE $15,532, also bred by the Crawfords, is half-sister to NCHA Futurity champion He Bea Cat LTE $401,384, Bea Pure Cat LTE $270,216 and Miss Callie Cat LTE $146,246, among 15 NCHA earners of 1,065,580 out of Mae Bea Marie, by Freckles Playboy.

Kenny Platt,the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $1,873,831, won the 2020  PCCHA Cutting Stakes on Sunday riding Little Naked Dancer LTE $45,709, by Metallic Cat.

The Pacific Coast Futurity continues through Oct. 10.

Little Naked Dancer wins PCCHA Cutting Stakes

October 5th, 2020

Little Naked Dancer and Kenny Platt claimed the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Cutting Stakes championship with 223 points, at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, on Sunday, October 4. The win was worth $15,000. Kat Play and Hayden Upton, with 222 points, took reserve and $13,000 in the 13-horse field, while Boondexterous and Beau Galyean placed third and earned $12,000, with 217.5 points

Owned by Hank and Karen True of Glenrock, Wyo., Little Naked Dancer LTE $30,709, by Metallic Cat, was a 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited finalist with Nathan Miller, and has been a finalist under Kenny Platt in this year’s 4-year-old Arbuckle Mountain and the West Texas Derbies.

Bred by the late Lannie Louise Mecom, Colorado Springs, Co., Little Naked Dancer is out of the High Brow Hickory daughter Little Belly Dancer LTE $91,208, who won the 1998 Abilene Western Derby, as well as the Augusta Futurity Classic and Kansas Futurity Classic with Lloyd Cox. Little Belly Dancer, producer of the earners $618,735, including Belly Pepper LTE $116,637 and Duals Dancer LTE $104,394, is a three-quarter sister to Woodys Wildest Cat LTE $342,510, among 19 NCHA earners of $1,350,676 out of Miss Echo Wood LTE $57,186, by Doctor Wood.

Kenny Platt is the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $1,873,831.

Kat Play LTE $28,441, a gelding sired by Kit Kat Sugar and owned by Hal Harvey Keene of Weatherford, Tex., was the third-place West Texas Derby finalist with Hayden Upton in August, as well as a Brazos Bash Amateur finalist with Keene in September. Bred by Cowan Select Horses, Kat Play is out of the Playgun daughter NQH Shadow Play LTE $18,163, a finalist in the 2004 NCHA Derby and dam of three earners of $32,845.

Hayden Upton, the NCHA earner of $342,031, was reserve champion of the 2011 PCCHA 3-Year-Old Open Futurity on Cats Date LTE $49,675, and previously won the 2009 PCCHA Non-Pro Limited Futurity and 2010 PCCHA Non-Pro Limited Cutting Stakes with Shez Cat Actin LTE $41,965, by High Brow Cat.

Boondexterous LTE $65,349, a Once In A Blu Boon gelding owned by Belle Terre Ranch, Corinth, Miss., was Open reserve champion of this year’s Cotton Stakes and placed third in the Ike Hamilton Derby under Galyean. The red roan gelding was also Non-Pro reserve champion of the Cotton Stakes with Missy Etheridge. Bred by Randle Tune, Whitesboro, Tex., Boondexterous is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Cats Smart Lady LTE $6,578, dam of the earners of $117,162.

Beau Galyean, the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $4,341,688, won the 2018 PCCHA Cutting Stakes on Rollz RoyceLTE $339,164.

The Pacific Coast Futurity continues through Oct. 10.

Sweet win for Sugrspiznevrthingniz in Las Vegas

October 4th, 2020

Sugrspiznevrthingniz and Matt Gaines scored 226 points to claim the 2020 PCCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Classic/Challenge championship. Held on Sunday, October 4, at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, the win was worth $15,000.

Blackish and Lloyd Cox scored 223 points to earn $12,000 and  the reserve championship, while third-placed Hot Melody and Russ Elrod earned $10,000 with 220.5 points.

Sugrspiznevrthingniz LTE $206,750, owned by Jim Vangilder, Weatherford, Tex., and shown exclusively by Matt Gaines, was Open reserve champion under Gaines of last year’s NCHA Super Stakes, Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Derby, and Bonanza 4-Year-Old Cutting. She also won the 2020 Cascades Classic this August, and placed in the 2020  Idaho Classic

Sired by Kit Kat Sugar, 5-year-old Sugrspiznevrthingniz was bred by Robert Rust, Gordon, Tex., and is the first money earner out of the Lizzys Gotta Player daughter Jewels Gotta Lizzy LTE $10,776, a half-sister to Cats Royal Jewel LTE $275,348.

Matt Gaines, the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $8,751,710, won the Pacific Coast Futurity in 2012 on Loony Cat LTE $97,298, a full sister to Little Pepto Cat LTE $645,514, who was also shown in limited age events by Gaines.

Six-year-old Blackish LTE $204,051, sired by Hottish and owned and bred by Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., is out of SS Blacks Lil Kitty LTE $187,137, who is also the dam of JJ Jazzarey LTE $52,296, ninth-place finalist in the 2019 NCHA Open Futurity.

Blackish won Open championships under Cox in the 2018 Ike Hamilton Derby and Cattlemen’s Derby, and carried Julie Jarma as Non-Pro champion of the 2019 Brazos Bash Classic.

Lloyd Cox, the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame earner of $9,560,398, is cutting’s all-time leading money earner.

Six-year-old Hot Melody LTE $102,904, by Spots Hot, is owned by Russ & Julie Elrod, Terrebonne, Ore., and was bred by Jerry Nye out of the WR This Cats Smart daughter Cats Melody, also the dam of 3-year-old Red Right Hand LTE $15,626, Open reserve champion of the 2020 Cascades Futurity with Russ Elrod.

Hot Melody won the 2018 Open and Non-Pro divisions of the Utah Derby under Russ and Julie Elrod, and has been both an Open and Non-Pro finalist at the Pacific Coast Futurity. Russ Elrod is the NCHA earner of $913,400.

The Pacific Coast Futurity continues through Oct. 10.

Resounding success for Rose Valley Ranch Reduction Sale

September 26th, 2020
Cattys Hope brought the top price of $625,000 at the 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.