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Leading riders of 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Following are the leading riders of 2011, based on official NCHA earnings for the calendar year.

Rank Rider 2011 $
1 CLINT ALLEN $272,979
2 AUSTIN SHEPARD $177,024
3 PHIL RAPP $170,815
4 MATT GAINES $128,209
5 JOHN MITCHELL $127,118
6 DUSTIN ADAMS $119,423
7 BEAU GALYEAN $117,512
8 LEE FRANCOIS $108,403
9 DAN HANSEN $107,184
10 PAUL HANSMA $104,135

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Leading sires of the Super Stakes

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The offspring of 66 different cutting horse sires earned money at the 2011 XTO Energy NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic. The $1 million-added show paid out $2.75 million in purses. Detailed results of the Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic are online.

The show marked a milestone for the National Cutting Horse Association in that it pushed total money paid out in all NCHA-produced and approved shows since 1946 over the $700 million mark.

High Brow Cat was the leading sire of the show, but Dual Rey’s earnings of more than $400,000 took him over $1 million in progeny earnings for the calendar year. You can see the top 100 sires of 2011 here.

Following are the top 25 sires of the 2011 XTO EnergyNCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic.

Rank Sire Earnings
1 HIGH BROW CAT $548,504
2 DUAL REY $401,661
3 SMOOTH AS A CAT $260,712
4 PEPTOBOONSMAL $153,173
5 CATS RED FEATHER $137,120
6 SPOTS HOT $130,207
7 CD LIGHTS $88,152
8 ONE TIME PEPTO $76,781
9 WR THIS CATS SMART $59,293
10 SMART LITTLE LENA $56,971
11 CATS MERADA $53,822
12 HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL $39,622
13 NITAS WOOD $37,047
14 SMART LIL SCOOT $35,281
15 CAT ICHI $34,375
16 SMART MATE $33,577
17 MECOM BLUE $32,161
18 LIGHT N LENA $32,063
19 TR DUAL REY $29,651
20 DUALS BLUE BOON $29,382
21 DOCS STYLISH OAK $25,338
22 THAT SLY CAT $24,925
23 REYS DUAL BADGER $24,048
24 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $21,788
25 BET ON ME 498 $21,535

All-time leading NCHA dams

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Following are the all-time leading dams of cutting horses, based on official NCHA earnings (prior to the conclusion of the 2010 NCHA Summer Spectacular).

Broodmare Progeny Earnings
ROYAL BLUE BOON $2,459,930
PLAYBOYS RUBY $1,511,355
LANEY DOC $1,339,890
JAZABELL QUIXOTE $1,198,476
POCO LADY LIZ $1,198,217
LYNX MELODY $1,160,462
THE SMART LOOK $1,082,720
THAT SMARTS $1,057,667
AUTUMN BOON $973,939
SMART PEPPY $972,852

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All-time leading NCHA sires

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Following are the all-time leading sires of cutting horses, based on official NCHA earnings (prior to the conclusion of the 2010 NCHA Summer Spectacular).

Sire Earnings
HIGH BROW CAT $39,342,650
SMART LITTLE LENA $34,116,304
FRECKLES PLAYBOY $24,892,153
DUAL PEP $21,893,702
PEPPY SAN BADGER $21,598,715
DOC’S HICKORY $18,268,741
DUAL REY $14,995,880
PEPTOBOONSMAL $14,747,539
DOC O’LENA $14,483,960
CD OLENA $12,893,668

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Mercuria NCHA World Series Reno Open

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Pete Branch.

Pete Branch.

Ms Peppy Cat and Pete Branch pulled further ahead in the 2010 NCHA World standings with a 227-point win in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Open finals at the Reno Rodeo Saturday. Bubba Matlock, riding Thomas E Hughes, finished second with a 222.

It was Ms Peppy Cat’s second World Series win this year; she took the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo finals with a 227.5. Her $8,427 paycheck at Reno will take her earnings for the year to more than $51,000, about twice as much as her nearest rival. Ms Peppy Cat was the 2008 NCHA World Champion for owners Lonnie & Barbara Allsup of Clovis, NM. Branch also rode Daisy May Rey for the Allsups in the finals at Reno.

“I was sixth and seventh in the draw with nine horses,” Branch said. “I knew I was going to be in a little bit of a spot because most of the good cattle were being used by then.

“My first horse didn’t fit the cows quite as good. But one thing about Ms Peppy Cat is I can cut her about any kind of cow and she makes something happen with it. With tough cows I can run, stop, and she has a way of drawing a cow to the middle of the pen and making it look at her. That’s the great thing about her.”

Branch plans to show in Sweetwater, TX this weekend, before heading to Oklahoma City to show both mares in the next stop in the Mercuria NCHA World Series, the Battle in the Saddle, July 5-7.

Dual Rey Me’s $1,400 check in the finals nudged his career earnings up to $804,951, making him the sport’s richest active money earner.

Here’s a look at the Open finals at Reno:

227.0 MS PEPPY CAT, 2002 (HIGH BROW CAT x MS PEPPY DOC)
Rider: PETE BRANCH Owner: LONNIE & BARBARA ALLSUP Earned: $8,427

222.0 THOMAS E HUGHES, 2003 (HIGH BROW CAT x SMART LETHA)
Rider: BUBBA MATLOCK Owner: DON & KATHY BOONE Earned: $7,021

218.5 TOMCAT CHEX, 2002 (HIGH BROW CAT x MISS REED CHEX)
Rider: GAVIN JORDAN Owner: RICK & JALINDA COVEY Earned: $5,616

216.0 TACHITAS CAT, 2001 (HIGH BROW CAT x TACHITAS LAST)
Rider: GAVIN JORDAN Owner: MARGOT HAZELL Earned: $4,211

213.0 STARCAT MERADA, 2003 (HIGH BROW CAT x MERADA LENA)
Rider: CHUBBY TURNER Owner: DANIEL JAEGGI Earned: $2,805

202.0 DAISY MAY REY, 2003 (DUAL REY x JANIE JR TOO)
Rider: PETE BRANCH Owner: LONNIE & BARBARA ALLSUP Earned: $1,400

0.0 DUAL REY ME, 1999 (DUAL PEP x MISS SMART REY JAY)
Rider: JEREMY BARWICK Owner: JEREMY & CANDACE BARWICK Earned: $1,400

0.0 JUST PLAYIN SMART, 2000 (FRECKLES PLAYBOY x SMART LITTLE PET)
Rider: MATT GAINES Owner: GRAY QUARTER HORSES Earned: $1,400

0.0 WHITTLE WED BOON, 2000 (PEPTOBOONSMAL x SMART WHITTLE WENA)
Rider: COOKIE BANUELOS Owner: KATE GAUGHAN BANUELOS Earned: $1,400

Margot Hazell tops Mercuria Non-Pro finalists at Reno

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Riding Tachitas Cat, Margot Hazell of Livermore, California, marked 221.5 to lead nine qualifiers for the Non-Pro finals of the Mercuria Energy NCHA World Series of Cutting at the Reno Rodeo today. Hall of Fame trainer Gavin Jordan also qualified Tachitas Cat for the Open finals. Jordan also qualified Jalinda Covey’s Tomcat Chex for the Open finals and those were the only two horses to make both the Open and Non-Pro finals.

Tachitas Cat is a 9-year-old High Brow Cat gelding that has earned a big part of  his $173,000 after graduating from limited age competition.

Here’s a look at the Mercuria Energy NCHA World Series Non-Pro finalists at the Reno Rodeo:

221.5 TACHITAS CAT, 2001 (HIGH BROW CAT x TACHITAS LAST)
LTE: $173,454 O: MARGOT HAZELL R: MARGOT HAZELL

221.0 JEEPS POSI TRACTION, 2000 (GENUINE JEEP x STARSTRUCK DB)
LTE: $312,736 O: RUSS & JANET WESTFALL R: JANET WESTFALL

219.5 SPECTACULAR PLAYBOY, 2000 (FRECKLES PLAYBOY x NITA LIL LENA)
LTE: $141,892 O: ROGER & ELIZABETH BOOTH R: DAVID BOOTH

219.0 TOMCAT CHEX, 2002 (HIGH BROW CAT x MISS REED CHEX)
LTE: $113,512 O: RICK & JALINDA COVEY R: JALINDA COVEY

218.0 DUAL R SMOKIN, 2005 (DUAL REY x SMOKIN PEPTO)
LTE: $69,437 O: DANIEL JAEGGI R: CONSTANCE JAEGGI

218.0 DULCES JOKER, 2005 (DULCES SMART LENA x MISS JOKER TANQUERY)
LTE: $67,744 O: JIM & MARY JO MILNER R: MARY JO MILNER

217.5 LIL DULCE LU, 2004 (DULCES SMART LENA x MISS HAULIN HICKORY)
LTE: $74,115 O: CAROL WARD R: CAROL WARD

217.5 LITTLE PROUD PEPTO, 2003 (PEPTOBOONSMAL x LITTLE PROUD MARY)
LTE: $47,377 O: REATA CUTTING HORSES R: CHARLES ROVEN

217.5 MS MIMOSA, 2001 (FRECKLES PLAYBOY x MS PEPPY DOC)
LTE: $161,303 O: REATA CUTTING HORSES R: STEPHANIE HAYMES-ROVEN

Mercuria NCHA World Series Reno Open finalists

Friday, June 25th, 2010
Top qualifier Dual Rey Me.

Dual Rey Me.

Three-time World Champion Dual Rey Me marked 223 to lead nine qualifiers for the Mercuria Energy NCHA World Series of Cutting Open finals at the Reno Rodeo last night. Five of the finalists are by High Brow Cat, and they have collective earnings of  more than $2.1 million. Besides Dual Rey Me, the finalists include World Champion Ms Peppy Cat and 2009 World Champion Stallion Thomas E Hughes.

Pete Branch and Gavin Jordan each landed two horses in the finals of the $25,000-added event.

Dual Rey Me, who trails Sister CD by just $491 as cutting’s richest active horse, is poised to claim that distinction in Saturday’s finals at Reno.

Here’s a look at the qualifiers:

223.0   DUAL REY ME, 1999 (DUAL PEP x MISS SMART REY JAY)
LTE: $802,943 O: JEREMY & CANDACE BARWICK R: JEREMY BARWICK

221.5   THOMAS E HUGHES, 2003 (HIGH BROW CAT x SMART LETHA)
LTE: $335,768 O: DON & KATHY BOONE R: BUBBA MATLOCK

221.0   STARCAT MERADA, 2003 (HIGH BROW CAT x MERADA LENA)
LTE: $81,245 O: DANIEL JAEGGI R: CHUBBY TURNER

220.0   MS PEPPY CAT, 2002 (HIGH BROW CAT x MS PEPPY DOC)
LTE: $209,038 O: LONNIE & BARBARA ALLSUP R: PETE BRANCH

219.5   WHITTLE WED BOON, 2000 (PEPTOBOONSMAL x SMART WHITTLE WENA)
LTE: $167,863 O: KATE GAUGHAN BANUELOS R: COOKIE BANUELOS

217.0   TACHITAS CAT, 2001 (HIGH BROW CAT x TACHITAS LAST)
LTE: $173,454 O: MARGOT HAZELL R: GAVIN JORDAN

216.0   DAISY MAY REY, 2003 (DUAL REY x JANIE JR TOO)
LTE: $27,281 O: LONNIE & BARBARA ALLSUP R: PETE BRANCH

216.0   JUST PLAYIN SMART, 2000 (FRECKLES PLAYBOY x SMART LITTLE PET)
LTE: $248,188 O: GRAY QUARTER HORSES R: MATT GAINES

216.0   TOMCAT CHEX, 2002 (HIGH BROW CAT x MISS REED CHEX)
LTE: $113,512 O: RICK & JALINDA COVEY R: GAVIN JORDAN