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Tama Boon takes $15,000 Novice Non-Pro

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Jason McClure

Jason McClure on Tama Boon.

Jason McClure of Hayesville, North Carolina and Tama Boon tied for the lead in the go-round, then came back for a narrow win in the finals of the $15,000 Novice Non-Pro at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships Wednesday. In the finals, they posted a 219 for a half-point win over Lauren Chartier on Spoonful Of Tears.

Tama Boon was bred by Jim Bilbrey, by Dualin Boon out of Playboy Tamalena, by Tamulena. McClure was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist on the gelding in 2009, and won the Augusta Futurity Champions Challenge with him earlier this year.

The win at Jackson takes Tama Boon’s career earnings over $100,000.

This was McClure’s second $15,000 Novice Non-Pro win at the Eastern Nationals. Two years ago, he scored with Freckles Meow.

Bramblett prevails in $35K Non-Pro

Monday, March 10th, 2014

James Bramblett

James Bramblett on Chief Hawkeye.

James Bramblett of Vine Grove, Kentucky, claimed his first major win Monday in the $35,000 Non-Pro finals at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi.

Bramblett rode Chief Hawkeye, marking 221 to prevail over Cory Lowery on JM Sky Mate.

Chief Hawkeye was bred by Jack and Susan Waggoner by Cats Red Feather out of Aristolcrat, whose offspring have earned more than $270,000.

The 8-year-old gelding was reserve champion of the Brazos Bash in 2009 and has earned more than $50,000.

Bramblett also showed the gelding in last year’s $15,000 Novice Non-Pro finals at the Eastern National Championships.

At this year’s show, he was also a finalist in both the $2,000 Limit Rider and the $15,000 Amateur, riding Dualing With Desire.

Third time’s the charm for Jenkins

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Laura Elizabeth Jenkins

Laura Elizabeth Jenkins on High Brow Doll

In her third appearance in the $2,000 Limited Rider finals at the 6666 Ranch Eastern National Championships Laura Elizabeth Jenkins of Amory, Mississippi, claimed the championship in Sunday.

But it wasn’t easy. She had to survive a work-off with Austria Arnold and Amy Larson to win the title.

Bred by former NFL star Mel Blount, who rode him to third place in the 2004 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity, High Brow Doll (P) is a son of High Brow Cat out of the Paint mare Miss Skeeto Doll. He has earned over $200,000 and is owned by Ricky Brown of Warrenton, Virginia, who also owns Big Bow Pepto, winner of the Open championship at the Eastern Nationals this year.

Jenkins was a $2K Rider finalist at the 2010 Eastern Nationals on Sumboonsmal, and was reserve champion last year with TJ Gin Oak.

Christopher Little, Sheridan Clark take Youth honors

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Christopher Little

Christopher Little on Ima Little Ichi.

Christopher Little of Lula, Georgia and Sheridan Clark of Weatherford, Texas, won the Senior and Junior Youth titles, respectively, Sunday at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi.

Little marked 222 on Ima Little Ichi for a three-point win over Kolby Don Moore and Smart Little Cranbar in the Senior finals.

Ima Little Ichi, by Cat Ichi, is an 8-year-old gelding bred by Double Dove Ranch out of Ms Bag Of Hope, a Pacific Coast Futurity champion under Lloyd Cox.

He is owned by Alexis Stephas, who rode him to the Senior Youth finals at the Eastern Nationals two years ago. He was also John Tolbert’s mount in the prestigious NCHA Futurity Champions Cup in 2011.

Sheridan Clark

Sheridan Clark on Wood Ya Wanna.

In the Junior Youth finals, Sheridan Clark marked 224 on Wood Ya Wanna for a four-point win over Cade Shepard on Pepto Stylish Babe.

Wood Ya Wanna was bred by former NCHA President Dick Gaines by Zack T Wood out of Curly Gray Hair. He carried Julie Wrigley to her NCHA Futurity Amateur championship in 2003 and has earned nearly $300,000.

Clark, and her parents, Jason and Becky, share a rare distinction in that all three of them have won championships in NCHA Triple Crown events in Will Rogers Coliseum. Clark joined the list with her win in the 2013 NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro finals on Meradas Puddy Cat.

Clark also took a reserve title in the Junior Youth Scholarship cutting at last year’s NCHA Summer Spectacular on Special Nu Kitty, and finished fourth in the Grace Ranch NYCHA World Finals on Wood Ya Wanna.

Bradley Newman takes $15K Amateur

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Bradley Newman

Bradley Newman on Haidas Lil Shorty.

Bradley Newman of Rockledge, Florida marked 219 to win the $15,000 Amateur finals Friday at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi. He rode Haidas Lil Shorty to lead the 26 finalists, with Pittman Todd Turner taking the reserve title.

Haidas Lil Shorty is a 10-year-old son of Haidas Little Pep, bred by Terry and Julia Moore. He is out of Sweet Shorty Girl, a Shorty Lena mare that has produced three NCHA money earners.

Newman rode Haidas Lil Shorty to the reserve championship in the $15,000 Amateur at Jackson last year. He has been a finalist at the Eastern National six times before, going back to the $2,000 Limited Rider finals in 2002.

Reserve Champion Pittman Todd Turner of Franklin, Georgia, rode Hez Neon Blue, a 10-year-old son of Blessed Twice bred by Mike and Michelle Mowery. He also went on to make the finals of the Junior Youth on Sunday.

The Cattlemen’s: A boon for Peptoboonsmals

Friday, March 7th, 2014

James Payne

Defending champion Once In A Blu Boon captured the Cattlemen’s Classic in Graham, Tex., on Wednesday, March 5, with 225 under James Payne, for Charlotte Farms, Rosston, Tex. While Red Boon Rey won the Cattlemen’s Derby on Thursday, with 221 points for owner and trainer Tate Bennett, Hereford, Tex. Both horses are sired by Peptoboonsmal.

Smart Stylish Cat, by WR This Cats Smart, claimed 220 points and the Classic reserve title with Matt Miller, for Cynthia Villa, Reno, Nev. Short Drive, by Hydrive Cat, was Derby reserve champion with 220.5 points under Michael Cooper, for Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Tex.

Six-year-old Once In A Blu Boon, winner of the 2103 Cattlemen’s Classic, collected $13,500 for this year’s win, which boosted his lifetime earnings to $202,284. Five-year-old Smart Stylish Cat nearly quadrupled her previous earnings with a $11,992 check for second. Her previous limited age event earnings came as a finalist (11th) in the 2103 Cotton Stakes.

Five-year-old geldings I Spot, by Starlights Gypsy, and Desire A Lil Pepto, by Sweet Lil Pepto, tied for third place in the Classic, with 218 points. I Spot was shown for Rocking MK Farm, Weatherford, Tex., by Tony Piggott; Lee Francois was aboard Desire A Lil Pepto for Reagan Lancaster, Pilot Point, Tex.

Tate Bennett

Derby winner Red Boon Rey, an Open and Open Ltd. NCHA Futurity finalist with Bennett, has a career earnings of $62,792, while reserve champion Short Drive earned her first check ($11,724) as a limited age competitor.

Two Smart A Cat, by WR This Cats Smart, and Wise Kat, by Cat N The Hat, tied with 218 points for third place in the Derby. Two Smart A Cat was shown by R.L. Chartier, for Ron Bailey, Alberta, Canada. Wise Kat was ridden by John Mitchell, for Nelson Knight, Weatherford, Tex.

For complete results and breeding lines, click here.

Big Bow Pepto takes a bow

Friday, March 7th, 2014
Big Bow Pepto

Josh Dozier on Big Bow Pepto.

Josh Dozier and Big Bow Pepto marked 220.5 to win the Open finals at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday. Matthew Williams took the reserve title on Stacy Todd’s Lil Peppy Paradigm, by Smart Lil Paradign.

Big Bow Pepto was bred by Alexa Stent and is owned by Ricky Brown of Warrenton, Virginia. The 8-year-old son of Peptoboonsmal is out of Bowmans Little Jewel, whose offspring have earned more than $740,000, including four $100,000 earners: Stylish Little Bow ($231,000), Bowmans Cat ($150,000), Zacks Little Bowman ($119,000) and Little Bow Peepto ($112,000).

Big Bow Pepto is an aged event winner that was a $3,000 Novice finalist with Dozier at both this year’s and last year’s Eastern Nationals. Dozier also showed him in the $3,000 Novice at the 2013 Mercuria NCHA World Finals.

His career earnings should go over $78,000 with his paychecks from Jackson.

 

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