Archive for July, 2007

Summer Show sires

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Here’s a look at the top 25 sires by progeny earnings at the 2007 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular, which concluded July 29. The figures are based on unofficial payouts for finalists and semi-finalists at the show. The “# of Checks” field indicates number of paychecks for that sire’s offspring. Competitors that earned multiple checks are counted accordingly.

Eighty-seven sires had money-earners at the show, which paid out more than $2.2 million in purses.

Sire Earnings # of Checks
High Brow Cat $439,534 60
Dual Rey $166,387 21
CD Olena $121,022 15
Smart Little Lena $105,325 16
Dual Pep $95,766 15
Zack T Wood $93,987 4
Peptoboonsmal $84,966 19
Docs Stylish Oak $72,675 9
Smart Little Jerry $71,668 8
Hes A Peptospoonful $65,489 9
Mecom Blue $54,158 3
Playgun $52,197 4
Little Trona $47,023 8
Playdox $37,476 3
Peptos Stylish Oak $35,450 4
Smart Aristocrat $32,033 7
Chula Dual $30,949 4
A Chic In Time $30,815 2
Bobs Freckle $29,599 5
Smart Lil Scoot $29,054 2
Kit Dual $22,882 5
Cattin $22,390 3
Smart Mate $21,894 6
Smart Lil Ricochet $20,628 3
San Tule Freckles $20,310 7

Wood I Never wins NCHA Derby

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Wood I Never and Clint Allen, co-champions of the NCHA Super Stakes, hit a 225-point grand slam last night to win the NCHA Derby for Wrigley Ranches, Weatherford, TX, and claim two jewels of the NCHA Triple Crown plus $75,000.

“I’m glad I didn’t have to share this one, not that I minded,” said Allen, referring to the Super Stakes, where he tied with Tag Rice and Copaspepto. Copaseto, who is recovering from an injury, did not compete in the NCHA Derby.

Allen (pictured with wife Michelle and 7-week-old daughters Kate and Addsion) was also reserve champion of the 2006 NCHA Futurity riding Hydrive Cat, owned at that time by Dave and Georgia Husby, clients of Wrigley Ranches.

Play Miss, shown by John Mitchell for Slate River Ranch, had set the standard in the Super Stakes with a dynamic 223-point performance midway through the first set of cattle. No appraoched Play Miss’s mark until Stylin Cat and Mark Michels posted 220.5 late in the second set, followed by Wood I Never and Clint Allen in the next-to-last spot.

“I had my lucky spot which is down deep,” noted Allen. “Normally I seem to do better last or next-to-last.” Wood I Never had worked two cows to a standstill, when Allen chipped a third with 25 seconds left on the clock.

“I didn’t know that cow, but I knew that she was fresh,” Allen said. “I knew I had to finish strong to have a shot at them, and it worked out.

“I couldn’t have asked my horse for any more,” he added. “She tried as hard as she could try and did her job. She’s got so much heart.”

Wrigley Ranches, owned by Phoenix-based businesswoman and attorney Julie Wrigley (pictured with Wood I Never), purchased Wood I Never, by Zack T Wood, as a 2-year-old from her breeder Dick Gaines. Wrigley had won the 2003 NCHA Futurity Amateur championship on her full brother Wood Ya Wanna, who won 12 championships and two reserves during his limited age career. Two weeks ago, Wood Ya Wanna carried Tarin Rice (riding with a broken leg and one stirrup) to win the NCHA Senior Youth Cutting with 229 points. 

“Clint has done a fabulous job,” said Wrigley of Allen, a native New Zealander, who is Wrigley Ranches’ resident trainer.

Wrigley, riding Wood I Never, had tied NCHA Derby Non-Pro champion Michelle Anderson with a cumulative score of 433 in the go-rounds of the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro division. She met had some hard luck on the mare in the Super Stakes Finals, but placed on two other horses – CD Graceful Dual and Sarah Dually.

Allen scored the first major win of his career in 2002, when he won the NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship riding Its Just About Me. Earlier that year, he had taken reserve in the NCHA Derby Open Limited aboard Co Zack, also sired by Zack T Wood. Allen  had also placed as reserve in the 2001 NCHA Futurity Open Limited riding Merada Clone.

John Mitchell was the only rider to qualify two horses for both the NCHA Open Derby and the NCHA Open Classic Challenge.

Mitchell, reserve champion and winner of $41,886 on Play Miss, also placed ninth and earned $22,785 more for Slate River Ranch on Smart Little Cooney. He was also reserve champion of the NCHA Classic Challenge with 226 points aboard Lynx Of Style, owned by Slate River Ranch, and placed on Squeaky Cat for Nelson and Suzanne Knight.

NCHA Non-Pro Derby

NCHA Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro champion Michelle Anderson (pictured with Cats Quixote Jack aka Spot) made a big move into the ranks of NCHA Non-Pro champions with a 221.5-point win on Cats Quixote Jack in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro division.

“I was a little bit nervous just trying to stay clean with my cows,” said Anderson, who drew midway through the second set of cattle, following a 220-point run by Matt Miller on Travs Scooter. “But my horse is trained and I feel really comfortable with him. He did his job.”

Anderson had ridden the High Brow Cat-sired stallion as champion of the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited and was a finalist on him in the Derby Non-Pro Limited. Trainer Kory Pounds had been a go-round leader riding Cats Quixote Jack in Derby Open competition with a score of 220 points in the first round, but wasn’t able to advance to the Finals.

“Kory trains an incredible horse,” said Anderson. “He (Cats Quixote Jack) has been through a lot in this show. He had a bad first cow in the Open Sem-Finals and then he got hung up on his third cut. But he looked great.”

Anderson and her husband, Steve, purchased Cats Quixote Jack one week before the Super Stakes from his breeders, Andy and Karen Beckstein, Uniondale, IN. Pounds had trained the colt and ridden him as champion of the Bonanza Cutting.

Matt Miller, 23, Poolville, TX, was a go-round leader (1st and 3rd cumulative on Soda Rey Bay and Travs Scooter), and placed second aboard Travs Scooter in the Non-Pro Semi-Finals.

“That mare was just as gritty and mean as she can be and wasn’t going to let anything get past her,” said Miller of Travs Scooter, his NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.

Miller was equally pround of Soda Rey Bay, a gelding trained by Lloyd Cox that he purchased from Kix and Barbara Brooks’s Painted Springs Farm.

“I’ve never won anything on him, but he’s actually won more money than the mare,” said Miller. “He gets me in the finals every time and I usually finish pretty good.. He’s a horse that can win, it’s just never fit right, yet.”

Soda Rey Bay and Miller finished eight in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro to earn $12,343; Miller earned $14,886 for reserve on Travs Scooter. 

2007 NCHA Derby Open finalists

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Following are the finalists in the National Cutting Horse Association Open Derby, to be held Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. See the Non-Pro finalists here.

Draw: 1 Rider: Randy Butler
BBR MILLER TIME Horse’s LTE: $45140
s.  A CHIC IN TIME x LENAS PAULA PEP, by PEPPY SAN BADGER
Go-Rounds: R1: 214.5 R2: 216.0 Comb: 430.5 Semis: 215.0 
Owned by: Eddie Young, San Angelo, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 1 The Non-Pro Non-Pro 4 YOUNG, EDDIE
2007 4 Bonanza Non-Pro 4 YOUNG, EDDIE
2007 8 The Non-Pro Open 4 BUTLER, RANDY
2007 13 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 YOUNG, EDDIE
2007 13 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ltd 4 YOUNG, EDDIE

Draw: 2 Rider: Boyd Rice
ARC CAT HER PLEASE Horse’s LTE: $22661
m.  CHIC PLEASE x MOONSTRUCK CAT, by HIGH BROW CAT
Go-Rounds: R1: 218.5 R2: 214.0 Comb: 432.5 Semis: 216.5 
Owned by: Kurt & Angie Harris, Whitesboro, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2006 1 TEXAS FUTURITY Open 3 RICE, BOYD
2007 16 Cotton Stakes Open 4 RICE, BOYD
2007 19 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 RICE, BOYD

Draw: 3 Rider: Lloyd Cox
SPORTIN ARISTOCRAT Horse’s LTE: $0
s.  SMART ARISTOCRAT x ROSE MARIE MERADA, by FRECKLES MERADA
Go-Rounds: R1: 215.5 R2: 219.0 Comb: 434.5 Semis: 217.0 
Owned by: Jack & Susan Waggoner, Bridgeport, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 12 Breeders Invitational Open 4 COX, LLOYD

Draw: 4 Rider: Lindy Burch
BETTER SUE Horse’s LTE: $16313
m.  BET ON ME 498 x MERADAS LITTLE SUE, by FRECKLES MERADA
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.0 R2: 214.0 Comb: 430.0 Semis: 214.0 
Owned by: Oxbow Ranch, Weatherford, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 2 The Non-Pro Open 4 BURCH, LINDY

Draw: 5 Rider: Jody Galyean
SHES ICING ONTHE CAT Horse’s LTE: $173543
m.  HIGH BROW CAT x SMART LUCINDA LENA, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.5 R2: 216.0 Comb: 432.5 Semis: 218.5 
Owned by: Wesley Galyean, Ardmore, OK
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 1 Memphis Non-Pro 4 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2006 3 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro 3 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2007 9 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 GALYEAN, JODY
2007 9 Augusta Non-Pro 4 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2007 11 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2007 16 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2007 17 Abilene Non-Pro 4 GALYEAN, WESLEY
2006 19 NCHA Futurity open 3 GALYEAN, JODY

Draw: 6 Rider: John Mitchell
PLAY MISS Horse’s LTE: $33956
m.  PLAYGUN x MISSUMA, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: R1: 214.0 R2: 219.0 Comb: 433.0 Semis: 220.5 
Owned by: Slate River Ranch, Richmond, VA
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 3 Memphis Open 4 MITCHELL, JOHN

Draw: 7 Rider: Boyd Rice
VERY SPECIAL CAT Horse’s LTE: $3982
g.  HIGH BROW CAT x VERY SPECIAL PEPPY, by PEPPY SAN BADGER
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.0 R2: 215.5 Comb: 431.5 Semis: 217.5 
Owned by: H B Bartlett, Pike Road, AL
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 21 Augusta Open 4 RICE, BOYD

Draw: 8 Rider: Phil Rapp
CATS TWISTED WHISKER Horse’s LTE: $90757
m.  HIGH BROW CAT x SPINS GAY LENA, by DOCS SPINIFEX
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.5 R2: 216.0 Comb: 432.5 Semis: 215.0 
Owned by: Ray Baldwin, Fort Worth, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 1 Breeders Invitational Open 4 RAPP, PHIL
2007 5 Breeders Invitational Open Novice 4 RAPP, PHIL

Draw: 9 Rider: Rodie Whitman
DELIGHT IS BRIGHT Horse’s LTE: $0
s.  GRAYS STARLIGHT x SMART LITTLE SALLY, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: R1: 215.0 R2: 213.0 Comb: 428.0 Semis: 215.0 
Owned by: Jesse & Candyce Schmid, Happy Jack, AZ

Draw: 10 Rider: Allen Crouch
THE SILVER SPOON Horse’s LTE: $175406
g.  HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL x RSK DINAHS PRISSIE, by ROYAL SILVER KING
Go-Rounds: R1: 218.5 R2: 215.0 Comb: 433.5 Semis: 219.0 
Owned by: David & Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2006 4 NCHA Futurity open 3 CROUCH, ALLEN
2007 10 Breeders Invitational Open 4 CROUCH, ALLEN
2007 15 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 CROUCH, ALLEN
2007 15 Memphis Open 4 CROUCH, ALLEN
2007 19 NCHA Super Stakes Open Gelding 4 CROUCH, ALLEN

Draw: 11 Rider: Darren Simpkins
HISSY CAT Horse’s LTE: $131957
m.  HIGH BROW CAT x HUSTLIN LEOPARD, by FRECKLES HUSTLER
Go-Rounds: R1: 213.0 R2: 217.0 Comb: 430.0 Semis: 215.5 
Owned by: Jennifer & Jeffrey Foland, Weatherford, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 4 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 SIMPKINS, DARREN
2006 15 NCHA Futurity open 3 SIMPKINS, DARREN

Draw: 12 Rider: Matt Gaines
BOOGIE BOON Horse’s LTE: $23631
s.  SMART LITTLE LENA x AUTUMN BOON, by DUAL PEP
Go-Rounds: R1: 218.5 R2: 215.5 Comb: 434.0 Semis: 215.5 
Owned by: Manion/Gaines/Manion, Aubrey, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 5 Abilene Open 4 GAINES, MATT
2007 15 South Point Open 4 GAINES, MATT

Draw: 13 Rider: Sean Flynn
PUTCALL Horse’s LTE: $39
m.  DUAL PEP x QUITE THE CAT, by HIGH BROW CAT
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.0 R2: 213.5 Comb: 429.5 Semis: 215.0 
Owned by: John & Lica Pinkston, Alice, TX

Draw: 14 Rider: Brad Mitchell
CATS QUICK PICK Horse’s LTE: $854
s.  SR INSTANT CHOICE x SHEZA SMART CAT, by HIGH BROW CAT
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.0 R2: 213.5 Comb: 429.5 Semis: 214.5 
Owned by: Painted Springs Farm, Brentwood, TN

Draw: 15 Rider: Casey Dailey
SCOOTIN BOON Horse’s LTE: $27486
s.  SMART LIL SCOOT x SUSIES BLUE BOON, by PEPTOBOONSMAL
Go-Rounds: R1: 214.5 R2: 217.0 Comb: 431.5 Semis: 220.5 
Owned by: S & S Farms, Shreveport, LA
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 19 Breeders Invitational Open 4 DAILEY, CASEY
2007 22 Cotton Stakes Open 4 DAILEY, CASEY

Draw: 16 Rider: Andy Sherrerd
ECHOS FROM THE PAST Horse’s LTE: $30095
m.  HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL x MISS ECHO WOOD, by DOCTOR WOOD
Go-Rounds: R1: 215.0 R2: 216.0 Comb: 431.0 Semis: 216.0 
Owned by: Cowan Select Horses, Havre, MT
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 1 Breeders Invitational Open Novice 4 SHERRERD, ANDY
2007 4 The Non-Pro Open 4 SHERRERD, ANDY
2007 6 Abilene Open Novice 4 SHERRERD, ANDY
2007 31 Abilene Open 4 SHERRERD, ANDY

Draw: 17 Rider: Tommy Marvin
A CATTIN JACK Horse’s LTE: $3403
s.  HIGH BROW CAT x MARY JAY LENA, by DOC O’LENA
Go-Rounds: R1: 213.0 R2: 216.0 Comb: 429.0 Semis: 216.0 
Owned by: Ray Whitmire, Sallisaw, OK

Draw: 18 Rider: Andy Sherrerd
PANOLAS SUGAR BOON Horse’s LTE: $8503
m.  PEPTOBOONSMAL x PANOLAS LITTLE LENA, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: R1: 214.0 R2: 218.0 Comb: 432.0 Semis: 216.0 
Owned by: Mountain Park Ranch, Valley View, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 7 Breeders Invitational Open Novice 4 SHERRERD, ANDY
2007 15 Memphis Open 4 SHERRERD, ANDY

Draw: 19 Rider: Mark Michels
STYLIN CAT Horse’s LTE: $45302
s.  HIGH BROW CAT x STYLISH FRECKLES, by DOCS STYLISH OAK
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.5 R2: 216.0 Comb: 432.5 Semis: 214.0 
Owned by: John McClaren, McGregor, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 2 Abilene Open 4 MICHELS, MARK

Draw: 20 Rider: Clint Allen
WOOD I NEVER Horse’s LTE: $164171
m.  ZACK T WOOD x CURLY GRAY HAIR, by GRAYS STARLIGHT
Go-Rounds: R1: 216.0 R2: 216.0 Comb: 432.0 Semis: 217.0 
Owned by: Wrigley Ranches, Weatherford, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider
2007 1 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 ALLEN, CLINT
2006 4 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Ltd 3 WRIGLEY, JULIE
2007 5 Augusta Open 4 ALLEN, CLINT
2007 8 Bonanza Open 4 ALLEN, CLINT
2007 11 Abilene Open 4 ALLEN, CLINT
2007 26 South Point Open 4 ALLEN, CLINT

Draw: 21 Rider: John Mitchell
SMART LITTLE COONEY Horse’s LTE: $15000
g.  SMART LITTLE LENA x COONEY BOONSMAL, by PEPTOBOONSMAL
Go-Rounds: R1: 215.0 R2: 213.5 Comb: 428.5 Semis: 215.0 
Owned by: Slate River Ranch, Richmond, VA

2007 NCHA Non-Pro Derby finalists

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Following are the finalists in the National Cutting Horse Association Non-Pro Derby, to be held Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. See the Open finalists here.

Draw: 1 Rider: Nancy Moses-Martin
SMART SWINGING JERRY Horse’s LTE: $11703
m.  SMART LITTLE JERRY x LADS SWINGING PEPPY, by JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY
Go-Rounds: 213.5  214.5  428.0  212.0 
Owned by: Nancy Moses-Martin, Chappell Hill, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 Abilene Non-Pro Nov 4 Martin, Nancy Moses 2892.70
2007 8 Abilene Non-Pro 4 Martin, Nancy Moses 4250.00
2007 14 Bonanza Open 4 Bellenfant, Gary 1675.00

Draw: 2 Rider: Wesley Galyean
SHES ICING ONTHE CAT Horse’s LTE: $173543
m.  HIGH BROW CAT x SMART LUCINDA LENA, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: 209.0  215.5  424.5  216.0 
Owned by: Wesley Galyean, Ardmore, OK
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 Memphis Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wes 15283.69
2006 3 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro 3 Galyean, Wesley 45226.00
2007 9 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 Galyean, Jody 29473.00
2007 9 Augusta Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wes 6305.00
2007 11 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wesley 8848.53
2007 16 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wesley 14835.00
2007 17 Abilene Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wes 2000.00
2006 19 NCHA Futurity open 3 Galyean, Jody 49976.00

Draw: 3 Rider: Clay McCullar
SMARTLITTLESNOWFLAKE Horse’s LTE: $69440
m.  SMART LITTLE LENA x WAY TO SQUEAK, by SQUEAK TOY
Go-Rounds: 215.5  212.0  427.5  214.5 
Owned by: Clay McCullar, Baird, TX
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 3 Memphis Non-Pro 4 McCullar, Clay 10448.47
2007 7 Memphis Open 4 Hall, Shannon 11370.00
2006 8 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Ltd 3 McCullar, Clay 12497.00
2007 9 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 McCullar, Clay 11450.81
2007 14 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 McCullar, Clay 17113.00

Draw: 4 Rider: Curry Diehl
HENRY HARWOOD Horse’s LTE: $58589
g.  SMART LITTLE LENA x RM LILY LANGTREE, by BOB ACRE DOC
Go-Rounds: 214.0  210.0  424.0  215.0 
Owned by: Curry Diehl, Millsap, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Novice 4 Diehl, Curry 11388.00
2007 2 Cotton Stakes Non-Pro 4 Diehl, Curry 15768.48
2007 6 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 Diehl, Curry 25658.00
2007 8 Abilene Non-Pro 4 Diehl, Curry 4250.00
2007 15 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Gelding 4 Diehl, Curry 1400.00

Draw: 5 Rider: Stacie McDavid
DUAL DONNIE REY Horse’s LTE: $6754
g.  DUAL REY x SHORTYS GIRL, by SHORTY LENA
Go-Rounds: 216.0  210.0  426.0  216.0 
Owned by: David & Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 11 Augusta Non-Pro 4 McDavid, Stacie 5254.00

Draw: 6 Rider: Justin White
SOPHISTICATTIN Horse’s LTE: $29743
m.  CATTIN x SHORTYS SUGAR GIRL, by SHORTY LENA
Go-Rounds: 211.0  216.5  427.5  215.5 
Owned by: Justin White, Chappell Hill, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2006 3 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Ltd 3 White, Justin 17203.00
2007 3 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited 4 White, Justin 5667.00
2007 14 South Point Non-Pro 4 White, Justin 3050.00

Draw: 7 Rider: Troy Babcock
BUDHAS WARRIOR Horse’s LTE: $8121
g.  PEPTOS STYLISH OAK x SMART HOLEY BUDHA, by COLOR ME SMART
Go-Rounds: 216.0  211.0  427.0  213.0 
Owned by: Troy & Jaime Babcock, Wheelock, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2006 2 CHISHOLM TRAIL Non-Pro 3 TURNER, MEL 1779.00

Draw: 8 Rider: Meredith McCullar
SHESA LITTLE CAT Horse’s LTE: $39666
m.  HIGH BROW CAT x QUIXOTE LENA PEPPY, by PADDYS IRISH WHISKEY
Go-Rounds: 215.0  213.5  428.5  212.0 
Owned by: Meredith McCullar, Baird, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited 4 McCullar, Meredith 6314.00
2007 1 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Senior 4 McCullar, Meredith 3465.00
2007 1 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Senior 4 McCullar, Meredith 2672.00
2007 3 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Novice 4 McCullar, Meredith 6833.00
2007 9 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro Ltd 4 McCullar, Meredith 2654.68
2007 10 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 McCullar, Meredith 21101.00
2007 11 Breeders Invitational Senior 4 McCullar, Meredith 1953.94
2007 15 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ltd 4 McCullar, Meredith 3277.00

Draw: 9 Rider: Tony Langdon
PRETTY LITTLE REY Horse’s LTE: $1029
m.  DUAL REY x PRETTY LITTLE KITTY, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: 216.0  212.0  428.0  212.0 
Owned by: Tony Langdon, ,

Draw: 10 Rider: Darren Blanton
MISS REY OF SMOKE Horse’s LTE: $3949
m.  DUAL REY x SMOKED CUE, by CONTINENTAL SMOKE
Go-Rounds: 209.0  211.0  420.0   
Owned by: Darren Blanton, Dallas, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 6 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited 4 Blanton, Darren 5151.00
2007 17 Cotton Stakes Open 4 Clark, Jason 3000.00

Draw: 11 Rider: Jerry Durant
SWISS PEPTO JD Horse’s LTE: $2042
g.  PEPTOS STYLISH OAK x LITTLE MISS SWISS, by HAIDAS LITTLE PEP
Go-Rounds: 215.0  209.0  424.0  215.5 
Owned by: Jerry Durant, Weatherford, TX

Draw: 12 Rider: Hope Mitchell
LIL POCO FRECK Horse’s LTE: $8670
g.  BOBS FRECKLE x CLARKS POCO LIL, by CLARK’S DOC BAR
Go-Rounds: 213.0  209.0  422.0  213.5 
Owned by: Hope Mitchell, Weatherford, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 11 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Gelding 4 Mitchell, Hope 1732.00

Draw: 13 Rider: Wesley Galyean
MISSING ADDITION Horse’s LTE: $55900
m.  LITTLE TRONA x SMART LIL ADDITION, by SMART ARISTOCRAT
Go-Rounds: 215.0  210.0  425.0  214.0 
Owned by: Wesley Galyean, Ardmore, OK
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 Augusta Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wesley 19127.00
2007 3 Abilene Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wes 9000.00
2007 15 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 Galyean, Wesley 5378.81
2006 23 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro 3 Galyean, Wesley 15654.00

Draw: 14 Rider: Matt Miller
TRAVS SCOOTER Horse’s LTE: $65702
m.  SMART LIL SCOOT x TRAVS SMART BUY, by TRAVALENA
Go-Rounds: 216.0  216.0  432.0  218.0 
Owned by: Matt Miller, Poolville, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2006 1 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro 3 Miller, Matt 48923.00
2006 16 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Ltd 3 Miller, Matt 6079.00
2007 17 Memphis Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 2000.00
2007 20 Augusta Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 2075.00

Draw: 15 Rider: Chad Bushaw
MOCHA CAPPUCCINO Horse’s LTE: $61373
m.  ZACK T WOOD x CAPPUCCINO AND PASTA, by CD OLENA
Go-Rounds: 214.0  213.0  427.0  213.0 
Owned by: Chad & Amie Bushaw, Weatherford, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2006 1 SOUTH COAST FUTURITY Non-Pro 3 BUSHAW, CHAD 12500.00
2007 2 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 Bushaw, Chad 30214.00
2007 4 The Non-Pro Non-Pro 4 BUSHAW, CHAD 2740.01
2007 5 Cotton Stakes Non-Pro 4 Bushaw, Chad 7884.24
2007 10 Memphis Non-Pro 4 Bushaw, Chad 3675.24

Draw: 16 Rider: Paula Wood
BETS PRETTY SUE Horse’s LTE: $4965
m.  BETS CD x PRETTY PLEASING SUE, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: 213.0  213.5  426.5  215.0 
Owned by: Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 0 Abilene Open 4 Wood, Kobie 2000.00
2007 15 The Non-Pro Non-Pro 4 WOOD, PAULA 1025.00

Draw: 17 Rider: Michelle Anderson
CATS QUIXOTE JACK Horse’s LTE: $88597
s.  HIGH BROW CAT x OH CAY WITH ME, by OH CAY QUIXOTE
Go-Rounds: 215.0  212.0  427.0  221.0 
Owned by: Steve Anderson, Victoria, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 Bonanza Open 4 Pounds, Kory 25005.95
2007 1 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ltd 4 Anderson, Michelle 11157.00
2006 22 NCHA Futurity open 3 Pounds, Kory 40235.00
2007 22 South Point Open 4 Pounds, Kory 3000.00
2007 23 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited 4 Anderson, Michelle 758.00

Draw: 18 Rider: Mary Ann Rapp
DUAL REY REBEL Horse’s LTE: $17993
s.  DUAL REY x POCO LIL ANNIE, by POCO SAN LENA
Go-Rounds: 214.0  210.0  424.0  212.0 
Owned by: Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 18 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Gelding 4 Rapp, Mary Ann 1167.00

Draw: 19 Rider: Stacy Shepard
THOMAS E HUGHES Horse’s LTE: $41853
s.  HIGH BROW CAT x SMART LETHA, by SMART LITTLE LENA
Go-Rounds: 213.0  215.0  428.0  217.0 
Owned by: Austin Shepard, Summerdale, AL
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 Cotton Stakes Non-Pro 4 Shepard, Stacy 18021.12
2007 12 Augusta Non-Pro 4 McLean, Kenny 4229.00

Draw: 20 Rider: Matt Miller
SODA REY BAY Horse’s LTE: $99059
g.  DUAL REY x GENUINE SODA, by GENUINE DOC
Go-Rounds: 218.0  216.0  434.0  215.0 
Owned by: Matt Miller, Poolville, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 4 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 19336.53
2007 5 Cotton Stakes Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 7884.24
2007 5 Abilene Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 6000.00
2007 6 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 Cox, Lloyd 37281.00
2007 8 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 4 Miller, Matt 23948.00
2007 10 NCHA Super Stakes Open Gelding 4 Cox, Lloyd 4485.00

Draw: 21 Rider: Traci Burgess
HB CHULAS LIZZIE Horse’s LTE: $30614
m.  CHULA DUAL x BB MISS LIZZIE, by DOX WARBLER
Go-Rounds: 214.0  211.0  425.0  214.5 
Owned by: Jon & Traci Burgess, Perrin, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 2 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro Ltd 4 Burgess, Traci 7891.46
2007 9 Augusta Non-Pro 4 Burgess, Traci 6305.00
2007 14 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ltd 4 Burgess, Traci 4755.00
2007 16 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited 4 Burgess, Traci 2567.00
2007 17 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro 4 Burgess, Traci 4301.15

Draw: 22 Rider: Greg Coalson
HIGHJANAPEP Horse’s LTE: $4790
g.  HIGH BROW CAT x QUEJANAPEP, by DUAL PEP
Go-Rounds: 213.0  212.5  425.5  213.0 
Owned by: Greg & Shelly Coalson, Weatherford, TX
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 14 Augusta Non-Pro 4 Coalson, Greg 3547.00

Draw: 23 Rider: Jim Vangilder
DONT HICK UP Horse’s LTE: $97510
m.  BOBS FRECKLE x PLAY UP HICKORY, by FRECKLES PLAYBOY
Go-Rounds: 221.0  212.0  433.0  214.5 
Owned by: Jim Vangilder, Jackson, MO
Horse’s Show Highlights
Year Place Show Class Age Rider Est. $
2007 1 NCHA Super Stakes Open Novice 4 Wagner, Roger 14451.00
2007 5 NCHA Super Stakes Open 4 Wagner, Roger 53948.00
2007 7 Breeders Invitational Open 4 Wagner, Roger 14452.37
2007 7 Cotton Stakes Open 4 Wagner, Roger 14289.76

NCHA Derby details

Friday, July 27th, 2007

With the semi-finals of the Non-Pro National Cutting Horse Association Derby scheduled for this afternoon, and the Open semis tomorrow, you will be able to keep up to date with all of the finalists at sallyharrison.com.

This weekend, after the fields have been determined for the finals of each event, check sallyharrison.com for details on all of the contestants, including breeding, go-round scores and highlights of their show records.

Non-Pro finalists and Open finalists are now online.

Death comes on little cat feet

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Since he was adopted by staff members as a kitten two years ago, Oscar the Cat has had an uncanny ability to predict when residents are about to die. Thus far, he has presided over the deaths of more than 25 residents on the third floor of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, allowing staff members to adequately notify families.

Oscar has also provided companionship to those who would otherwise have died alone. For his work, he is highly regarded by the physicians and staff at Steere House and by the families of the residents whom he serves. A plaque from a local hospice agency hanging in the corridor reads: “For his compassionate hospice care, this plaque is awarded to Oscar the Cat.”

According to Steere House Staff and the New England Journel of Medicine, which featured an article on him in their last issue, Oscar is punctual, arriving to curl up beside the patient one to two hours before the time of death and leaving soon after the patient takes their last breath.

Reported as otherwise independent and unaffectionate, Oscar prefers to keep to himself. While doctors theorize that his instinct could be the result of a heightened sense of and attraction to chemical scents released by the human body in the hours preceding death, no one knows for sure.

Texas Monthly looks inside King Ranch

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

The August issue of Texas Monthly features an article on the future of the famed King Ranch. According to executive editor S. C. Gwynne, he is one a handful of journalists privy to details about the family-owned business in its 154-year history.

Founded as a cattle operation by Captain Richard King in 1853, the ranch became a 15-million-acre global cattle and oil empire under King’s grandson, Robert Kleberg Jr., who ran the ranch from 1917 to 1974. Following Kleberg’s death, King Ranch struggled for direction in a changing economy. While some family members sold out their interests, those who remained looked for new ways to preserve the ranch’s legacy and expand its business horizons.

The article delves into the ranch’s family dynamics, as well as the new era of non-family chairmen, presidents and CEOs, and is full of interesting details. For instance, the 1,300 square-mile ranch in South Texas, once home to 95,000 cows, has opened its gates to commercial hunting and is today one of the premier game areas in the country, with more biologists and hunting guides on its payroll than cowboys. With 36,000 acres of orange groves in Florida, King Ranch is also the largest citrus grower in the US, with twice as many employees as the Texas ranches.

The article is accompanied by a genealogical guide to the King and Kleberg heirs mentioned in the story, as well as historical and current photos. A slide show of Kurt Markus’s evocative photos of the ranch is available at TexasMonthly.com. The code to access Texas Monthly’s August articles online is “Irving.”