Archive for January, 2009

2009 Augusta Futurity 4yo Open

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
228.0
m
DONT LOOK TWICE R: PHIL RAPP O: WACO BEND RANCH
(HIGH BROW CAT x TAPT TWICE, by DUAL PEP)
Earned: $30,160

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2009 Augusta Futurity 4yo Non-Pro

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
218.0
m
SASS AND THE CITY R: BARBARA BROOKS O: PAINTED SPRINGS FARM
(DOWNTOWN CAT x SASSY LITTLE SHOOTER, by SMART LIL RICOCHET)
Earned: $19,217

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2009 Augusta Classic Open and Non Pro champions

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Grandpaws Playgirl takes open championship
Grandpaws Playgirl and Brett Davis came off of a 220-point win in the second go-round of the Augusta Classic to claim the open championship with 223 points on Thursday, January 29, in Augusta, GA.

Keechi Pep, ridden by Matt Gaines for Billy Martin, was reserve to Grandpaws Playgirl with 219 points. High Brow CD, last year’s Augusta Futurity co-champion, 2008 NCHA Horse of the Year, and this year’s Classic first go-round winner with 225 points, finished eighth with 214 points, under Austin Shepard.

Davis had to make up ground in the second go-round to cover his 212 point score from the first. “I couldn’t take any chances and mess up,” said Davis, who rides 5-year-old Grandpaws Playgirl, by Wise Play, for her breeder, Leon Lewis, Carthage, TX. (more…)

2009 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Open

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
223.0
m
GRANDPAWS PLAYGIRL R: BRETT DAVIS O: LEON LEWIS
(WISE PLAY x TINO HICKORY, by HICKORY GAY BAR)
Earned: $29,312

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2009 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
223.0
m
JAZZY TOUCHE R: ELIZABETH QUEEN O: SKIP & ELIZABETH QUEEN
(SMART LIL RICOCHET x SPARKLIN JAZZ, by DUAL JAZZ)
Earned: $17,910

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2009 Augusta Futurity 5/6yo Amateur

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
221.0
m
HOT N SMART R: SETH HOLCOMBE O: VAN HOLCOMBE
(SMART TIPSTER x TABASCO MISS, by PEPPY SAN BADGER)
Earned: $6,198

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Cutting great Gun Smokes Wimpy: 1984 to 2009

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Gun Smokes Wimpy, the second highest earner in the history of NCHA world championship events, with $661,431, was put to rest on January 26, at the Tecumseh, Oklahoma ranch of his owner, Debbie Patterson.

The former NCHA non-pro world champion had bounced back from colic surgery four years ago, when it was necessary to remove so much of his small intestine, veterinarians weren’t sure he would survive. But colic symptoms earlier this week indicated that the 25-year-old gelding had developed another blockage. (more…)