Archive for January, 2018

2017 Ike Futurity Open champion Reyzurbetsonthiscat claims 2018 Ike Classic Open

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Craig Thompson

Reyzurbetsonthiscat LTE $120,526, winner of the 2017 Ike 4-Year-Old Futurity Open under Craig Thompson, came back with 223 points to win 2018 Ike 5/6 Classic Open and $19,626 with Thompson on Tuesday. Matt Miller scored 219 and 217.5 points for reserve and third on Metallic Mistress LTE $149,366 and Amandas CD $260,493, who earned $16,698 and $13,770, respectively.

Owned by Barnwell Ramsey, Huntersville, NC, Reyzurbetsonthiscat, by Bet Hesa Cat, won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Amateur championship with Ramsey.  The 5-year-old gelding, out of Ariel Rey LTE $100,000, is a half-brother to Jay Moss Cougar LTE $141,678 and Melodys Pepto LTE $135,369.

Metallic Mistress, sired by Metallic Cat and owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, Weatherford, Tex., is a full sister to Mistresssis LTE $165,625, out of 2006 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champion Smart Crackin Chic LTE $191,375.

Amandas CD, owned by Chris and Tracy Brengard, Paragould, Ark. and sired by High Brow CD, is a full sister to Sweet Lil Amanda LTE $264,896, out of Amanda Stargun LTE $91,468, the producer of earners of nearly $1 million.

In addition to the 5/6 Classic win on Reyzurbetsonthiscat , Thompson was also a 5/6 Classic finalist and placed first in the 5/6 Novice for Ramsey on Bet Sheza Marka LTE $12,578, who was a 2017 Ike 4-Year-Old Futurity finalist. Two weeks ago, Ramsey showed Bet Sheza Marka, by Bet Hesa Cat, as reserve champion of the Augusta Futurity 5/6 Unlimited Amateur.

Matt Miller showed three horses in both the Ike Futurity and the 5/6 Classic finals. In addition to reserve champion Metallic Mistress and third-placed Amandas CD, he showed Lou Lou Louise, owned by Lannie Mecom, as a Classic 5/6 finalist. Miller was also a finalist in the 4-Year-Old Futurity on his own horse, Carolena Reyn LTE $11,393, as well as on Graces CD LTE $34,009, owned by Janice Eaton, and on Mister Metallic LTE $2,000, a full brother to 5/6 reserve champion Metallic Mistress, owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses. Craig Thompson was a 4-Year-Old Futurity finalist riding Metallic Royal Mate LTE $2,000, owned by Nail Ranch.

For complete results from The Ike go to

Blackish shines in The Ike Futurity

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Lloyd Cox

Lloyd Cox.

Blackish and Lloyd Cox won The Ike Futurity 4-Year-Old Open with 225 points on Tuesday, in West Monroe, La., while Rollz Royce and Beau Galyean scored 222.5 points for reserve. The win was worth $21,127 for Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., who bred Blackish, by Hottish, out of SS Blacks Lil Kitty LTE $185,839. Rollz Royce, by Dual Smart Rey, earned $18,100 for owner Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss. The Ike Futurity payouts represent the first limited age earnings for the champion and reserve champion, who are related through Show Biz Kitty, the dam of Rollz Royce, and the maternal granddam of Blackish.

Three horses tied with 219 points to earn $12,720 and split third through fifth places. DBL Smart, sired by Dual Smart Rey and owned by Mike Kemna, and Sly Pepto Playgirl, sired by One Time Pepto and owned and bred by Rocking L Cutting Horses, were both shown by Lloyd Cox. Cool N Hot was shown by Sean Flynn for Kobie and Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex.

Cool N Hot, by Hottish, came into The Ike with $37,563 that he earned as fifth-placed finalist with Paula Wood in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals and as a finalist with Kobie in the Abilene Spectacular. Out of Donas Cool Cat LTE $315,104, by High Brow Cat, Cool N Hot is a half-sister to Donas Suen Boon LTE $420,965, Paula’s 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.

Bred by Rocking L Cutting Horses, Boca Raton, Fla., Sly Pepto Girl is out of Sly Playgirl LTE $332,135, the $800,000 high-seller at the 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales.

DBL Smart, a $62,000 purchase in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales, won the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur with Kemna two weeks ago and was also an Open finalist in the event under Cox.

In addition to the win on Blackish, and third-place tie with DBL Smart and Sly Pepto Girl, Lloyd Cox also tied for sixth on his own horse Just Getting Started and split eighth through tenth places with Sheza Smokin Hot Gal, who had placed 10th in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro with Ty Moore. As a finalist in the 4-Year-Old Open Finals, alone, Cox claimed five of the top 10 spots and earned $63,125.

Lonnie Allsup, 1933-2018

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Lonnie Allsup with Little Badger Dulce, an all-time leading money earner.  Photo by Sally Harrison


Former NCHA President Lonnie Allsup, 84, of Clovis, New Mexico, passed away January 28 from complications following surgery. Allsup, who was NCHA Non-Pro World Champion in 1996 with his great mare Little Badger Dulce, was inducted into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame in 2001.

Lonnie Allsup was born in Morton, Texas, about 50 miles west of Lubbock, in 1933. He was active in sports in high school, where he met his future wife, Barbara, a majorette in the school’s band.

He joined the Air Force in 1952 and worked as a radar instructor in Japan and the Far East, as well as in the States. Thirty days before completing his service  in 1956, he signed a contract to buy one of the two convenience stores in Roswell, New Mexico. He and Barbara started working in Lonnie’s Drive-In three days after his discharge. Along with the usual goods, that first store even sold watermelons from a horse trough in the parking lot.

He grew his enterprise to include a dozen stores in Roswell, Ruidoso and Alamagordo, New Mexico, before selling them to Southland Corporation, which operates the 7-Eleven chain. But within a year, he built a new store in Clovis, and he was back in business. Today, the Allsup’s chain has more than 300 stores in 160 towns and cities. One of the company’s innovations in the 1960s was to introduce self-serve gasoline to the region.

He also owned ranches, several radio stations, and was active in community life.

Allsup’s father had been a horse and mule trader, a mechanic and a blacksmith before eventually becoming a Chevrolet dealer.

“He really taught me to work,” Allsup recalled, “but he had me handling greasy parts, so I told him, ‘I’m going to get a cleaner job.’ He said, ‘As long as you work, I don’t care.’

“My father loved cutting horses, and I knew what they were back in the late ’40s or early ’50s,” Lonnie told me in 1995. “He used to show a little bit around the rodeo cutting shows, and I had ridden some just to practice on his farm.

“When I got my ranches and needed horses to work cattle with, I remembered those better bred horses. Back in those days, he had King-bred horses and some Leo blood. They’d just started using the Three Bars blood, and he crossed some King and Three Bars, but Doc Bar had not shown up at that time.”

In the 1980s, the Allsups had an AQHA World Champion Cow Horse named Tasmanian Tari, along with some reiners and roping horses.

“But I liked cutting a lot better,” Allsup said, “and besides, I could participate, so I started showing them in the early ’80s.”

He credited Gary Ray with getting him started in cutting. Hall of Fame Riders Ascension Banuelos and John Tolbert trained for him in the early days, and then he hooked up with Pete Branch in a relationship that has spanned three decades.

Allsup took over hosting the Adrian Berryhill Futurity and as the El Cid Futurity, on the Texas-New Mexico border, it became a featured event on the limited age circuit. He drummed up local support, and called on his business associates to pitch in.

“We feel that the more you can get the town involved with your cutting, the better off both you and the town are,” he said. “It’s been estimated that each year we put about $1 million worth of direct funds through the El Cid into the community in the 10 days people are there.”

The straight-shooting Allsup was elected President of NCHA for its 50th anniversary year. “I don’t know how to politic,” he said. “My only motive is to help NCHA. I’ll do everything I can and use my business expertise and all of my energies to try to help NCHA do a better job and serve the membership.

“This (the presidency) doesn’t pay very good!”

Lonnie and Barbara Allsup owned many great horses over the years. Little Badger Dulce ($657,276), shown by Pete Branch, was NCHA’s first Horse of the Year, and she carried Lonnie to the 1996 NCHA Non-Pro World Championship. She is also the granddam of Kit Kat Sugar, the Allsups’ 2012 Horse of the Year, also shown by Branch.

Branch also showed their mare Ms Peppy Cat to two Open World Championships. Robert Rust showed Glo Little Lena to a World Championship for them.

The Allsup breeding program produced many other stars including Reyann Hickory ($313,000), Rey Jay Play ($215,000), Mississippi Cat ($207,000) and million-dollar sire Dulces Smart Lena, out of Little Badger Dulce.

Details are pending for a public memorial service for Lonnie Allsup.

Augusta Futurity champions

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Chubby Turner.

The 39th annual Augusta Futurity is on the books, with a champion who last earned money in the event as a 2001 semi-finalist. On Saturday, Chubby Turner scored 220 points to claim the 4-year-old championship and $10,000 on Wanna Dual, owned by J Five Ranch, Weatherford, Tex. Metallic Drifter, with Matt Gaines, and CR Sister Tuff, under Gabe Reynolds, tied with 217.5 points for reserve.

Turner, who turns 70 in two weeks, earned one of his early major limited age checks in 1982 as reserve champion, on Fannys Oskar,  to Smart Little Lena and Bill Freeman in the 1982 NCHA Futurity. Since then he has won the NCHA World Championship three times – in 2014 and 2103 on One Time Choice, owned by J Five Ranch, and in 2004 on Flickacat, owned by Georgia and Dave Husby – and the NHA Super Stakes twice – in 2002 on JR Red Diablo and in 2000 on JR Colord Prom.

The NCHA lifetime earner of over $2.5 million, Turner is an inductee in both the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame and the NCHA Members Hall of Fame.

Wanna Dual, bred by RCJ Cutting Horses and sired by Dual Rey, is out of Zacks Fifth Avenue, shown by NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductees Chad Bushaw and Ray Baldwin to earn $89,050. Zacks Fifth Avenue is the dam of 6 NCHA and NRCHA money earners of $69,581.

Metallic Drifter, a 2017 NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist under Gaines, is owned by NCHA Hall of Fame Rider James Vangilder, Weatherford, Tex. He was sired by Metallic Cat and bred by Arcese Quarter Horses. His dam, Ruby Bagonia LTE $114,255, has produced 9 NCHA earners of $407,349, including ARC Ruby Playgunia LTE $207,186. His second dam, Playboys Ruby LTE $262,441, is an all-time leading producer of the earners of $1,801,223, with average earnings of $90,061.

Matt Gaines is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and a leading earner of over $8 million. His many limited age event wins include the 2016 NCHA Futurity on Second Spot; the 2001 and 2005 NCHA Super Stakes, on Sunettes Dually and One Time Pepto, respectively, and the 2001 NCHA Derby on Nu I Wood. In addition, Gaines won the 2015 NCHA World Championship with Special Nu Baby, and claimed the 2005 and 2002 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Award with Smooth As A Cat and Little Pepto Gal, respectively.

CR Sister Tuff, owned by Shawn and Lisa Minshall, Ontario, CAN., and bred by Center Ranch, was a 2017 NCHA Futurity Limited Open finalist and Open semi-finalist under Reynolds. Sired by Woody Be Tuff and out of Dees Cat Meow, CR Sister Tuff is a full sister to CR First Tuff LTE $181,977.

Gabe Reynolds, the NCHA earner of $533,091, placed second in the 2014 Augusta 5/6 Open Classic on Shorty Smooth; later that year he was reserve champion of the NCHA Futurity Limited Open with Metallic Moon.

Non-Pro Co-Champions

Kaitlyn Larsen

Kaitlyn Larsen.

Ray Baldwin.

Ray Baldwin, Fort Worth, Tex., and Kaitlyn Larsen, Millsap, Tex., tied with 215.5 points to each earn $5,500 and share the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro title. Sasha Thompson placed third with 214.5 for $4,000.

This was the second Augusta Futurity title for Baldwin, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $667,136, who won the 2011 Non-Pro Classic with Catlike Kit. His 2018 mount, Dontt Say A Word, was bred by Baldwin family-owned Waco Bend Ranch. The High Brow Cat daughter, an open finalist with Phil Rapp in the 2017 Brazos Bash, is out of 2011 NCHA Horse of the Year and leading earner Dont Look Twice $824,546, and a half-sister to Dont Stopp Believin LTE $325,438.

Larsen, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $721,645, won the 2007 Augusta Futurity Amateur championship on Honey Bee Time. Her 2018 mount, Lite Switch, by Light N Lena, was bred by Larsen’s father, Billy Martin.

Sasha Thompson, Buffalo, Tex., whose husband Craig won the 2017 Augusta Futurity Open title on Reyzurbetsonthiscat, showed homegrown Thommo, by Thomas E Hughes. Coming into the Augusta Futurity, Thommo had already earned $22,979 under Sasha, as Limited Non-Pro champion Non-Pro finalist of the 2017 Cotton Stakes, as well as under Craig, as reserve champion of the 2017 Southern Futurity and the Waco Texas Futurity.

Sasha, the NCHA earner of $221,978, showed Thommo’s full brother, Sho Nuff Hot, as Non-Pro champion and Limited Open champion of the 2017 Southern Futurity Classic. She also showed Thommo’s and Sho Nuff Hot’s dam, Miss Play Reyco, to win the 2009 Music City Futurity 4-Year-Old Limited Non-Pro and the 2010 Tunica Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro Classic.

For complete 2018 Augusta Futurity results:

It’s Hangem’s time

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Time To Hangem, ridden by Gaylon Wells. Suzanne Sylvester photo.

Time To Hangem, ridden by Gaylon Wells, marked 224 for a four-point win in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the Augusta Futurity Thursday evening, January 18. Madalyn Colgrove took the Non-Pro division with a 220 on One Catty Cupid.

Gaylon Wells.

It was Wells’ second Mercuria win, and his second in a row at Augusta. He won last year on Jay Moss Cougar.

Time To Hangem was bred by Frank and Robin Merrill, by One Time Pepto out of Hangem High Pep, a mare that Frank rode to the Non-Pro finals of the Breeders Invitational in 2006. Hangem High Pep’s bottom line goes back to NCHA Futurity champion and million-dollar producer Lynx Melody.

Time To Hangem is a 10-year-old gelding owned by Victoria Johnson of Houston, Texas. He placed fourth in the 2011 NCHA Futurity with Austin Shepard, and went on to win the Cotton Stakes and qualify for many major finals, including the NCHA Derby, NCHA Super Stakes Classic, Augusta Futurity and the Breeders Invitational. With his $10,823 Mercuria paycheck, he has career earnings of more than $237,000.

Dont Stopp Believin, owned and ridden by Phil Rapp, marked 220 for second place, earning $8,542. Dont Stopp Believin is by Dual Rey out of all-time leading mare Dont Look Twice.

Mercuria NCHA World Series at Augusta Open Finals

Score Horse Rider Owner Earned
224.0 Time To Hangem Gaylon Wells Victoria Johnson $10,823
220.0 Dont Stopp Believin Phil Rapp Phil & Mary Ann Rapp $8,542
219.0 Little Pepto Cat Cullen Chartier Mary Jo Milner $6,262
215.0 CR Tuff Lucy John Mitchell Slate River Ranch $3,981
213.0 Stylish Bet Lindy Burch Oxbow Ranch $1,700
204.0 Deluxe Checks Austin Shepard Rhein & Amanda Standish $1,700
180.0 Spoonfulla Cat Brett Davis Jonathan & Judy Rogers $1,700
0.0 SVR Shesgothelook Chubby Turner J Five Horse Ranch $1,700

Madalyn Colgrove on One Catty Cupid. Suzanne Sylvester photo.

Madalyn Colgrove.

Teenager Madalyn Colgrove of Boligee, Alabama, earned a one-point win over Hall of Famer Lindy Ashlock in the Non-Pro finals. Colgrove rode One Catty Cupid, owned by her grandfather, Joel Colgrove Sr., for the win. It was her first win in five trips to Mercuria finals. She and One Catty Cupid placed second in their previous try, at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

Colgrove’s achievements include an Unlimited Amateur win at the Breeders Invitational in 2016 with One Catty Cupid, Amateur championships at the NCHA Classic Challenge and Breeders Invitational, and no fewer than five Cotton Stakes trophies. She also finished seventh in the NCHA Non-Pro World Standings last year.

One Catty Cupid is a 7-year-old mare by One Time Pepto out of Arc Catty Dual, the mare that Phil Rapp rode to win the Pacific Coast Futurity in 2007.

Like the Open Mercuria champion at Augusta, Time To Hangem, One Catty Cupid comes out of Austin Shepard’s program. Arthur Noble, for whom Shepard trained NCHA Futurity champion High Brow CD, bought One Catty Cupid for $40,000 as a 2-year-old at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales.

Shepard rode the mare to win the Cotton Stakes and a reserve championship at the Augusta Futurity, during a long string of successes. Between Shepard and the Colgrove family, One Catty Cupid has now earned more than $188,000.

Mercuria NCHA World Series at Augusta Non-Pro Finals

Score Horse Rider Owner Earned
220.0 One Catty Cupid Madalyn Colgrove Joel Colgrove Sr $10,914
219.0 Little Miss One Time Lindy Ashlock Lindy Ashlock $8,611
216.0 Miss Stylish Cat Hope Mitchell John & Hope Mitchell $6,307
215.0 Magic Metallic Ray Baldwin Waco Bend Ranch $4,004
212.0 Total Reycall Priscilla Wilson Priscilla Wilson $1,700
206.0 Gini One Time Cade Shepard Austin & Stacy Shepard $1,700
199.0 Little Pepto Cat Mary Jo Milner Mary Jo Milner $1,700

Lucy leads the first go

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

John Mitchell on CR Tuff Lucy. Suzanne Sylvester photo.

John Mitchell.

CR Tuff Lucy, ridden by NCHA Hall of Fame rider John Mitchell, marked 222.5 Wednesday to top eight qualifiers for Thursday evening’s Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting finals at the Augusta Futurity. Four horses, Dont Stopp Believin, Time To Hangem and Little Pepto Cat all tied with 222 for the second highest qualifying score. The finals will pay out $36,408.

CR Tuff Lucy is a 7-year-old mare bred by Center Ranch by Woody Be Tuff out of Lucindas Catolena. She placed fourth in the 2014 NCHA Futurity with Tarin Rice, and proceeded to win the Abilene Spectacular, take the reserve championship at the NCHA Derby and place in several other major finals.

Glade Knight of Slate River Ranch bought her for $600,00o at the 2015 Center Ranch Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock, Ltd. Since then, Mitchell rode the mare to reserve championships at the NCHA Super Stakes Classic (twice) and NCHA Classic Challenge. CR Tuff Lucy has earned more than $350,000.

Mercuria World Series Augusta Open Qualifiers:

R 1 Horse Rider Owner Home
222.5 CR Tuff Lucy John Mitchell Slate River Ranch Weatherford, TX
222.0 Dont Stopp Believin Phil Rapp Phil & Mary Ann Rapp Weatherford, TX
222.0 Time To Hangem Gaylon Wells Victoria Johnson Houston, TX
222.0 Little Pepto Cat Cullen Chartier Mary Jo Milner Southlake, TX
222.0 Deluxe Checks Austin Shepard Rhein & Amanda Standish Baton Rouge, LA
220.0 Stylish Bet Lindy Burch Oxbow Ranch Weatherford, TX
220.0 Spoonfulla Cat Brett Davis Jonathan & Judy Rogers Rockdale, TX
219.0 SVR Shesgothatlook Chubby Turner J Five Horse Ranch Weatherford, TX

Cade Shepard on Gini One Time. Suzanne Sylvester photo.

Cade Shepard.

Cade Shepard of Summerdale, Alabama, marked 223 on Ginni One Time to lead the Non-Pro qualifiers. Priscilla Wilson of Unadilla, Georgia was next with a 221 on Total Reycall.

Seven Non-Pros qualified for Thursday night’s finals.

Gini One Time is an 8-year-old mare bred by Gary Dellinger by One Time Pepto out of Paving The Rey. She has earned more than $119,000.

Shepard, who is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame, won the Mercuria World Series at the Mane Event with the mare last year. Cade’s dad, Austin Shepard, was reserve champion of the Augusta Classic with her two years ago.

Mercuria World Series Augusta Non-Pro Qualifiers:

R 1 Horse Rider Owner Home
223.0 Gini One Time Cade Shepard Austin & Stacy Shepard Summerdale, AL
221.0 Total Reycall Priscilla Wilson Priscilla Wilson Unadilla, GA
220.5 Miss Stylish Cat Hope Mitchell John & Hope Mitchell Weatherford, TX
219.0 One Catty Cupid Madalyn Colgrove Joel Colgrove Sr Boligee, AL
218.5 Little Miss One Time Lindy Ashlock Lindy Ashlock Abilene, TX
218.5 Magic Metallic Ray Baldwin Waco Bend Ranch Fort Worth, TX
218.5 Little Pepto Cat Mary Jo Milner Mary Jo Milner Southlake, TX

One Alley Cat claims 2018’s first major win

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

One Alley Cat, shown by Cullen Chartier, scored 223 points to win the championship of the 2018 Abilene Spectacular on Saturday, January 6, in Abilene, Tex.  Three horses scored 220 points to tie for second through fourth: Catarism RG, under Michael Cooper, who won the 2017 4-Year-Old Open with Cattys Hope; Dontt Happen Twice, shown by Phil Rapp; and Dual Prime Time, with Tate Bennett.

One Alley Cat, sired by High Brow Cat and owned by Tom and Hillary Watson, Overton, Kan., earned $31,000 for his win and an additional $4,848, from the 4-Year-Old Open Novice division. Catarism RG, sired by Metallic Cat and owned by Rose Valley Ranch; Dontt Happen Twice, sired by Woody Be Tuff and owned by Waco Bend Ranch; and Dual Prime Time, sired by Dual Rey and owned by Bennett, each earned $15,000 in the Open Finals, and $4,040 in the 4-Year-Old Open Novice division.

The top four Abilene Spectacular paychecks represent the first money earned by the four horses. Of the top 10 finalists, only three had previous earnings. Duramax Dually, tied with 219 points for 5/6, under Wesley Galyean, was an NCHA Open Semi-Finalist with $9,392; Mamas Sugar Kat, tied with 218.5 points for 7/8 under Kobie Wood, earned $10,478 with Glen Nelson, as fifth placed finalist in the NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur; and Little Jo Cat, also tied for 7/8, came into the Abilene Spectacular with $88,288 earned as NCHA Futurity Limited Open Champion, Open finalist, and Open Gelding finalist under Ornelas, as well as Non-Pro Gelding Champion and Non-Pro finalist with owner Steve Anderson.

Little Jo Cat ridden by Pedro Ornelas. Hart Photography.

Ornelas and Tate Bennett are the only riders to have won both the NCHA Futurity Limited Open and Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Limited Open championships. Bennet won the 2012 NCHA Futurity Limited Open and 2013 Abilene Spectacular Limited Open on his own horse Rios Jewel.

With current earnings of $101,016, including Abilene Spectacular money, Little Jo Cat, by High Brow Cat, ranks among 2018’s Top Ten 4-year old money earners.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Abilene Spectacular, which has taken its place as the first major limited age event on the cutting calendar. The first Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open championship was won by Bobs Smokin Joe and John Tolbert, also winners of  the 1993 NCHA Open Futurity.  Since then, only four other horses have won both the NCHA Open Futurity and the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open: Shania Cee 1999/2000 with Shannon Hall; Chiquita Pistol 2002/2003 with Tag Rice; Metallic Cat 2008/2009 with Beau Galyean; and Dual Smart Kitty 2013/2014 with Clay Johnson.

See complete 2018 Abilene Spectacular results here.