Archive for February, 2019

One more for Moore

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Ty Moore scored 220 points on Thursday to win the Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro and $13,734 aboard Scantily Clad, by Metallic Cat. Chad Bushaw and Kyle Manion tied with 217.5 points to split reserve and each claim $9,586 on Wood You See, by Woody Be Tuff, and Smoothest Ride, by Smooth As A Cat, respectively.

Moore, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,050,384, won the 2017 Bonanza Non-Pro on Smooth XTC, the same year that he won the Pacific Coast Futurity, West Texas Futurity, Brazos Bash Futurity and Cotton Stakes Futurity on 3-year-old Sweet Sister Cat $57,607; he was also reserve champion of the 2018 Bonanza Non-Pro Classic aboard Smooth XTC $65,362. In addition to the 2019 Bonanza Non-Pro win, so far this year, Moore also placed third in the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro on One Moore Try, by One Time Royalty, and seventh in the 5/6 Classic of the same event on Nineteen Ninty Nine $39,783, by Metallic Cat.

Bushaw, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3,440,104, counts the 2002 Bonanza Non-Pro Classic and 2010 Bonanza Non-Pro Derby, on Cappuccino And Pasta, and Twisting Playdough, respectively, among a long list of championship wins, including the 2001 and the 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Futurities. Last year, Bushaw’s son, Charles Russell, won the NCHA Futurity
Limited Non-Pro on Wood You See $13,329, a half-brother to CR Gotcha Covered $222,148, by Dualin Boon.

Bushaw’s Crown Ranch is also the breeder of the Metallic Cat son Johnny English $80,270, winner, last week, of the Bonanza Classic Open Limited with Rowdy Larson.

Kyle Manion, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,708,548, was also a 2019 Bonanza Classic Non-Pro finalist and won the Classic Non-Pro Novice on Already Smooth $30,823, by Smooth As A Cat. Four-year-old Smoothest Ride, also sired by Smooth As A Cat, is a full brother to Smooth As A Zee $616,978, and three-quarter brother to Eazee E $211,145, the dam of 2018 NCHA Futurity Open champion Crey Zee $227,354, who also won the 2019 Bonanza and the Ike Hamilton Open Derbies. The Bonanza Cutting continues through Saturday, February 16, 2019:

Langston Pattillo claims Bonanza Non-Pro Classic

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Langston Pattillo on High Stylin CD. Hart Photography.

Langston Pattillo, winner of the 2018 Bonanza Amateur Classicchampionship on High Stylin CD, made a flawless transition into non-pro competition on Wednesday, with a 221-point win aboard High Stylin CD, in the 2019 Bonanza Non-Pro Classic.

Dustin Adams, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3.9 million, was reserve with 218 points on Sly Pepto Playgirl, while Kylie Rice, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $510,321, placed third with 216.5 points riding Reyhannon.

Last year, Langston Pattillo showed 2018 NCHA Amateur Horse of the Year High Stylin CD to win five major limited-age amateur finals, including the Breeders Invitational and the NCHA Classic Challenge.  Six-year-old High Stylin CD $124,007, by High Brow CD, is out of the Docs Stylish Oak daughter Stylin Playgirl $203,277, who Dustin Adams showed as a non-pro to place fifth in the 2008 NCHA Futurity, third in the NCHA Super Stakes, and reserve champion in the NCHA Derby.

In addition to the Bonanza Non-Pro Classic reserve championship, this year Adams has shown 5-year-old Sly Pepto Girl $84,717, by One Time Pepto, to place fourth in the Abilene Spectacular and third in the Ike Hamilton. Sly Pepto Girl is out of Sly Playgirl $332,135, by That Sly Cat.

Adams won the 2003 Bonanza Non-Pro Classic riding Boonsmal Doctress $211,007, by Peptoboonsmal. He won again in 2008 on Reyann Hickory $313,457, by Dual Rey.

Kylie Rice showed Reyhannon $43,980 last year, as a 4-year-old non-pro finalist in the West Texas Derby, the NCHA Derby and the Southern Derby. Bred by Kevin and Sydney Knight and sired by Metallic Cat, Reyhannon is out of the Dual Rey daughter Reyhanna $146,501, who was 2013 Bonanza Open reserve champion under Kylie’s husband, Tatum Rice.

Crey Zee three-peat

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Crey Zee, ridden by Tatum Rice. Hart Photography.

NCHA Futurity champion Crey Zee scored 224 points in the Bonanza Open Derby, on Monday, to earn her third consecutive major title. Trained and shown by Tatum Rice for her breeders, Kevin and Sydney Knight, the Dual Rey daughter, came into the Bonanza after claiming the Ike Hamilton Derby championship, two weeks ago. Including the Bonanza win, worth $22,318, Crey Zee leads all 2019 four-year-old money earners, with $227,355.

Crey Zee, first to work in the 22-horse finals, was followed by Sugrspiznevrthingniz, who scored 221 points under Matt Gaines and claimed the reserve championship. Sugrspiznevrthingniz, sired by Kit Kat Sugar and owned by Jim Vangilder, was an NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist. Her $17,854 share of the Bonanza Derby purse boosted her career earnings to $27,832.

Reycan In The Cash, by Dual Rey, shown by Lloyd Cox for Pat Taylor, and CR Tuff Taboo, by Woody Be Tuff, with Boyd Rice for Center Ranch, tied with 219 points for third place and each earned $13,949. Reycan In The Cash, the NCHA Futurity Open Limited reserve champion with Greg Wright, came into the Bonanza with $53,267, which included earnings as third-place finalist under Cox in the Ike Hamilton Futurity and the Abilene Spectacular. CR Tuff Taboo had earned $125,326 under Rice as third-place finalist in the NCHA Futurity and fourth in the Ike Hamilton.

The Bonanza Cutting continues through Saturday, February 16, 2019:

NCHA Futurity champion and reserve meet again

Monday, February 11th, 2019

For 22 horses competing on Sunday, in the second go-round of the Bonanza Open Derby, a cumulative score of 435 or better was the ticket to Monday’s Open Derby Finals Monday, which follow the Non-Pro Classic first go-round. Badboonarising, who tied Crey Zee with 222 points, the high score of the second go-round, also tied Sugrspiznevrthingniz with 441 points, the top cumulative score. Crey Zee, shown by Tatum Rice, and Badboonarising, under Adan Banuelos, were the 2018 NCHA Futurity champion and reserve champion, respectively.

Fracker Brown, with Chris Johnsrud, who shared the first-round lead with Sugrspiznevrthingniz at 222 points, earned a cumulative of 438.5 to tie Sweet Lil Prime Time, under Phil Hanson. Their 438.5 points was the third-highest cumulative score; Crey Zee claimed the second-highest cumulative with 439 points.

Badboonarising $161,528, by Once In A Blu Boon, is owned by Plantation Farms LLC. and was sold by his breeder, Royce Stallcup, for $150,000 at Western Bloodstock’s 2017 NCHA Futurity Sales. Stallcup is also the breeder of Rollz Royce $189,826, by Dual Smart Rey, winner of Saturday’s Bonanza Classic and a half-brother to Badboonarising, out of Show Biz Kitty, by High Brow Cat.  

Sugrspiznevrthingniz $10,898, sired by Kit Kat Sugar and shown by Matt Gaines for Jim Vangilder, was a semi-finalist with Gaines in the NCHA Futurity. Bred by Robert Rust, she is the first money earner out of the Lizzys Gotta Player daughter Jewels Gotta Lizzy $10,776. Her second dam, Lenas Jewelette, produced three NCHA earners of $305,774.

Crey Zee $205,037, sired by Dual Rey, and bred and owned by Kevin and Sydney Knight, came to the Bonanza from the championship win in the Ike Hamilton Futurity, on January 29, 2019.

Fracker Brown $41,886, owned by Schmitz/Brown, is a Smooth As A Cat-sired half-brother to Whiskeynadirtyglass. The sorrel stallion was an NCHA Futurity and Abilene Spectacular Open finalist with Johnsrud.

Sweet Lil Prime Time $43,288, a half-brother to Dual Prime Time $85,468, is sired by Sweet Little Pepto and owned by his breeder, Jerry Durant. Phil Hanson also showed Sweet Lil Prime Time to win the 2018 Pacific Coast Futurity and the Waco Futurity.

The Bonanza Cutting continues through Saturday, February 16, 2019:

Rollz Royce on a roll

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Beau Galyean

There was no stopping Rollz Royce on Saturday, when he out-paced the Bonanza Open Classic field with a 227-point win, as the last of 15 finalists to work. The 5-year Dual Smart Rey son’s rider Beau Galyean was also in high gear, claiming three out the top four Classic places, worth a total of $32,168. Rollz Royce’s winner’s share earned $14,622 for owner Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss.

Six-year-old Cinca Im Hot, a Spots Hot daughter shown by Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch LLC, Forth Worth, Tex., scored 223 points to earn the Classic reserve championship and $10,444. Lennox also showed the 5-year-old Metallic Cat daughter Summer Shandy $41,462, owned by Rocking P Ranch, to score 218 points and tie for fifth place with 2018 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Cool N Hot, sired by Hottish, and owned and shown by Kobie Wood.

The Bonanza Classic is the fifth major finals win for Rollz Royce $175,204. In addition, he is a three-time reserve champion, which gives him a record of eight wins and reserves out of 11 working finals. Although 227 points is a record for him, he won each of his four other championships with 225 points.

Cinca Im Hot $165,528 includes the 2017 Breeders Invitational Open championship among her 11 major limited event finals, all performed under Jesse Lennox. Her dam, Cinca De Maya, by Dual Rey, is a full sister to Lil Rattler $338,873 and Button Down Supercat $285,048, out of 2005 NCHA Futurity Open champion Highbrow Supercat $364,690.

Third-placed (220.5 points) Lou Lou Louise $123,735, shown by Beau Galyean for Barwick/Galyean, placed ninth in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Open with Matt Miller and was an open finalist in four 2017 major events, including the NCHA Super Stakes and Derby.  The 6-year-old Dual Smart Rey daughter came into the Bonanza after placing fifth with Galyean in the Ike Hamilton Classic.

Fourth-placed (220 points) Rose Colored Rey $105,676, a 6-year-old Dual Rey daughter shown by Galyean for Ellen Carter, Jackson, Wyo., has been an open finalist in eight major events, including the 2016 NCHA Futurity. Earlier this year, she placed fourth with Galyean in the Abilene Spectacular Classic.

The Bonanza Cutting continues through Saturday, February 16:

Aaron Schwarzwalter 1928 – 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Aaron Schwarzwalter, 91, Solvang, Calif., an NCHA member since 1968, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

The NCHA non-pro earner of $35,145, Schwarzwalter last showed in 2017, when he was 89, at the Rancho Vistadores Camp Cutting. He also competed in limited age event finals, including the Northwest Ranch Festival, the Red Bluff Winter Roundup, and the Pacific Coast Challenge, and in 1999, won the Northwest Ranch Festival on Telesis Cash O Lena.

In 1984, Schwarzwalter established All American Trailers North, a prominent West Coast horse and livestock trailer dealership.

Services will be held on March 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang. A reception will follow at the Santa Ynez Equestrian Center, Mesa Verde Road, Santa Ynez.

Rollz Royce claims right-of-way

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Beau Galyean

Beau Galyean

Rollz Royce and Beau Galyean registered the high cumulative score of 444 points on Thursday, following the second go-round of the Bonanza Cutting Open Classic. The 222 points earned by Summer Shandy and Jesse Lennox tied Cool N Hot and Kobie Wood for high score in the second go-round. It also gave them a total of 443, the second-highest cumulative score, while Cool N Hot and Wood tallied 442.5 points, the third-highest cumulative.

The highly competitive 15-horse finals field also includes 2016 NCHA Futurity Open champion Second Spot ridden by 2010 NCHA Futurity champ Lloyd Cox, winners of the Bonanza Classic first go-round with 224 points. Cox, who won the 2017 Bonanza Open 4-Year-Old champion Copperish, also qualified Blackish $105,133 and Hot Heels $29,048 for the finals, to be held on Saturday, February 9.

Combined earnings of the 15 Classic finalists (seven 6-year-olds and eight 5-year-olds) amounts to $1,776,902, for an average of $118,460, but the earnings spread ranges from Second Spot’s $347,758 to Addisyns Bella Cat’s $6,455.

Five-year-old Rollz Royce $175,204, sired by Dual Smart Rey and owned by Thomas Guinn, earned his single biggest check as reserve champion of the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Open with Galyean, but the pair also claimed 2018 championships in the Brazos Bash, the Southern Futurity, the PCCHA Futurity, and the West Texas 4-Year-Old Futurity, as well as reserve championships in the Ike Hamilton Futurity and the Cattlemen’s Derby.

Summer Shandy $41,462, by Metallic Cat, is owned by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., who purchased her for $375,000, at the 2016 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale. Bred by Crown Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., Summer Shandy was a finalist in the 2018 Bonanza, as well as four other 4-year-old limited age events with Lennox in 2018.

Five-year-old Cool N Hot, the 2018 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, sired by Hottish, was bred by Paula Wood and is a half- brother, out of Donas Cool Cat $315,104, to Paula’s 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion Donas Suen Boon, by Boon Too Suen. Paula won the 2018 Bonanza Cutting Non-Pro on Cool N Hot, trained by her husband, NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Kobie Wood, who showed the stallion to win the 2018 Bonanza Open, as well as the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes.

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