Archive for October, 2019

It’s a Rapp in the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Ryan Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., rode Hows Your Memorey, by High Brow CD, to win the PCCHA  4-Year-Old Derby Non-Pro championship and with 222 points. Cody Hedlund, Lipan, Tex., claimed reserve with 217 points aboard Wood Ya Teles, by Woody Be Tuff, and Jennifer Foland placed third with 216 points on Hiss N Vinegar, by Dual Smart Rey. Rapp’s win was worth $9,000, while Hedlund claimed $7,000, and Foland earned $5,894.

Ryan Rapp, 18, the NCHA earner of $318,862, earned his richest single paycheck ($28,322) when he showed Manteca Moe, bred by his parents, Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, to place fourth in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro. So far, Rapp and the 5-year-old Hydrive Cat gelding have earned $107,804.

Hows Your Memorey, a three-quarter sister to Manteca Moe, was also bred by the Rapps, who both showed the siblings’ dam, Memorey LTE $77,519, by Dual Rey. Both Hows Your Memorey and Manteca Joe have been shown exclusively by Ryan, who placed with Hows Your Memorey in four Non-Pro working finals prior to the PCCHA Derby, including as reserve champion of The Non-Pro Cutting.

Ryan’s mother, Mary Ann Rapp, won the 4-year-old Non-Pro championship at the Pacific Coast Futurity in 2013 on Reyzin.

Cody Hedlund, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $976,817, has claimed 17 major Non-Pro limited age working event wins, including the 2019 Ike Hamilton Derby and the 2019 West Texas 4-Year-Old Derby on Wood Ya Teles LTE $44,900, whose dam, Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230,047, was shown by Hedlund to win the 2011 Super Stakes, among other events. Teles Bout This Cat, by WR This Cats Smart, is a three-quarter sister to Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, bred by Cody’s parents Landy and Rock Hedlund, trained by Rock, and shown by both Rock and Cody.

Jennifer Foland, the NCHA earner of $356,029, showed Hissy Cat LTE $307,099, the dam of Hiss N Vinegar, to win the 2008 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur championship. Hiss N Vinegar LTE $187,074, winner this year of the NCHA Super Stakes Open under Phil Hanson, is one of four siblings out of Hissy Cat that have each won over $100,000. Altogether, Hissy Cat has produced 19 NCHA money earners of $1,112,476, all bred by Jeff and Jennifer Foland.

A Star Is Borne three-peat

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

A Star Is Borne, shown by Michael Cooper for Belle Terre Ranch, Corinth, Miss., scored 226 points as the first horse to work in the PCCHA 3-Year-Old Futurity and never looked back. Lourdes, owned and shown by Beau Galyean, Amarillo, Tex., scored 220 points for reserve, while Tweezin My Brow, with Lloyd Cox for Kathleen Moore, placed third with 218.5 points.

It was the third championship win from three 3-year-old limited age finals for A Star Is Borne, sired by Boon Too Suen and bred by Rose Valley Ranch. The sorrel mare, out of the Smooth As A Cat daughter Holly Is Smooth LTE $225,782, also won the Cotton Stakes Futurity and the Brazos Bash Futurity with Cooper. Including her PCCHA winner’s take of $24,000, A Star Is Borne has NCHA earnings of $54,100 and is the leading 3-year-old money earner in 2019.

Metallic Cat daughter Lourdes, bred by Beau Galyean, won the Cotton Stakes Non-Pro and Non-Pro Int. Futurity, and claimed the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro reserve championship with Beau’s wife and co-owner Ashley Galyean. With NCHA earnings of $44,865, Lourdes is the #2 leading 3-year-old money earner in 2019.

Tweezin My Brow, by High Brow Cat out of Miss Stylish Pepto $216,005, and a full sister to Cat Atat Cat LTE $211,650 and Miss Stylish Katz LTE $101,748, won the West Texas Non-Pro Futurity with Ty Moore, Madill, Okla. and, including her PCCHA Futurity Open paycheck of $17,000, has NCHA earnings of $40,100. The Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales graduate was bred by Glenn and Debbie Drake.

Warlock locks down title

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Warlock, shown by Beau Galyean for owner and breeder Fults Ranch, Amarillo, Tex., scored 225 points to win the 2019 PCCHA Open 4-Year-Old Stakes on Sunday, October 6, at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. Metallics MVP, owned by Billy Wolf, Whitesboro, Tex., and also shown by Galyean, scored 222 points to claim the reserve championship, while Slooow Ride, owned by Pat Taylor, and Sueper Trouper, owned by J Five Horse Ranch, tied for third with 220 points shown by Lloyd Cox and Grant Setnicka, respectively.

Warlock, a red roan gelding sired by Metallic Cat, made his debut as seventh-placed finalist under Galyean in the NCHA Futurity, and recently placed second in the Brazos Bash. His $15,000 PCCHA winner’s share, boosted Warlock’s NCHA earnings to $105,909, making him the sixth full sibling by Metallic Cat out of Sweet Abra to earn $100,000+. Metallic Rebel, 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, with NCHA earnings of $411,837, tops the list of six siblings followed by Magistic Moon LTE $187,608; Magic Metallic LTE $$158,474; Magic Metalman LTE $131,348; Sweet Metallic LTE $130,962, and Warlock.

Metallics MVP, bred by Cows & Horses Etc and sired by Metallic Cat, was an NCHA Futurity Open and Open Limited finalist under Hayden Upton and has placed in five Open finals this year with Austin Shepard, including as reserve champion of the Ike Hamilton Derby. The NCHA earner of $92,281, Metallics MVP is out of My Lizzy Babe LTE $163,653, a full sister to Moms Stylish Player $370,949; Card Trick LTE $191,555; Lizzys Gotta Babe $91,137; and Stylish Lizzy LTE $90,697.

Slooow Ride, bred by Alvin Fults and sired by Metallic Cat, won the 2019 Breeders Invitational Open and placed in six other Open limited age events this year, in addition to the PCCHA Stakes, where he earned $10,500. The bay roan stallion, a half-brother to 2004 NCHA Futurity Open champion and $5 million+ sire Spots Hot, LTE $502,682, is one of four $100,000 earners out of Sweet Shorty Lena, dam of earners of over $1.3 million.

Sueper Trouper LTE $206,295, by Dual Smart Rey, has earned money in 24 divisions of major limited age events in 2019, under trainer Grant Setnicka and owner Constance Jaeggi, including the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship and the Arbuckle Mountain Derby Non-Pro reserve championship. Sueper Trouper is out of Ichis My Choice $418,693, the 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, who was also shown by Setnicka.

Reysin Kittens and Metallic Mania split the bill

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Reysin Kittens and Metallic Mania, shown by Grant Setnicka and Adan Banuelos, respectively, tied with 222.5 points to become co-champions of the 2019 PCCHA Futurity Open Classic-Challenge on Sunday, October 6, at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. Somethingtobelievein scored 221 points to place third under Brett McGlothlin.

Reysin Kittens, sired by Dual Rey and owned by Bitterroot Ranch, Las Vegas, and Metallic Mania, sired by Metallic Cat and owned by SMF Cutting Horses LLC, Aspen, Colo., each earned $11,000, while Somethingtobelievein, sired by Hydrive Cat and owned by Brett and Jody McGlothlin, collected $8,750.

Six-year-old Reysin Kittens’ share of the purse pushed the gelding’s NCHA lifetime earnings to $298,201, while 5-year-old gelding Metallic Mania, who came into the PCCHA Classic Challenge with $3,777, none of which was earned in limited age event competition, increased his career total to $14,777.

Bred by Frank and Bonnie Martin, Las Vegas, Nev., out of Kittens, by High Brow Cat, Reysin Kittens has earned 78 checks in limited age events during his career, under Grant Setnicka and Jaime Snider in Open and Bonnie Martin in Non-Pro competition. Kittens, LTE $270,700, won the 2006 South Coast Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro and the PCCHA 4-Year-Old Amateur Cutting Stakes, among other events, with Bonnie Martin.

Bred by Tejas Trading Co., Metallic Mania is by Metallic Cat out of Purdy Aristocrat LTE $100,403, by Smart Aristocrat, and is a three-quarter brother to Cat Of Monte Cristo LTE $120,637 and Cat T Masterson LTE $111,943.

Six-year-old Somethingtobelievein LTE $279,912, by Hydrive Cat, was bred by Shane Plummer and has been shown exclusively by Brett and Jody McGlothlin. Jody’s wins on the talented mare include the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited, as well as the Non-Pro Limited championship of the 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge. Brett’s wins aboard Somethingtobelievein include the 2018 Cotton Stakes 5/6 Classic and the 2018 Augusta 5/6 Classic.