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Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Open finalists

April 15th, 2017

Here’s a look at the line up for Saturday’s Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro finals.
Watch the webcast at nchacutting.com.

1

PHAROAH AND JAMES / Clint Allen

(Hickorys Indian Pep x Wise Little Miss, by Wise Play)
Breeder: David & Stacie McDavid
Owner: David & Stacie Mcdavid, Fort Worth, TX
Rider Earnings: $4,350,583
Horse Earnings: $36,031

R1 R2 Comb SF
220.5 217.5 438.0 217.5
  • Clint Allen is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.
  • He’s taken seven horses to the Super Stakes finals before tonight and has three in this time.
  • He won the 2007 Super Stakes on Wood I Never.
  • Clint rode Pharoah And James to the NCHA Futurity semi-finals and the finals at the Bonanza and The Ike.
  • The gelding’s dam, Wise Little Miss, was a Brazos Bash champion, earning $72,000.

2

HOT REVOLVER / James Payne

(Spots Hot x Baretta Boon, by Playgun)
Breeder: Hunter Williams
Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OK
Rider Earnings: $2,414,021
Horse Earnings: $8,989

R1 R2 Comb SF
219.0 216.5 435.5 219.0
  • James Payne is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • He’s had two previous Super Stakes finalists, and was reserve champion in 2013 on Quick Be A Cat.
  • He’s a two-time winner of the NCHA Classic Challenge.
  • James was an Abilene and Arbuckle Mountain finalist with Hot Revolver.
  • The mare’s dam, Baretta Boon, was an Amateur LAE champion with Hunter Williams, earning $57,000.

3

LOU LOU LOUISE / Matt Miller

(Dual Smart Rey x Miss Woody Two Shoes, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Lannie Louise Mecom
Owner: Lannie Louise Mecom, Avondale, CO
Rider Earnings: $2,882,763
Horse Earnings: $67,238

R1 R2 Comb SF
219.5 216.0 435.5 217.5
  • Matt Miller is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • This is his seventh trip to the Super Stakes finals.
  • He rose Lou Lou Louise in the finals of the NCHA Futurity and the Ike Hamilton Futurity.
  • The mare’s dam, Miss Woody Two Shoes, has produced earners of $366,000.
  • Her second dam, Miss Echo Wood, is a $1.3 million producer.

4

MAGNETIK PLAYBOY / Walt Erwin

(Metallic Cat x Playboys Mom, by Freckles Playboy)
Breeder: Darol Rodrock
Owner: Mark Senn, Augusta, GA
Rider Earnings: $464,625
Horse Earnings: $23,989

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 218.5 435.5 215.5
  • This is Walt Erwin’s debut as a Super Stakes finalist.
  • He was an NCHA Derby finalist last year on R Smokin Cat.
  • Walt won the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern Nationals last year on Playful Highbrow CD.
  • He rode Magnetik Playboy in the Limited Open finals and the Open semi-finals at the NCHA Futurity.
  • They also won the Limited Open at the Ike, and were Limited Open finalists at the Super Stakes.
  • Magnetik Playboy’s dam, Playboys Mom, is a $975,000 producer.

5

KOPYKAT / Bubba Matlock

(Metallic Cat x Playgiarism, by Freckles Playboy)
Breeder: Mariposa Farms
Owner: Mariposa Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
Rider Earnings: $1,036,555
Horse Earnings: $0

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 219.0 435.0 217.0
  • Bubba Matlock will be inducted into the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame in June.
  • He was reserve champion of the 2009 Super Stakes Classic and the 2007 NCHA Futurity on Desires Little Rex.
  • This is his fourth Super Stakes finals.
  • Kopykat’s dam, Playgiarism, produced earners of $819,000.

6

KREEPIN CAT / Sean Flynn

(Metallic Cat x Stylish Little Bow, by Docs Stylish Oak)
Breeder: Peter & Nora Stent
Owner: Mark Senn, Augusta, GA
Rider Earnings: $2,401,418
Horse Earnings: $21,666

R1 R2 Comb SF
220.0 213.5 433.5 215.0
  • Sean Flynn is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • This is his seventh Super Stakes finals.
  • He won the Super Stakes Classic in 2012 with Cat Man Blue.
  • He was an Abilene and Arbuckle Mountain finalist with Kreepin Cat.
  • Sean’s brother, Eddie, showed Kreepin Cat’s dam, Stylish Little Bow, to earn $231,000.
  • Second dam, Bowmans Little Jewel, is a $911,000 producer.

7

SOME LIKEIT METALLIC / Wesley Galyean

(Metallic Cat x Some Like It Hott, by Spots Hot)
Breeder: Wesley Galyean
Owner: Wesley & Kristen Galyean, Claremore, OK
Rider Earnings: $3,504,861
Horse Earnings: $15,168

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 216.5 432.5 214.5
  • Wesley Galyean is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • He’s had nine previous Super Stakes finalists, and two more tonight.
  • He won the 2013 Super Stakes on Hes A Hot Cat.
  • Wesley was a semi-finalist at the NCHA Futurity and a finalist at Arbuckle Mountain on Some Likeit Metallic.
  • Wesley won the NCHA Futurity on this horse’s sire, Spots Hot, and was reserve champion on its dam, Some Like It Hott.
  • Some Like It Hott is a granddaughter of $1.4 million producer Meradas Little Sue.

8

REYS SOME STYLE / John Mitchell

(Dual Rey x Peptos Stylish Miss, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Glade Knight
Owner: Glade Knight, Weatherford, TX
Rider Earnings: $3,980,517
Horse Earnings: $2,349

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.5 216.0 432.5 215.0
  • John Mitchell is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • This is his ninth trip to the Super Stakes finals.
  • He won the Super Stakes in 2014, and the Classic the following year, with Junie Wood.
  • He was a Cattlemen’s Derby finalist with Reys Some Style.
  • John Mitchell earned more than $296,000 on this mare’s dam, Peptos Stylish Miss.

9

DMAC BELLINI MARTINI / Clint Allen

(High Brow Cat x Miss Martini Play, by Freckles Playboy)
Breeder: Marvine Ranch
Owner: David & Stacie Mcdavid, Fort Worth, TX
Rider Earnings: $4,350,583
Horse Earnings: $15,710

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.5 216.0 433.5 214.5
  • Clint Allen is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.
  • He’s taken seven horses to the Super Stakes finals before tonight and has three in this time.
  • He won the 2007 Super Stakes on Wood I Never.
  • Clint rode Dmac Bellini Martini in the NCHA Futurity semi-finals and the finals of the Bonanza and The Ike.
  • The mare’s dam, Miss Martini Play, is a million-dollar producer whose babies include Horse of the Year Copaspepto.

10

METALLIC BOOM / Ronnie Rice

(Metallic Cat x Peptocandy, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Kelly Schaar
Owner: Decordova Cattle Co, Grosebeck, TX
Rider Earnings: $5,102,478
Horse Earnings: $11,163

R1 R2 Comb SF
214.5 218.5 433.0 214.5
  • Ronnie Rice is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • At 65, he’s the only Senior rider in tonight’s finals.
  • He’s been a Super Stakes finalist 14 times before, going back to 1988.
  • He’s a two time Super Stakes reserve champion.
  • Metallic Boom was a Non-Pro semi-finalist at the NCHA Futurity with Cody De Cordova, and a Bonanza Open finalist with Ronnie Rice.
  • Ronnie was reserve champion of the 2005 NCHA Futurity on Metallic Boom’s dam, Peptocandy.

11

METALLIC INA / Rowdy Larson

(Metallic Cat x Hickory Badger Ina, by Doc’s Hickory)
Breeder: Laurie & Mike Jones
Owner: The Over Forty Ranch, Wichita Falls, TX
Rider Earnings: $278,152
Horse Earnings: $12,902

R1 R2 Comb SF
218.5 214.5 433.0 216.0
  • Rowdy Larson makes his debut tonight as an NCHA Super Stakes Open finalist, and he has qualified two tonight.
  • He’s been an NCHA Futurity and Derby finalist since 2012.
  • He was reserve champion of the Limited Open here on Metallic Ina, and also won that class on Johnny English.
  • Metallic Ina was an Open finalist at the Bonanza, a Limited Open finalist at Arbuckle Mountain, and an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semi-finalist.
  • The mare’s dam, Hickory Badger Ina, has produced earners of $479,000.

12

HASHTAGS / Tatum Rice

(Metallic Cat x Dual Rey Tag, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: James Haworth
Owner: Jose Raul Garcia, Caracas, VZ
Rider Earnings: $1,355,492
Horse Earnings: $81,390

R1 R2 Comb SF
218.0 219.0 437.0 219.0
  • Tatum Rice will be inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame in June.
  • This is his third trip to the Super Stakes finals.
  • He rode Hashtags to the finals of the NCHA Futurity and Cattlemen’s Derby. Hashtags was also a finalist at The Ike.
  • Hashtags’ second dam, Playin Tag, won the 2004 Super Stakes with Cara Brewer.

13

MISS STYLISH KATZ / Adan Banuelos

(High Brow Cat x Miss Stylish Pepto, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Glenn & Debbie Drake
Owner: Lone Oak Performance Horses, Santa Maria, CA
Rider Earnings: $1,570,085
Horse Earnings: $13,455

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 216.0 433.0 217.0
  • Adan will be inducted into the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame in June.
  • Miss Stylish Katz was an NCHA Futurity semi-finalist with Todd Bimat.
  • Her dam was $216,000 earner Miss Stylish Pepto a full sister to Peptos Stylish Miss ($296,000) and Eyez On Me ($136,000). 

14

MELTING SNOW / Clay Johnson

(Metallic Cat x Nurse Moss, by Dual Pep)
Breeder: Linda Holmes
Owner: Buck Creek Quarter Horses, Nemo, TX
Rider Earnings: $929,185
Horse Earnings: $12,625

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.5 219.0 435.5 215.0
  • Clay Johnson is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.
  • He won the Super Stakes in 2012 with KR Isadora Dual.
  • He was an NCHA Futurity semi-finalst and Abilene Spectacular finalist on Melting Snow.
  • Melting Snow was a $280,000 purchase at the 2015 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales.
  • Her dam is a full sister to $33 million sire Dual Rey.

15

DESIRES TIME / Lee Francois

(One Time Pepto x Reys Desire, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: H B Bartlett
Owner: H B Bartlett, Pike Road, AL
Rider Earnings: $2,791,391
Horse Earnings: $12,681

R1 R2 Comb SF
218.5 218.0 436.5 217.0
  • Lee Francois is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • This is his eighth Super Stakes finalist.
  • He won the 2010 Super Stakes and 2011 Classic on this mare’s dam, Reys Desire.
  • Lee’s wife, Holly, won the Limited Non-Pro finals last night on Smart Dual Kat.
  • Lee rode Desires Time to the semi-finals of the NCHA Futurity.
  • Breeder Woody Bartlett’s Bartlett Ranch won AQHA’s Best Remuda award last year.

16

FED EXX / Wesley Galyean

(Spots Hot x Shes Twice As Smooth, by Smooth As A Cat)
Breeder: Jeffrey & Jennifer Foland
Owner: Claire Binkowski, Weatherford, TX
Rider Earnings: $3,504,861
Horse Earnings: $28,331

R1 R2 Comb SF
218.5 217.0 435.5 215.0
  • Wesley Galyean is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • He’s had nine previous Super Stakes finalists, and two more tonight.
  • He won the 2013 Super Stakes on Hes A Hot Cat.
  • Fed Exx was a Non-Pro finalist at the NCHA Futurity with Kristen Galyean.
  • Wesley has taken Fed Exx to the finals at Abilene, the Bonanza and Arbuckle Mountain.
  • Fed Exx’s dam, Shes Twice As Smooth, won the Non-Pro Super Stakes with Jennifer Foland and earned $191,000.

17

JOHNNY ENGLISH / Rowdy Larson

(Metallic Cat x Turtle Pie, by Son Ofa Doc)
Breeder: Crown Ranch
Owner: Nick Meagher, Antonita, CO
Rider Earnings: $278,152
Horse Earnings: $18,620

R1 R2 Comb SF
219.0 215.5 434.5 215.0
  • Rowdy Larson makes his debut tonight as an NCHA Super Stakes Open finalist, and he has qualified two tonight.
  • He’s been an NCHA Futurity and Derby finalist since 2012.
  • He won the Limited Open at this show on Johnny English.
  • Rowdy was an Open finalist and Limited Open champion at the Cattlemen’s Derby on Johnny English.
  • Johnny English’s dam, Turtle Pie, has produced earners of $351,000 including Non-Pro NCHA Futurity champ Jerryoes.

18

BETCHALOU / Morgan Cromer

(Bet Hesa Cat x Louella Again, by Dual Pep)
Breeder: Oxbow Ranch
Owner: Julie Clarke, Bend, OR
Rider Earnings: $2,183,370
Horse Earnings: $6,127

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 219.0 435.0 216.0
  • Morgan Cromer is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • This is her second Super Stakes finals.
  • She won the Super Stakes Classic last year on Maid Of Metal.
  • Betchalou’s dam, Louella Again, was a Bonanza champion and a $1.1 million producer.

19

ROSE COLORED REY / Beau Galyean

(Dual Rey x Rose Colored Cat, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Brad Wilson
Owner: Ellen Carter, Jackson, WY
Rider Earnings: $2,882,650
Horse Earnings: $37,804

R1 R2 Comb SF
213.5 219.0 432.5 214.5
  • Beau Galyean is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider.
  • He rode Rose Colored Rey to the finals of the NCHA Futurity.
  • The mare’s dam, Rose Colored Cat, earned $141,000 with Beau’s dad, Jody, in Open competition, and with Brad Wilson in the Non-Pro.
  • This is Beau’s sixth Super Stakes finals. He won the Super Stakes Classic this year on Metallic Rebel.

20

DMAC PICCOLO PETE / Clint Allen

(Wr This Cats Smart x Cherry Chex Dually, by Hes A Peptospoonful)
Breeder: Marvine Ranch
Owner: David & Stacie Mcdavid, Fort Worth, TX
Rider Earnings: $4,350,583
Horse Earnings: $48,518

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.5 215.5 433.0 218.0
  • Clint Allen is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.
  • He’s taken seven horses to the Super Stakes finals before tonight and has three in this time.
  • He won the 2007 Super Stakes on Wood I Never.
  • Clint took Dmac Piccolo Pete to the finals at the Pacific Coast Futurity, West Texas, Cotton Stakes and Brazos Bash.
  • The mare’s dam, Cherry Chex Dually, was an Open champion at Abilene and the Brazos Bash, earning $230,000.

21

HC TAILGATE DATE / Wes Ashlock

(Herding Cats x Dulces Date, by Dulces Smart Lena)
Breeder: Josh & Amy King
Owner: Eddie & Barbara Young, San Angelo, TX
Rider Earnings: $262,580
Horse Earnings: $19,570

R1 R2 Comb SF
219.5 215.5 435.0 222.0
  • This is Wes Ashlock’s first Super Stakes finals.
  • He was a Super Stakes Classic finalist in 2014 on Amafoxy Cat.
  • He’s a two-time winner of the Super Stakes Classic Limited Open.
  • Wes was a finalist at Abilene and the Bonanza on HC Tailgate Date and placed third in the Limited Open at this show.
  • HC Tailgate Date is a member of the only crop by Herding Cats.
  • Her dam, Dulces Date earned $36,000 for Josh and Amy King.