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Elizabeth Quirk tops first day of Non-Pro competition

August 1st, 2017
Elizabeth Quirk

Elizabeth Quirk on Holmeboy. Hart Photography.

Non-Pro rider Elizabeth Quirk, Denham Springs, La., scored 219 points riding Holmeboy, by Metallic Cat, on Tuesday, the first day of NCHA Derby Non-Pro/Limited Non-Pro first go-round competition.

Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., on One Good Lookin Babe, by Rockin W, and Greg Coalson, Weatherford, Tex., aboard Juana Bet, by Bet Hesa Cat, tied with 218.5 points in the Non-Pro division, as well. Lica Pinkston, Alice, Tex., claimed 217.5 points on Stylish Top Brow, by High Brow CD, the high score in the Non-Pro Unlimited division.

Blakley Colgrove, Boligee, Ala.,  and Armando Costa Neto, Weatherford, Tex., also scored 217.5 points as Non-Pro entrants, riding Tap This and Watch me Nae Nae, respectively. Jody McGlothlin, Perrin, Tex., claimed 217 points on Somethingtobelievein, by Hydrive Cat, the second-highest score among Non-Pro Limited riders. McGlothlin is also entered in the Non-Pro division.

Elizabeth Quirk, the earner of $607,662, is an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and a former Senior Youth World Champion. Quirk counts her 2013 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals ride aboard Son Of KD Elder as her top performance in terms of winnings, but she has earned money as a Non-Pro finalist in every major event. Most recently, she and Holmeboy won the 2017 Breeders Invitational Novice Non-Pro division.

Holmeboy LTE $20,385 was bred by Double Dove Ranch from one of cutting’s most richly productive female lines. His dam, Twice As Reycy LTE $194,141, reserve champion of the 2003 NCHA Futurity with Lloyd Cox, is the dam of six NCHA money earners of $504,859, including Reycy Moon LTE $209,363, and Holmeboy’s full brother, Pedel To The Metall LTE $155,937. Reycy Moon is the dam of 2016 NCHA Futurity Open champion Second Spot LTE $230,821.

In addition to Twice As Reycy, Holmeboy’s second dam, Rey Lena Girl, is also the dam of High Brow Cougar LTE $156,266 and Here to Reymember LTE $151,201. She is also a half-sister to Nurse Rey, dam of Dual Rey, leading sire of earners $34 million.

Ty Moore, also an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and the earner of $811,413, was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist on One Good Lookin Babe LTE $34, 820, as well as on Smooth XTC, by Smooth As A Cat, who he also showed on Tuesday to score 216 points. Last week, Moore placed ninth in the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro riding Set Fire To The Reyn.

Moore bred One Good Lookin Babe out of Hey Georgy Girl LTE $130,829, by Wild Thing DNA, who he showed to win the amateur championship of the 2008 Non-Pro Cutting, as well as several other major events.

Greg Coalson, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member with earnings of $1,676,209, bred Juana Bet out of Tiajuanapep, by Dual Pep, a half-sister to Quejanaisalena LTE $329,571 and a full sister to Quejanapep LTE $202,060. Both Quejanaisalena and Quejanapep were bred, trained and shown by Coalson to earn Non-Pro championships and reserves in numerous major events, including the NCHA Futurity, the NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby.

Juana Bet LTE $9,464 carried Coalson as a 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro semi-finalist, and as third-placed finalist in the Non-Pro Cutting.

The NCHA Derby Non-Pro/Limited Non-Pro first go-round continues tomorrow, Wednesday, August 2.