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Megan Miller wins Non-Pro first round

April 18th, 2018

Megan Miller on Carolena Reyn. Hart Photography.

2018 Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes – April 18, 2018 – Fort Worth, Tex.

Megan Miller, Poolville, Tex., scored 220 points riding Carolena Reyn, by Dual Smart Rey, on Wednesday to win the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro first go-round. Brandon Dufurrena, Gainesville, Tex., on Mizpah Cat, by Auspicious Cat, marked 218.5, the day’s second-highest score, while Lee Holsey, Lovelady, Tex., scored 218 points aboard Smooth Lil Cowtown, by Smooth As A Cat.

Megan Miller also scored 217.5 points with Spur That Spot, by Spots Hot, and 215 points on Hey Boo Boo, by Dual Smart Rey. Non-Pro riders with 210 or higher advance to Thursday’s second go-round; Non-Pro Limited riders with 214.5 points advanced.

Carolena Reyn, bred by Megan and her husband Matt, out of Carolena Moon LTE $76,150, is a half-sister to A Smooth Criminal $134,686, and three-quarter sister to Stylish Swagger LTE $120,061, and Reylena Moon LTE $118,075. Matt Miller showed Carolena Reyn, who had earned $60,182 coming into the Super Stakes, as an NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist, and as champion of the 2018 Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Open.

Megan, the NCHA earner of $1,021,452, won the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro aboard Itawtathenapuddycat LTE $325,363 and the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro on Travs Scooter LTE $221,566, shown by Matt Miller as the 2006 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.

Mizpah Cat LTE $5,012, shown by Brandon Dufurrena, is a three-quarter sister to 2015 NCHA Futurity Open champion Stevie Rey Von LTE $396,472 and Purple Reyn LTE $356,632, out of Miss Ella Rey LTE $375,842. Dufurrena, the NCHA earner of $990,617, showed both Miss Ella Rey and Purple Reyn as Super Stakes Non-Pro finalists in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He also qualified for tomorrow’s second go-round with 213 points on Cherry Chapstick by Metallic Cat.

Beau Galyean showed Stevie Rey Von to win the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open on Sunday, April 1.

Smooth Lil Cowtown LTE $69,032, shown by Lee Holsey, was 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro reserve champion with Brandon Westfall. Holsey who acquired the mare following the Futurity, showed her as reserve champion of the 2018 Cattlemen’s Derby Non-Pro.

Holsey, the NCHA earner of $220,720, Showed Cowtown Lucy LTE $53,816, by Dual Rey, as a 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited finalist. He also showed Miss Laureyna LTE $62,252, by Smart Royal Rey, as a 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited finalist.

The NCHA Super Stakes continues through April 22. For daily live action and results go to nchacutting.com/events/triple-crown/superstakes