Fracker Brown takes the lead

November 17th, 2018

Fracker Brown, ridden by Chris Johnsrud. Hart Photography.

Saturday, November 17
Fracker Brown, ridden by Chris Johnsrud for Schmitz & Brown of Gainesville, Texas, posted a 223 on Saturday to take the lead from the 221s set by Toytallic and Crey Zee in the first round of Open competition at the 2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance in Fort Worth, Texas.

CR Tuff Taboo and Slooow Ride both marked 220s on Saturday for the next highest score.

Fracker Brown was bred by David Brown by Smooth As A Cat out of Jitters Brown, by Smart Little Lena. Jitters Brown was an aged-event finalist with earnings of $1,875, and she has produced earners of more than $402,000. Her top performer was Whiskeynadirtyglass ($183,978), who won Limited Open championships with Brett McGlothlin in Will Rogers Coliseum at the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the NCHA Classic Challenge.

Jitters Brown’s second dam was Doc’s Serendipity, who was ridden by Joe Heim to place second to Peppy San Badger in the 1977 NCHA Futurity.

CR Tuff Taboo is a Woody Be Tuff mare bred and owned by Center Ranch and ridden by Boyd Rice. The 3-year-old is out of Cats Boonolena, by High Brow Cat, Cats Boonolena’s dam, Peptolena Lucinda, was an NCHA Futurity finalist with J.B. McLamb in 2003, and has produced earners of more than $446,000, including NCHA Futurity finalist Cats Peptolena ($138,462).

Peptolena Lucinda’s dam, Lenas Lucinda, was an NCHA Futurity finalist in 1982 and went on to producer earners of $867,000.

Slooow Ride is ridden by Ascencion Banuelos for Pat and Lisa Taylor. He was bred by Alvin Fults, by Metallilc Cat out of Sweet Shorty Lena, by Shorty Lena. Sweet Shorty Lena was an Open and Non-Pro finalist in multiple aged events for Jodie and Wesley Galyean. Her first money earner was Spots Hot, which Wesley rode to win the 2004 NCHA Futurity on his way to becoming NCHA Horse of the Year.

Sweet Shorty Lena’s babies have combined earnings of more than $1.2 million.