Schultz stakes claim on Thursday with 217

November 29th, 2018

Ken Schultz on Rockin Those Tricks. Hart Photography.

Thursday, November 29, Fort Worth, Tex.
2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance

Ken Schultz, Sacramento, Calif., scored 217 points on Thursday to top the first day of Amateur/Unlimited Amateur competition, as well as Thursday’s Amateur contenders. Mike Schraeder, Cypress, Tex., and Bella Anderson, Weatherford, Tex., tied with 216 points to top the Unlimited Amateur field.

Ken Schultz and Bob Acre Oak ($114,880) made their mark in the early 1990s. After placing third in the 1993 Futurity Non-Pro Finals, Schultz and his Bob Acre Doc gelding placed eighth in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro and won the Steamboat Springs Derby Non-Pro. After a two-decade hiatus, Schultz, the NCHA earner of $218,979, is back. Last year, he won the PCCHA Futurity Amateur Unlimited championship, as well as the El Rancho Futurity Non-Pro Limited, on TF Cats Remedy ($63,369), by WR This Cats Smart.

Rockin These Tricks, Schultz’s 2018 NCHA Futurity mount, is a Rockin W daughter, out of Trick Pepto, the 2010 Cattlemen’s Derby Open and Limited Open champion under T.J. Good. Rockin These Tricks has produced three NCHA money earners, including Tricks On You ($124,644), by Smooth As A Cat.

Mike Schraeder, the NCHA earner of $295,115, won back-to-back Southern Futurity amateur championship in 2014 and 2015 riding Time N Tequila and Bearcat Merada. In 2017, he won the West Texas Futurity Limited Non-Pro aboard Smart About Cats and this year, he placed with Game On Smooth in the Breeders Invitational, as well with Sonic Smooth in the Arbuckle Mountain Unlimited Amateur.

Aristocraticaly Cat, Schraeder’s 2018 NCHA Futurity mount, is a High Brow Cat son and three-quarter brother to Flash N Silver ($131,000), by Purdy Boy Flash.

Bella Anderson, the NCHA earner of $132,034, was reserve champion of last year’s NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur , and third-placed in the Amateur finals, riding Bobby Jack Cat, by Cats Quixote Jack. Anderson also won last year’s NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur championship aboard The Reyl McCoy, by Dual Rey.

Anderson’s 2018 NCHA Futurity mount The Kwack Shack, by Spots Hot, is out of Kwackin Cat ($10,444), a full sister, by High Brow Cat, to Catting ($225,025) and High Brow Kwackin ($154,134), as well as a half-sister to Smart Crackin Chic ($191,375).

The 2018 NCHA Futurity Amateur/Amateur Unlimited first go-round continues daily through Sunday, December 2.