Co-Champions reign in Cattlemens Non-Pro Derby

March 11th, 2019

The Cattlemen’s Derby, in Graham, Tex., concluded its 2019 program with five finals, including the Derby Non-Pro, on Sunday, March 10,

Dustin Adams, Springtown, Tex., and Kade Smith, Mineral Wells, Tex., tied with 217 points to win as co-champions of the Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Derby, riding Hottish For You and Playboy Bunny, respectively. Cody Hedlund, Lipan, Tex., placed third with 214 points on Wood Ya Teles. Adams and Smith each earned a payout of $5,941, while Hedlund earned $3,961.

Dustin Adams, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3,890,249, won the inaugural Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Derby, in 2010, riding KR Winston LTE $51,385, by High Brow Cat. He also won the 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on Hottish LTE $286,109, sire of Hottish For You, who carried Adams to place fifth in the 2019 Abilene Spectacular.

Adams also placed fourth in the Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Classic riding One Time Pepto daughter Sly Pepto Girl LTE $88,833, who he showed as reserve champion in the 2019 Bonanza Class Non-Pro, and as a finalist in the Ike Hamilton Non-Pro Classic and the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Classic. Hot Sriracha LTE $15,635, by Hottish, has carried Adams as a 4-year-old finalist in three events this year, as well.

Kade Smith and Playboy Bunny LTE $20,686, by Metallic Cat, were ninth-placed finalists in the 2018 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Smith, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $607,829, claimed the 2011 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship with Lean This Rey $128,993, by Dual Rey. The NCHA Futurity win was one among Smith’s nearly 20  major limited age event championship titles.

Playboy Bunny, bred by Smith’s sister, Ashley Snider, out of Taquitas Playgirl, by Freckles Playboy, is a three-quarter brother to Sly Playgirl LTE $332,135, the dam of Dustin Adams’ 2019 Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Classic mount, Sly Pepto Girl LTE $88,833.

Cody Hedlund and his homebred Woody Be Tuff daughter, Wood Ya Teles LTE $21,074, came into the Cattlemen’s Derby following the Ike Hamilton Derby Non-Pro championship win. Hedlund, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $927,011, showed Wood Ya Teles’s dam, Teles Bout This Cat, by WR This Cats Smart, to earn $230,047 in non-pro competition, including the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes.

Cody also showed Teles Bout This Cat’s daughter, Iggy Reyzalea, by Dual Smart Rey, to place third in the 2017 NCHA Futurity; and Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, a three-quarter brother to Teles Bout This Cat, who was trained and also shown in Open competition by Rock Hedlund, Cody’s father.

For complete results for all 2019 Cattlemen Derby results go to this link.