McGlothlin has Somethingtobelievein

April 9th, 2019
Jody McGlothlin on Somethintobelievein. Ted Petit Photography.

Jody McGlothlin, a first go-round leader with 219 points on Somethingtobelievein, scored 218.5 in the second go-round to claim the top cumulative score and to lead 26 qualifiers, with 432 points or higher, to the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic Finals on Thursday, April 11.

Cody Hedlund, the first go-round winner, with 220 points on Teles One Time, scored 217 in the second round to tally 437 points, while Paul Wood, on Cool N Hot, and Bonnie Martin, on Reysin Kittens, tied with 436 points, the third-highest cumulative score. Wood also won the second go-round with 221 points.

McGlothlin, the NCHA earner of $222,070, won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited on Somethingtobelievein, a Hydrive Cat daughter with career earnings of $214,348. Cody Hedlund, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $932,861, most recently showed 5-year-old Teles One Time LTE $62,309, by One Time Royalty, to win the 2019 Ike Hamilton Futurity Classic.

Paula Wood, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,454,562, was a finalist last year in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on Cool N Hot LTE $310,972, just days after the Hottish son won the Open Super Stakes with Kobie Wood, Paula’s husband.

Paula won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Classic riding Cool N Hot’s half-sister, Donas Suen Boon LTE $425,911, who had also carried her to win the 2012 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Both Cool N Hot, the 2018 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, and Donas Suen Boon were bred by Paula Wood.

Bonnie Martin, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,013,920, came into the Super Stakes following a championship win aboard 6-year-old Reysin Kittens in the 2019 Arbuckle Mountain Classic Amateur Unlimited. Last Saturday, April 6, the Dual Rey gelding was also shown by Grant Setnicka as a finalist in the Super Stakes Classic Open Finals.

Reysin Kittens was bred by Bonnie and Frank Martin’s Bitterroot Ranch in Las Vegas, Nev., out of their champion High Brow Cat daughter Kittens LTE $270,700,