Katherine Goodfried wins Classic Amateur championship

April 19th, 2019
Katherine Goodfried on Trouble N Roan. Ted Petit Photography.

Katherine Goodfried, Fort Worth, Tex., scored 219 points, riding Trouble N Roan, to claim the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Amateur championship. Lew Byars, Mt. Hope, Ala., scored 215.5 points with Twisted Metal for the reserve championship, and Jane Mancuso, Plantersville, Tex., placed third with 215 points on Metalic Pistol. All three horses were sired by Metallic Cat, who was represented by 10 of the 30 Classic Amateur finalists.

Katherine Goodfried, the NCHA earner of $85,545, showed Trouble N Roan earlier this year to place seventh in the Bonanza Amateur Classic, and last year as a finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Finals. Six-year-old Trouble N Roan is a full sister to 6-year-old Metallic Fox LTE $17,471, who Goodfried showed to win the 2017 NCHA Cotton Stakes Amateur and as reserve champion of the Non-Pro Cutting Amateur Classic. Trouble N Roan and Metallic Fox are out of Dainty Playgirl LTE $269,122, who won the 1998 NCHA Futurity Open championship under Ronnie Rice, showing for Gary and Mickey Goodfried.

Lew Byars on Twisted Metal. Ted Petit Photography.

Lew Byars, the NCHA earner of $74,047, and 2015 NCHA World Finals $50,000 Amateur winner on MK CD High Roller, showed Twisted Metal to place fourth in the 2018 Southern Futurity Amateur Classic. As a 4-year-old, Twisted Metal placed third in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited with breeder Charles Israel. Out of Some Kinda Twister LTE $58,298, by Freckles Fancy Twist, Twisted Metal is a half-brother to Twistful Thinking LTE $208,813, the 2015  NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro champion under Cade Shepard.

Jane Mancuso, the NCHA earner of $86,872, was an NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur finalist aboard Style N Motion, and placed sixth in the 2016 Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited riding CR Missnjethro Woody, who also carried Mancuso to win the 2017 Augusta Futurity Classic Amateur Unlimited. Five-year-old Metalic Pistol LTE $34,690, who also carried Mancuso as a 2018 NCHA Derby Amateur finalist, is out of Silver Pepto Pistol LTE $117,977, a half-sister to $7.9 million-dollar sire Playgun.