Gale and Taylor co-champions of Amateur Unlimited

April 20th, 2019
Robert Gale on Sugar N My Shayk. Ted Petit Photography.

Robert Gale, Conways, S.C., and Lisa Taylor, Pilot Point, Tex., tied as co-champions of the 2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited riding Sugar N My Shayk, by Kit Kat Sugar, and Reycan In The Cash, by Dual Rey, respectively. Stacie McDavid, Forth Worth, Tex., placed third with 217.5 points aboard DMACS Pink Martini, by Woody Be Tuff.

Robert Gale, the NCHA earner of $150,385, was a 2018 NCHA Derby Amateur Unlimited finalist riding Couture De Force LTE $19,966, by Stylish Wood, and placed fifth in the 2013 Breeders Invitational Classic Amateur Unlimited, his previous richest performance, on Shorty Boonsmal $111,238, by Peptoboonsmal.

The Amateur Unlimited co-championship represents Sugar N My Shayk’s first limited age event. The Kit Kat Sugar daughter, bred by Lori Gale, is out of Short A Shay $175,691, third-paced in the 2006 NCHA Open World Championship standings, and dam of Couture De Force.

Lisa Taylor on Reycan In The Cash. Ted Petit Photography.

Lisa Taylor, the NCHA earner of $187,773, was reserve champion of the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited on Scootin In Stilettos LTE $45,505, by Smart Lil Scoot, and placed sixth last year in the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited with Rydin Dirty LTE $36,719, by Whiskeynadirtyglass.

Reycan In The Cash LTE $74,690 was reserve champion of the NCHA Futurity Open Limited under Greg Wright and has placed third in three major 2019 limited event Open finals with Lloyd Cox. Out of Cancan Kitty, an unshown daughter of High Brow Cat, Reycan In The Cash is a full brother to Cancan Reyvolution LTE $176,682 and Kitty Can Dual LTE $108,297.

In addition to DMACS Pink Martini, Stacie McDavid, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,027,141, showed DMAC Kodiak LTE $25,377, by Metallic Cat, in the Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited Finals. She was also a finalist in the Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited with DMAC Piccolo Pete LTE $147,672, by WR This Cats Smart, and with DMAC Bellini Martini LTE $58,907, by High Brow Cat.

DMACS Pink Martini, is out of Shesa Dirty Martini LTE $132,492, by Hes A Peptospoonful, a three-quarter sister to 2007 NCHA Horse of the Year Copaspepto LTE $417,440, and a half-sister to Stylish Martini LTE $361,920.