It’s a Rapp in the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals

October 11th, 2019

Ryan Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., rode Hows Your Memorey, by High Brow CD, to win the PCCHA  4-Year-Old Derby Non-Pro championship and with 222 points. Cody Hedlund, Lipan, Tex., claimed reserve with 217 points aboard Wood Ya Teles, by Woody Be Tuff, and Jennifer Foland placed third with 216 points on Hiss N Vinegar, by Dual Smart Rey. Rapp’s win was worth $9,000, while Hedlund claimed $7,000, and Foland earned $5,894.

Ryan Rapp, 18, the NCHA earner of $318,862, earned his richest single paycheck ($28,322) when he showed Manteca Moe, bred by his parents, Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, to place fourth in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro. So far, Rapp and the 5-year-old Hydrive Cat gelding have earned $107,804.

Hows Your Memorey, a three-quarter sister to Manteca Moe, was also bred by the Rapps, who both showed the siblings’ dam, Memorey LTE $77,519, by Dual Rey. Both Hows Your Memorey and Manteca Joe have been shown exclusively by Ryan, who placed with Hows Your Memorey in four Non-Pro working finals prior to the PCCHA Derby, including as reserve champion of The Non-Pro Cutting.

Ryan’s mother, Mary Ann Rapp, won the 4-year-old Non-Pro championship at the Pacific Coast Futurity in 2013 on Reyzin.

Cody Hedlund, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $976,817, has claimed 17 major Non-Pro limited age working event wins, including the 2019 Ike Hamilton Derby and the 2019 West Texas 4-Year-Old Derby on Wood Ya Teles LTE $44,900, whose dam, Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230,047, was shown by Hedlund to win the 2011 Super Stakes, among other events. Teles Bout This Cat, by WR This Cats Smart, is a three-quarter sister to Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, bred by Cody’s parents Landy and Rock Hedlund, trained by Rock, and shown by both Rock and Cody.

Jennifer Foland, the NCHA earner of $356,029, showed Hissy Cat LTE $307,099, the dam of Hiss N Vinegar, to win the 2008 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur championship. Hiss N Vinegar LTE $187,074, winner this year of the NCHA Super Stakes Open under Phil Hanson, is one of four siblings out of Hissy Cat that have each won over $100,000. Altogether, Hissy Cat has produced 19 NCHA money earners of $1,112,476, all bred by Jeff and Jennifer Foland.