Ryan Rapp tops Brazos Bash 3-Year-Old competition

September 24th, 2020

Ryan Rapp scored 436 points on September 23, in Weatherford, Tex., to win $5,000 riding True Believers in the Brazos Bash 3-Year-Old Non-Pro. Bill Cowan and Catty Lights placed second for $4,000 with 435 points in the eight-horse field, while Alexa Stent earned $3,030 for third with 432 points aboard Ginger Snapz.

True Believers LTE $7,478, bred and owned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., is a gelding by first-crop sire Dont Stopp Believin, and the first money earner out of One Red Mist LTE $160,584, by One Time Pepto. True Believers and Maui Stopp Over, who Rapp showed to place eighth in the Brazos 3-Year-Old Non-Pro, are also the first money earners sired by Dont Stopp Believin LTE $462,124.

Ryan Rapp, the NCHA earner of $423,874, won the the 2018 Brazos Bash Non-Pro Limited on Get Drunk N Trashy, by Gunnatrashya.

Catty Lights LTE $4,354, sired by Light N Lena and bred and owned by Cowan Ranch of Ardmore, Okla., is the first money earner out of Pink Catty LTE $39,207, who placed third in the 2017 Brazos Bash Non-Pro Futurity with Michelle Cowan. Bill Cowan is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $979,686.

Ginger Snapz, sired by Smooth As A Cat and bred and owned by Alexa Stent of Aledo, Tex., is out of Sweet Little Bow LTE $47,569, an Open finalist with Eddie Flynn at the Brazos Bash in both 2013 and 2014.  Alexa Stent, with NCHA earnings of $522,416, won the Brazos Bash 3-Year-Old Non-Pro last year on homebred Smooth Little Bow LTE $47,569, by Smooth As A Cat, and the 5/6 Classic in 2018 with Bowmerang LTE $159,646, by High Brow Cat. Both Bowmerang and Smooth Little Bow, as well as Stent-owned and bred Stylish Little Bow LTE $231,164, are out of Bowmans Little Jewel, the second dam of Ginger Snapz.

The Brazos Bash continues through Sept. 27.