Queen for two days

March 28th, 2012
Elizabeth Queen

Elizabeth Queen.

Elizabeth Queen of Lipan, Texas, and Lil Sting Rey held onto the lead with 222 points after the second day of Non-Pro competition in the XTO Energy NCHA Super Stakes Classic in Fort Worth Wednesday.

Jennifer Foland and Shes Twice As Smooth, who were co-champions at the 2010 Super Stakes, have the next highest score with 218.5.

Queen, an NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, is riding a 5-year-old son of Dual Rey and Sanjo Lisa bred by Glenn Drake. Sanjo Lisa is a San Jo Lena mare that earned more than $85,000. Lil Sting Rey was an NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist with Skip Queen in 2010, and was an Augusta Classic Open finalist earlier this year.

In the Limited Non-Pro division, with qualifying rounds held in conjunction with the Non-Pro, Isisdro Sigala and Andrew Viola share the lead with 218 points.

Sigala is riding Sofie Rey, his 6-year-old Dual Rey mare which has earned more than $100,000, and which carried him to a Limited Non-Pro reserve championship at the Abilene Spectacular at the beginning of the year.

Andrew Viola, who turns 12 this Friday, is riding One Rowdy Kitty, a 5-year-old mare by One Time Pepto. Viola won the El Rancho Futurity 4-year-old Amateur championship on her last September.

Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro competition continues with six sets in historic Will Rogers Coliseum on Thursday.