• Dennis Moreland Tack

Kristin Hahn and Kitties Glitter light up second go-round

April 12th, 2017
Kristin Hahn

Kristin Hahn and Kitties Glitter marked Wednesday’s
top score of 218. Hart Photography.

Kristin Hahn, Brenham, Tex., the first rider on Wednesday morning, won the second go-round of the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro with 218 points on Kitties Glitter, by Smooth As A Cat. Hahn was one of 41 riders with cumulative go-round scores of 424.5 points who will advance to the Non-Pro Semi-Finals on Thursday.

Quinn Collins, Washington, Tex., and Metallicty, by Metallic Cat, who won the first go-round with 221 points, scored 216 points in the second round to tally 437 points, the highest cumulative score. And Cole Rothwell, Dallas, Tex., and Khaleesi Cat, by Jazarell Cat, earned the second-highest cumulative with go-round scores of 219 and 216.5 points.

Jennifer Foland, Weatherford, Tex., scored 217.5 points to tie Jarrett Callahan, McConnels, S.C.,  for  the second go-round’s second-highest mark. Riding Breygo, by Dual Rey, Foland also ranked third with 433.5 points in the cumulative. Callahan, who was aboard Smart Lil Catty Hawk, by Catty Hawk, earned a cumulative of 432.5 points.

Kristin Hahn, the NCHA earner of $34,521, showed Kitties Glitter LTE $7,224 as a non-pro limited finalist in the 2106 NCHA Futurity and placed eighth with the mare in the 2017 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro. Bred by Rocking W Ranch, Kitties Litter is out of a Dun Commander daughter with five NCHA performers that have earned $50,452.

Jennifer Foland won the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on Breygo’s dam, Shes Twice As Smooth LTE $191,734, by Smooth As A Cat. Foland, the NCHA earner of $325,818, bred Breygo, as well as his 4-year-old half-brother Fed Exx, by Spots Hot, who  has won $28,331 for Wesley and Kristen Galyean.

Jarrett Callahan, the NCHA earner of $340,000, won the 2017 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro riding Calico Spots $28,606, by Bet Hesa Cat, also shown by Skip Queen in the Open division. In 2016, Callahan placed with two horses, Shift Her In Third and Ichi Mate, in the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro, and also with Cats Dual Jazz and Johnny Reyngo in the Augusta Non-Pro 5/6 Classic.

Smart Lil Catty Hawk LTE $2,355, by Catty Hawk, is out of the Smart Little Lena daughter Little San Rose, the NRCHA earner of $36,837. Smart Lil Catty Hawk is her first money earner.

McGlothlin has Somethingtobelievein

April 11th, 2017
Jody McGlothlin

Jody McGlothlin and Somethingtobelievin marked the top score of 220.5
in the first round of the Non-Pro Super Stakes. Hart Photography.

Jody McGlothlin, Perrin, Tex., topped the second and last day of Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro first go-round competition with 220.5 points aboard Somethingtobelievein, by Hydrive Cat. Cole Rothwell, Dallas, Tex., riding Khaleesi Cat, and Wade Smith, Geary, Okla., on Third Lucinda, tied with 219 points, the day’s second-highest score, while Holly Francois, Murchison, Tex, took third-highest with 217 points riding Smart Dual Kat.

Riders with scores of 207 points or higher advanced to Wednesday’s second go-round, including first go-round high-scorer Quinn Collins with 221 points on Metallicity, by Metallic Cat.

Jody McGlothlin and Somethingtobelievein LTE $40,892 made their debut in the 2016 NCHA Futurity, where they claimed the Limited Non-Pro championship with 222 points. Following the NCHA Futurity, McGlothin and Somethingtobelievein were reserve non-pro champions of the 2017 Augusta Futurity and placed fifth in the Cattlemens Derby Non-Pro. Meanwhile, Brett McGlothlin showed Somethingtobelievein to place in the Augusta Futurity Open, the Cattlemen’s Derby and, most recently, as an NCHA Super Stakes Limited Open finalist.

Somethingtobelievein, out of Playin T Etta LTE $100,692, by TR Dual Rey, is a three-quarter sister to Tallica LTE $50,717, by Metallic Cat. Jody McGlothlin is the NCHA earner of $125,749.

Cole Rothwell, Dallas, Tex., won the 2017 Cattlemen’s Derby Limited Non-Pro and was reserve non-pro champion riding Khaleesi Cat LTE $41,569, by Jazarell Cat. However, the pair earned their richest paycheck when they placed sixth in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro. Rothwell, the NCHA earner of $386,491, placed third in the 2006 NCHA Derby Non-Pro on Peppys Stylish Lena LTE $176,579, and was champion of the 2004 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Classic on Little Lady Stylish LTE $34,089.

Khaleesi Cat is out of Bobbie Boonsmal LTE $29,589, by Peptoboonsmal, a full sister to JoJo Boonsmal LTE $159,941, the 2009 NCHA Futurity Open Limited champion under Geoffrey Sheehan.

Wade Smith, champion of the 2016 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur on Metallic Candelit LTE $24,508, and winner of the 2017 Bonanza with Magistic Moon $120,265, is the NCHA earner of $317,896. Most recently, Smith placed third in the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Unlimited Amateur aboard Magistic Moon, and fourth in the same division on Smoothee Lou LTE $42,864.

Third Lucinda LTE $11,160, by Third Cutting, and Smith placed fourth in the 2017 Arbuckle Mountain Unlimited Amateur and ninth in the Bonanza Unlimited Amateur.

Holly Francois, NCHA earner of $120,953, was reserve champion of the 2011 NCHA Derby Non-Pro riding Dualsadie LTE $71,585, by Dual Pep. Francois also placed third in the 2013 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited aboard Popin Tagz $39,439, by Halreycious. Smart Dual Kat, by Dual Smart Rey, is a half-brother to Little Miss One Time LTE $183,232, by One Time Pepto.

Quinn Collins claims the day with 221 points

April 10th, 2017
Quinn Collins

Quinn Collins and Metallicity marked 221
in the first day of Non-Pro competition. Hart Photography.

Quinn Collins, Washington, Tex., scored 221 points aboard Metallicity, by Metallic Cat, on Monday, the first day of Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro/Limited Non-Pro go-round competition.

Bill Cowan, Ardmore, Okla, riding Catty Bluz, by Catty Hawk, and Greg Coalson, Weatherford, Tex., showing Juana Bet, by Bet Hesa Cat, tied with 219 points, the day’s second highest score. Carol Ward, Rancho Murieta, Calif, earned 218.5 points on Crafty With Cows, by High Brow CD.

Metallicity LTE $10,450 was bred by Quinn Collins’ parents, Patrick and Laura Collins, Lincoln, Ill., who also bred and own 2006 and 2011 NCHA Futurity champions, Oh Cay Felix LTE $466,878 and Oh Miss Caroline LTE $278,700. Oh Miss Caroline was named in honor of Quinn’s wife, Caroline. Oh Cay Felix, Oh Miss Caroline and Metallicity were all trained by Craig Thompson, who also showed both Futurity champions.

Quinn Collins, who began showing with his father and his brothers, Patrick and Lach, as a youth, has NCHA earnings of $49,591, primarily earned in weekend shows. In 2000, when he was 16, Quinn was NCHA Eastern Nationals Amateur reserve champion riding Oh Cay Shorty, dam of Oh Cay Felix and Oh Miss Caroline.

Catty Bluz LTE $20,292 was bred by Cowan Ranch Inc., home of Bill and Michelle Cowan, and Catty Hawk, sire of Catty Bluz. Bill Cowan, NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $705,999, showed Catty Hawk LTE $239,044 to win the 2008 NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro.

Cowan showed Catty Bluz to win the 2017 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Novice, Non-Pro Gelding and place third in the Non-Pro Finals. Cowan also won the won the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro 5/6 Classic on Shes Full Of Hope LTE $75,949 and placed fourth on Billies Catty $136,131, who he showed as a finalist in the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro.

Juana Bet is a homebred, as well. Greg Coalson bred her dam and her granddam, Quejanamia, who he showed as reserve champion of the 1991 NCHA Classic Non-Pro. Quejanamia is the dam of eight money earners of $690,721, seven of which were trained and shown by Coalson, including Quejanapep LTE $200,060, reserve champion 1999 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro; Mia Browbeater LTE $61,914, reserve champion of the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro; and Quejanaisalena LTE $329,571.

Greg Coalson is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,649,756.

Crafty With Cows LTE $166,386 was shown by R.L. Chartier to place third in the NCHA Futurity and was one of the top qualifiers for this coming Saturday’s 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open with Chartier. Carol Ward, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $775,974, bred Crafty With Cows out of Miss Haulin Hickory, who Ward showed as champion of the 2002 Abilene Spectacular Amateur and of the 2002 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro Limited.

Miss Haulin Hickory is the dam of five NCHA earners of $419,052, including Crafy With Cows’ half-sister Lil Dulce Lu LTE $224,621.

NCHA Super Stakes Sale strong for performer

April 10th, 2017

High seller Super Sarahs Boon

The 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Sale, Saturday evening, April 8 in Fort Worth, reflected a strong demand for trained performers from an enthusiastic crowd. Sixty horses, a total of 77 percent from 81 head  offered, sold for $669,300, with an average of $11,155; the average for the top 10 sellers was $20,250.

Five-year-old mare Super Sarahs Boon, the NCHA earner of $41,881, was the high seller at $51,000. Consigned by Fazenda Barrinha Corp. , Weatherford, Tex., the red roan daughter of Mr Boonsmal To You sold in training with Armando Costa Neto, who most recently showed her as a finalist in the 2017 Super Stakes Classic, as well as the 2017 Cattlemens Derby.

Heavy Metal Cat LTE $16,089 sold for $25,000, the sale’s second-highest price. The 6-year-old bay daughter of Metallic Cat was reserve champion of the 2014 PCCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur. She was consigned by West Coast Cutting Horses and is in training with Morgan Cromer.

Also selling for $25,000, and consigned by West Coast Cutting Horses, was 5-year-old Make Me Purr LTE $19,412. The High Brow Cat daughter was reserve non-pro champion of the 2015 El Rancho Futurity and sold in training with Morgan Cromer.

Boons Red Moon, by Metallic Cat, also sold for $25,000. Consigned by Jeff and Griselda Neidhart, Farmington, N.M. and in training with Beau Galyean, the 3-year-old red roan gelding is out of Bet Yer Boons, dam of 12 NCHA and NRCHA earners of $408,086. Second dam is Bet Yer Blue Boons LTE $350,615, an NCHA all-time leading producer of earners of $1.1 million.

Five-year-old Crawl Lynn LTE $6,576, a full sibling to Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124 and Just As Reckless LTE $184,285, sold for $23,000. The CD Royal daughter, in training with Russ Westfall, was consigned by John and Rose Rockey, Palmdale, Calif.

Metallica CD LTE $25,688, by Metallic Cat, brought $22,000. The 6-year-old red roan gelding, third in the 2017 Abilene Spectacular Amateur Unlimited Gelding division, was consigned by Ken Hanson, Weatherford, Tex.

Upcoming dates for Western Bloodstock, Ltd. sales include: the 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, July 22, Fort Worth, Tex; the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, October 13 and 14, Fort Worth, Tex.; the 2017 NCHA Futurity Sales, December 5th – 10th, Fort Worth, Tex.

Larson doubles down in John Deere Open

April 9th, 2017
Johnny English

Rowdy Larson and Johnny English marked 222 to win
the Limited Open. Hart Photography.

Rowdy Larson, Overbrook, Okla., pulled no punches in the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Limited Open Finals with a 222-point championship win on Johnny English and a 217-point lock on the reserve championship aboard Metallic Ina. Wes Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., placed third with 216 points on HC Tailgate Date.

Johnny English LTE $18,620, sired by Metallic Cat, is owned by Nick Meagher, Antonito, Colo. Larson showed the sorrel stallion to win the Limited Open division of the 2017 Cattlemen’s Derby and to place fourth in the Open Derby. He also showed Smartt Catt LTE $19,257, by Metallic Cat, to win the 2017 Cattlemen’s Derby 5/6 Limited Open.

Johnny English, a Western Bloodstock, Ltd. sale graduate bred by Crown Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., is out of Turtle Pie, by Son Ofa Doc, the dam of Jerryoes, 2001 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion under Chad Bush, owner of Crown Ranch. Apollo Creed, sired by Metallic Cat, owned by Nancy and Daniel Burkes, and shown by Brett McGlothlin to place fourth in the 2017 Super Stakes Limited Open Finals, was also bred by Crown Ranch.

Metallic Ina

Rowdy Larson on reserve champion Metallic Ina.

Metallic Ina LTE $12,902, sired by Metallic Cat, is owned by The Over Forty Ranch, Wichita, Kan. The red roan mare placed ninth in the Bonanza Open with Larson and fifth in the Arbuckle Mountain Limited Open.

This was the eighth major limited open aged event win for Larson, who has NCHA earnings of $278,152. Johnny English and Metallic Ina also both qualified for the NCHA Super Stakes Open Semi-Finals on Friday, April 14.

HC Tailgate Date LTE $19,570, sired by Herding Cats and owned by Eddie and Barbara Young, San Angelo, Tex., placed third in the 2017 Abilene Spectacular Open with Ashlock, as well as ninth in the Bonanza Open. Eddie Young was reserve champion of the 2017 Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur aboard Herding Reys LTE $15,206, by Herding Cats. Herding Instincts, also sired by Herding Cats and bred by the Youngs, won the 2017 Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur championship with Gary Rosenbach.

Herding Cats’ only other performer, HC Herd Boss LTE $13,227, also a 2013 foal bred by the Youngs, won the 2017 Abilene Spectacular Limited Open with Justin Chalmers.

Wes Ashlock, NCHA earner of $262,580, won the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open on Metallics Star LTE $84,368 and the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open on Amafoxy Cat $47,828.

Fuzzie focus

April 8th, 2017
SB Fuzzie Cat

Ronnie Rice and SB Fuzzie Cat marked Saturday’s
high score of 222. Hart Photography.

Veteran Hall of Fame Rider Ronnie Rice teamed up with a horse looking for its first limited age paycheck Saturday for the top score in the first day of Round 2 competition at the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes in Fort Worth.

Rice rode Stephen Bergeron’s homebred gelding, SB Fuzzie Cat, to mark 222, the day’s best score from 84 contestants.

Clint Allen marked 217.5 on David and Stacie McDavid’s Pharoah And James for the top cumulative score of 438.

SB Fuzzie Cat is by WR This Cats Smart out of Teles Playin Girl. The 4-year-old gelding’s second dam, Lintons Playgirl, produced earners of $496,000, including Stylish Playlin (LTE $181,525) and Its All Play For Rey ($112,339). Lintons Playgirl is half-sister to $5 million sire Zack T Wood.

Rice is a three-time NCHA Futurity champion and two-time NCHA Super Stakes reserve champion. His 222 on SB Fuzzie Cat, combined with a first-round 214, made him one of six contestants with a cumulative score of 436 or better.

Pharoah And James has already earned over $36,000, with a third-place at the Bonanza, and as an Ike Hamilton finalist and NCHA Futurity semi-finalist. The McDavids bred him by their stallion Hickorys Indian Pep out of Wise Little Miss, winner of the Brazos Bash Classic and the Chisholm Trail Fall Roundup.

Other cumulative leaders after the first day of the second round included:

Metallic D Nero 437.5 ridden by Cullen Charter for Italy’s Damiano Avigni. The Metallic Cat x Cinderella Starlight gelding was an Amateur finalist earlier in the show and an Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finalist at the NCHA Futurity.

Sir Long Legs 437.5 ridden by Austin Shepard for Lew Hall of Highland City, Florida. He’s by High Brow Cat out of Lil Lena Long Legs. The NCHA Futurity reserve champion was also a finalist at Augusta and The Ike, earning more than $206,000.

Cats To Smart 436 ridden by Kory Pounds for Xavier Rodriguez of Miami, Florida. The Just Playin Smart x Smart Cat Moria mare was a Super Stakes Amateur finalist with Rodriguez, and was an Abilene Spectacular finalist with T J Good, earning more than $10,000.

Peepaboo 436 ridden by Matt Gaines for Alexa Stent of Aledo, Tex. Stent’s homebred mare by Docs Stylish Oak out of Little Bow Peepto was an NCHA Futurity semi-finalist, and a finalist at The Ike, earning more than $23,000 so far.

 

Mistresssisis Tops Open first go-round

April 7th, 2017
Mistresssis

Grant Setnicka and Mistresssis marked 223 on the final day
to lead the first round of the Open Super Stakes. Hart Photography.

Competition in the first go-round of the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Open concluded Friday. After three days of competition, 173 horses with scores of 212 or higher will advance to Saturday’s second go-round. Topping Friday’s action were 15 horses with scores of 218 points or higher, including the go-round winner Mistresssis (click here for high-scoring horses from Wednesday and Thursday):

223 – MISTRESSSIS LTE $124,111, by Metallic Cat
Shown by Grant Setnicka for Texas Holy Cow Performance Horses, Weatherford, Tex. Mistresssis and Setnicka placed fourth in the NCHA Futurity and also as finalists in the Arbuckle Mountain Open. Setnicka, an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider, showed Ichis My Choice, By Cat Ichi, as reserve champion of the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes.

221.5 – CATS TO SMART LTE $10,224, by Just Playin Smart
Shown by Hall of Fame Rider Kory Pounds. Xavier Rodriquez showed Cats To Smart on Tuesday, as a Super Stakes Amateur finalist, and T.J. Good rode the mare as a finalist in the Abilene Spectacular.

220.5 – PHAROAH AND JAMES LTE $36,031, by Hickorys Indian Pep
Shown by Clint Allen for David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Tex. Allen placed third with Pharoah And James  in the Bonanza Open and earned money on him as an open finalist in three divisions of the Ike Hamilton Futurity.

219.5 – GAME ON SMOOTH LTE $53,399, by Smooth As A Cat
Shown by T.J. Good for Mike and Debbie Schraeder, Tomball, Tex. Mike Schraeder showed Game On Smooth as an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist and placed second in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Limited. Good won the Arbuckle Mountain Open championship on the gelding, as well as the Open Gelding and Novice divisions of that show.

219 – HELLO CITY LTE $7,169, by Smooth As A Cat
Shown by John Mitchell for Glade Knight, Weatherford, Tex. Hello City, out of Play Miss $180,165, is half-brother to Flash About $235,167, by Purdy Boy Flash. Nelson Knight showed Hello City as a semi-finalist in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and Mitchell showed the gelding as a finalist in the Arbuckle Mountain Open.

219 – PEEPABOO LTE $23,019, by Docs Stylish Oak
Shown by Matt Gaines for Alexa Stent, Aledo, Tex, breeder of Peepaboo, as well as of the mare’s dam, Little Bow Peepto LTE $134,559. Gaines showed Peepaboo as an NCHA Futurity semi-finalist, as well as a finalist in the Ike Hamilton Open, where they placed second in the Novice division.

219 – JOHNNY ENGLISH LTE $18,620, by Metallic Cat
Shown by Rowdy Larson for Mike Meagher, Antonita, Colo. Johnny English and Larson placed fourth in the Cattlemen’s Derby Open and won the Open Limited championship.

219 – HOT REVOLVER LTE $8,989, by Spots Hot
Shown by James Payne for Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla. Hot Revolver and James Payne competed as Open finalists in the Abilene Spectacular and the Arbuckle Mountain Derby.

218.5 – METALLIC INA LTE $12,902, by Metallic Cat
Shown by Rowdy Larson for The Over Forty Ranch, Wichita Falls, Tex. Larson has shown Metallic Ina as a finalist in the Bonanza and the Arbuckle Mountain Open.

218.5 – FED EXX LTE $28,331, by Spots Hot
Shown by Wesley Galyean for Claire Binkowski, Weatherford, Tex. Fed Exx was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist with Kristen Galyean and has earned money in the Open finals of three 2017 events.

218.5 – THIRD LUCINDA LTE $11,160, by Third Cutting
Shown by J.B. McLamb for Jimmie Miller Smith, Geary, Okla. Third Lucinda has been an Unlimited Amateur finalist this year with Miller’s son, Wade Smith, in the Arbuckle Mountain Derby and the Bonanza.

218 – SIR LONG LEGS LTE $206,080, by High Brow Cat
Shown by Austin Shepard for Lew Hall, Highland City, Fla. Sir Longs Legs was the NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion under Shepard and also placed ninth with Shepard in the Augusta Futurity and the Ike Hamilton Futurity.

218 – CRAFTY WITH COWS LTE $166,386, by High Brow CD
Shown by R.L. Chartier for Carol Ward, Rancho Murieta, CA. Crafty With Cows and Chartier placed third in the NCHA Futurity, as well as in the Bonanza. They were finalists in the Abilene Spectacular and placed second in the Open Gelding division.

218 – HASHTAGS LTE $81,390, by Metallic Cat
Shown by Tatum Rice for Jose Raul Garcia, Caracas, Venezuela. Hashtags and Rice placed eight in the NCHA Futurity and also placed in the Cattlemen’s Derby finals.

218 – COPPERISH  LTE $60,648, by Metallic Cat
Shown by Lloyd Cox for Jimmie Miller Smith, Geary, Okla. Copperish, with Cox in the saddle, has competed in the finals of five major events in 2017 and won the championship in two of them – the Bonanza Cutting and the Cattlemen’s Derby. Copperish is out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $264,474, also shown by Cox. Stylish Play Lena is a leading producer whose 18 NCHA money earners have earned more than $1.5 million, including Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style.