On April 14, I listed sires of 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Open semi-finalists and noted 8 freshman sires that each had at least one semi-finalist. Although CD Lights was on the list of sires, I failed to note that he is also a freshman sire. Highlighting the omission, is the fact that CD Lights was the only freshman sire with two NCHA Super Stakes Open finalists: Dual Lights and A Little Bossy, both of which were also Super Stakes Open Gelding finalists.

CD Light’s first 13 performers have qualified for 20 LAE finals and won eight championships and one reserve championship in both cutting and reined cowhorse events. In addition he was the leading 2009 NRCHA Stakes Stallion with his first crop.

CD Lights is owned by Winston Hansma, who rode his sire CD Olena to win the 1994 NCHA Futurity, and Danny Motes, owner of his dam, 1997 NCHA Derby champion, Delight Of My Life, also ridden by Hansma. He stands at Alpha Equine Breeding Center in Weatherford, TX.

Here’s a look at the 2009 Super Stakes Open finalists, sorted by sires:

Sire Finalist
Abrakadabracre Magic Abbie
Athena Puddy Cat Athena Nuff
Boonlight Dancer Third Cutting
Cats Red Feather Purdy Feather
CD Lights Dual Lights
CD Lights A Little Bossy
CD Royal Lil Dusty Lola
Docs Stylish Oak Stylin Playgirl
Dual Rey Mandalay Rey
Dual Rey Lean On Rey
Dual Rey Never Reylinquish
High Brow Cat Metallic Cat
High Brow Cat Dont Look Twice
High Brow Cat Hangem Cat
High Brow Cat That Catomine
Its Just About Me Dees Mr Charles
Peptoboonsmal Eyez On Me
Peptoboonsmal Boon Too Suen
Peptoboonsmal Ginger Pepto
Royal Fletch Metro Fletch
Smart Lena Boon My Other Toys A Car
Smooth As A Cat Smooth Asa Zee
WR This Cats Smart Catsmere