Glitter Done and Adan Banuelos marked 226 at the West Texas Futurity on August 20 to win their second Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting finals this year.
Julie Jarma and SS Blacks Lil Kitty marked 227 to win the Non-Pro division, and that was also their second Mercuria win.
Banuelos and Glitter Done won the Mercuria at the Pacific Coast Derby in June.
Bred and owned by Susan Hearst, Glitter Done is an 8-year-old mare by Dual Smart Rey out of Tinsels Lady Cat, by High Brow Cat. She’s a half-sister to $103,000 earner Im Hal On Heels.
Grant Setnicka showed Glitter Done to win a Novice division title in the 2013 West Texas Classic. Banuelos was a Pacific Coast Classic Challenge finalist with her the following year.
The mare has now earned more than $27,000.
Cullen Chartier marked 223 on Mary Jo Milner’s Little Pepto Cat for the reserve championship in the Open finals at the West Texas Futurity.
Non-Pro winner Julie Jarma led the qualifiers with a 225 before coming back to take the finals with a 227 for a six-point winning margin over World Standings leader Kaitlyn Wimberly on Sir Stylish Lizzy.
SS Blacks Lil Kitty is a 10-year-old mare bred by Starkey Smith by Blue Bayou Boon out of Show Biz Kitty, a daughter of Open World Champion Show Biz Sandy.
SS Blacks Lil Kitty has earned more than $173,000. She and Jarma won the Western Bloodstock NCHA Winter Showdown in Cowtown, the Brazos Bash Classic, and the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the 2013 American Royal Show.
Jarma, who won the Amateur NCHA Derby in 2008 on Crazy Rey, has also won Non-Pro, Limited Non-Pro and Amateur championships at the Abilene Spectacular, Pacific Coast Stakes, Chisholm Trail Fall Futurity, and the State of Missouri Futurity.