Smart Sugar Kitty, shown by Wes Ashlock for Buck Creek Quarter Horses, Nemo, Tex., scored 221.5 points late in the second set of the 25-horse Abilene Spectacular Futurity Open Finals to claim the $17,000 championship. The Red Mamba, with Michael Cooper for Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., who had scored 221 points through the first set, collected the reserve championship and $15,000, while Reycan In The Cash, with Lloyd Cox for Pat and Lisa Taylor, Pilot Point, Tex., took third place and $13,000 with 219 points.
Bred by Rusty Simpson and sired by Kit Kat Sugar, Smart Sugar Kitty is out of 2010 NCHA Futurity Open champion Dual Smart Kitty $316,251, by Dual Smart Rey. She and her full brother, Dualin Kit Kat $7,579, also a 2015 model, are Dual Smart Kitty’s first performers.
Smart Sugar Kitty’s previous NCHA earnings of $8,973 came as an NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist with Wes Ashlock. In addition to her official NCHA earnings for the Abilene Spectacular Open Futurity win, the sorrel mare also earned a supplemental $10,000 Stallion Incentive Bonus from the show.
The Red Mamba, bred by Linda Dison and sired by High Brow Cat, earned $414 in the NCHA Futurity Open Gelding division under Gavin Jordan. The sorrel gelding is a three-quarter brother, out of BR Tommy Girl, by Playgun, to DMAC Spoonshine $19,943.
The Red Mamba is one of three Abilene Spectacular Open Futurity finalist owned by Rose Valley Ranch, and shown by Michael Cooper, including Tears From Heaven $46,229, by Dual Pep.
Reycan In The Cash, shown by Lloyd Cox was reserve champion of the NCHA Futurity Open Limited, as well as an Open Semi-Finalist with Greg Wright. Sired by Dual Rey, Reycan In The Cash is a full brother to Cancan Reyvolution $176,682 and Kitty Can Dual $108,297, out of Cancan Kitty, by High Brow Cat.
Lloyd Cox also showed Exs N Ohhs, by Kit Kat Sugar, and Ms Baby Cakes, by Metallic Cat, as Abilene Spectacular Open Futurity finalists (11-14 and 16-19).