Todd and Elizabeth Quirk, Dehnam Springs, La., dominated the 2020 Ike Non-Pro Classic, on Wednesday, February 12, with Todd’s 225-point win on Reystylin Smooth, and Elizabeth’s 221-point reserve title on Dressedin Smartstyle. Elizabeth also scored 218 points to place fourth in the six-horse finals riding Catillac Reys LTE $192,573, by Metallic Cat, while Todd and Reystylin Smooth claimed first-place payouts in the Classic Non-Pro Novice and Gelding divisions, and Elizabeth earned second and third-place payouts on Dressedin Smartstyle, in both of those divisions, as well.
Six-year-old Reystylin Smooth LTE $187,008, by Smooth As A Cat, has been a winner with both Todd and Elizabeth, as well as with with Adan Banuelos, who won the Brazos Bash Open Classic and the West Texas Futurity Open Classic riding the Quirks’ gelding.
Reystylin Smooth, bred by Eddie and Barbara Young, is out of Rey N Style LTE $102,608, by Dual Smart Rey. Reystylin Smooth is Rey N Style’s second foal and first money earner.
Dressedin Smartstyle LTE $152,075, bred by Double Dove Ranch and sired by Dual Smart Rey, was a 2018 NCHA Open Futurity finalist (10th) and 2019 Super Stakes finalist (7th) under Adan Banuelos, and also won the 2019 Idaho Non-Pro Futurity with Elizabeth Quirk. The 5-year-old gelding, out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $264,474, by Docs Stylish Oak, is also a half brother to the earners of over $2 million, including Pepto Boon LTE $296,183, Smooth Talkin Style LTE $293,232, Hottish LTE $286,109, Copperish LTE $281,844, and Halreycious LTE $227,459.
Todd Quirk is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $665,924: Elizabeth Quirk is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,027,215.
Hashtag Metallic and Brad Mitchell win Derby Open Limited
Hashtag Metallic, by Metallic Cat, scored 220 points under Brad Mitchell to win the Ike Derby Open Limited, on Wednesday. Gunnar Jensen, by Cat Ichi, scored 218.5 points with Craig Thompson to claim reserve, while Reyahna, by Dual Rey, and Kelle Earnheart placed third with 218 points.
Gunnar Jensen and Thompson also placed first in the Derby Open Limited Novice and Open Limited Gelding divisions, while Reyahna and Earnheart placed second in the Open Limited Novice.
Hashtag Metallic LTE $15,013, bred by Rock Creek Ranch and owned by Tom Williams, Haleyville, Ala., is the first money earner out of Shes Playin Tag, an unshown High Brow CD daughter out of Playin Tag LTE $220,949. Hashtag Metallic made his debut in the 2019 NCHA Futurity, where he carried Tom Williams as an Amateur finalist.
Tom Williams also owns Sofies Choice Cat LTE $57,165, who Brad Mitchell showed to place second in the 5/6 Classic Open Limited Finals, on Tuesday, and who Williams showed as reserve champion of the 2018 NCHA Amateur Futurity.
The 2020 Ike Derby and Classic continues through Saturday, February 8.