Hotty Mc Hotty and Morgan Cromer were smoking with a 227-point win on Tuesday, August 25, in the Idaho CHA 5/6 Open Classic, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa. Steel Betty, with go-round scores of 225 and 224 points under Monty Buntin, scored 224 in the finals to claim reserve, while Sugrspiznevrthingniz, shown by Matt Gaines, and Brehr Rabbit, with Eric Wisehart, tied for third with 220 points.
Bred by Eric Freitas, Santa Maria, Calif., and owned by Barry Barnes, Lewiston, Idaho, 5-year-old Hotty Mc Hotty, already the earner of $101,665, came to the Idaho Futurity Classic following a win with Michelle Barnes in the 2020 Cascades 5/6 Non-Pro Classic. With his Idaho Open win under Cromer, the 5-year-old Hottish-sired gelding increased his career earnings to $111,869.
Sired by Metallic Cat and owned by Ravi Tumber, Yuba City, Calif., 6-year-old Steel Betty LTE $57,636, bred by Linda Holmes, Longmont, Co., came to Idaho off of a third-place finish in the 2020 Cascades Futurity Open Classic. Her pilot, Monty Buntin, champion of the 2019 Idaho Futurity Classic on Bet N On Billi Jo LTE $125,851, by Bet Hesa Cat, came to the 2020 Idaho Futurity following a championship win in the 2020 Cascades 3-Year-Old Open Futurity aboard Kit Kat Kangaroo LTE $10,000, by Kit Kat Sugar.
Sugrspiznevrthingniz LTE $191,750, bred by Robert Rust, Gordon, Tex., and owned by Jim Vangilder, Weatherford, Tex., came to Idaho following a championship win with Matt Gaines in the Cascades Futurity Classic. Gaines and the 5-year-old Kit Kat Sugar daughter earned significant money in 2019, including $63,633 for the reserve championship of the NCHA Super Stakes. They also claimed reserve and $25,000 in the 4-Year-Old Arbuckle Mountain Derby, and placed third in the Breeders Invitational.
Brehr Rabbit LTE $29,789, bred by Tres Alamos Land & Cattle, Weatherford, Tex., and owned by Sharon Waggoner, Jackson, Wyo., earned Idaho Classic go-round scores of 223 and 222 points under Eric Wisehart, who had shown the 5-year-old Metallic Cat son earlier this month to place third in the Cascade Futurity Classic. Brehr Rabbit was also Intermediate reserve champion with Wisehart in the 2019 PCCHA Derby.
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