Kylie Rice on Super Fein. Seth Petit photo.

Kylie Rice, Weatherford, Tex., scored 222 points showing Super Fein on Friday, November 27, to take the lead on the first day of NCHA Futurity Non-Pro go-round competition, at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. Scotty Rice, Weatherford, Tex., posted 221.5, the day’s second-highest score, on Herradura Cat, while Codie Green, Perrin, Tex., was third with 221 points on Supercute.

Kylie Rice, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $608,244, was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist last year showing Guantanamo Rey LTE $30,375, and a Semi-Finalist on Jay Zee LTE $85,046, who she also showed as a 2020 NCHA Derby Non-Pro finalist. In 2014, Rice was a Futurity Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited finalist aboard Master Mate LTE $110,150.

Super Fein, owned by Kylie’s parents, Kevin and Sydney Knight, Weatherford, Tex., is a Dual Rey daughter, bred by Cross Timbers Ranch, Claremore, Okla., out of Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690. Winner of the 2005 NCHA Open Futurity with Tommy Marvin, Highbrow Supercat is an all-time leading producer of 22 NCHA earners of $1,476,154, including five with earnings of more than $100,000 each, all sired by Dual Rey and full siblings to Super Fein. The “Super” five include the mares Lil Rattler LTE $338,873; Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048; as well as Coureygous LTE $118,460, who was shown by Kristen Galyean as 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.

Scotty Rice, the NCHA earner of $518,106, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist four times and a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, including in 2017, when he showed Times Be Tuff LTE $87,928 to place ninth in the Non-Pro Finals, and in 2003, when he was a Non-Pro finalist and placed third in the Limited Finals on Dee Cats Meow LTE $134,216.

Herradura Cat, a colt sired by High Brow Cat, was bred by Darren Blanton, Dallas, Tex., out of the Smart Mate daughter Mate Stays Here LTE $112,317. A sixth-placed finalist in the 2006 NCHA Open Futurity under Jason Clark, Mate Stays Here is the dam of five NCHA earners of $120,702, including Dapper Cat LTE $71,011, a full brother to Herradura Cat.

Codie Green, the NCHA earner of $450,209, was reserve champion of the 2005 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and a Non-Pro finalist showing homegrown Buckaroo Boon LTE $196,122, who her husband Casey showed as a finalist in the Open Futurity. Codie also showed Roudini LTE $36,157, a gelding out of Buckaroo Boon $196,122, as an NCHA Non-Pro Semi-Finalist in 2015. Buckaroo Boon, by Peptoboonsmal, is the dam of seven NCHA earners of $266,105, including Hal Raiser LTE $117,201.

Supercute, Codie’s 2020 Futurity mount, was bred by Casey and Codie. The Hottish-sired mare is out of The Cuteness LTE $93,659, who Casey showed as reserve champion of the 2013 West Texas 4-Year-Old Futurity and as a 2013 NCHA Derby Open finalist.