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.