Iced Out froze out the competition with a 220-point win in the Brazos Bash Futurity on September 29. Ridden by all-time leading money earner Phil Rapp for Waco Bend Ranch, the 3-year-old red roan mare earned $17,553 for the win. Chief Hawkeye, with Clint Allen for Jack and Susan Waggoner, placed as reserve champion with 219 points.
Sired by Smooth As A Cat, Iced Out is out of Absolutely Stunning, high seller at $175,000 during the 2007 NCHA Futurity Sales. Absolutely Stunning, by Smart Little Lena, earned over $100,000 under Roger Wagner for Karen Freeman (her breeder) and Tommy Manion. Her dam, Autumn Boon, is a three-quarter sister to Im Countin Checks ($509,642), as well as a full sister to 11 other money earners, out of all-time leading broodmare Royal Blue Boon, including Boon A Little ($118,405) and Wild Thing DNA ($94,561).
Waco Bend Ranch, owned by the Louis Baldwin family of Fort Worth, purchased Iced Out from Freeman and Manion for $175,000 as a yearling, during the 2007 NCHA Futurity Sales. Rapp also rode the mare as a finalist in the recent El Rancho Futurity.
Wise Little Miss and Jason Clark claimed the championship of the Brazos Bash Classic with 221.5 points for Toni and Gary Oliver. The $20,000 win boosted the 6-year-old Wise Play daughter’s lifetime NCHA earnings over $60,000. Her largest previous check came as champion of the 2007 Chisholm Trail Roundup.
Cats Little Tank, with Paul Hansma for Dub and Christy Leeth, was reserve champion with 220 points. The 5-year-old High Brow Cat son most recently won the Music City Classic under Hansma, and was open champion of the Bonanza Classic. Last year, he placed third in the Brazos Bash 4-year-old non-pro division with Christy Leeth.
Brazos Bash Futurity winner Rapp also picked up $19,500 as a finalist on three mounts in the Classic, including Sportin Aristocrat for the Waggoners; Toni The Tigress for Arcese Quarter Horses; and on his own Redneck Yachtclub.
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