Elizabeth Queen marked 230 on NCHA’s leading active money earner, Sister CD, to win the Non-Pro, as the next to last rider in the first round of the 2009 Mercuria Energy NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth last night. She was followed by former Non-Pro World champion Paula Wood, who marked 226 on Donas Cool Cat.

“I tried to enjoy myself,” said Queen. “It was a great crowd and it was a lot of fun. I’m really thankful to (NCHA President) Chubby Turner and Mercuria and all the sponsors because it gave another opportunity to show him.”

Sister CD’s $6,410 paycheck gives him a career total of $771,060, and it moves Elizabeth Queen a little further ahead of seven-time Non-Pro World Champion Mary Jo Milner in the quest for this year’s title. After last night, Queen has an $8,483 lead over Milner in the year-end race.

Here’s a look at the first round of the Non-Pro World Finals:

Score Rider Home Horse Earned 2009 $
230.0 Elizabeth Queen Lipan, TX Sister CD $6,410 $79,140
226.0 Paula Wood Stephenville, TX Donas Cool Cat $5,128 $41,686
222.0 McKenzie Mullins Gordon, TX Belles N Bullets $3,846 $37,901
221.5 Wade Rust Gordon, TX Aljerita Annie $3,077 $30,949
220.5 Julie Hansma Weatherford, TX Al Poocino $2,564 $30,313
218.5 Joe Howard Williamson Archer City, TX NutN Buta Houndog $2,051 $37,679
215.0 Mary Jo Milner Southlake, TX Show Biz Ben $855 $70,656
215.0 Karen Hansen Weatherford, TX Woody Be Lucky $855 $27,619
215.0 Dan Hansen Weatherford, TX Neverey $855 $26,896
213.5 Janet Westfall Los Olivos, CA Jeeps Posi Traction $27,781
213.0 Kathy Boone West Columbia, TX OneSmartOne $28,475
212.0 Kate Gaughan Las Vegas, NV Instant Again $31,849
208.0 Steve Norris Colorado Springs, CO Freckles Royally Doc $28,166
200.0 Jessica McMakin Sour Lake, TX Lenas Star Acre $24,971
184.0 Don Boone West Columbia, TX Lights on Hickory $29,497