The $250,00-added Brazos Bash in Weatherford, TX, is off to a fast pace with open second go-round competition beginning on Tuesday, September 26.The first go-rounds of both the Open Derby and Open Classic saw some hot action with nine scores of 220 points or more in the Derby division and eight scores of 220 or more in the Classic (scores of 213.5 and 213 advanced, respectively).

DMAC Snoop Dog, ridden by Gary Gonsalves for David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX, won the first go-round of Derby competition with 224 points. The gelded son of CD Olena beat Sister CD, another CD Olena gelding, ridden by Paul Hansma for Skip Queen, by one point. Fantastic Cat, by High Brow Cat, and Reydiculous, by Dual Rey, each earned 222 points, ridden by David Stewart and Lloyd Cox, respectively.

Although “DMAC” is the trademark of McDavid bred horses, DMAC Snoop Dog was bred by Winston Hansma and Danny Motes, out of the Dual Pep daughter Graciela Dual, and the McDavid’s changed his name, after they purchased him.

“He had a female name and I didn’t want a gelding of that stature to have a girl’s name,” explained Stacie McDavid. “Gary said that his barn name was Snoopy because of the way he looks when he moves his eyes, so that’s where we got the name.”

Sister CD, whose name derives from his dam, Little Baby Sister, by Dual Pep, ranked second among all 2006 money earners in Equistat’s Mid-Year Statistics, with $291,091. His career highlights include the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship; the Super Stakes Open Gelding co-championship; and the NCHA Derby Open reserve championship.

Lil Pretty Richochet, ridden by Phil Rapp for Robert Graves, Hilton Head, SC, topped the Open Classic contenders with 225 points. The Smart Lil Ricochet daughter scored three points above second-placed Glows with Paul Hansma, Cat T Masterson with Tag Rice, and Quintan Blue with Roger Wagner.

The Brazos Bash continues through October 2.