DMAC Snoop Dog, ridden by Gary Gonslaves, trumped a field of high cards to win the Brazos Bash Derby with 226 points, on Thursday, September 28. The CD Olena-sired gelding is owned by David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX.
Platinum Bob, ridden by Sean Flynn for Jody Hatchett, anteed up 222 points, as the first horse in the first bunch. The Bob Acre Doc son was NCHA Derby Amateur champion with Hackett in July.
DMAC Snoop Dog made his play midway through the second bunch, and NCHA Super Stakes champion Dual Smart Rey, ridden for Strawn Valley Ranch by Phil Rapp, scored 221 points late in the second set to split third and fourth with Royal Red Pepto, under Shannon Hall for Meredith McCullar.
Other celebrated finalists included 2005 NCHA Futurity Open champion Highbrow Supercat (10th); NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro champion and NCHA Derby reserve champion Sister CD (11/12 tie); MillionHeir champion Our Little Dyno (13/14 tie); and NCHA Super Stakes Open reserve champion Lil Lena Long Legs.
Friday saw the conclusion of Brazos Bash Non-Pro Futurity and Derby Non-Pro first go-round competition. Gail Hooper, Decatur, AL, topped Derby contenders with 222 points aboard Tummys Little Cat. Hooper was reserve champion of the Music City Non-Pro Derby on the High Brow Cat daughter; Austin Shepard also rode the mare as an Open finalist at the Brazos Bash.
Will Arthur (pictured), Turkey, NC, ranked first among first go-round Futurity competitors with 219 points on Sadie Jo Lena. Arthur won the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Ltd in July on Nurse Mate.
Billy Lacy placed second with 218 points riding Ariel Rey, winner of the West Texas Open Futurity under Kathy Daughn, and third-placed in the Brazos Bash Open Futurity.