Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Dont Look TwiceDont Look Twice marked a 233 Saturday to win the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Open finals at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Following a 231-point win with Phil Rapp at the Augusta Futurity, San Antonio made her two-for-two in the Mercuria World Series this year.

Dont Look Twice now has five World Series wins, a record for any horse since the program started in 2009. Her average winning score in the Mercuria World Series has been 231.

“That may be one of the best runs I’ve ever had,” said Rapp, cutting’s all-time leading money earner, and Dont Look Twice’s breeder. “In the go-rounds, I could tell that she was really on her game, and today, she just turned it on.

“The second cow was really eating her lunch and she jumped and grabbed that cow two or three times and then she just slowed down to let it come to her. It was a bad cow and I thought we needed to go faster, and she said, ‘no, I’ve got it.'”

A standing-room-only crowd cheered on the 2011 Horse of the Year, owned by Louis and Corliss Baldwin’s Waco Bend Ranch.

Rapp bred the 7-year-old mare by High Brow Cat out of Tapt Twice, an earner of $279,000. Tapt Twice, in turn, was out of Rapp’s great mare, Tap O Lena, a winner of 17 major championships.

“She’s one of those that everybody in the building loves,” Rapp said. “I said with her grandmother, I’d never get another one, but I did. I’m just so fortunate.

“The San Antonio people were out here, the grandstands were full. This is a great venue for cutting. I’m just happy to be a small part of it.”