Ridden by Phil Rapp for Louis and Corliss Baldwin’s Waco Bend Ranch, she worked 12th in the 14-horse set and marked 228 to win by one point over R.L. Chartier on Wrigley Ranches’ A Little bossy.
It was her third Mercuria win of the year, following victories in the first two stops in the series at the Augusta Futurity and the San Antonio Stock Show. It was also her sixth total Mercuria NCHA World Series win. No other horse has won the Open finals of the highly competitive World Series more than twice.
“The third cow was a little dirt-faced Angus and as it was coming around the edge, it was swinging its head around and I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be a lot of work. Old Lipstick, here we go . . .'” Rapp said. “But she can handle it. She is just an incredible horse.
“I think so many times we have great expectations for horses that they never meet, and this mare has far exceeded any expectationsÂ we’ve ever had for her.”
“I think it is phenomenal the way Phil has been able to get her shown at each of these shows,” Louis Baldwin said. “It doesn’t matter if she draws early or late. He’s done a great job of getting her through the go-round and then getting her shown in the finals.”
Seven-year-old Dont Look Twice, by High Brow Cat out ofÂ Tapt Twice, is NCHA’s 2011 Horse of the Year and World Champion Mare. She’ll continue to show this year and will be bred to Dual Smart Rey, Spots Hot, Third Cutting and Dual Rey.
Watch the video of Dont Look Twice’s winning run at Houston.