Homebreds claimed the top two divisions of the “The Non Pro plus The Open Cutting,” in Oklahoma City today.
Once In A Blu Boon, shown by James Payne for Jill Freeman, scored 221 points to earn $6,000 in the 4-year-old finals, while George C Merada, with John Wold for Furst Ranch, earned 224 points and $6,000 in the 5/6-year-old finals, where Cat Man Blue and Sean Flynn took reserve with 223.5 points. Little Kitty Sista and Jonathon Rogers placed second to Once In A Blue Boon with 218.5 points.
Once In A Blu Boon and Payne also won the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in February; placed 18th in the Breeders Invitational last month; were semi-finalists in the 2011 NCHA Futurity; and have now earned over $50,000. The Peptoboonsmal son, bred by Karen Freeman, is out of Autumn Boon, NCHA earner of $244,470 and a leading producer of 17 earners of more than $1 million. Autumn Boon’s dam, Royal Blue Boon is the all-time leading producer of cutting horses, including Mecom Blue, the dam’s sire of Cat Man Blue.
George C Merada, by Cats Merada, is the NCHA earner of nearly $170,000.
Missy Oehlhof, Bush, La., and Alexis Stephas, Chattanooga, Tenn., topped the non-pro divisions, where Oehlhof was champion of the 4-year-old finals with 220.5 points aboard Takes Alotta Faith, by Kit Dual, and co-reserve champion of the 5-year-old with 218.5 on Shes My Other Pistol, by Playgun
Stephas scored 221 points for her win with Ima Little Ichi, by Cat Ichi; Mica Chartier and Francisco Sigala were co-reserve champions of the 4-year-old division on Light Reys, by CD Lights, and RL Mojo Cat, by High Brow Cat, respectively.
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