Recent sale toppers Stylish Martini and Overdrive proved solid investments with championship wins in this week’s 2013 Abilene Cutting Spectacular.
Overdrive, making his open debut under Paul Hansma, scored 221 points to earn $20,000 for his Abilene Futurity title and an additional $10,000 incentive bonus. The 4-year-old gelding, sired by Hydrive Cat and trained by Clint Allen, belongs to Dub and Christy Leeth, Cleburne,Tex., who purchased him for $72,000 at the Husby Cutting Horses Complete Dispersal, produced by Western Bloodstock, on September 26, 2012, in Weatherford, Tex.
Stylish Martini, with $215,595 in lifetime earnings, collected another $14,000 for her 227-point Classic Open win under Clint Allen. The 6-year-old Docs Stylish Oak daughter, trained and previously shown in open competition by Roger Wagner, was purchased for $700,000 by Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., at the October 20, 2012 Marvine Ranch Reduction Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock. The purchase price was an all-time record for a cutting show horse at auction.
Allen also tied for seventh in the Classic with Katz Flash, owned by leading breeder Jack Waggoner, and 19th with Blue One Time, who topped the Husby Dispersal at $220,000 and is owned by Victor Cattle Co. Our Gray Goose, sixth in the Abilene Spectacular Futurity, owned by Gary and Shannon Barker, was also ridden by Allen.
TGI Playtime, shown by Skip Queen for Carroll’s Cutting LLC, scored 220.5 points as reserve champion to Overdrive in the Abilene Spectacular Futurity. Reyhanna, shown by Tatum Rice for Kevin and Sydney Knight, placed third with 220 points.
In the Classic, Moms Stilish Cat and Jeremy Barwick claimed reserve with 221 points for Taylor Carbo, and CR Sun Reys, with Boyd Rice, placed third with 220.5 points for Center Ranch.
The Abilene Spectacular continues through Saturday, January 12.