2020 NCHA Futurity Daily Update

2020 NCHA Futurity Daily Update Photos by Seth Petit Photo courtesy of NCHA
December 02, 2020

Non-Pro second round leaders, first day
On November 27, riding Herradura Cat, by High Brow Cat, Scotty Rice, Weatherford, Tex., posted 221.5, the second-highest score from the first day of 2020 NCHA Futurity go-round competition. On Tuesday, December 1, Rice and Herradura Cat came back in the first day of second go-round competition with 220 points and a leading cumulative score of 441.5.

Scotty Rice on Herradura Cat

Austin Adams, Springtown, Texas, and Shoot N Star, by Smooth Talkin Style, claimed the next highest average of 438.5 points (219.5 and 219), while Bill Cowan and Handle On Randel, by Light N Lena, were third with 438 (219 and 219).
Scotty Rice, the NCHA earner of $518,106, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist four times and a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, including in 2017, when he showed Times Be Tuff LTE $87,928 to place ninth in the Non-Pro Finals, and in 2003, when he was a Non-Pro finalist and placed third in the Limited Finals on Dee Cats Meow LTE $134,216.
Herradura Cat was bred by Darren Blanton, Dallas, Tex., out of the Smart Mate daughter Mate Stays Here LTE $112,317. A sixth-placed finalist in the 2006 NCHA Open Futurity under Jason Clark, Mate Stays Here is the dam of five NCHA earners of $120,702, including Dapper Cat LTE $71,011, a full brother to Herradura Cat.
Austin Adams, the NCHA earner of $454,394, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist three times, in addition to being a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, and an Amateur finalist four times, including as reserve champion in 2007 with WRS Dually Smart LTE $16,508, by Smart Little Lena. Adams also placed seventh in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Limited aboard Metallic Special Cat LTE $26,086.
A Shoot N Star, by Smooth Talkin Style, was bred by Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., out of the WR This Cats Smart daughter SG Catty Starlight LTE $34,667, the dam of Riddler LTE $28,487, by Hottish. SG Catty Starlight is a full sister to Starlights Lil Cat $136,000, winner of the 2017 NCHA Scottsdale National Open Championship.
Bill Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., the Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $993,800, has been an NCHA Futurity finalist four times, a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, and won the Futurity Non-Pro Limited in 2008 riding Catty Hawk LTE $239,044.
Handle On Randel, bred by Cowan Ranch, is out of the Catty Hawk daughter Billies Catty LTE $225,578, who Cowan showed as a Non-Pro finalist in the 2014 NCHA Futurity. Billies Catty’s first foal, Billies Secret LTE $9,768, by Once In A Blu Boon, won the 2020 Southern Futurity 4-Year-Old Amateur Limited with Junior Youth rider Makenzie Cowan.
Billies Catty is out of the Mecom Blue daughter Little Bonnie Blue LTE $45,318, who was reserve champion of the 2007 NCHA Futurity Open Limited under Ryon Emerton, and also shown as a 2008 NCHA Derby Non-Pro and Non-Pro limited finalist by Bill Cowan. Little Bonnie Blue is also the dam of Billies Catty’s full brother Cattys Bonnie Blue LTE $68,969.
The 2020 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro second-ground concludes on Wednesday, December 2. The Limited Non-Pro Finals will be held on Wednesday, December 9, and the Non-Pro Semi-Finals on Thursday, December 10.

Harris Shepard wins Open Limited championship
It was a bittersweet win for Harris Shepard, Verbena, Ala., who scored 225 points to win $10,340 and the 2020 NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship, on Monday, November 30.  Harris was aboard the Bamacat son Playful Bamacat, a colt owned by his father, NCHA Hall of Fame Member and Open Rider Sam Shepard, who passed away on September 22, 2020.
Playful Bamacat, ridden by Harris Shepard

Harris, the NCHA earner of $92,505, had shown Especially Thomas LTE $37,506, as a Non-Pro Futurity finalist in 2012, when he was 18. Earlier this year, he won the Cotton Stakes 5/6 Open Limited riding Countin Catillacs LTE $23,249, who he also showed as reserve champion of the Southern Futurity 5/6 Classic Open Limited.
Speak Easie, ridden by Cass Tatum

Playful Bamacat, out of Playful Ricochet, by Smart Lil Richochet, was bred by Jerome Bradford, Hoschton, Ga. His dam earned over $84,000 in limited age event competition under Sam Shepard and produced 10 NCHA money earners, including Playful Highbrow CD LTE $55,623, winner of the NCHA Eastern Nationals Open championship with Walt Erwin. Playful Ricochet’s dam, A Genuine Playgun $60,616, was a full sister to Playguns Desire LTE $124,352, and half-sister to Desire Some Freckles LTE $188,990, who produced earners of over $1.5 million.
Cass Tatum, Overbrook, Okla., the first rider in the field of 28 finalists and a Top 10 contender going into the Open Semi-Finals with a combined score of 440 (220 and 218), marked 223 points in the Limited Finals on Speak Easie, by Smooth Talkin Style, for the reserve championship and $9,427.
Tatum, a former assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Lloyd Cox and the NCHA earner of $97,055, made his first appearance as a Futurity finalist in the 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited on Stevia, who he also showed as a Futurity Open Semi-Finalist, as well as reserve champion of the 2020 Brazos Bash Open Limited.
Bred by Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., and owned by Holly Davidorf, Johnstown, Ohio, Speak Easie is a half-sister to the Kit Kat Sugar daughter Stevia LTE $51,661, shown by Cass Tatum as a 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited finalist. Speak Easie’s dam, SDP Miss Caba Rey, by Dual Rey, is a full sister to Twice As Reycy LTE $194,141, reserve champion of the 2003 NCHA Open Futurity with Lloyd Cox, and a half-sister to High Brow Cougar LTE $194,141, third-placed in the 2003 NCHA Open Futurity under Tim Denton.
Zeb Corvin, Canyon, Tex., scored 219 points to place third and earn $8,514 riding Metabra, by Metallic Cat, and also showed Megician, by Metallic Cat, to earn $2,509. Corvin, the NCHA earner of $280,270, was reserve champion and also placed third in the 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited showing Tin Man LTE $34,556 and Suenperstitious Cat LTE $19,669, respectively, for Stella Swanson, Midland, Tex.
Metabra Cat, owned by the Zeb Corvin and Stella Swanson Partnership, was bred by Fults Ranch, Amarillo, Tex., and is a full sister to 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Metallic Rebel LTE $411,837, among NCHA earners of $1,674,584 out of Sweet Abra LTE $117,725,  by Abrakadabracre. Sixteen of Sweet Abra’s 18 NCHA money earners are sired by Metallic Cat, including nine who have earned $100,000 or more.

Feiner claims final day’s high score
The first go-round of 2020 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro competition concluded on Monday, November 30, with Elizabeth Quirk, Denham Springs, La., leading the way to the second go-round with 225 points. A score of 209 or higher was required for Non-Pros to advance, and 210 for Non-Pro Limited riders.

Steven Feiner on Aftermath

Monday’s high-scoring rider was Steven Feiner, Aspen, Colo., with 221 points on Aftermath, sired by Metallic Cat and owned and bred by SMF Cutting Horses LLC. Megan Johnsrud, Weatherford, Tex., earned 220 points, the day’s second-highest score, aboard Little Woody Gal, sired by Woody Be Tuff and bred by Bluestem Ranch.
Steven Feiner, the NCHA earner of $363,689, was a 2014 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist riding Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048, by Dual Rey, and Cowcat 511 LTE $131,940, by Metallic Cat. But his greatest success in Fort Worth came riding Aftermath’s dam, Lil Rattler LTE $338,873, to win back-to-back Non-Pro championships in the 2014 and 2015 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro 5/6 Classics, and to claim the Non-Pro reserve championship of the 2015 NCHA Summer Showdown.
In addition to Aftermath, Lil Rattler has close ties to two other high-scoring horses from the 2020 Non-Pro first go-round, including Elizabeth Quirk’s go-round winner Cinca Cat. Sired by High Brow Cat, Cinca Cat is out of Cinca Im Hot LTE $259,169, whose dam, Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341, is a full sister to Lil Rattler, as is Coureygous LTE $118,406, the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion with Kristen Galyean.
Super Fein, by Dual Rey out of Highbrow Supercat, with 222 points in the Non-Pro first round under Kylie Rice, is a full sister to Lil Rattler, Button Down Supercat, Coureygous, and Cinca De Maya, as well as nine other money earners.
Megan Johnsrud, the NCHA earner of $266,852, an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semi-finalist last year on Lil Bagheera, by Lil Catbaloo, was also a 2019 Non-Pro finalist, and placed fifth in the Non-Pro Limited, riding Smooth Billie LTE $69,885, by Smooth As A Cat.
Little Woody Gal, out of 2002 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Lil Pepto Gal LTE 490,951, is half-sister to 21 NCHA earners of $1,249,229, including Little Pepto Cat LTE $649,116.
The NCHA Futurity Non-Pro second go-round begins on Tuesday, December 1 and concludes on Wednesday, December 2, and the Limited Non-Pro Finals will begin at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 9, followed by the Rio of Mercedes Amateur Finals.

Open World Finals 2nd Go
Peepaboo, ridden by Paul Hansma, bounced back from a tough-luck run in the first round to win the second go-round of the NCHA Open World Finals with 231 points, in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena on Sunday night, November 29.

Peepaboo, ridden by Paul Hansma

Crey Zee, ridden by Tatum Rice, was second with a 225 points, while Blues Hot and Todd Bimat scored 222.5 for third. The remaining rounds of the Open and Non-Pro World Finals will be decided on Thursday and Saturday.
Bred and owned by Alexa Stent of Aledo, Tex., who is also showing Bowmerang in the Non-Pro World Finals, Peepaboo is a 7-year-old mare by Docs Stylish Oak out of Little Bow Peepto LTE $134,559.
Stent rode Little Bow Peepto to third place in the 2011 Non-Pro NCHA Classic Challenge, and Eddie Flynn showed her to multiple major limited age event finals.
Little Bow Peepto, who is also the dam of another 2020 NCHA World Finals contender, Kreepin Cat, is out of million-dollar producer Bowmans Little Jewel, the dam of Stent’s Non-Pro mount, Bowmerang.
Peepaboo will sail past the $100,000 mark with Sunday’s win. Paul Hansma, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $6,225,059, showed 1994 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Hicapoo and 1996 NCHA Futurity champion Playboy McCrae, but Peepaboo, currently ranked #4 in the World, with a shot at the top, could give him his highest position ever in the year-end standings.
Crey Zee, the 2018 NCHA Futurity champion and 2019 Horse of the Year, is a mare bred and owned by Kevin and Sydney Knight of Weatherford, Tex. She is by Dual Rey out of Eazee E, a daughter of $1.3 million producer Zee Dualy.
With Hall of Fame Rider Tatum Rice, an earner of $2,645,277, on board, she is sitting in third place in the tightly packed field for the World Championship.
In fact, this is probably the first time that all 15 horses in the Open World Finals have had a mathematical chance to win the World Championship mid-way through the show.

Miller dominates Day 2 of World Finals
Riding Metallic Smart Cat, Megan Miller of Poolville, Tex. scored 229 for an eight-point win in the second round of the NCHA Non-Pro World Finals on Sunday, November 29, in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena.
Megan Miller on Round 2 winner Metallic Smart Cat

Katherine Whitby placed second with a 221 on Dual Rider, while Ali Good was third with a 220.5 on Cat Atat Cat. Elizabeth Quirk, riding Reystylin Smooth earned sixth-place money with a 218.5, which was enough to give her an unbeatable lead in the race for the year-end World Championship.
Megan Miller, who was inducted into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame in 2010, has lifetime earnings of $1,252,260. She’s a two-time winner of the NCHA Super Stakes (Itawtathenapuddycat in 2009 and Carolena Reyn in 2018) and Super Stakes Classic (Travs Scooter, 2009 and Carolena Reyn, 2019).
Metallic Smart Cat LTE $203,447, her only World Championship mount for 2020, was bred by Cynthia Villa, by Metallic Cat out of Smart Jerri Lee LTE $52,721. Smart Jerry Lee has produced earners of $399,538, including Smartlee As A Cat LTE $64,284.
Katherine Whitby of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. rode Dual Rider to the NCHA $5,000 Novice Non-Pro World Championship last year. She has career earnings of $68,053 and she and Dual Rider were finalists in two legs of the popular Way Out West Series this year.
Dual Rider is a 9-year-old gelding bred by the late Skip Jacques, by Flo Rider out of Bella Dual. Bella Dual’s dam, Santa Belle, was a Top 5 Open horse in 1993 and has produced earners of $776,000.
Elizabeth Quirk, who tied with Megan Miller to lead the first round, secured her 2020 World Championship with Sunday’s $1,931 paycheck. With her 2018 World Championship, she will join Mary Jo Milner, Carol Rose and Debbie Patterson as women who have won more than one NCHA Non-Pro World Championship.

Galyean and Chiarelli tie on Day 3 of Non-Pro go-round
Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., and Carly Chiarelli, Poolville, Tex., tied with 221 points on Sunday, November 29, to top the third day of NCHA Futurity Non-Pro first go-round competition, where Austin Adams, Springtown, Tex., posted 219.5 points, the second-highest score. With one day remaining in the go-round, Elizabeth Quirk remains the leader with the 225 points that she scored on Saturday, riding Cinca Cat, by High Brow Cat.

Kristen Galyean on Luminnous

Kristen Galyean, 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion on Coureygous LTE $118,406, is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $864,115. In addition to Coureygous, Galyean has shown two other NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalists – Fed Ex LTE $78,771, by Spots Hot, in 2016, and Dark And Sultry LTE $84,728, by Spots Hot, in 2012.
Galyean scored a solid 216 points on Friday riding Reyckoning, by Reyzin The Cash, but it was Luminnous who gave her 221.5 points on Sunday. Sired by Metallic Cat and bred by Fults Ranch, Amarillo, Tex., Luminnous is out of Some Like It Hott LTE $183,383, who Kristen’s husband, Wesley Galyean, showed as 2010 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion, and who Kristen showed as 2011 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro champion.

Luminnous is a full sister to Some Likeit Metallic LTE $107,624, also shown by Wesley and Kristen, and her second dam, Mighty Fine Sue LTE $73,494, by Smart Little Lena, is a full or half-sister to the earners of $1,528,504, including seven with earnings of $100,000 or more, out of Meradas Little Sue LTE $670,098, by Freckles Merada.


Carly Chiarelli on Reys A Little Hell

Carly Chiarelli, the NCHA earner of $330,866, was a 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist on Justa Jasmine LTE $36,667, by Smooth As A Cat. In 2018, Chiarelli won the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited championship on the Metallic Cat daughter Olive Martini LTE $135,472, who Chiarelli also showed to place fourth in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited.
Reys A Little Hell, who Chiarelli rode to earn 221 points on Sunday, is a gelding by Hellcat, out of the Dual Rey daughter Savannah Blue Rey LTE $67,919, who won the 2015 West Texas 3-Year-Old Futurity Open under Geoffrey Sheehan. Savannah Blue Rey, by Dual Rey, is out of the Doc’s Hickory daughter Savannah Hickory, whose dam, out of Savannah White LTE $155,020, produced NCHA earners of $664,059.
Austin Adams, the NCHA earner of $454,394, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist three times, in addition to being a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, and an Amateur finalist four times, including as reserve champion in 2007 with WRS Dually Smart LTE $16,508, by Smart Little Lena. Adams also placed seventh in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Limited aboard Metallic Special Cat LTE $26,086.
Adams’ 2020 Non-Pro contender A Shoot N Star, by Smooth Talkin Style, was bred by Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., out of the WR This Cats Smart daughter SG Catty Starlight LTE $34,667, the dam of Riddler LTE $28,487, by Hottish. SG Catty Starlight is a full sister to Starlights Lil Cat $136,000, winner of the 2017 NCHA Scottsdale National Open Championship.
The schedule for Monday, November 30, includes the fourth and final day of the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro first go-round, which will be followed by the 2020 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Finals.

The last shall be first
Mamas Stylish Sophie came into the NCHA Open World Finals “on the bubble,” so to speak, as the 15th-ranked horse in the World Standings. But her 228-point win with Chris Hanson in the first round of the NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena on November 28, earned $6,035 and shot her into the Top 10 for the year.


Mamas Stylish Sophie, ridden by Chris Hanson

Hott Nu Cowboy, ridden by Cullen Chartier, placed second in the round with a 226, while Little Jackson Cat’s 225 under Mike Wood gave him third in the round, but nudged him into a $38 lead in the World Standings.
Mamas Stylish Sophie LTE $130,733 is owned by German Lugo of Gainesville, Tex. and was bred by Mama’s Ranch. She’s a 6-year-old by Dual Rey out of Stylish Amanda LTE $109,648. Stylish Amanda has produced earners of $633,451 including LHR Royal Flush LTE $161,415, One Flashy Style LTE $81,381 and Super Stakes reserve champ Creepy Crawler LTE $74,971.
Hanson and Mamas Stylish Sophie won last year’s Waco Texas Classic and have been finalists in seven other major Open aged events. Chris Hanson is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $1,174,830. He’s shown four Top 15 horses.
Hott Nu Cowboy is owned by Circle R Cutting Horses and was bred by Wrigley Ranches by Hottish out of Special Nu Kitty LTE $301,268. Special Nu Kitty has produced earners of $525,566, including Special Nu Boon LTE $188,246, who placed third in the NCHA Futurity under Michael Cooper. Special Nu Kitty is a half-sister to 2015 NCHA World Champion Special Nu Baby.
Little Jackson Cat LTE $296,165, now holding a narrow lead in the World Standings, is owned by Dawn Chapman and was bred by Kenneth Jackson by High Brow Cat out of Rey To Play.
The 10-year-old mare was an NCHA Derby and Super Stakes finalist and went on to be $25,000 Novice World Champion in 2018 with Mike Wood.

It is not a quirk: Elizabeth leads 2020 Non-Pro Futurity and World Finals go-rounds
On Saturday, November 28, at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth, Elizabeth Quirk, Denham Springs, La., the 2020 NCHA Non-Pro World Championship leader, tied with 228 points on Reystylin Smooth in the World Finals go-round, and 225 points on Day 2 of the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro go-round aboard Cinca Cat. The Futurity go-round score was the highest following two days of first go-round competition, with two days remaining before the second go-round begins on Tuesday, December 1.

Elizabeth Quirk riding Cinca Cat

Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., scored 224 points, the second-highest score from two days of competition, on My Wayward Son, while Brandon Westfall, Granbury, Tex., claimed Saturday’s third-highest score, 222 points, riding Fiddle And Steel.
Elizabeth Quirk, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,157,950, is the current leader in contention for the title of 2020 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion. She was also an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist in 2019 riding Ireydescent LTE $101,644, who she showed as Non-Pro reserve champion of the 2020 Brazos Bash, as well as Candi Cat LTE $124,351, her winning mount for the 5/6 Brazos Bash Non-Pro championship.
Bred by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., and purchased by Quirk for $100,000 at the 2019 NCHA Futurity Sale, Cinca Cat, by High Brow Cat, is out of the Spots Hot daughter Cinca Im Hot LTE $259,169, a 2016 NCHA Futurity Open finalist, as well as the 2017 Breeders Invitational Open champion, under Jesse Lennox.
Cinca Im Hot is out of Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341, the dam of six NCHA earners of $535,180, including Metallic Curveball LTE $190,704, by Metallic Cat. Cinca De Maya, in turn, is out of High Brow Cat daughter Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690, dam of Super Fein, shown by Kylie Knight to top Non-Pro go-round competition with 222 points on Friday, November 27.
Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3,643,540, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finalist 14 times, as well as an Amateur finalist one time. He won the Non-Pro championship twice – in 2001, on Jerryoes LTE $252,780, and in 2017, with Bittersweet LTE $195,757 – and rode two finalists in each of three years, 2007, 2008, and 2012. He has also been a Semi-Finalist 33 times, including three times as an Open rider, and has bred many of his own Finalists and Semi-Finalists, including My Wayward Son, under the name of Crown Ranch.
Sired by Kit Kat Sugar, My Wayward Son is out of the Peptotime daughter Peptotoodie LTE $169,823, who carried Chad and Amie Bushaw’s son, Charles Russell, to the Junior Youth championship of the 2017 NCHA Eastern Nationals, the reserve championship of the 2018 NCHA Eastern Nationals, as well as a finalist in the 2019 Summer Scholarship NYCHA Junior Cutting, and the 2020 NCHA Senior Youth Cutting. If My Wayward Son qualifies for the Futurity Semi-Finals, he will become the first money earner from Peptotoodie’s four oldest foals, all 2017 models, from four different sires.
Brandon Westfall, the NCHA earner of $618,068, won the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship showing I Reckon So LTE $78,580, by Kit Kat Sugar, and placed third on Desires One And Only LTE $52,576, by One Time Pepto.  In 2017, he was NCHA Futurity Non-Pro reserve champion riding Smooth Lil Cowtown LTE $127,352, by Smooth As A Cat, and in 2018, he placed in the Open Finals and the Open Limited Finals riding Ringo LTE $57,886, by Kit Kat Sugar, and was a Non-Pro finalist aboard The Bluez Feather, by The Bluez Man.
Fiddle And Steel, by Metallic Cat, bred by Brandon’s parents, Russ and Janet Westfall, is a half-brother to Ringo, Brandon’s 2018 NCHA Futurity finalist out of Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124, by CD Royal, and third generation Westfall breeding, tracing back to Trouble Lynn 495, the dam of 10 NCHA earners of $751,200.

Non-Pro go-round Super Fein for Kyle Rice
Kylie Rice, Weatherford, Tex., scored 222 points showing Super Fein on Friday, November 27, to take the lead on the first day of NCHA Futurity Non-Pro go-round competition, at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. Scotty Rice, Weatherford, Tex., posted 221.5, the day’s second-highest score, on Herradura Cat, while Codie Green, Perrin, Tex., was third with 221 points on Supercute.

Kylie Rice on Super Fein

Kylie Rice, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $608,244, was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist last year showing Guantanamo Rey LTE $30,375, and a Semi-Finalist on Jay Zee LTE $85,046, who she also showed as a 2020 NCHA Derby Non-Pro finalist. In 2014, Rice was a Futurity Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited finalist aboard Master Mate LTE $110,150.
Super Fein, owned by Kylie’s parents, Kevin and Sydney Knight, Weatherford, Tex., is a Dual Rey daughter, bred by Cross Timbers Ranch, Claremore, Okla., out of Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690. Winner of the 2005 NCHA Open Futurity with Tommy Marvin, Highbrow Supercat is an all-time leading producer of 22 NCHA earners of $1,476,154, including five with earnings of more than $100,000 each, all sired by Dual Rey and full siblings to Super Fein. The “Super” five include the mares Lil Rattler LTE $338,873; Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048; as well as Coureygous LTE $118,460, who was shown by Kristen Galyean as 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion.
Scotty Rice, the NCHA earner of $518,106, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist four times and a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, including in 2017, when he showed Times Be Tuff LTE $87,928 to place ninth in the Non-Pro Finals, and in 2003, when he was a Non-Pro finalist and placed third in the Limited Finals on Dee Cats Meow LTE $134,216.
Herradura Cat, a colt sired by High Brow Cat, was bred by Darren Blanton, Dallas, Tex., out of the Smart Mate daughter Mate Stays Here LTE $112,317. A sixth-placed finalist in the 2006 NCHA Open Futurity under Jason Clark, Mate Stays Here is the dam of five NCHA earners of $120,702, including Dapper Cat LTE $71,011, a full brother to Herradura Cat.
Codie Green, the NCHA earner of $450,209, was reserve champion of the 2005 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and a Non-Pro finalist showing homegrown Buckaroo Boon LTE $196,122, who her husband Casey showed as a finalist in the Open Futurity. Codie also showed Roudini LTE $36,157, a gelding out of Buckaroo Boon $196,122, as an NCHA Non-Pro Semi-Finalist in 2015. Buckaroo Boon, by Peptoboonsmal, is the dam of seven NCHA earners of $266,105, including Hal Raiser LTE $117,201.
Supercute, Codie’s 2020 Futurity mount, was bred by Casey and Codie. The Hottish-sired mare is out of The Cuteness LTE $93,659, who Casey showed as reserve champion of the 2013 West Texas 4-Year-Old Futurity and as a 2013 NCHA Derby Open finalist.

On to the Semi-Finals
The stage was set on Thanksgiving Day, after three days of Open second go-round competition, when 66 horses with combined scores of 435.5 points or more qualified for the NCHA Futurity Open Semi-finals, to be held on Saturday, December 12 at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. In addition, eligible horses with 433.5 points or more qualified for the Open Limited Finals, to be held on Monday, November 30.

Reymiro, ridden by Shane Carlon

On Wednesday, November 25, Reymiro, shown by Shane Carlon, scored 221.5 points to earn an aggregate of 440.5 points and joined high-scoring horses from the previous days – Fancy Deville under Austin Shepard (443.5); Catolena Cashin In (443) with Tarin Rice; Timeless Cat (441.5) with Tarin Rice; and Aspenglow (440.5) under Sean Flynn – as one of the Top 5 highest-scoring horses to advance.
Owned by Richard Irby, Sulpher Springs,Tex., and purchased by Irby as a yearling in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Sales, Reymiro, by Dual Rey, was bred by Linda Holmes, out of the Peptoboonsmal daughter Nurse Nita, whose dam, High Brows Nurse, produced 14 earners of $712,253. High Brows Nurse, in turn, is a half-sister to Dual Rey, cutting’s #2 all-time leading sire.
Reymiro is a full brother to the gelding Rey Ahead, who was third-placed and won the Gelding division of the 2018 West Texas Futurity.
Shane Carlon, the NCHA earner of $98,015, also qualified for the Futurity Open Semi-Finals with 438 points (219 and 219) showing Sanndee Light, a Sannman daughter owned by Burten and Wendy Johnson, Perrin, Texas. Carlon qualified for the Open Limited Finals on Reymiro and Sanndee Light, as well.


Chaty Catty, ridden by James Payne

Chaty Catty, shown by James Payne, with an aggregate of 440 points (220.5 and 219.5), advanced to the Semi-Finals as the high-scoring Gelding. Owned by James and Nadine Payne and bred by Nadine, Chaty Catty, by Catty Hawk, is out of Velvets Best Shot LTE $53,156, and is a half-brother to Velvets Revolver LTE $278,225, shown by Nadine to win the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship, as well as other major Open and Non-Pro events under the Paynes.
James Payne, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,665,235, was an NCHA Futurity finalist in 2019, placing seventh on Stole A Kiss LTE $124,361, by Metallic Cat, for Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla. He also won the 2019 Open Gelding division on When I Move I Groove LTE $29,078, also owned by Moore and sired by Metallic Cat.

Rice and Colgrove top team on Day 1 of Open 2nd go-round
Tarin Rice earned 219 points on Tuesday, November 24, aboard Catolena Cashin In to claim the day’s high aggregate of 443 points, after the pair scored 224 points to win the first go-round.
In addition, Rice topped Tuesday’s field with 222 points and claimed the second-highest aggregate score of 441.5 points riding Timeless Lil Cat who, like Catolena Cashin In, is owned and bred, by Joel Colgrove, Boligee, Ala.

Timeless Lil Cat, ridden by Tarin Rice

Speak Easie, sired by Smooth Talkin Style and shown by Cass Tatum, with scores of 222 and 218, ranked third on Tuesday with an aggregate of 440 points, and Mister Temptation, who posted Tuesday’s second-highest score of 221 points under Andy Sherrerd, was one of four horses to earn the third-highest aggregate of 439 points.
Catolena Cashin In, by first crop sire Reyzin The Cash, scored 224 points under Tarin Rice to claim the high score on the first of five days of Open go-round competition, and the first day of the 2020 NCHA World Championship Futurity, running November 19 through December 13, at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Complex.
Owned and bred by Joel Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., Catolena Cashin In is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Dual Catolena LTE $37,917, dam of two money earners, Catn Bluez LTE $21,320, and the Woody Be Tuff gelding Catolena Express LTE $19,444, who Colgrove showed as a 2018 NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist.
Timeless Lil Cat, a One Time Pepto daughter owned and bred by Joel Colgrove, is out of the Dual Rey daughter CR Little Cat LTE $21,236, dam of earners of $101,633, including Double Cat Flash LTE $67,391. CR Little Cat, out of CR Cats Meow, by High Brow Cat, is also a full sister to CR Tuff Hearted Cat LTE $276,864, co-champion under Ronnie Rice of the 2012 NCHA Futurity.
Tarin Rice, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,550,319, has been an NCHA Open finalist seven times, on six different horses, including in 2012, when he tied his grand uncle, Ronnie Rice, as the Futurity co-champion and placed fourth in the Open Ltd Finals riding He Bea Cat, also shown by Tarin as 2013 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and the earner of $401,384.
Mister Temptation, owned by Kelly Krueger, Whitesboro, Tex., and bred by Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., is by Metallic Cat out of Shez Sinsational LTE $71,088, by Dual Pep, a half-sister to NCHA Futurity Open finalists Lou Lou Louise LTE $138,711 and Miss Peptoinstiletoos LTE $84,809.
Andy Sherrerd, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $1,129,851, has been an NCHA Futurity Open finalist four times and an Open Limited finalist seven times, with a reserve championship in the 2002 NCHA Open Limited aboard Carolena Moon LTE $76,150.

Fancy Deville shines on Day 5 of Open go-round
Fancy Deville and Austin Shepard scored 223 points on Monday,  November 23, to top the last of five days of 2020 NCHA Futurity Open first go-round competition, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Tex. The Once In A Blu Boon daughter, owned by Billy Wolf, Whitesboro, Tex., posted the second-highest score of the first go-round.

Catolena Cashin In, sired by Reyzin The Cash and shown by Tarin Rice for Joel Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., won the first go-round with 224 points, on the first day of competition.
Fancy Deville also topped the 2019 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale when she sold, consigned by Todd Nelson and in training with Richard Jordan, for $350,000 to Billy Wolf, whose first cutting horse was Dual Reyish LTE $427,941, the 2017 NCHA Futurity champion under Austin Shepard.


Fancy Deville, ridden by Austin Shepard

Bred by Lenis Fitzsimons, Pepin, Wis., Fancy Deville is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Louella Deville, a full sister to Cattalou LTE $333,051, Louellas Cat LTE $302,483, and Louis The Cat LTE $259,920, among 14 money earners of $1,731,357 out of Louella Again, a Top 10 NCHA all-time producer.
In addition to his 2017 NCHA Futurity win aboard Dual Reyish, Austin Shepard also won the 2007 Futurity championship and 2008 NCHA Open Horse of the Year title with High Brow CD LTE $502,202, and was reserve champion of the 2016 NCHA Futurity showing Sir Long Legs LTE $391,427.
Shepard, who has shown a total of 14 NCHA Futurity Open finalists, is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $8,429,806.
Lil Abratallic and Matt Miller posted 222 points on Monday, the day’s second-highest score and the third-highest score (shared by six other horses) of the go-round. Owned by Texas Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC, Santa Ynez, Calif., Lil Abratallic, by Metallic Cat, was bred by Fults Ranch out of My Lil Abra LTE $64,220, making her a three-quarter sister to 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Ichis My Choice LTE $418,693 and 2017 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion The Animal LTE $237,990.
Matt Miller, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,800,004 won the 2006 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship on Travs Scooter LTE $221,566, and since turning professional has been an Open Futurity finalist seven times.
Baccardee, owned by RAD Cattle Co., Springtown, Tex., earned 221.5 points, Monday’s third-highest, under Ascencion Banuelos. The Hottish-sired colt was bred by James and Suzan King out of the unshown Metallic Cat daughter Metallic Rey. Metallic Rey’s dam, Reyann Hickory LTE $313,457, by Dual Rey, a 2005 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist under Linda Holmes, has produced eight earners of $116,763.
Ascencion Banuelos, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,311,187, has been an NCHA Futurity finalist 11 times.
Horses with 214.5 points or higher from the 2020 NCHA Futurity Open first go-round qualified for the Open second go-round, which begins on Tuesday, November 24.

Spookys Favorite Cat tops Day 4 of Open go-round
Spookys Favorite Cat, shown by Josh Sleeman, scored 222 points to top Day 4 of 2020 NCHA Futurity Open first go-round competition, on Sunday, November 22, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Tex. Nitreyious, with Dirk Blakesley, posted 221.5, while Savannah Cat under Guy Woods, and Stars Copper Cat with Grant Setnicka tied with 221 points.

Spookys Favorite Cat, ridden by Josh Sleeman

Catolena Cashin In and Tarin Rice, who worked on Thursday, retain the first go-round lead with 224 points, while Spookys Favorite Cat is tied at 222, for second place, with five other horses: Aspenglow, with Sean Flynn; Intox O Cating, with Michael Cooper; Lil Ricky, with John Mitchell; Speak Easie, with Cass Tatum; and Sweet Lil Kit Kat, with Armando Costa Neto.
Owned and bred by Jerry and Kathy Erwin, Vancouver, Wash., Spookys Favorite Cat is a High Brow Cat daughter out of Perfect Hand Plum LTE $56,668, a 2009 NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist and 2010 El Rancho Futurity reserve champion under Todd Bimat. Perfect Hand Plum, by Mecom Blue, is out of the Lenas Telesis daughter Plum Spooky LTE $32,694, whose top money earner from six performers is Perfect Hand Plum.
Josh Sleeman, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $1,320,335, was a 2009 NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist on Patty La Cat LTE $84,480, by High Brow Cat.
Nitreyious, a gelding owned by Regan and Reyly Plendl, Kingsley, Iowa, was sired by Metallic Cat and bred by Rodney Wrinkle Cutting Horses, Lebanon, Mo. Nitreyious’s, dam Cherrey LTE $27,646, by Dual Rey, is out of Shesa Smarty Lena LTE $211,389, the dam of 13 earners of $253,711, including Chers Shadow, dam of cutting’s leading living sire Metallic Cat. Cherrey has produced one money earner, Canterbury Breeze LTE $3,985, by Canterbury Cat.
Dirk Blakesley, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $1,495,740, won the 1994 NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship on My Gals In Trouble LTE $24,271, by Smart And Trouble. Blakesley has been an NCHA Futurity Open finalist six times, including last year, when he placed sixth on Kual Kat LTE $161,532, by High Brow Cat.
Savannah Cat, by Laker Doc, is owned by his breeder, EE Ranches, Whitesboro, Tex., and is the first performer out of the Cat Ichi daughter Miz Savannah Ichi LTE $66,679. Miz Savannah Ichi is a full sister to Rue Du Ichi LTE $223,217, Ichi La Roo $123,132, and Ichis Snicker Doodle.
Guy Woods, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,779,370, has competed in nine NCHA Futurity Open Finals, including on Laker Doc LTE $175,663, in 1995; and on Cat Ichi LTE $238,691, in 2000. Both Cat Ichi and Laker Doc are owned and were bred by EE Ranches, out of Laney Doc LTE $221,332, an all-time leading dam of cutting horses.
Stars Copper Cat, a mare owned by J Five Horse Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., and sired by High Brow Cat, was bred by Tommy Jones, Gainesville, Tex., out of Stars Miss Fancy LTE $40,482, by Grays Starlight. Stars Miss Fancy is the dam of 11 NCHA earners of $135,215, including Geronimos Catillac $93,335, a 2016 NCHA Futurity Open and Non-Pro finalist and full brother to Stars Copper Cat.
Grant Setnicka; the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,226,156, has been an NCHA Futurity finalist 10 times, including in 2015, on J Five Horse Ranch-owned Ichis My Choice LTE $418,693,  who Setnicka would also show as 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year.

With a 222, Lil Ricky with John Mitchell top Day 3 of the Open first go

Lil Ricky, shown by John Mitchell, scored 222 points to top Day 3 of 2020 NCHA Open first go-round competition, on Saturday, November 21. R Agent Scully, shown by Paul Hansma, posted the second-highest score, 221.5 points, while Gingersnaps, with Kate Neubert, and Versace On Da Floor, ridden by Lance Cooper, tied with 220.5 points, the day’s third-highest score. With two days remaining, Catolena Cashin In and Tarin Rice, who worked on Thursday, retain the first go-round lead with 224 points.

Lil Ricky, ridden by John Mitchell

Lil Ricky, a Meteles Cat gelding owned by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., and bred by Slate River owner Glade Knight, is the second foal of performance age out of Junie Wood LTE $525,774, winner of the 2013 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship with Craig Crumpler and 2014 NCHA Open Horse of the Year under John Mitchell, with three major 2014 wins, including the NCHA Super Stakes.
Junie Wood’s first performer, Ethell LTE $15,557, by Metallic Cat, was a 2019 NCHA Futurity and 2020 NCHA Derby semi-finalist, and a Bonanza finalist, under Mitchell, as well.
John Mitchell, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $4,456,550, won the 1998 NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship on Playdox LTE $52,888, and has claimed $768,147 in Futurity earnings, alone, in 16 NCHA Futurity finals, including 14 times for Glade Knight and Slate River Ranch.
R Agent Scully a mare sired by High Brow Cat, out of CD To The Max, by CD Olena, is owned and bred by Gary and Michelle Reichart, Frankton, Ind. Michelle Reichart showed CD To The Max LTE $95,509 as a finalist in multiple limited age events, including as Amateur champion in the 2013 Non-Pro Cutting Classic and the 2013 Arbuckle Mountain Classic.
Reichart also showed CD To The Max’s full brother, R Maximillion Kat LTE $15,921, to place fifth in the 2020 NCHA Derby Amateur finals and to earn first-place money in the Derby Amateur Gelding division.
Paul Hansma, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $6,225,059, won the 1996 NCHA Open Futurity aboard the Dual Pep gelding Playboy McCrae LTE $263,723, and has been an Open Futurity finalist a total of 16 times.
Gingersnap, a Smooth Talkin Style daughter owned by 7 R Ranch LLC, Jackson, Wyo., was bred by Flying V Ranch, Val Verde, Calif. Her dam, Catnaps LTE $79,920, by Highbrow Cat, is a full sister to Kittens LTE $270,700 and Wildcats LTE $89,696. Kittens has produced 11 earners of $753,976, including Reysin Kittens LTE $347,248.
Kate Neubert the NCHA earner of $221,926, made her debut as an NCHA Open finalist in 2016, when she showed Louellas Kitty LTE $22,340 in the Open Limited, after competing in the Open Semi-Finals. Additionally, Neubert was an Open semi-finalist in 2014 showing both Maid Of Metal LTE $205,605, and Whats In That Cat LTE $20,879.
Versace On Da Floor, a daughter of Im Countin Checks, is owned by Michael and Jennifer Cooper, Weatherford, Tex., and was bred by Rose Valley Ranch. A full sister to Hesa Money Maker LTE $104,290 and Yall Count Me In LTE $94,585, Versace On Da Floor is out of the Smooth As A Cat daughter Holly Is Smooth LTE $225,782, dam of earners of $343,413.
Nineteen-year-old Lance Cooper, who will celebrate his 20th birthday on New Years Eve 2020, is NCHA earner of $285,980. He won the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and placed in the Non-Pro Finals on his own horse, Zen And Tonic LTE $133,819, and in 2014 was a Non-Pro finalist and reserve champion of the Non-Pro Limited riding Post Card From Paris, owned by his parents, NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Michael, and Jennifer Cooper.

Deuces top Day 2
Intox O Cating, under Michael Cooper, and Aspenglow, with Sean Flynn, tied with 222 points on Friday, November 20, to top the second day in the Open first round of the 2020 NCHA Futurity. Catolena Cashin In, with 224 points, on the first day under Tarin Rice, remains the go-round leader.



Intox O Cating, ridden by Michael Cooper

Intox O Cating, a Boon Too Suen daughter, is owned by her breeder, Gary Rosenbach, Weatherford, Tex., and is a full sister to 2014 NCHA Futurity Open finalist Suen You Will See LTE $163,778, also shown by Cooper.

Cat O Conner LTE $68,291, a High Brow Cat daughter and the dam of Intox O Cating and Suen You Will See, has produced eight money earners of $332,428.
Michael Cooper, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,824,190, has been an NCHA Futurity Open finalist aboard 10 horses, including Yadacat LTE $193,609, reserve champion in 2009, as well as Jae Bar One Time LTE $198,842, and the Boon Too Suen gelding Special Nu Boon LTE $188,096, third-placed in 2011 and 2017, respectively.

Aspenglow, ridden by Sean Flynn

Aspenglow, a mare sired by Metallic Cat out of Purdy Aristocrat, was bred by Old Tascosa, Amarillo, Tex., and is owned by Bobby Ray and Mary Jo Hawkins, Seguin, Tex. Purdy Aristocrat LTE $100,403, by Smart Aristocrat, is the dam of 17 earners of $738,610, including Aspenglow’s full brother Denvers Purdy LTE $72,363, who placed eleventh in the 2015 NCHA Open Futurity with Paul Hansma.
Sean Flynn, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,808,522, has been an NCHA Futurity Open finalist four times, including in 2009, when he placed fourth on Catmas LTE $164,813. He also won the 2013 NCHA Derby with Buzzted LTE $295,862, and the 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Classic on Cat Man Blue LTE $286,023.
Eligante, ridden by Kathy Daughn for Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., posted 220.5 points, Friday’s second-highest score. Sired by The Boon, and bred by Double Dove Ranch, Eligante is a mare out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $264,474, cutting’s #2 all-time leading producer with earners of $2,045,751, including Smooth Talkin Style LTE $293,232, reserve champion of the 2014 NCHA Futurity under Lloyd Cox. Smooth Talkin Style is also the sire of Speak Easie, who scored 222 points on Thursday under Cass Tatum, and is tied with Intox O Cating and Aspenglow with the go-round’s current second-highest score.
Kathy Daughn, the NCHA Hall of Fames earner of $4,340,046, is a two-time NCHA Futurity champion. She won her first Futurity in 1985, riding The Gemnist LTE $349,823, for Harland Radomske. Her second win came in 2000, with 229 points on Royal Fletch LTE $235,098, who she owned in partnership with Kit Moncrief of Fort Worth. In addition to The Gemnist and Royal Fletch, Daughn has shown 14 other NCHA Futurity Open finalists, including Four Acres LTE $229,487 and Kit Dual LTE $251,691, who placed third in 1991 and 1997, respectively.

Catolena Cashin In on First Day of 2020 Ncha Futurity

Catolena Cashin In, a son of first crop sire Reyzin The Cash, scored 224 points under Tarin Rice to claim the high score on the first of five days of Open go-round competition, and the first day of the 2020 NCHA World Championship Futurity, November 19 through December 13, in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Complex.

Catolena Cashin In, ridden by Tarin Rice

Sweet Lil Kit Kat, a Kit Kat Sugar daughter shown by Armando Costa Neto, and Speak Easie, a Smooth Talkin Style daughter ridden by Cass Tatum, tied with 222 points, the day’s second-highest score, and Flashy Talker, also sired by Smooth Talkin Style, posted 221, the day’s third-highest score, with Craig Thompson.
Owned and bred by Joel Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., Catolena Cashin In is out of the High Brow Cat daughter Dual Catolena LTE $37,917, dam of two money earners, Catn Bluez, by The Bluez Man $21,320, and the Woody Be Tuff gelding Catolena Express LTE $19,444, who Colgrove showed as a 2018 NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist.
Tarin Rice, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,378,180, has been an NCHA Open finalist seven times, on six different horses, including in 2012, when he tied as the Futurity co-champion and placed fourth in the Open Ltd Finals riding He Bea Cat, also shown by Rice as 2013 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and the earner of $401,384.
Sweet Lil Kit Kat, owned and bred by Renato E Rezende Barbosa, Weatherford, Tex., is out of Sweet Smoke Lena LTE 37,314, by Sweet Lil Pepto, and is a half-sister to Bill Oreylly LTE $36,837, a 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist under Costa.
An NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame rider and NCHA earner of $1,207,233, Armando Costa Neto has been a Non-Pro or Amateur Futurity finalist 13 times on 10 different horses, including in 2015, when he won the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship on Watch Me Whip LTE $182,699, who he would show to become 2016 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year.
Costa Neto also scored 215 points in Thursday’s seventh set riding Stars Go Blu, sired by Once In A Blu Boon, and also owned and bred by Renato E Resende Barbosa.
Bred by Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., and owned by Holly Davidorf, Johnstown, Ohio, Speak Easie is a half-sister to Kit Kat Sugar daughter Stevia LTE $51,661, shown by Cass Tatum as a 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited finalist. Speak Easie’s dam, SDP Miss Caba Rey, by Dual Rey, is a full sister to Twice As Reycy LTE $194,141, reserve champion of the 2003 NCHA Open Futurity with Lloyd Cox, and a half-sister to High Brow Cougar LTE $194,141, third-placed in the 2003 NCHA Open Futurity under Tim Denton.
Cass Tatum, a former assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Lloyd Cox, and the NCHA earner of $97,055, made his first appearance as a Futurity Open finalist in the 2019 NCHA Futurity Open Limited on Stevia, who Tatum also showed as a Futurity Open Semi-Finalist, as well as reserve champion of the 2020 Brazos Bash Open Limited.
Owned by Mark Senn, Augusta, Ga., and bred by Barker Ranch, Madill, Okla., Flashy Talker is out of Purdy Boy Flash daughter Flash About LTE $246,087, whose first and only money earner, Hottie Toddie LTE $48,123, by Hottish, was a 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist with Kelle Earnheart. Flash About’s dam, Play Miss LTE $180,165, is the dam of 10 NCHA earners of $754,292.
Craig Thompson, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,946,994, has won two NCHA Futurity championships – in 2006 with Oh Cay Felix LTE $466,878, and in 2011 with Oh Miss Caroline LTE $301,871, both owned and bred by Patrick and Laura Collins. Thompson has additionally been a Futurity finalist on five other horses for a total of $780,934, alone, in NCHA Futurity earnings.
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