A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 15, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. Open and non pro riders took center stage at the Paso Robles Event Center, in Paso Robles, California. The top combined score rode away with the prestigious NRCHA Derby Champion title and a share of more than $340,000.

Tuesday, June 11, was dedicated to Open Derby riders completing the second phase of the preliminary round - the herd work. The National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is one of the largest and most prestigious events for 4- and 5- year-old reined cow horses. Shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or a hackamore, horses are judged in three preliminary events: rein work, herd work and cow work. Top scorers from the preliminaries will advance to the clean-slate finals on Saturday, June 15, for a chance to win the coveted title of 2019 NRCHA Derby Champion and a share of the more than $340,000 in total payout.

The second day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is complete. Several horse show spectaculars exhibitors walked through the herd, completing their first of three events on Monday, June 10 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Derby Non Pro and Non Pro Limited riders also worked their way through the herd, placing them one step closer to the prestigious title of 2019 NRCHA Derby Champion.

The first of three preliminary events at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is complete. The rein work prelims wrapped up for the Open and Non Pro divisions on Sunday, June 9 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Competitors laid down big scores today, all while keeping their eye on the coveted title of 2019 NRCHA Derby Champion and a share of the more than $340,000 total payout.

Niels Bruynseels (BEL) and his speedy mare Gancia de Muze reinforced the Belgian march on the Championship after a dazzling win in a star-studded jump off in Cannes.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser and Belgium’s Pieter Devos remain locked in an intense duel at the top of the Longines Global Champions Tour overall ranking separated by only 12 points after the 7th leg of the 2019 season.

Paramount Network is following the 12 Reining competitors for a mini-series, “The Last Cowboy,” leading up to The Run For A Million with the finale on Saturday, Aug. 17 at South Point Arena Tickets for the $1 million Reining Invitational and country concert on Saturday, Aug. 17 are available here

As the 2019 NCHA Limited Age event year nears midpoint and breeding season nears its end, the 2019 sire statistics, thus far, merit consideration. Metallic Cat, at 14, the youngest living stallion on the Top 10 list of All-Time Leading NCHA Sires, leads 2019 standings by a wide margin – $1,003,806 to Kit Kat Sugar’s $642,153, for second-place among sires of 4-year-olds, and $1,070,508 to Dual Rey’s $454,230, for second-place among sires of 5/6-year-olds. Thirteen stallions, however, share the limelight with Metallic Cat, so far, in 2019.

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