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The 2008 horse (TR Dual Rey x DW Badger x Tinas Badger) bought by Plummer from original breeder and owner Troy Ash, Holts Summit, Mo., midway through his 3-year-old season, also made the Non-Pro semifinals but did not make Saturday’s finals. Making the semifinals about doubled Plummer and SDP Nobama’s earnings.
That wasn’t bad for the horse originally known as Badger Dual Rey. He headed to town with less than $600 in prior earnings. “This one has a better ring to it,” Plummer said when asked earlier this year about the horse’s new name.
“Very easy,” Plummer said when asked how he came up with SDP Nobama. The SDP portion refers to the owner’s initials. Regarding the rest, the Fort Worth cutting horse breeder and owner said, “I want President Obama to not be re-elected, and I’m happy to spread the word. I’m sure he’s a good guy, but he has, in my opinion, not been a successful leader of our country. And I’m hoping for some change.”
The horse, while not overly successful at his prior limited-age cuttings in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas, had still drawn quite a bit of support, Plummer said.
“I’ve never had a horse where I got cheers before I went in to show. It’s been pretty consistent. No matter where I’ve been in the country, he’s gotten lots of cheers.”
Debbie Hall, Paso Robles, Calif., and Gracie Rey (Reys Dual Badger x Gracielena x CD Olena) finished as Reserve Champions with a 214 score in the 16-horse finals. Hall and Gracierey, bred by Winston Hansma, Weatherford, Texas, head to Fort Worth with less than $1,000 earned as a duo. They also made Saturday’s Non-Pro finals.