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Dean Brown, riding Robert Santagata’s Shiners Whizard, and Dan Huss, riding Marc Gordon’s Charisma N Chrome, led most of the day in Novice Horse Derby Open with 221 scores. However, when draw 99 entered the pen, the leader board changed. Casey Deary and A Bueno Chic (Bueno Fritzi Nic x A Hollywood Chic x Smart Chic Olena) marked a 222 for owner Jenelle Viniel, Lipan, Texas, to win the Level 4 Open division. The duo took home a check for $6,488.Shiners Whizard (Whizard Black Jac x Ebony Shines x Shining Stack) and Brown and Charisma N Chrome (Custom Crome x Miss Sissy Gun x Gun Town) and Huss tied for the Reserve Championship in the Level 4 Open and were Co-Champions in the Level 3 Intermediate Open. They each won a total of $9,711 for their efforts. The Level 3 Reserve Champions were Jason Vanlandingham and Sugarplum Chic (Smart Chic Olena x Sugarplum Spook x Grays Starlight), who marked a 219 and earned a total of $5,228 for owner Roseanne Sternberg, Aubrey, Texas.
Double Tag Chex (Whiz N Tag Chex x Chic Olena Whiz x Smart Chic Olena) and Bobby Barko scored a 219 to win the Level 2 Limited Open, Level 1 Open and a check for nearly $4,500. Lance Griffin, De Winton, Alberta, Canada, owns the 2007 gelding.The Level 2 Open Division Reserve Champion was He Willie Whiza Star (Who Whiz It x Stellar Lady x Grays Starlight) and Jeremy Gates, who marked a 218.5 and earned $6,234 for owners Joanne Dipiazza and Joe D' Ercole, Franklin Lakes, N.J.
The reserve championship honors and $5,212 in the Level 1 Open division went to Sparkle Spook (Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks x Shining Spark) and Ryan Rushing with a 218. Niedereulenbach-Rott of Germany’s Shooting Star Quarter Horses own the 2007 mare.
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Aug. 26 CoverageThe National Reining Horse Association Cowtown Classic ended its fourth day at the Will Rogers Memorial Center and paid out more than $100,000 to exhibitors from all over North America. The schedule included the $60,000-added Novice Horse Derby Non-Pro, the $48,000-added Pre-Futurity Non-Pro and three ancillary classes. The Pre-Futurity Non-Pro featured up-and-coming 3-year-old reining horses while the Novice Horse Derby showcased 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds that have won less than $20,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings.
Novice Horse Derby Non-Pro
Two well-noted non-pro competitors from the state of Texas tied for championship titles in the Novice Horse Derby Level 4 and Level 3 Intermediate. Sarah Johnson and Sailor Made (Sailing Smart x Doc Santa Belle x Colonels A Doc) marked a 219, as did Tamra Kyle and A Ruf Gal (Lil Ruf Peppy x My Topsail Gal x Topsail Whiz). Each took home more than $6,000.Sarah, Gainesville, Texas, owns the 5-year-old gelding Sailor Made with her father, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Craig Johnson. She has earned more than $161,000 in NRHA competition. Tamra and her husband, Pete, reside in Whitesboro, Texas, and own the 5-year-old mare A Ruf Gal. Tamra and A Ruf Gal also won the Level 2 Limited Non-Pro division for an additional $2,042. She now has NRHA lifetime earnings of more than $116,000.
Reserve Champion in the Novice Horse Derby Level 2 Non-Pro and Champion in the Level 1 was Chuck Deputy Jr., Madison, Ind., and Double Shot Of Jac (Six Arrows Barb x Molly Melody x Mr Melody Jac). They scored a 215 and won more than $4,000.
Raul Munoz, Chicago, Ill., and Cody Playin (Playin Stylish x Baneda Cody x Corona Cody) tied with Cam Bearden, Fort Worth, Texas, and Sailing Rooster (Gallo Del Cielo x Sail Lynn Caroline x Cee Blair Sailor) for the Reserve Championship in the Level 1, which came with a $995 paycheck.
In the Prime Time division, Deb Mc Candless, Fort Worth, Texas, and Little Dude On Top (Royal Diamondnic x The Jolly Rey x Topsail Cody) secured championship honors and $2,156 with a 215 score. Munoz, Bearden, who each marked a 214.5, tied for the Reserve Championship with Dr. James Morgan, Pilot Point, Texas, and Conquistadordaydream (Conquistador Whiz x Custom Dreamer x Custom Crome). The title came with a $1,1887 paycheck.
Pre-Futurity Non-ProQuincy Cahill Allen and her Conquistador Chick (Conquistador Whiz x Dun It By Chick x Hollywood Dun It) marked a 219 to take the top spot in both the Pre-Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro and Level 3 Non-Pro. The Madison, Texas, resident earned a total of $8,130 to push her NRHA Lifetime Earnings to more than $167,000.
Winning the Reserve Championship in the Level 4 and Level 3 was Jesse Asmussen, Andrew, Iowa, and his Jacs Electric Star (Jacs Electric Spark x Custom Bright Star x Custom Crome). Asmussen scored a 216.5 and earned more than $5,700 bringing his NRHA Lifetime Earnings to more than $63,000.
NRHA Youth member Javier Melo, Pincrest, Fla., rode his Wimpy Little Girl (Wimpys Little Step x Senoritas Serenade x Hollywood Dun It) to win championship titles in the Level 1 and Level 2 Non- divisions. Melo marked a 212 and earned more than $2,000 for his efforts.
The Reserve Championship in the Level 1 and Level 2 divisions and nearly $1,500 went to Lauren Hall, Madisonville, Texas, and The Ladys Revolution (Einsteins Revolutionx The Ladys A Gambler x Mister Joe Gambler).
Pre-Futurity Open, Aug. 25The National Reining Horse Association Cowtown Classic brought the $113,000-added Pre-Futurity Open and the $25,000-added Silver Spurs Equine Non-Pro Shootout to the historic Will Rogers Equestrian Center Coliseum on Thursday, August 25. Reining superstars slid across the illustrious ground, where, for decades, cowboy legends have made unforgettable rides, broken records and inspired thousands of Western dreams of gold belt buckles.
In the Pre-Futurity Level 4 Open division, the NRHA crowned Co-Champions after two entries marked a 220. Freckles Got Ashiner and Matt Mills, Scottsdale, Ariz., tied with Wranglin Chics and Craig Schmersal, Overbrook, Okla., to take home $14,846 each for their owners. Dealers Auctions Inc./Vincent and Lynn Maffucci, Denver, N.C., own Freckles Got Ashiner (Smart Shiner x Scats Frecklefoot x Doctor Freckles). David and Lyn Bishop, Bayfield, Mo., own Wranglin Chics (Wrangle Whiz x Cheeky Boom x Smart Chic Olena).The Pre-Futurity Level 3 Intermediate Open Champion was BH Is Packin Heat (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x BH Son And Dance x Be Aech Enterprise), ridden by Scott McCutcheon, Whitesboro, Texas, and owned by Susan Jones, Forest Lake, Minn. Their 219 score also tied for fourth in the Level 4 Open division for a total paycheck in excess of $11,000.
The Level 3 Open Reserve Championship went to Jay McLaughlin, Gainesville, Texas, and Sharp Dressed Shiner (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed x Smart Little Lena), owned by La Mesa Performance Horses LLC, Prichsenstadt, Germany. Their 218.5 score earned $4,648 in the Level 3 and $3,884 in the Level 4 for a total of $8,532.
What A Lucky Hit (Hit The Lights x My Lucky Moonstone x Topsail Whiz) and Cody Stark won both the Pre-Futurity Level 2 Limited and Level 1 Open divisions. Sandy Vickery of Cedaredge, Colo. owns the mare, who marked a 216 with the Gardiner, Kan., trainer at the reins. Their take home total
across all four divisions was $8,539.Second place in the Level 2 Open went to Mark Rafacz, Citra, Fla., and Misters Smokin Gun (Mister Duap Pep x Playguns Smoking x Playgun), who scored a 213 and earned a total of $3,867 in the Level 3 and Level 2 for owner Javier Melo of Pinecrest, Fla.
Keith Ceddia and Wimpy Bar The Door (Wimpys Little Step x Go Red Pine x Great Red Pine) scored a 212.5 and took home the Reserve Championship and $893 in the Level 1 Open division for Barron Ranch/Meeks Family Trust, Talala, Okla. The pair also earned a total of $3,190 in the Level 3 and Level 2 divisions.
Silver Spurs Non-Pro Shootout, Aug. 25
The $25,000-added Category 1 Silver Spurs Equine Non-Pro Shootout is the largest added money class of its kind held in the United States and could make a significant impact on NRHA World Championship standings.Jessica Sternberg, Sandhurst, Kent, United Kingdom, and Shiners Chic (Smart Chic Olena x Ebony Shines x Shining Spark) have had a successful 2011, earning more than $50,000 thus far. On Aug. 11, they marked a 221.5 to win the Non-Pro Shootout and take home $7,400. Shiners Chic, owned by NRHA Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg, now has more than $140,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings.
NRHA Corporate Partner Silver Spurs Equine, www.silverspursequine.com, sponsored the first-ever Non-Pro Shootout.