Gary Rosenbach picked up a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Derby Amateur Championship aboard Scooters Daisy Dukes (Dual Smart Rey x Scooters Playmate x Freckles Playboy) Monday, April 8, in Fort Worth, Texas. The duo marked a 220 to win the class and $5,138 in prize money. Scooters Daisy Dukes, a 2009 mare, is owned by Rosenbach’s Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, and bred by Jeff Barnes, Wilton, Calif.
Taking Reserve in the Derby Amateur is Robert Tieperman, Jewett, Texas, and Sugar Fatz (Smart Sugar Badger x NSR Bobra Ann x Bob Acre Doc), owned by Tieperman and wife, Melanie, and bred by Bill and Tena Neely, York, N.C. Their score of 218 earned them a check for $4,934.
Denise Seiz and Cat Black I (Smooth As A Cat x Smart Little Gal x Smart Little Lena) won the Classic Amateur finals. They marked a 215 for the Championship and a check for $4,750. The 2007 mare is owned by Seiz and her husband, Charlie, and was bred by David Jenkins, Corsicana, Texas.
Sharing the Reserve score of 214 is Philip Wilson, Dallas, Texas, with Rip Rap Cat (High Brow Cat x SF Way To Go Lena x Lenas Jewel Bars), and Gary Rosenbach, Greenwich, Conn. with Tapt Out (Smart Little Lena x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep). Both teams earned a check for $4,499.
Derby Unlimited Amateur
Bill Helm, Nowata, Okla., and Boons Playin (Mr Boonsmal To You x Aristocrats Playgirl x Smart Aristocrat) won the Derby Unlimited Amateur with a 217. Helm was also the winner of the Derby Senior Unlimited Amateur class. He and the 2009 gelding, owned by Helm and his wife, Dianna, and bred by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, garnered a check for $4,238 for their wins.
Robert Tieperman and Sugar Fatz once again earned the Reserve title, this time with a score of 214. Their win earned them an additional check worth $4,078.
Classic Unlimited Amateur
Jaylee Hall, 15, won the Classic Unlimited Amateur aboard Mae C Grey (Dulces Smart Lena x Berry Special Peppy x Peppy San Badger). As the seventh draw in the second set, Hall, Weatherford, Texas, rode to a score of 219.5 aboard the 2007 mare. Her one-point lead over the Reserve score earned her a check for $3,632. Hall owns Mae C Grey, bred by Mama’s Ranch LLC, Mesa, Ariz., along with her mother, Shelly.
The Classic Unlimited Amateur Reserve title went to 20-year-old Jacob Taurel, Whitesboro, Texas, and Smartys Hot Date (Smart Lil Scoot x Smart Little Flip x Colonel Flip). The duo went into the show pen and marked a 218.5 to win $3,503 in prize money. The 2007 mare is owned by David and Margarita Taurel, also of Whitesboro, and bred by Linda Anne Helo, Crowley, La.
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