Competing at their first limited-age cutting Tuesday in Weatherford, Texas, Quick To Dual and Jason Clark earned $20,000 with a 226 to win the Brazos Bash Derby Open.
Boon San Spoon, bred and owned by Rocking W Ranch of Millsap, Texas, and her career-long trainer Jesse Lennox finished a close second with a 225.5 to earn $18,000 as Reserve Champions. The mare, by Hes A Peptospoonful, also won the Limited Open.
Spud Sheehan, who won the Brazos Bash Futurity Open on Monday, had trained Quick To Dual for owner Jayme Toledo Resende, of Granbury, Texas. Resende transferred the mare to Clark’s training program about three weeks ago.
“It’s a good way to start off a new relationship,” Clark said. He added Sheehan did a great job training the Dual Rey mare. “I got her less than 20 days ago and I worked her twice a day, just to get used to her. She’s just a nice horse. She’s got a big future.”
The opportunity to take on new clients with standout horses is one reason Clark earlier this year went to work with Colt Ventures, the High Brow Cat ownership group headed by Darren Blanton, Clark said.
The Brazos Bash, which continues through Sunday with its Non-Pro and Amateur divisions, paid out more than $480,000 in three Open events. The strongly attended show will pay out more than $925,000 overall, show manager Tom Holt said.
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