The Futurity Non-Pro came to a close Friday, Oct. 3, at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev., and three new champions were named. Out of 21 competitors in the Non-Pro, it was Tammy Hays and Miss Prize Maker who took the Championship.
Miss Prize Maker (Topsails Rien Maker x Miss Colonels Prize x Smokums Prize) and Hays made a great team as they scored a 643 total on three events (210 herd/216 rein/217 cow) taking home a $17,762 check.
Hays also rode CR Wood Be N Caicos (Woody Be Tuff x Dees Cat Meow x High Brow Cat) and gave Miss Prize Maker a run for her money, but their score of 641 fell short by just two points. CR Wood Be N Caicos ended up third and earned $11,102. Hays collected $28,864 in finals money.
Mike Miller piloted Firecat Flashenfever (Playboys Buck Fever x Firecat Cash x Miss N Cash) to a composite score of 641.5 (213 herd/210.5 rein/218 cow), and claimed the Futurity Non-Pro Reserve Championship, acquiring a check for $13,322. The pair also walked away with the Intermediate Non-Pro Championship and an $8,731 check, taking home a total of $22,053.
Karey Franz brought a mare to Reno that was relatively new to her, but she was ready to turn up the heat. LA Shinning (Shiners Lena Doc x Sweet Kwackin Trona x Little Trona) and her owner made the finals in the Intermediate Non-Pro and the Novice Non-Pro.
In the herd work, one of Franz’s best events, the duo picked up a 213; however, some bobbles in the rein work earned them a 200.5, putting them behind the curve going into the cow work.
Down the fence, Franz and LA Shinning marked a 214.5, bringing their final-round composite to a 628. That score held for the Novice Championship, worth $2,710, and third in the Intermediate, worth $5,457.
The Novice Non-Pro Reserve title went to Shannon McCarty and Chicaroo Kitty (Hick Chicaroo x Kat Five) after they accumulated a 624.5 total on three events (213 herd/205.5 rein/206 cow). That performance was good for a $6,534 payday, including a fourth-place finish in the Intermediate.
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