At the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes, held March 26-April 18, at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, 25-horse-and-rider teams gathered to compete for the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Championship and their chance at a paycheck. With a 3-point lead, Steven Feiner and Lil Rattler claimed the title for a second consecutive year.
In 2014, Feiner and Lil Rattler tied for the Championship in the Classic Non-Pro with a 220, and this year the duo came back better than ever. As the 19th draw in the finals, Feiner knew the score he needed to beat and did the best he could to top it. Which he did when he and the 6-year-old mare marked a cool 222.5 for the win.
Feiner and Lil Rattler (Dual Rey x Highbrow Supercat x High Brow Cat), bred by Cross Timbers Cutting Horses LLC, of Claremore, Oklahoma, garnered a $15,800 paycheck boosting her lifetime earnings to more than $209,000. Feiner, of Aspen, Colorado, has earnings that now exceed $273,000, according to Equi-Stat.
Receiving the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Reserve title was Dean Holden, of Marietta, Oklahoma, and Playin With A Spoon. The 6-year-old gelding (Hes A Peptospoonful x Lenas Playboy Bunny x Freckles Playboy), bred by David and Stacie McDavid, of Fort Worth, Texas, carried Holden to mark a 219.5 worth $15,268.
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