The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, held July 11-Aug. 1 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, continued on today with the Derby John Deere Open finals. And it was Rosie Boon San and Walt Erwin from the second draw who scored the magic number, 219, that won the 13-horse class.
Erwin said his run went just like he planned. He praised the mare for her accuracy and big stops and was excited to have the opportunity to show her again Friday in the Derby Open semifinals.
“She’s just been a good mare,” he said of Rosie Boon San (Boon San x Stylish Rosie x Docs Stylish Oak). “This was the biggest check she’s won right here. She’s won $1,400 in her life until tonight.”
The mare can now add $4,014 to her lifetime earnings.
Rosie Boon San was bred by Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, of Mineral Wells, Texas, which recently announced it will have a complete dispersal sale Sept. 21-22. The mare is owned by Kelly Gates, of Martinez, Georgia.
Erwin works out of Scott Wray’s barn. Wray rode SDP Hicapoo Cat to a 218.5, earning the Reserve Championship.
“That’s a good barn to work out of when you’re here in Fort Worth,” Erwin said, laughing.
SDP Hicapoo Cat (Hydrive Cat x Hicapoo x Doc’s Hickory) and Wray won $3,705 for their run, adding to the $18,117 already on the mare’s Equi-Stat record. SDP Hicapoo Cat’s full sister SDP Hydriven Hicapoo and John Brengard won the Classic/Challenge Amateur Championship six days before. Both mares were bred by Buffalo Ranch, of Fort Worth, Texas, and are owned by Chris and Tracy Brengard.
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