Mathieu Buton & Ms Mercedez Whiz • Photo by Kelsey Pond

Ms Mercedes Whiz Sweeps Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Open

The Wizter (Gallo Del Cielo x Miss Whizard Jac x Whizard Jac), who is owned by Sarah Willeman, of Turnabout Farm in Gloucester, Massachusetts, took home a paycheck worth $8,003.

Nathan Piper, of College Station, Texas, riding Gunnin For Chics, and Jason Vanlandingham, of Whitesboro, Texas, riding Not Ruf At All tied for Reserve in the Level 4 Open with a 222.5.

Gunnin For Chics (Gunner x Dun It By Chick x Hollywood Dun It) is owned by Mark Bradford, of Aubrey, Texas, while Not Ruf At All (A Sparkling Vintage x All Ruffed Up x Lil Ruf Peppy) is owned by Vaughn Zimmerman, of Springfield, Missouri.

Derby Level 3 Open 

A run-off determined the champion of the Whizkey N Diamonds Novice Horse Derby Open. Dan Huss, of McHenry, Illinois, aboard Chics Dream, and Gabe Hutchins, of Aubrey, Texas, aboard Surprise Im A Chic (Jerry Lees Surprise x DRF Smart Chick x Smart Like Juice), battled it out, but in the end, Huss and Chics Dream finished with the win. Huss and Chics Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame x Expensive Flame) also won the Level 3 Open with a 220.5.

Chics Dream had a busy week. Just days ago he made the finals at the American Quarter Horse Association Select World Championship Show with owner Morris Kulmer, of Bountiful, Utah.

“They won the preliminary round, but had a little trouble in the finals. They still finished in the top 10 I think,” Huss said. “Then he loaded in the trailer and came here. We gave him a couple days off, rode him a day, and then we showed.”

Huss also rode Ms Dreamy (Magnum Chic Dream x A Gal With A Gun x Gunner) to tie for Reserve in Level 3 with McQuay and Guns R For Shootin (Gunner x Chelsea Lena x Smart Peppy Doc). Ms Dreamy is owned by Melissa and Bob Shearer, of Bonita Springs, Florida, while Guns R For Shootin is owned by Humphrey Quarter Horses, of Whitesboro, Texas.

Hutchins and Surprise Im A Chick didn’t leave Tulsa empty-handed. They picked up $2,284 for the Novice Horse Reserve Championship and $1,449 for an eighth-place tie in Level 4.

Derby Level 2 Open

Patti Brownshadel rode her stallion Magnetised to a score of 219 to win the Derby Level 2 Open and tie for fourth in the Novice Horse. She also tied for fifth in Level 3. All told, Brownshadel and the 4-year-old stallion won more than $4,300.

For Magnetised (Im The Chic Magnet x Gee Golly Whiz x Bueno Chexinic), the Tulsa Reining Classic was just like a typical day at home.

“It’s like he doesn’t even know he’s being shown. He comes in the arena and does his job just like I ask him to,” she said. “Every time I’ve shown him, he’s been the same way.”

Mike Flarida, of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Mercedes Stunt Man (Cromed Out Mercedes x Hollywood Stunt Girl x Hollywood Dun It) finished second in Level 2 with a 218.5, collecting $928. Mercedes Stunt Man is owned by Mary Howard, of Sunbury, Ohio.

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