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In The Past: Highbrow Supercat

InThePast webHighbrow Supercat, ridden by Tommy Marvin, won the 2005 NCHA Futurity Open. • Photo by Don Shugart

With the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity just one month away (Nov. 19-Dec. 12), let’s take a look back to the 44th annual NCHA Futurity, where Highbrow Supercat and Tommy Marvin were the Open Champions. It was the 45-year-old Oklahoma trainer’s first Futurity Open win. 

Highbrow Supercat (High Brow Cat x Holly Dolly Too x Colonel Freckles), a mare bred by Corbee Anderson, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and owned at the time by Paul Dean, a small animal veterinarian from Claremore, Oklahoma, scored a 226.5 to win the Open finals and a $200,000 check.

Having paid his dues for two decades before winning the prestigious Futurity Open title, Marvin excitedly commented following the victory, “This seems like an almost unreachable dream that probably most horse trainers have. To get it is unbelievable.”

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