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In the Stats: Bonanza Cutting

IntheStats AthenaAnn DannyWHuey LOWRESAthena Ann, pictured with Gayle Borland, of Santo, Texas, won the 4-Year-Old Open and $100,000 champion’s check at the 1985 Bonanza Cutting. The 1981 mare (Doc Athena x Golden Ivory x Little Hollywood), bred by Borland and J. Cullum, is the Bonanza Cutting’s second-leading horse with total earnings of $111,636. • Photo by Danny W. Huey

Bonanza Cutting (1983-2015)

Top 10 Horses
1. Lenas Dynamite (82M), $202,600
2. Athena Ann (81M), $111,636
3. Playboy Bee Jay (83G), $87,174
4. CD Chica San Badger (83M), $86,390
5. Pams Moon Bar (82G), $81,057
6. Powder River Playboy (83S), $62,500
7. Dont Look Twice (05M), $55,957
8. Big Red Solano (83S), $55,625
9. Hyglo Freckles (83G), $54,691
10. Playboys Merada (82M), $49,429

Top 10 Open Riders
IntheStats 02 phansma 06rhPaul Hansma, of Weatherford, Texas, is the Bonanza Cutting’s leading open rider. He has ridden 51 horses to total show earnings of $401,490. His leading money-earner is 2011 4-Year-Old Open Champion Order Mia Smoothie (Smooth As A Cat x No Lady Wood x Zack T Wood). • Photo by Ross Hecox
1. Paul Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $401,490
2. Bill Freeman, Rosston, TX, $359,987
3. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $320,714
4. Matt Gaines, Weatherford, TX, $320,404
5. Mike Mowery, Llano, TX, $313,132
6. Greg Welch, Millsap, TX, $303,225
7. Faron Hightower, Bluff Dale, TX, $236,543
8. Bill Riddle, Ringling, OK, $225,348
9. Winston Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $201,473
10. Ronnie Rice, Centerville, TX, $191,34

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders
IntheStats 03- MaryAnnRappMary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, has won $286,922 at the Bonanza Cutting. She has drawn checks on 35 horses including Toy Engine (Playgun x Cool The Engines x Smart Little Lena), a mare that won $17,307 at the Bonanza shows. •  QHN File Photo
1. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $286,922
2. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $197,761
3. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $140,944
4. Sheila Welch, Rotan, TX, $136,357
5. George Pidgeon, Germantown, TN, $134,592
6. Alycia Bellenfant, De Leon, TX, $108,671
7. Jim Milner, Southlake, TX, $102,205
8. Tommy Manion, Aubrey, TX, $97,881
9. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $92,494
10. Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, CA, $90,454

Top 10 Breeders
IntheStats 04 JWaggoner CamEssickJack Waggoner (pictured) and Susan Ferguson, of Bridgeport, Texas, are the Bonanza Cutting’s leading breeders. They have bred 45 horses who have earned a total of $373,053. Their top performer is Cat T Masterson (High Brow Cat x Pretty Lean Chick x Doc O’Lena) with show earnings of $28,879. • Photo by Cam Essick
1. Jack Waggoner/Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $373,053
2. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $303,802
3. King Ranch Inc., Kingsville, TX, $298,182
4. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $280,939
5. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $235,685
6. Mr./Mrs. Louis Waters, Utopia, TX, $216,414
7. Harden Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $194,351
8. Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX, $70,641
9. Oxbow Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $164,921
10. Double Dove Ranch, Benbrook, TX, $151,690

Top 10 Owners
IntheStats 05 Phil MaryAnn Rapp 2012 MParksPhil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, are the Bonanza Cutting’s No. 1 owners. They have owned 45 horses that have combined show earnings of $475,934. Their leading money-earner is PCR Clarks Dual Pep (Dual Pep x Clarks Inger Hilda x Clark’s Doc Bar), with earnings of $30,189. Phil rode the gelding to a tie for the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship in 2000 and tied for the Open Championship in 2001. • QHN File Photo
1. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $475,934
2. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $288,971
3. Jim & Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, TX, $262,788
4. Dub & Christy Leeth, Cleburne, TX, $207,411
5. Harden Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $205,063
6. Wichita Land & Cattle Co., Houston, TX, $202,975
7. Crown Ranch LP, Weatherford, TX, $201,525
8. Buster & Sheila Welch, Rotan, TX, $194,788
9. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $188,687
10. Jack Waggoner/Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $185,214

Top 10 Sires
IntheStats 06 HighBrowCat 13CEssickHigh Brow Cat has 171 offspring who have combined Bonanza earnings of $1,232,162. His daughter Dont Look Twice (out of Tapt Twice x Dual Pep) is his top Bonanza earner with $55,957. Phil Rapp rode the mare to win the 4-Year-Old Open in 2009 and to the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship in 2010. • Photo by Cam Essick
1. High Brow Cat, $1,232,162
2. Peppy San Badger, $1,207,108
3. Smart Little Lena, $1,189,751
4. Freckles Playboy, $852,949
5. Dual Rey, $730,358
6. Doc’s Hickory, $720,574
7. Dual Pep, $658,679
8. Peptoboonsmal, $557,753
9. Doc O’Lena, $528,266
10. Smooth As A Cat, $417,107

Bonanza Cutting History (1983-2015)

Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse

1983, Abilene, TX, 52, $25,000, $79,149
1984, Abilene, TX, 168, $50,000, $222,940
1985, Abilene, TX, 472, $50,000, $783,541
1986, Abilene, TX, 480, $55,000, $837,146
1987, Abilene, TX, 385, $55,000, $849,475
1988, Abilene, TX, 411, $66,000, $494,081
1989, Abilene, TX, 477, $75,000, $518,172
1990, Abilene, TX, 467, $78,000, $491,552
1991, Abilene, TX, 520, $80,000, $471,351
1992, Abilene, TX, 562, $80,000, $492,230
1993, Abilene, TX, 547, $80,000, $479,710
1994, Abilene, TX, 491, $80,000, $447,040
1995, Abilene, TX, 476, $88,000, $461,780
1996, Abilene, TX, 454, $98,000, $441,600
1997, Abilene, TX, 476, $98,000, $486,038
1998, Abilene, TX, 449, $98,000, $477,329
1999, Abilene, TX, 563, $100,000, $493,657
2000, Abilene, TX, 557, $100,000, $543,026
2001, Abilene, TX, 440, $100,000, $442,839
2002, Abilene, TX, 511, $94,000, $488,467
2003, Abilene, TX, 445, $100,000, $437,152
2004, Abilene, TX, 410, $100,000, $403,718
2005, Abilene, TX, 558, $108,650, $542,327
2006, Abilene, TX, 390, $109,000, $395,304
2007, Abilene, TX, 428, $109,000, $453,270
2008, Abilene, TX, 428, $110,000, $439,996
2009, Abilene, TX, 513, $110,000, $506,315
2010, Alvarado, TX, 608, $121,000, $585,533
2011, Glen Rose, TX, 584, $120,000, $582,762
2012, Glen Rose, TX, 611, $171,000, $658,065
2013, Glen Rose, TX, 728, $135,000, $688,728
2014, Glen Rose, TX, 637, $135,000, $673,012
2015, Glen Rose, TX, 642, $139,000, $750,518