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Harper Conner Dominates Derby Non-Pro at Cactus Reining Classic

Taser Gun carried Samantha Belcher, of Cave Creek, Arizona, to the Level 2 Non-Pro title, worth $2,324. The 6-year-old mare (Jacs Electric Spark x Maggie Gun x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) and her owner had to wait out a review to find out they marked a 217.5. That score also placed them third in Level 3 and tied for sixth in Level 4, adding another $3,252 to their bankroll.

The Level 1 and Masters Non-Pro championships went to Morris Kulmer, who rode Chics Dream to a 216.5 from draw 48. The striking 5-year-old palomino gelding (Magnum Chic Dream x First Ex Flame x Expensive Flame), bred by Nancy Wilkerson Ditty, of Ocala, Florida, amassed $6,653 for his Bountiful, Utah-based owner.

With a 219, Julie Ridgeway, of Loomis, California, and Designed With Shine (Smart And Shiney x Taris Designer Genes x Mr Boomerjac), bred by Rancho Oso Rio LLC, of Scottsdale, finished as Prime Time Non-Pro Champions. The 5-year-old mare also carried her owner to a third-place finish in Level 4. Altogether, the duo enjoyed a $4,124 payday.

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