IntheStats 01 DocsOkieQuixote FredMiller

In the Stats: NCHA Super Stakes

IntheStats 01 DocsOkieQuixote FredMillerDocs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio), a 1980 stallion bred, owned and shown by Joe Heim, is the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes’ top money-earning horse. Before the stallion’s untimely death following colic surgery at the age of 6, he was the NCHA’s first Triple Crown Champion, winning the 1983 NCHA Futurity Open, 1984 NCHA Super Stakes Open and 1984 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open. He won a $263,438 Futurity paycheck, then added $250,319 at the Super Stakes and $84,776 at the Summer Spectacular. Docs Okie Quixote’s lifetime earnings totaled $637,707. His short stallion career resulted in 43 money-earning offspring who amassed $609,049 for average earnings of $14,164. • Photo by Fred Miller

NCHA Super Stakes (1981-2015)

Top 10 Horses
1. Docs Okie Quixote (80S), $286,919
2. Smart Little Lena (79S), $285,981
3. Delta Flyer (PT) (82S), $216,549
4. Reys Desire (06M), $205,703
5. Third Cutting (05S), $181,316
6. Sonitas Joy (81M), $168,222
7. Sister CD (02G), $164,756
8. Doc Per (81S), $164,322
9. Boons Sierra (81M), $159,022
10. Chick Tari (78M), $157,730

Top 10 Open Riders
IntheStats 02 MattGainesEqui-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider Matt Gaines, of Weatherford, Texas, has ridden 50 horses to NCHA Super Stakes paychecks totaling $1,064,103. Gaines’ leading Super Stakes money-earner is One Time Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena), the 2005 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion with event earnings of $118,044. Special Nu Baby (Dual Rey x Nu I Wood x Zack T Wood), a 2006 mare bred by Eddy Longley’s Crystal Creek Ranch, of Aledo, Texas, and owned by Gary and Shannon Barker, of Madill, Oklahoma, is Gaines’ second-leading earner at the show with $92,184. • QHN File Photo 

1. Matt Gaines, Weatherford, TX, $1,053,727
2. Paul Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $1,046,075
3. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $1,007,284
4. Lloyd Cox, Marietta, OK, $859,170
5. Bill Freeman, Rosston, TX, $801,906
6. Boyd Rice, Weatherford, TX, $695,501
7. Bill Riddle, Ringling, OK, $646,267
8. Roger Wagner, Aledo, TX, $643,835
9. John Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $618,356
10. Tag Rice, Crowley, TX, $616,660

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders
IntheStats 03 ChadBushawChad Bushaw, of Weatherford, Texas, is the NCHA Super Stakes’ leading non-pro rider. He has ridden 34 horses that have earned a total of $623,137 at the show between the years of 1992 and 2015. His leading money-earner is Mocha Cappuccino (Zack T Wood x Cappuccino And Pasta x CD Olena), the 2007 Super Stakes Non-Pro Reserve Co-Champion, with total event earnings of $54,700. Bushaw’s second-highest money-earner is Jerryoes (Smart Little Jerry x Turtle Pie x Son Ofa Doc), with Super Stakes earnings totaling $43,678. According to Equi-Stat, Bushaw’s lifetime earnings are more than $3.25 million. • QHN File Photo

1. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $622,487
2. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $548,358
3. Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, CA, $515,664
4. Dustin Adams, Springtown, TX, $443,470
5. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $334,610
6. Jim Milner, Southlake, TX, $289,631
7. Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, TX, $285,730
8. Mrs. Buster (Sheila) Welch, Rotan, TX, $282,880
9. Cindy Love Eichler, Sunset, TX, $260,928
10. Hope Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $260,781

Top 10 Breeders
IntheStats 04 JWaggoner CEssickJack Waggoner (pictured) and Susan Ferguson, of Bridgeport, Texas, are the leading NCHA Super Stakes breeders. They have bred 105 horses that have won a total of $1,227,215 at the Super Stakes. Two-time Super Stakes Classic Open Reserve Champion Cats Red Feather (High Brow Cat x Smart Misty Dawn x Smart Little Lena) is their leading money-earner with show earnings of $80,553. Pretty Katz (Pretty Boy Cat x Aristo Katz x Smart Aristocrat), a 2005 gelding, is ranked second on the list of Waggoner and Ferguson-bred Super Stakes money-earners with $44,229 banked at the show. • Photo by Cam Essick

1. Jack Waggoner/Susan Ferguson, Decatur, TX, $1,227,215
2. Bar H Ranche, Moscow, TN, $1,102,007
3. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $1,018,666
4. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $927,016
5. Oxbow Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $653,419
6. King Ranch Inc., Kingsville, TX, $615,327
7. Double Dove Ranch, Benbrook, TX, $602,928
8. Rock Creek Ranch, Jackson, MO, $517,889
9. EE Ranches of Texas Inc., Whitesboro, TX, $474,420
10. Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX, $471,535

Top 10 Owners
IntheStats 05 RappPhil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, have owned 46 horses that have won paychecks at the Super Stakes. Their leading earner at the event is 2003 NCHA Super Stakes Open Reserve Champion and Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champion Little Janey Lena (Smart Little Lena x Playboys Ruby x Freckles Playboy), a 1999 mare with show earnings of $88,003. Their second-leading money-earner is the late Tap O Lena (Doc O’Lena x Tapeppyoka Peppy x Doc’s Oak), a 1990 mare with show earnings of $85,216. • QHN File Photo

1. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $1,139,709
2. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $995,478
3. Jim & Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, TX, $805,575
4. Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, CA, $728,366
5. Crown Ranch LP, Weatherford, TX, $661,632
6. Rock Creek Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $618,418
7. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $616,762
8. Jack Waggoner/Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $590,252
9. Dustin & Deena Adams, Springtown, TX, $563,615
10. Ronnie & Elizabeth Queen, Allendale, SC, $552,150

Top 10 Sires
IntheStats 06 HighBrowCat 13CEssickHigh Brow Cat (High Brow Hickory x Smart Little Kitty x Smart Little Lena), a 1988 stallion bred by Hanes Chatham and Stewart Sewell, and owned by Colt Ventures, of Dallas, Texas, is the NCHA Super Stakes’ leading sire. The stallion’s get include 474 Super Stakes money-earners that have total event earnings of $6,921,168 for average earnings of $14,602. His leading earner at the show is Dont Look Twice, with earnings of $139,065. Four other High Brow Cat offspring have won more than $100,000 each at the Super Stakes. They are Im Catman ($131,699), Hissy Cat ($117,520), High Brow CD ($115,687) and Metallic Cat ($104,155). • Photo by Cam Essick 

1. High Brow Cat, $6,932,168
2. Dual Rey, $3,747,886
3. Smart Little Lena, $3,244,829
4. Dual Pep, $2,762,210
5. Peptoboonsmal, $2,415,241
6. Peppy San Badger (Little Peppy), $2,392,096
7. Freckles Playboy, $2,289,035
8. Smooth As A Cat, $1,715,426
9. Doc’s Hickory, $1,635,614
10. Doc O’Lena, $1,578,433

Top 10 Dams
IntheStats 07 TheSmartLookThe Smart Look (Smart Little Lena x Dox Royal Smoke x Freckles Playboy), a 1988 mare, tops the NCHA Super Stakes’ leading dams chart with eight of her offspring accumulating show earnings $361,288. The mare’s leading Super Stakes money-earner is Dual Smart Rey (by Dual Rey), whom Phil Rapp rode to win the 2006 Super Stakes Open Championship and a $123,992 paycheck. • QHN File Photo 

1. The Smart Look, $361,288
2. Smart Peppy, $321,039
3. Jimmette Too, $289,605
4. Miss Martini Play, $288,591
5. Playboys Ruby, $286,345
6. Stylish Play Lena, $278,830
7. Stylish And Foxie, $275,808
8. Royal Blue Boon, $272,364
9. Capoo, $248,682
10. Playguns Desire, $238,004

NCHA Super Stakes History (1981-2015)

Year / Location / Entries / Added $ / Total Purse

1981, Fort Worth, TX, 195, $243,200, $513,346
1982, Fort Worth, TX, 290, $384,751, $886,911
1983, Fort Worth, TX, 341, $636,300, $1,467,303
1984, Fort Worth, TX, 405, $658,800, $1,851,135
1985, Fort Worth, TX, 415, $712,025 $1,820,890
1986, Fort Worth, TX, 351, $679,725, $1,522,534
1987, Abilene, TX, 495, $326,025, $1,324,001
1988, Fort Worth, TX, 451, $282,826, $1,067,419
1989, Fort Worth, TX, 461, $267,900 $1,034,647
1990, Fort Worth, TX, 466, $209,000, $846,106
1991, Fort Worth, TX, 556, $242,424, $909,922
1992, Fort Worth, TX, 312, $216,277, $665,440
1993, Fort Worth, TX, 510, $211,945, $834,829
1994, Fort Worth, TX, 650, $287,760, $1,044,313
1995, Fort Worth, TX 683, $393,694, $1,172,274
1996, Fort Worth, TX 680, $377,715, $1,178,784
1997, Fort Worth, TX, 818, $228,096, $1,311,569
1998, Fort Worth, TX, 916, $317,240, $1,488,907
1999, Fort Worth, TX, 1,043, $359,277, $1,644,727
2000, Fort Worth, TX, 1,157, $421,773, $1,774,000
2001, Fort Worth, TX, 1,249, $417,216, $1,959,791
2002, Fort Worth, TX 1,359, $583,183, $2,209,638
2003, Fort Worth, TX 1,529, $819,535, $2,533,474
2004, Fort Worth, TX, 1,550, $686,835, $2,421,625
2005, Fort Worth, TX, 1,589, $627,071, $2,483,349
2006, Fort Worth, TX 1,925, $758,840, $2,977,125
2007, Fort Worth, TX 1,888, $991,826, $3,299,746
2008, Fort Worth, TX, 2,051, $1,002,475, $3,401,861
2009, Fort Worth, TX, 1,959, $1,000,000, $3,212,479
2010, Fort Worth, TX, 1,921 $1,000,000, $3,047,961
2011, Fort Worth, TX, 1,825, $1,000,000, $2,777,635
2012, Fort Worth, TX, 2,029, $1,300,000, $3,233,274
2013, Fort Worth, TX, 2,065, $1,300,000, $3,216,299
2014, Fort Worth, TX, 2,411, $1,125,000, $3,061,080
2015, Fort Worth, TX, 2,313, $1,048,458, $3,088,186

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