Sponsors Enhance NCHA Triple Crown Payouts

NCHASuperStakes16Cattle at the NCHA Super Stakes • Photo by Kelsey PecsekThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has welcomed the support of three new purse sponsors at the NCHA’s Triple Crown events.

Fults Ranch, of Amarillo, Texas, will contribute $25,000 to the winner’s paycheck in the 4-Year-Old Open division of the NCHA Super Stakes this spring. Fults Ranch is the home of Metallic Cat, who won the 2008 NCHA Futurity and was the top money-earner of his age group in NCHA Triple Crown events. He has already sired earners of nearly $6 million from just three foal crops to compete. His offspring include Stevie Rey Von, winner of the 2015 NCHA Futurity.

Faith Mountain Ranch, a spiritual retreat based in Boerne, Texas, in the scenic Texas Hill Country, will add $25,000 to the winner’s check in the 5/6-Year-Old Open division of the NCHA Super Stakes Classic.

Circle Y Ranch, of Millsap, Texas, will add $25,000 to the winner’s check in the 4-Year-Old Open division of the NCHA Derby, held during the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular. Circle Y Ranch is the home of NCHA Hall of Fame Horse and $2 million sire Im Countin Checks. Circle Y is also renowned for their elite band of broodmares, with produce earnings of more than $6 million.

The NCHA Super Stakes, which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 24-April 16, and the NCHA Derby, scheduled for July in Fort Worth, complete the Triple Crown, which began with last December’s NCHA Futurity. As cutting’s most prestigious competitions, the NCHA Triple Crown events typically pay out more than $8 million annually to contestants from around the world.

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