The 2016 Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open will be remembered as the Kenny Platt and Moms Stylish Player show. Platt and the 4-year-old gelding won the first go and led the composite, then topped the semifinals and the finals. Moms Stylish Player also won the Gelding Open title and sent a total check of $100,137 home to owner Robert Tregemba, of Castle Rock, Colorado.
The pedigree of Moms Stylish Player begins with his breeder, Drummond Land and Cattle Co., of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and traces back to NCHA Hall of Fame horsemen Terry Riddle and Shorty Freeman. Riddle and Freeman, and the horses they were associated with, are the foundation of the pedigree of Moms Stylish Player.
Moms Stylish Player is by the late Lizzys Gotta Player, a 1995 stallion foaled on Drummond Ranch. Charles Drummond bought Lizzys Gotta Player’s dam, Lizzielena (Doc O’Lena x Bar Socks Babe x Bar El Do), from Oxbow Ranch when she was in foal to Freckles Playboy (Jewel’s Leo Bar x Gay Jay x Rey Jay). Lizzys Gotta Player was the resulting foal.
Lizzys Gotta Player became an aged event champion with a win in the 1999 Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open. He went on to become the 2004 NCHA Open World Champion Stallion and recorded lifetime earnings of $107,196. Lizzys Gotta Player has an Equi-Stat offspring record of $2.2 million. His leading money-winner is Dizzy Lizzy Girl ($231,724).
The dam of Moms Stylish Player is Moms Stylish Babe ($37,656). She had a limited show career with Kathy Daughn, finishing fifth in the 2005 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open and making the finals of the 2006 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open. Her sire is Docs Stylish Oak (Doc’s Oak x Docs Stylish x Doc’s Prescription).
Docs Stylish Oak was bred by Jim and Joanne Carlile and foaled in 1984. He was purchased in 1987 by Kathy and Lex Graham, who sold him to Drummond in 1988. Docs Stylish Oak earned $65,979 in cutting and became a prominent sire for Drummond. Equi-Stat has recorded total earnings of $9 million for Docs Stylish Oak foals. His leading money-winner is Stylish Martini ($361,760), who was bred by the Marvine Ranch and is out of a daughter of Freckles Playboy.
That cross – Docs Stylish Oak on daughters of Freckles Playboy – was a successful one for Drummond. One of the Freckles Playboy mares Drummond had particular success with was Playboys Mom, who was unshown but produced earners of $953,176. When bred to Docs Stylish Oak, she produced 11 foals that included Mr Mom DNA ($223,487), Playin Stylish ($111,330), Moms Stylish Laddie ($93,0671), Moms Stylish Kat ($78,387) and Moms Stylish Socks ($49,657).
The dam of Playboys Mom was Lenaette, the 1975 NCHA Futurity Champion. She is by Doc O’Lena, which made her the first NCHA Futurity Champion sired by an NCHA Futurity Champion. She was bred by Freeman and owned by Riddle.
Doc O’Lena, the great son of Doc Bar and Poco Lena, won the 1970 NCHA Futurity with Freeman, his trainer and eventual owner. Freeman needed mares to breed to Doc O’Lena, and one of the ones he bought was Bar Socks Babe (Bar El Do x Dusty Socks x Gold King Bailey).
The mating of Doc O’Lena and Bar Socks Babe resulted in Lenaette and 11 more foals, including Travalena ($105,605), Quanah O Lena ($79,980), Tamborlena ($58,114), Lizzielena ($44,191), Bar O’ Lena ($42,571), Makinyourmark ($26,238), Bardoc O’Lena ($23,366) and Havealena ($3,109).
In 1976, Riddle earned the NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Championship on Marion Flynt’s Freckles Playboy. Riddle bred Lenaette to Freckles Playboy and, as they say, the rest is history. That cross produced Playboys Angela ($131,010), Shesa Playmate ($95,480), Playboys Samantha ($39,154), A Lenaette ($36,867), Freckles Merada ($31,432) and Sarenas Playgirl ($17,440).
A closer look at the pedigree of Moms Stylish Player shows that Lizzys Gotta Player and Playboys Mom are full brother and sister in blood. They are both sired by Freckles Playboy and out of full sisters Lenaette and Lizzielena. Thus, the pedigree has inbreeding to the great cross of Freckles Playboy on these full sisters.
The produce record of Moms Stylish Babe shows that the Lizzys Gotta Player/Moms Stylish Babe cross has been a successful one. They have produced Card Trick ($175,526), My Lizzy Babe ($175,669), Lizzys Gotta Babe ($93,739), Stylish Lizzie ($90,701) and Moms Gotta Babe ($48,926). Moms Stylish Player is the latest winner from this famous family of cutters with an interesting pedigree pattern that was developed through Drummond Ranch, Riddle and Freeman.
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