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Katie Rice Takes NCHA Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro

katiericeKatie Rice & Miss LaureynaThe final week of The Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes is close to wrapping up, but the combinations in the Limited Non-Pro finals never slowed down.

The competition was tough, but as the next-to-last draw in the 14-horse finals, Katie Rice and Miss Laureyna (Smart Royal Rey x CR Hot Meow x Spots Hot) marked a 220.5 and bested the division 2.5 points ahead of Reserve Champions, Don Bell and Catish (High Brow Cat x Peppys Stylish Lena x Docs Stylish Oak).

The win was worth $8,654, which pushed Rice’s lifetime earnings past the $80,000 mark. In addition to the prize money, Rice was thrilled with the experience of winning in the Will Rogers Coliseum for the first time.

“It really is just a great feeling, and I don’t think it has all hit me yet,” she said.

Rice and her mare, who was bred by Center Ranch, of Centerville, Texas, also qualified for the Non-Pro finals.

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