Little Lenas Cat Tops $15,000 Novice at NCHA Western Nationals

kennyplattweb$15,000 Novice Champion Kenny PlattLess than two weeks after he claimed the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open Championship, Kenny Platt added another victory to his resume when he and Robert Tregemba’s Little Lenas Cat topped the $15,000 Novice at The Four Sixes/NCHA Western National Championships.

Their 221 score earned the duo a check worth $3,977. The 2009 gelding (Smart Little Lena x Cassies Kit Cat x High Brow Cat), who was bred by Gilbert Cattle Co. LLC, of Coushatta, Louisiana, now boasts lifetime earnings in excess of $78,000. Fort Lupton, Colorado, resident Platt surpassed the million-dollar mark with his successes in Fort Worth, Texas, and he is continuing to add to his bankroll.

“He hasn’t been the easiest horse all along,” Platt said of Little Lenas Cat. “He’s just been kind of a hard-luck horse, but I’ve really had a breakthrough on him recently.”

Cullen Chartier and Scooter Mcgavin (Smart Lil Scoot x Natalie Rey x Dual Rey) and Mike Wood and This Cats Phat (WR This Cats Smart x CC Topsy x CD Olena) tied for the Reserve Championship. Both pairs had a score of 219 and earned paychecks worth $2,913.

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