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In the Stats: NRHA Derby

IntheStats 01 CommandersNic CSchmersal Fut02WCommanders Nic (Boomernic x Miss Bam Bam Command x Docs Fritzie Command) and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Craig Schmersal won the 2004 NRHA Derby Open  and placed second in 2003. The 1999 stallion, bred by Shannon Jones of Queen City, Arizona, has lifetime earnings of $258,815. • Photo by Waltenberry

NRHA Derby Leaders (1988-2015)

Top 10 Open Horses
1) Commanders Nic (99S), $104,946
2) Wimpys Little Chic (04M), $93,762
3) Tinker With Guns (06S), $92,333
4) KR Lil Conquistador (02G), $84,628
5) Platinum Vintage (10S), $70,728
6) Not Ruf At All (10S), $69,454
7) Master Snapper (01S), $69,050
8) RC Fancy Step (04G), $68,266
9) Starbucks Sidekick (00S), $64,713
10) Spooks Gotta Whiz (07S), $64,017

Top 10 Open Riders

IntheStats 02 WimpysLittleChic SFlarida 08WEqui-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida, of Springfield, Ohio, is the NRHA Derby’s leading Open rider with $646,283 won aboard 30 horses. He is pictured astride his leading money-earner, Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena), a 2004 mare bred by Monica Watson of Double Run Farm in Leland, North Carolina. Flarida has won the Derby Open six times. His first win was in 2005 on Smart Spook (Smart Chic Olena x Sugarplum Spook x Grays Starlight), followed by a win in 2007 on Walla Walla Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Shiney Walla Wanda x Shining Spark). In 2008 he won on Wimpys Little Chic, in 2009 on RC Fancy Step (Wimpys Little Step x Sonita Wilson x Doc Wilson), in 2010 on Gunnatrashya (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Natrasha x Trashadeous) and in 2012 on Spooks Gotta Whiz (Spooks Gotta Gun x Prettywhizprettydoes x Topsail Whiz). • Photo by Waltenberry

1) Shawn Flarida, Springfield, OH, $646,283
2) Andrea Fappani, Scottsdale, AZ, $491,399
3) Craig Schmersal, Scottsdale, AZ, $380,742
4) Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, OR, $354,744
5) Tim McQuay, Tioga, TX – $329,789
6) Duane Latimer, Ardmore, OK – $329,601
7) Dell Hendricks, Tioga, TX, $213,614
8) Brent Wright, Ottawa, KS, $204,577
9) Jordan Larson, Whiteboro, TX, $189,120
10) Jason Vanlandingham, Whitesboro, TX – $186,919

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

IntheStats 03 MadeByMagnum LJordan Derby14WMade By Magnum (Magnum Chic Dream x Ready Make Cowboy x Master Cowboy Jac), a 2010 gelding bred by Lagle/Savage LLC, of Salesville, Ohio, and owned and shown by Lyndsey Jordan (pictured), of Georgetown, Kentucky, is the leading NRHA Derby non-pro horse with earnings of $50,507. Jordan and the gelding won the Derby Levels 3 and 2 Non-Pro and placed second in Level 4 in 2014. • Photo by Waltenberry

1) Made By Magnum (10G), $50,507
2) Surprizentheprincess (09M), $35,935
3) AR Oakies Last Stand (07G), $35,169
4) Bella Juice (09M), $33,180
5) RU Missin Diamonds (PT) [01S], $32,052
6) I Spin For Chics (03S), $31,055
7) Always Gotyer Gunsup (07M), $30,698
8) Freckled Whiz (09M), $29,935
9) Taylor Made Magnum (07G), $29,064
10) Taser Gun (10M), $27,905

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

IntheStats 04 ISpinForChics -MMccutcheon07WMandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, is the leading NRHA Derby non-pro rider with seven championship titles. She has ridden 32 horses to total Derby earnings of $254,289. The Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider is pictured riding her No. 1 Derby Non-Pro money-earner, I Spin For Chics (Tangys Classy Peppy x Chics Koko Angel x Smart Chic Olena), a 2003 stallion bred by Ted and Keri Eady, of Sisters, Oregon, who McCutcheon rode to Derby Non-Pro victories in 2007 and 2008. • Photo by Waltenberry

1) Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, TX, $254,289
2) Kim Muehlstaetter, Scottsdale, AZ, $67,800
3) Genevieve Shifrin, Aspen, CO, $63,377
4) Sally Broten, River Falls, WI – $58,972
5) Jose Vazquez, Chicago, IL, $58,739
6) Lyndsey Jordan, Georgetown, KY – $56,500
7) Harper Conner, Dallas, TX, $52,250
8) Dr. Jim Morgan, Pilot Point, TX, $50,591
9) Michael Garnett, Lincoln, NE – $49,366
10) Frederick Christen, Whitehouse, OH, $48,376

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