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In the Past: T.J. Good

InthePast SidebySideT.J. Good cleaned up at the 2006 NSHA Futurity riding CD Son Of Magnolia (left) and Lookin Up High (right). • Photos by Kat Rodgers

When T.J. Good, who at the time was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, pulled up to the Savemart Center in Fresno, California, to compete in the 2006 National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, he unloaded two promising 3-year-old horses. When the Futurity ended, Good returned home with three NSHA Futurity championships and two reserve championships. He won the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open riding CD Son Of Magnolia, and he finished second in the Intermediate Open and Limited Open aboard Lookin Up High.

Both stallions were purchased at public sales for $6,000 each. CD Son Of Magnolia (CD Olena x Eye Of The Magnolia x Smell The Magnolias), bred by Jo Goertz, of Hamilton, Texas, was bought as a yearling at the 2004 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sale. Lookin Up High (Smart Lil Highbrow x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena), bred by Strawn Valley Ranch, of Fort Worth, Texas, was purchased as a 2-year-old the following year at the 2005 NCHA Futurity Sale. 

Pleased with both horses’ NSHA performances, Good, an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider who now lives in Marietta, Oklahoma, described CD Son Of Magnolia as “an exceptional little horse” and said he was tickled to death to have him. Good also praised Lookin Up High’s efforts, describing the stallion as “outstanding.”

CD Son Of Magnolia’s lifetime Equi-Stat record is nearly $70,000. The stallion’s first foal crop of one registered foal was born in 2009. He was bred sparingly for the first few years, with his largest foal crops just now starting to come of performance age. He has no money-earning offspring to date. Lookin Up High’s Equi-Stat record totals $11,225. Lookin Up High has sired a handful of foals and one money-earner – Leddy Look (out of Jewels Deja Vu x Designer Red), an earner of $1,378 in barrel racing.

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