IF03 DisCatsDynamite MCromer 16SNS

First Champions Crowned at El Rancho Futurity

IF03 DisCatsDynamite MCromer 16SNSDis Cats Dynamite and Morgan Cromer • Photo by Scootemnshootem PhotographyThe action is ramping up at the El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta in Rancho Murieta, California, and the first finals of the event were held last night. Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Morgan Cromer and Dis Cats Dynamite followed up their win at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity with another Championship in the Derby Open after marking a 225.

The duo brought home a $9,000 check for owners Terry and Britt Ratto, of Morgan Hill, California. This payday brings Dis Cats Dynamite (WR This Cats Smart x Lil Smokin Dynamite x Dynamite Badger), who was bred by Benjamin Herman, of Scottsdale, Arizona, to an Equi-Stat record of nearly $48,000.

The mare’s other accomplishments include a third place finish in the Derby Open finals at the Breeder’s Invitational, and she is now the second-highest money-earner on her dam’s produce record of more than $150,000.

Coyote Rock Ranch’s Reysin Autumn (Dual Rey x Smooth Autumn Mate x Smooth As A Cat) and Andrew Coates marked a 222 for the Reserve Championship and $7,500.

Classic/Challenge Open

Reyzin The Cash and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Gary Gonsalves have been on fire this year. At the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity, they picked up the 5/6-Year-Old Open Championship, and then went on to claim the Reserve title at The Cattlemen’s Derby and Classic. In July, they won the Classic/Challenge Open at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular, and just more than a week ago, they clinched the Classic Open title in Idaho.

They added yet another win to their résumés when they marked a 230 in the Classic/Challenge Open finals at the El Rancho Futurity. The win was worth $9,000, which pushed the stallion’s (Dual Rey x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash) Equi-Stat record to nearly $225,000. In 2016 alone, he and Gonsalves have won more than $100,000.

Reyzin The Cash, who was bred and owned by Iron Rose Ranch, of Carbondale, Colorado, is the highest money-earner out of Spookys Cash, who has a produce record of more than $500,000.

Morgan Cromer piloted Maid Of Metal (Metallic Cat x Pretty Smart Kitty x Smart Lil Ricochet) to a 227.5, which earned them the Reserve title and $7,500.

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