The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA)/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity continued on Oct. 15 with the Futurity Non-Pro finals, where eight horse-and-rider combinations competed for the title. Bill Lacy piloted This Blonds Not Easy to top honors and collected a check for $10,000.
The duo was draw No. 6 in the finals, and they marked a 217.5. Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Gary Gonsalves also showed This Blonds Not Easy, who is owned by Lacy and his wife, Catherine, in the Futurity Open finals, where they tied for fifth and garnered $14,599. The mare kick-started her Equi-Stat record with this paycheck, while Lacy, of Crested Butte, Colorado, elevated his lifetime earnings to nearly $820,000.
“We just cut them clean and she was good,” Lacy said after his run. “She’s a really smart mare.”
Tim Drummond and My CD Player (High Brow CD x Lizzabella x Lizzys Gotta Player) claimed the Reserve Championship with a score of 215. Their efforts were worth an $8,500 paycheck.
In the Derby Non-Pro, Stephanie Haymes-Roven piloted Gracious Halreycious to a score of 220. Then, Mandy Chisum and Magic Metalman matched their score to tie for the Championship. They each took home a check for $6,750.
Gracious Halreycious (Halreycious x Lola Starlight x Grays Starlight), who is owned by Reata Cutting Horses LLC and was bred by Lach and Jan Perks, surpassed $70,000 in lifetime earnings with this win. Haymes-Roven, of Weatherford, Texas, pushed her record past the $925,000 mark.
Chisum, of Atascadero, California, now has an Equi-Stat record of more than $340,000, and her Alvin and Becky Fults-bred gelding (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) has garnered more than $40,000 in the cutting pen. Magic Metalman is a full brother to Metallic Rebel, who Beau Galyean piloted to the Stakes Open Championship a few days prior to the Derby Non-Pro finals.
“When I stepped into the herd, I already knew which one we were going for, but cutting steers is a little different so I was a little nervous about driving them up,” Chisum said. “It worked out.”
The Co-Champions also tied for the Gelding Championship, which added an additional $1,921 to each horse-and-rider team’s record.
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