Futurity Levels 3 & 2 Non-Pro
Sandra Bentien and her Gotta Twist It Up (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Make It With A Twist x Dun It With A Twist), a Sire & Dam Offspring, scored a 215 to sweep the Futurity Levels 3 and 2 Non-Pro championships.
“This has been four years in the making, and you pray you get something like this,” said the rider from Auburn, California. “When Spooks Gotta Whiz won the Open Futurity for owner Michell [Kimball], Michell and I said that we would have to make some babies so that we could become proud grandmas! I bred, raised and trained this horse myself, even though I received a lot of assistance from Casey Deary in the last 4 weeks, and I am thrilled!”
The Reserve in Levels 3 and 2, with a 214 score, went to Ginger Schmersal riding Gold Digging Dunnit (Pale Face Dunnit x Dun It Reining x Hollywood Dun It). Gold Digging Dunnit is owned and bred by B S Syndicate and was nominated and bred by Hickory Creek Ranch LLC.
Futurity Level 1 Non-Pro
Taylor Zimmerman and Wimpys Little Jessie (Wimpys Little Step x Jessie Dot Tari x Jodies Doc Tari) scored a 213 to win the Futurity Level 1 Non-Pro Championship and tie for Reserve in the Futurity Youth Non-Pro. Wimpys Little Jessie is owned, bred and nominated by Zimmerman’s grandfather, Vaughn.
“This is the first time that I have made the Level 4 finals, and it’s just where I wanted to be!” Zimmerman said.
“Taylor had a horse that was not working for her, so when Bobby Avila Jr. recommended this horse, and my granddaughter told me she wanted her, you got to give it to her, that’s what it is all about!” Vaughn said.
Taking Reserve in the Level 1 with a score of 212.5 was Martin Corbeil riding Julie Latendresse’s Miss Walla Fairtyale (Walla Walla Whiz x Miss Kilo Star x Kilo B Star). The duo collected $7,309.
Futurity Prime Time Non-Pro
Earning the Championship in the Prime Time Non-Pro was James Morgan, DVM riding his own horse, Shiney Workboots (Smart And Shiney x Reminic At Work x Reminic N Dunit), nominated and bred by David Silva, Sr., to a score of 212.5.
New $9 Million Sire
Another major milestone was reached by Wimpys Little Step, who crossed the NRHA Nine Million Dollar Sire mark. The impressive stallion’s offspring earnings prior to the 2016 NRHA Futurity & North American Affiliate Championship Show was $8,981,037!
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