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In the Stats: Bonanza Cutting

IntheStats 01 AthenaAnn DannyWHuey LOWRESAthena Ann and Gayle Borland (pictured) won the 4-Year-Old Open and $100,000 Championship check at the 1985 Bonanza Cutting. Bred by Borland, the 1981 mare (Doc Athena x Golden Ivory x Little Hollywood) is the Bonanza Cutting’s second-leading open horse with show earnings of $108,792. Lenas Dynamite (Doc O’Lena x Two D’s Dynamite x Mr Gun Smoke), a 1982 mare bred by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waters, of Utopia, Texas, is the Bonanza’s No. 1 open horse with earnings of $202,600. • Photo by Danny W. Huey

Bonanza Cutting (1983-2016)
Top 10 Open Horses
1. Lenas Dynamite (82M), $202,600
2. Athena Ann (81M), $108,792
3. Powder River Playboy (83S), $62,500
4. Dont Look Twice (05M), $55,957
5. Big Red Solano (83S), $55,625
6. Hyglo Freckles (83G), $54,691
7. Playboys Merada (82M), $49,429
8. Some Kinda Memories (94M), $48,247
9. Playboy Bee Jay (83G), $46,001
10. Junie Wood (10M), $45,048

Top 10 Open Riders

IntheStats 02 phansma 06rhPaul Hansma, of Weatherford, Texas, has ridden 53 horses to earnings of $405,358 at the Bonanza and is the show’s leading open rider. His top money-earner is Order Mia Smoothie (Smooth As A Cat x No Lady Wood x Zack T Wood), with $29,525 won. Hansma and the 2007 mare, who was bred by Matt Gaines Cutting Horses, of Weatherford, Texas, won the 4-Year-Old Open in 2011. • Photo by Ross Hecox

1. Paul Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $405,358
2. Bill Freeman, Rosston, TX, $352,063
3. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $323,214
4. Matt Gaines, Weatherford, TX, $320,404
5. Mike Mowery, Llano, TX, $310,226
6. Greg Welch, Millsap, TX, $298,310
7. Faron Hightower, Bluff Dale, TX, $236,543
8. Bill Riddle, Ringling, OK, $220,057
9. Winston Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $201,473
10. Lloyd Cox, Marietta, OK, $199,967

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

IntheStats 03-maryrapp toyengineMary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, is the high-dollar non-pro rider at the Bonanza Cutting. She has won $286,922. She is pictured with Toy Engine (Playgun x Cool The Engines x Smart Little Lena), her leading money-earner at the show with total Bonanza earnings of $17,307. Rapp and Toy Engine tied for the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Reserve Championship in 2010. • Photo by Jamie Littlefield

1. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $286,922
2. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $197,761
3. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $140,944
4. George Pidgeon, Germantown, TN, $128,934
5. Mrs. Buster Welch, Rotan, TX, $127,865
6. Alycia Bellenfant, De Leon, TX, $99,536
7. Jim Milner, Southlake, TX, $94,703
8. Tommy Manion, Aubrey, TX, $92,009
9. Kelle Earnheart, Weatherford, TX, $91,938
10. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $91,844

Top 10 Breeders

IntheStats 04 JWaggoner CamEssickJack Waggoner (pictured) and Susan Ferguson, of Bridgeport, Texas, are the Bonanza Cutting’s leading breeders. They are the breeders of 48 horses that have banked $386,468 at the show. Their top performer is Cat T Masterson (High Brow Cat x Pretty Lean Chick x Doc O’Lena) with $28,879. • Photo by Cam Essick

1. Jack Waggoner & Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $386,468
2. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $303,784
3. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $279,286
4. King Ranch Inc., Kingsville, TX, $278,410
5. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $245,665
6. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Waters, Utopia, TX, $212,234
7. Harden Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $183,054
8. Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX, $173,141
9. Double Dove Ranch, Benbrook, TX, $154,190
10. Larry Hall Cutting Horses, Weatherford, TX, $134,338

Top 10 Owners

IntheStats 05 Phil MaryAnn Rapp 2012 MParksPhil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, are the Bonanza’s No. 1 owners. They have owned 46 horses that have earned a total of $475,934. Their leading Bonanza money-earner is PCR Clarks Dual Pep (Dual Pep x Clarks Inger Hilda x Clark’s Doc Bar), with earnings of $30,189. Phil rode the gelding to a tie for the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship in 2000 and also tied for the Open Championship in 2001. • QHN File Photo

1. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $478,434
2. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $275,585
3. Jim & Mary Jo Milner, Southlake, TX, $248,744
4. Dub & Christy Leeth, Cleburne, TX, $214,194
5. Harden Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $205,063
6. Wichita Land & Cattle Co., Houston, TX, $202,975
7. Crown Ranch LP, Weatherford, TX, $201,525
9. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $193,495
9. Buster & Sheila Welch, Rotan, TX, $186,296
10. Jack Waggoner & Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $184,564

Top 10 Sires

IntheStats 06 HighBrowCat 13CEssickHigh Brow Cat has 177 offspring that have won more than $1,262,553 at the show for average earnings of $7,133. His daughter Dont Look Twice (out of Tapt Twice x Dual Pep) is his high-dollar earner with $55,957. Phil Rapp rode the mare, who has $845,476 in lifetime earnings, to win the Bonanza’s 4-Year-Old Open in 2009 and to the 5/6-Year-Old Open Reserve Championship in 2010. • Photo by Cam Essick

1. High Brow Cat, $1,262,553
2. Peppy San Badger, $1,121,729
3. Smart Little Lena, $1,109,271
4. Dual Rey, $801,353
5. Freckles Playboy, $795,163
6. Doc’s Hickory, $656,061
7. Dual Pep, $617,931
8. Peptoboonsmal, $563,434
9. Smooth As A Cat, $520,693
10. Doc O’Lena, $495,981

Top 10 Dams

IntheStats 07 RoyalBlueBoonRoyal Blue Boon (pictured) is the Bonanza Cutting’s second-leading dam with 11 money-earners who have won $110,912 for average earnings of $10,082. The show’s leading dam is Two D’s Dynamite (by Mr Gun Smoke). She has three money-earners who have won a total of $204,461 at the Bonanza for average earnings of $68,154. Her No. 1 money-earner at the show is Lenas Dynamite, a 1982 mare that won $202,600. • QHN File Photo

1. Two D’s Dynamite, $204,461
2. Royal Blue Boon, $110,912
3. Golden Ivory, $109,876
4. Playboys Ruby, $94,688
5. Foxie Doc, $85,119
6. King Ginger 70, $81,057
7. Zorra Chica, $73,005
8. Tuffs Junie, $66,260
9. Tapt Twice, $65,787
10. Jazabell Quixote, $64,007

Bonanza Cutting History (1983-2016)

Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse

1983, Abilene, TX, 52, $25,000, $79,149
1984, Abilene, TX, 168, $50,000, $222,940
1985, Abilene, TX, 472, $50,000, $783,541
1986, Abilene, TX, 480, $55,000, $837,146
1987, Abilene, TX, 385, $55,000, $849,475
1988, Abilene, TX, 411, $66,000, $494,081
1989, Abilene, TX, 477, $75,000, $518,172
1990, Abilene, TX, 467, $78,000, $491,552
1991, Abilene, TX, 520, $80,000, $471,351
1992, Abilene, TX, 562, $80,000, $492,230
1993, Abilene, TX, 547, $80,000, $479,710
1994, Abilene, TX, 491, $80,000, $447,040
1995, Abilene, TX, 476, $88,000, $461,780
1996, Abilene, TX, 454, $98,000, $441,600
1997, Abilene, TX, 476, $98,000, $486,038
1998, Abilene, TX, 449, $98,000, $477,329
1999, Abilene, TX, 563, $100,000, $493,657
2000, Abilene, TX, 557, $100,000, $543,026
2001, Abilene, TX, 440, $100,000, $442,839
2002, Abilene, TX, 511, $94,000, $488,467
2003, Abilene, TX, 445, $100,000, $437,152
2004, Abilene, TX, 410, $100,000, $403,718
2005, Abilene, TX, 558, $108,650, $542,327
2006, Abilene, TX, 390, $109,000, $395,304
2007, Abilene, TX, 428, $109,000, $453,270
2008, Abilene, TX, 428, $110,000, $439,996
2009, Abilene, TX, 513, $110,000, $506,315
2010, Alvarado, TX, 608, $121,000, $585,533
2011, Glen Rose, TX, 584, $120,000, $582,762
2012, Glen Rose, TX, 611, $171,000, $658,065
2013, Glen Rose, TX, 728, $135,000, $688,728
2014, Glen Rose, TX, 637, $135,000, $673,012
2015, Glen Rose, TX, 642, $139,000, $750,518
2016, Glen Rose, TX, 608, $139,000, $553,108

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