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Final Champions Crowned in Arbuckle


4-Year-Old Amateur

Rocky Davis and Mouse Ichi (Cat Ichi x Leonilas Choice x Sr Instant Choice) also made their debut at the 2016 NCHA Futurity, and although they didn’t advance to the finals, they stayed focused on the next show.

At the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity, Davis’ mare, bred by Susan Welch, carried him to a 213 in the 4-Year-Old Amateur to best the division by 2 points. That score also won them the 4-Year-Old Amateur Senior Championship and brought the pair’s total event earnings to $3,799.

The paychecks pushed Mouse Ichi past $5,000 in lifetime earnings, and Davis now has an Equi-Stat record of $113,322.

Carl Hanna and Hesa Palooza Cat (Bet Hesa Cat x Beeboppalooza Bueno x Cool Little Lena) marked a 211 for the Reserve Championship, worth$2,356.

5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro & Unlimited Amateur

Ruby Shadow Cat has made his mark in the Open with Jaime Snider and Gary Gonsalves, but in Arbuckle, the gelding (Metallic Cat x Ruby Tuesday DNA x Peppy San Badger) proved he could excel in several levels of cutting.

Owner Mike Kemna first took Ruby Shadow Cat in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro and had an impressive showing that earned a 221 from the judges and the Championship.

A day later, Kemna built on his previous performance and laid down an impressive 227 on the gelding in the 5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur to claim his second title at the event. Altogether, the pair garnered $11,690, which pushed Ruby Shadow Cat to more than $90,000 in lifetime earnings.

Ty Moore and Set Fire To The Reyn (Dual Rey x Sheza Smart Cat x High Brow Cat) picked up the Reserve Championship in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro and a check of $4,601 after marking a 216. In the 5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, Bonnie Martin and Autumn Rey (Dual Rey x Atumn White x Smart Little Lena) earned a 222.5 for the Reserve title, worth $2,893.

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