Reyzurbetsonthiscat locked down his second Open win in January when he won the Ike Derby on Jan. 31. He scored a 223 with Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Craig Thompson in the saddle. The first win came when Thompson and Reyzurbetsonthiscat won the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Open 10 days earlier.
Reyzurbetsonthiscat and owner Barnell Ramsey started the gelding’s career with a win in the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Amateur and Senior Amateur. Ramsey bought the horse in the summer of 2015 from breeder Linda Holsey, of Crockett, Texas. Just two months into his 4-year-old season, Reyzurbetsonthiscat has an Equi-Stat record of more than $61,000.
Bet Hesa Cat ($272,000), the 2011 NCHA Open World Champion and World Champion Stallion. He was a multiple aged event finalist and won the Cotton Stakes Classic Open.Reyzurbetsonthiscat is a son of
The sire of Bet Hesa Cat is High Brow Cat, the all-time leading sire of cutting horse money-winners. The sire of High Brow Cat is Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire High Brow Hickory, the 1986 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion.
The dam of High Brow Cat is Smart Little Kitty, an unshown daughter of Smart Little Lena and Doc’s Kitty (by Doc Bar). Doc’s Kitty was the 1969 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion. Many credit Doc O’Lena’s win in the 1970 NCHA Futurity as a breakout year for the Doc Bar influence, but in the 1969 NCHA Futurity, three of the top five horses were sired by Doc Bar. In addition to Doc’s Kitty, they included third-place finisher Doc Luck Bar and fourth-place finisher Doc’s Leo.
Bet Hesa Cat is out of Bet Yer Blue Boons, the 2000 NCHA Open World Champion and a two-time winner of the NCHA Open World Finals. She earned $350,615. Equi-Stat reports the mare’s progeny earnings at more than $1 million. In addition to Bet Hesa Cat, her leading money-winner, she is the dam of Stylish Bet ($166,231) and Bets CD ($129,230).
Freckles Playboy, the 1976 NCHA Futurity Open Co-Reserve Champion, is the sire of Bet Yer Blue Boons. The 1976 NCHA Futurity could be called the Marion Flynt futurity, as he bred Champion Colonel Freckles and Co-Reserve Champion Freckles Playboy, and owned Co-Reserve Champion Doc’s Becky.
Freckles Playboy is the No. 4 all-time leading sire of money-earners, with offspring earnings of more than $28 million, according to Equi-Stat. His winners include Playboys Madera, ($570,819), Playboys Kid ($445,018) and Hyglo Freckles ($412,141). He is No. 2 on the Equi-Stat Lifetime Cutting Statistics maternal grandsires chart, with his daughters producing earners of more than $47 million. His maternal grandget include Woody Be Lucky ($705,740), Copaspepto ($476,439) and Smart Play ($410,688).
Bet Yer Blue Boons is out of Royal Blue Boon. At the 1984 NCHA Super Stakes, she tied Sir Royal Lynx and Circle Doc for the Co-Reserve Championship. Royal Blue Boon is sired by Boon Bar and out of Royal Tincie, by Royal King. The dam of Royal Tincie is Texas Dottie, by Royal Texas, by Royal King. This makes Royal Tincie double-bred to Royal King.
Royal Blue Boon’s foals have Equi-Stat records of $2,614,289, making her the all-time leading cutting dam. Her money-winners include Red White And Boon ($922,063), Autumn Boon ($259,685), Duals Blue Boon ($197,449) and Peptoboonsmal ($180,487).
Bet Hesa Cat has an Equi-Stat sire record exceeding $709,000. His money-winners include Bets On Bathsheba ($58,379), who won The Cattleman’s Derby Non-Pro in 2016, and Bet Hesa Cats Choice ($52,042), who was the 4-Year-Old Gelding Open Reserve Champion at The Ike in 2016.
The dam of Reyzurbetsonthiscat is Ariel Rey ($100,965). She won the 2006 West Texas Futurity Open with Kathy Daughn and was fourth in the Non-Pro at the same show with breeder Bill Lacy Jr. in the saddle. Ariel Rey was sold to Linda Holsey in 2009 and continued her career in the show pen. With Hannah Holsey, she won the 2016 Michelle Lynn Holsey Benefit Non-Pro. With Craig Thompson, she won the 2016 West Texas Cutting Futurity any-age Open.
Ariel Rey is a daughter of Dual Rey, the 1998 Memphis Futurity 4-Year-Old Champion. He is the No. 3 all-time leading sire of money-winners with more than $35 million in get earnings. He is sired by Dual Pep ($307,384), whose show record includes a win in the NCHA Classic/Challenge Open.
The dam of Ariel Rey is Uno Mermaid ($74,066), who was the 2001 West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Champion. She is by Smart Little Uno ($127,913), the 1992 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion. He is the sire of foals with earnings of more than $2 million, including Uno Palomino (DNA) ($231,697).
Uno Mermaid is out of Carolina Trip A Lena, an NCHA money-earner sired by Shorty Lena. Shorty Lena is the sire of horses that have Equi-Stat records exceeding $9.5 million, and he is the maternal grandsire of foals with earnings of nearly $14 million. He is the broodmare sire of three NCHA Futurity Open Champions – Spots Hot, Oh Cay Felix and One Time Royalty.
Carolina Trip A Lena is out of Triple Gold Lady, who was unshown in the American Quarter Horse Association and the NCHA. She is sired by Triple Royal, a son of Royal King who is linebred to Royal King with two additional crosses to Royal King in his pedigree, thus getting his name Triple Royal. The three Royal King horses in the pedigree of Triple Royal are Royal King, Royal Texas (by Royal King) and Mesquite Bell, who is out of Royal Sugar, by Royal King. Royal Texas is out of Mesquite Bell, by King Black.
The full pedigree of Reyzurbetsonthiscat shows Royal King blood in Bet Hesa Cat through his second dam, Royal Blue Boon. Royal Blue Boon is out of Royal Tincie (Royal King x Texas Dottie x Royal Texas). Texas Dottie is out of Dottie Black, by King Black. This makes Royal Tincie and Triple Royal 7/8ths brother and sister, giving Reyzurbetsonthiscat a collateral linebreeding to these two horses.
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