In the Stats: West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity’s leading open horse is Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), a 2005 mare bred by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, and owned by Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., of Graham, Texas. Pictured with Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp, Dont Look Twice has $29,000 in West Texas event earnings and lifetime earnings of $850,628. 

West Texas Futurity Leaders (1982-2016)

Top 10 Open Horses

  1. Dont Look Twice (05M), $29,000
  2. DMAC Spicy Spoon (11M), $26,223
  3. Savannah Blue Rey (12M), $24,000
  4. Once In A Blu Boon (08S), $22,500
  5. Wild Thing DNA (98S), $20,407
  6. High Dollar Cat (06S), $20,302
  7. Sannman (10S), $19,950
  8. CR Sun Reys (08M), $19,500
  9. Woodys Baby (09G), $17,527
  10. Tassa Cat (04G), $17,326)

Lloyd Cox • QHN file photo

Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Lloyd Cox, of Marietta, Oklahoma, is the West Texas Futurity’s No. 1 open rider with show earnings of $263,732. His leading money-earner is Hickorys Fancy Pepto (Pepto Doc Quixote x Hickorys Fancy Zan x Doc’s Hickory), a 2004 mare with West Texas Futurity earnings of $13,000. Cox’s other top five money-earners include: Hayreycious (Dual Rey x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak), $12,655; Reyd (Dual Rey x Merada Missy x Freckles Merada), $12,500; HIP Playboy (Hickorys Indian Pep x Playboys Joy x Freckles Playboy), $11,056; and Ezzy Stylin Cat (Stylin Cat x Salute This x Smart Little Lena), $10,000. 

Top 10 Open Riders

  1. Lloyd Cox, Marietta, OK, $263,732
  2. James Payne, Overbrook, OK, $232,854
  3. Grant Setnicka, Grandview, TX, $186,514
  4. Beau Galyean, Fort Worth, TX, $174,846
  5. Boyd Rice, Weatherford, TX, $172,035
  6. Clint Allen, Weatherford, TX, $171,554
  7. Craig Thompson, Buffalo, TX, $129,536
  8. Jason Clark, Weatherford, TX, $115,823
  9. Matt Miller, Poolville, TX, $90,705
  10. John Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $85,877

Little Miss One Time and Lindy Ashlock • Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

The West Texas Futurity’s leading non-pro horse is Sister CD (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister x Dual Pep), a 2002 gelding that has won $21,265 at the Amarillo event. Pictured are second-leading non-pro horse Little Miss One Time (One Time Pepto x Puddykat x High Brow Cat) and Lindy Ashlock, who rode the mare to win the Derby Non-Pro and Derby $15,000 Novice Horse Non-Pro in 2014. Little Miss One Time, bred by Eddie and Barbara Young, of San Angelo, Texas, has won $20,520 at the show and has an Equi-Stat record of $165,868.

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

  1. Sister CD (02G), $21,265
  2. Little Miss One Time (10M), $20,520
  3. Tassa Cat (04G), $18,973
  4. Kay Jay Wilson (08M), $18,558
  5. Miss Ella Rey (05M), $18,156
  6. SVR Reyl Smart (07G), $16,485
  7. Checkers Live Oak (10M), $15,334
  8. Chulas Stargun (05G), $14,536
  9. Jojo Boon (06M), $14,000
  10. Win A Kitty (06M), $12,772

Justa Little Jimmy & Dustin Adams • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

An Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider, Dustin Adams, of Springtown, Texas, is the West Texas Futurity’s leading non-pro rider with $67,816 won aboard 17 horses. Adams is pictured with Justa Little Jimmy (Smart Little Lena x Justa Swinging Jane x Justa Swinging Peppy), his leading money-earner who he rode to win the Futurity Non-Pro in 2010. A few of Adams’ other show money-earners include: Palefaced Hickory (Pale Face Jose x Janas Little Hickory x Doc’s Hickory), $7,000; MH Unexplainable (Smart Sugar Badger x Justa Ginnin Miss x Justa Swinging Peppy), $6,795; Reyann Hickory (Dual Rey x Hickorys Tachita x Doc’s Hickory), $6,400; and The Doctress Orders (Dual Rey x Boonsmal Doctress x Peptoboonsmal), $6,000.

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

  1. Dustin Adams, Springtown, TX, $67,816
  2. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $58,495
  3. Lindy Ashlock, Abilene, TX, $44,669
  4. Steve Anderson, Victoria, TX, $44,330
  5. Megan Miller, Poolville, TX, $44,190
  6. Alvin Fults, Amarillo, TX, $43,955
  7. Skip Queen, Allendale, SC, $38,246
  8. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $35,206
  9. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $34,714
  10. Kyle Manion, Aubrey, TX, $34,283

Sister CD and Elizabeth Queen • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

Bar H Ranche, of Weatherford, Texas, is the leading West Texas Futurity breeder. The ranch has bred 21 horses that have earned a total of $131,699 at the show. Pictured are Sister CD, the ranch’s No. 1 money-earner with $26,509 and lifetime earnings of $852,612, and Elizabeth Queen, who rode the gelding to win the Classic Non-Pro in 2008. Three other horses bred by Bar H Ranche and earning more than $10,000 at the show are Dualerina (PT), a 2001 Paint mare (Dual Pep x Amist O Lena [PT] x Doc O’Lena) with $18,218; Shes A Smokin Dually (Third Cutting x Smokin Dually x Dual Pep); and Sisters My Brother (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister x Dual Pep), a 2006 full brother to Sister CD who has won $11,218 at the West Texas Futurity. 

Top Breeders

  1. Bar H Ranche, Moscow, TN, $131,699
  2. Jack Waggoner & Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $126,794
  3. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $98,650
  4. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $97,505
  5. Strawn Valley Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, $97,030
  6. Double Dove Ranch, Benbrook, TX, $81,808
  7. Fults Ranch Ltd., Amarillo, TX, $68,446
  8. Lannie Mecom, Avondale, CO, $53,705
  9. Jim Crawford, Lexington, NE, $52,757
  10. Bill Freeman Inc., Rosston, TX, $51,799

Tassa Cat and Beau Galyean • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

The Fults Ranch Ltd., of Amarillo, Texas, is the West Texas Futurity’s leading owner with 15 horses crediting the ranch with $132,005 in total show earnings. The ranch’s leading money-earner is Tassa Cat (High Brow Cat x Smart Little Tassa x Smart Little Lena), pictured with Beau Galyean, who rode the gelding to win the 2009 Futurity Open. Tassa Cat, who was also shown by owner Alvin Fults, has collected $36,300. Three of Alvin and Becky Fults’ other horses with more than $10,000 in West Texas Futurity earnings are High Dollar Cat (High Brow Cat x Dual Nurse x Dual Pep), $24,460; Magic Metallic (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre), $20,900; and Sweet Abra (Abrakadabracre x The Better Choice x SR Instant Choice), $10,497. 

Top Owners

  1. Fults Ranch Ltd., Amarillo, TX, $132,005
  2. Anderson Cattle Co., Victoria, TX, $115,645
  3. Kathleen Moore, Madill, OK, $98,845
  4. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $89,048
  5. Matt & Megan Miller, Poolville, TX, $85,629
  6. Skip & Elizabeth Queen, Allendale, SC, $78,861
  7. Dustin & Deena, Springtown, TX, $76,623
  8. SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, $68,325
  9. Center Ranch, Centerville, TX, $66,958
  10. Wrigley Ranches LLC, Weatherford, TX, $64,972

High Brow Cat • Photo by Cam Essick

High Brow Cat has sired 186 West Texas Futurity money-earners who have won $918,397 at the event, for average earnings of $4,938. The stallion’s leading money-earners at the show are Tassa Cat, Dont Look Twice, Wiley Cat, (out of Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood), $27,270, High Dollar Cat, $24,460, and Cattalou (out of Louella Again x Dual Pep), $15,500.

Top Sires

  1. High Brow Cat, $918,397
  2. Dual Rey, $442,740
  3. Smooth As A Cat, $390,577
  4. Metallic Cat, $309,511
  5. Peptoboonsmal, $241,604
  6. Dual Pep, $157,082
  7. Playgun, $150,168
  8. Smart Little Lena, $148,746
  9. CD Olena, $148,245
  10. One Time Pepto, $130,714

Magic Metallic and Beau Galyean • Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

Sweet Abra, a 2003 mare, is the West Texas Futurity show’s leading dam. Six of her offspring having won $66,842 for average earnings of $11,140 at the event. Pictured is Sweet Abra’s leading money-earner, Magic Metallic, with Beau Galyean, who rode the 2010 mare to win the Classic Open in 2016. Magic Metallic has won $20,900 in Amarillo and has Equi-Stat earnings of $128,762. Two other Sweet Abra high-dollar earners at the show are Sweet Metallic (by Metallic Cat) with $16,600 and her full brother, Metallic Rebel, with $14,500. 

Top Dams

  1. Sweet Abra, $66,842
  2. Autumn Boon, $66,341
  3. Miss Echo Wood, $51,397
  4. The Smart Look, $50,201
  5. Mae Bea Marie, $45,629
  6. Smart Little Tassa, $42,211
  7. Little Baby Sister, $41,313
  8. Teles Lies, $33,865
  9. Dually Lil Pep, $34,083
  10. Tapt Twice, $33,875

West Texas Futurity & Maturity (1982-2016)

Year Location Entries Added Total Purse
1982 Amarillo, TX n/a $2,500 $18,518
1983 Amarillo, TX 404 $15,000 $169,838
1984 Amarillo, TX n/a n/a $235,331
1985 Amarillo, TX 419 $50,000 $207,372
1986 Amarillo, TX 349 $60,000 $191,670
1987 Amarillo, TX 216 $49,998 $142,703
2001 Amarillo, TX 321 $66,887 $239,761
2002 Amarillo, TX 358 $75,000 $245,777
2003 Amarillo, TX 364 $79,000 $247,181
2004 Amarillo, TX 405 $79,000 $256,328
2005 Amarillo, TX 470 $79,000 $289,959
2006 Amarillo, TX 414 $79,000 $298,824
2007 Amarillo, TX 579 $102,500 $410,045
2008 Amarillo, TX 581 $125,247 $400,234
2009 Amarillo, TX 610 $114,500 $444,241
2010 Amarillo, TX 466 $144,500 $390,661
2011 Amarillo, TX 756 $144,500, $522,701
2012 Amarillo, TX 569 $162,000 $459,840
2013 Amarillo, TX 658 $162,000 $488,015
2014 Amarillo, TX 587 $162,000 $477,062
2015 Amarillo, TX 643 $ 169,000 $512,150
2016 Amarillo, TX 958 $169,000 $689,468
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