Paula Wood and Suen Too Be Black (shown here at 2017 Summer Spectacular) won the West Texas Futurity 4-Year-old Non-Pro Championship. • Photo by Hart Photos

Non-Pro, Amateur Champions Crowned at West Texas Futurity

Better make room at the house, non-pro cutter Paula Wood and Suen Too Be Black are bringing another award home to Stephenville, Texas.

Wood, an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider, and her homebred 2013 mare (Boon Too Suen x Chita Cash x Duals Blue Boon) took the West Texas Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222.

The victory in Amarillo was only the most recent accolade, as the pair also won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro Championship in July.

The win earned $9,000 for owner and co-breeder Kobie Wood, of Stephenville, Texas. Suen Too Be Black now has earnings of $42,944, according to Equi-Stat.

It was one of many impressive victories for the talented roster of riders, futurity and derby horses competing in the non-pro and unlimited amateur classes Aug. 10-20 at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo.

4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur

The 4-Year-old Unlimited Amateur Championship went to Lica Pinkston and Stylish Top Brow.

She and the 2013 gelding (High Brow CD x Stylish Top Girl x Docs Stylish Oak) won with a 217. Reserve Champions Denise Seiz and Time For A Smoothie (Smooth As A Cat x One Secret Desire x One Time Pepto) marked a 216.

A month ago, Pinkston and the gelding bred by Grace Ranch, Inc., of Jennings, Louisiana were NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Non-Pro Reserve Champions.

The $4,000 winner’s check boosted Stylish Top Brow’s earnings to $63,649, according to Equi-Stat. Pinkston has earnings of $285,815.

3-Year-Old Non-Pro

Ty Moore, of Madill, Oklahoma, took the top two spots in the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro, winning the Championship with Sweet Sister Cat and Reserve with Heck Ofa Hit.

Sweet Sister Cat (Metallic Cat x Heavens Little Angel x Smart Little Lena) marked a 432 (216/216) and earned $7,000 for the victory. Heck Ofa Hit (Dual Rey x Scoot A Lil Closer x Smart Lil Scoot) earned $5,000 for her score of 425 (213/212).

Moore now has roughly $866,000 in lifetime earnings, according to Equi-Stat.

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