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

Wade Miller and Magistic Moon (pictured at the 2017 Bonanza Cutting) won the West Texas Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship. They also were 5/6-Year-old Unlimited Amateur Co-Champions. • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

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

Wade Smith and Magistic Moon had a very successful West Texas Futurity, winning the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship and tying for the 5/6-Year-old Unlimited Amateur Championship with Gary Barker and Smooth Nu Cat.

Smith, of Geary, Oklahoma, and the 2011 mare (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) marked a 220. Non-Pro Reserve Champions Greg Coalson and Bets on Bathsheba (Bet Hesa Cat x Spring Dual x Dual Pep) marked a 219.

Smith and the mare have on a hot streak this year, earning Reserve Championships in the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro, NCHA Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur and Bonanza Cutting Unlimited Amateur.

The championships in Amarillo earned $12,500 for Magistic Moon, pushing the mare’s Equi-Stat record to $152,536.

The 5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Co-Champion, Barker, of Madill, Oklahoma, also marked a 220 on homebred Smooth Nu Cat.

The 2012 gelding (Smooth As A Cat x Special Nu Baby x Dual Rey) now has an Equi-Stat record of $93,256. Barker’s earnings have now reached $513,384.

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