Pepto Stylish Miss & John Mitchell • Photo by Suzanne Forrest

In the Stats: Brazos Bash

Top 10 Open Horses

The Brazos Bash leading open horse is Peptos Stylish Miss (Peptoboonsmal x Stylish And Foxie x Docs Stylish Oak), bred by Glenn and Debbie Drake/Big D, of Napa, California. The 2004 mare earned $46,500 at the show. Peptos Stylish Miss and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider John Mitchell tied for the Derby Open Reserve Championship in 2008, placed third in the Classic/Challenge Open in 2009 and tied for the Classic/Challenge Open Reserve Championship in 2010. The mare has lifetime earnings of $305,712.

  1. Peptos Stylish Miss (04M), $46,500
  2. Quintan Blue (01M), $42,300
  3. Woodys Wildest Cat (07G), $41,886
  4. Once In A Blu Boon (08S), $40,755
  5. Junie Wood (10M), $39,503
  6. Copaspepto (03G), $39,424
  7. Dont Look Twice (05M), $38,000
  8. Smart Lil Scoot (96S), $36,852
  9. Pet Squirrel (02M), $35,778
  10. Short N Smooth (08G), $35,118

Top 10 Open Riders

Matt Gaines • Photo by Erin Haynes

Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Matt Gaines, of Weatherford, Texas, is the Brazos Bash’s leading open rider with total show earnings of $430,527 won on 44 horses. Gaines’ leading money-earner is Toni The Tigress (High Brow Cat x Tinseltown Toni x Travalena) with earnings of $24,108. The pair tied for the Derby Open Reserve Championship in 2008. Bred by Dave and Georgia Husby, of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, the mare has a lifetime Equi-Stat record of $96,059.

  1. Matt Gaines, Weatherford, TX, $430,527
  2. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $427,589
  3. Lloyd Cox, Marietta, OK, $397,465
  4. Clint Allen, Weatherford, TX, $339,293
  5. John Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $288,669
  6. Roger Wagner, Aledo, TX, $275,314
  7. Craig Thompson, Buffalo, TX, $225,965
  8. Jason Clark, Weatherford, TX, $222,646
  9. Paul Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $215,285
  10. Matt Miller, Poolville, TX, $159,739

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses

Soda Rey Bay & Matt Miller • Photo by Suzanne Forrest

The No. 1 Brazos Bash non-pro horse is Soda Rey Bay (Dual Rey x Genuine Soda x Genuine Doc), a 2003 gelding bred by Kix and Barbara Brooks, of Nashville, Tennessee. Ridden by Matt Miller at the 2008 Brazos Bash, Soda Rey Bay won the Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Reserve Championship. The gelding has Bash earnings of $39,817 and lifetime earnings of $270,821.

  1. Soda Rey Bay (03G), $39,817
  2. Little Miss One Time (10M), $36,500
  3. QB Cat (08G), $33,817
  4. Travs Scooter (03M), $28,814
  5. Billies Smart Lena (01M), $28,500
  6. Swimmin Dual (04G), $26,882
  7. GS Counting On Kitty (09M), $26,767
  8. Lil Sting Rey (07S), $26,500
  9. JoJo Boon (06M), $25,000
  10. Our Special Kitten (07M), $25,000

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders

Dustin Adams • Photo by Stephanie Duquette

Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Dustin Adams, of Springtown, Texas, is the leading Brazos Bash non-pro rider. He has ridden 32 horses to the pay window and collected $260,238. His leading Bash money-earner is Our Special Kitten (High Brow Cat x Boonsmal Doctress x Peptoboonsmal), bred and owned by Adams and his wife, Deena, with $25,000 won, followed by Billies Smart Lena (Smart Little Lena x Billies Gay Sugar x Mr Gay Sugar Bar), bred by Jerry and Michelle Ball, of Sugar Land, Texas, with $19,000.

  1. Dustin Adams, Springtown, TX, $260,238
  2. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $146,565
  3. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $139,640
  4. Kelle Earnheart, Weatherford, TX, $113,940
  5. Matt Miller, Poolville, TX, $109,696
  6. James Vangilder, Jackson, MO, $97,467
  7. Glade Knight, Weatherford, TX, $95,906
  8. Darren Blanton, Dallas, TX, $83,245
  9. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $76,767
  10. Armando Costa Neto, Weatherford, TX, $74,244

Top Breeders

Jack Waggoner • Photo by Jessica Robbins

Jack Waggoner and Susan Ferguson, of Bridgeport, Texas, are the leading Brazos Bash breeders. They have bred 49 money-earners who have won a total of $366,244 at the show. Cats Little Tank (High Brow Cat x Abigail Fletch x Jae Bar Fletch), a 2004 stallion, is their leading Brazos Bash money-earner with $32,917. Four of their other leading money-earners include Catty Hawk (High Brow Cat x Scarlet Dance x Peppy San Badger) with $20,000; Pretty Catlyn (Pretty Boy Cat x Summer Lynx x Doc’s Lynx) with $18,000; Flash N Silver (Purdy Boy Flash x Aristocraticaly You x Smart Aristocrat) with $17,964; and Flash About (Purdy Boy Flash x Play Miss x Playgun) with $17,000.

  1. Jack Waggoner & Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $366,244,
  2. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $339,199
  3. Bar H Ranche, Moscow, TN, $244,986
  4. Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX, $208,286
  5. Rock Creek Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $189,434
  6. Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, Millsap, TX, $179,334
  7. EE Ranches Of Texas Inc., Whitesboro, TX, $167,351
  8. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $160,607
  9. Marvine Ranch LLC, Meeker, CO, $131,016
  10. Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, $121,033

Top Owners

Junie Wood & John Mitchell • Photo by Veda Radke

Ranked as the Brazos Bash’s No. 1 owner is Slate River Ranch, of Weatherford, Texas, with 28 horses crediting them with $377,160 in total earnings. Their leading money-earner is 2014 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Junie Wood (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie x Tuff Lena) with earnings of $52,247. Peptos Stylish Miss is Slate River Ranch’s No. 2 money-earner with event earnings of $46,500.

  1. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $337,160
  2. Rock Creek Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $303,102
  3. Dustin & Deena Adams, Springtown, TX, $297,846
  4. Anderson Cattle Co., Victoria, TX, $221,493
  5. David & Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX, $218,502
  6. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $216,957
  7. Matt & Megan Miller, Poolville, TX, $193,557
  8. Skip & Elizabeth Queen, Allendale, SC, $186,316
  9. Darren Blanton, Dallas, TX, $171,493
  10. Marvine Ranch LLC, Meeker, CO, $171,293

Top Sires

High Brow Cat • Photo by Cam Essick

High Brow Cat has sired 234 Brazos Bash money-earners who have won a total of $2,055,851 for average earnings of $8,786. His leading Brazos Bash performers are Woodys Wildest Cat (out of Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood) with $63,812; QB Cat (out of Quintan Blue x Mecom Blue) with $40,971; Dont Look Twice (out of Tapt Twice x Dual Pep) with $38,000; and Quixotes Catman (out of Annie Prairie x Winnin Doc) with $36,000.

  1. High Brow Cat, $2,055,851
  2. Dual Rey, $1,055,965
  3. Smooth As A Cat, $764,571
  4. Peptoboonsmal, $594,780
  5. Dual Pep, $373,492
  6. CD Olena, $340,119
  7. Smart Little Lena, $314,636
  8. One Time Pepto, $275,781
  9. Metallic Cat, $274,579
  10. Hes A Peptospoonful, $237,876

Top Dams

Miss Echo Wood • Photo by Cappy Jackson

Miss Echo Wood (Doctor Wood x Gay Echo x Gay Bar King), a 1988 mare bred by Larry Jeffries, of Houston is the leading Brazos Bash dam. Her nine Bash money-winners have amassed $115,746 for average earnings of $12,861. Woodys Wildest Cat is her high-dollar winner with earnings of $63,812. Her two other performers who have won more than $10,000 at the show are Peptacular (by Peptoboonsmal) with $15,275 earned and Captain Woodrow (by Dual Rey) with earnings of $11,500.

  1. Miss Echo Wood, $115,746
  2. Quintan Blue, $104,670
  3. Autumn Boon, $103,114
  4. Little Pepto Gal, $79,237
  5. Bueno Chex Dually, $79,055
  6. Oh Cay Shorty, $78,861
  7. Miss Martini Play, $75,274
  8. Shes Pretty Smooth, $74,339
  9. Tuffs Junie, $73,850
  10. Moms Stylish Pepto, $70,500

Brazos Bash History (2000-2016) (limited-age classes only)

Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse

2000, Weatherford, TX, 372, $115,000, $412,296
2001, Weatherford, TX, 282, $110,000, $327,952
2002, Weatherford, TX, 463, $115,000, $460,753
2003, Weatherford, TX, 477, $110,000, $490,054
2004, Weatherford, TX, 523, $125,000, $550,550
2005, Weatherford, TX, 661, $275,000, $860,246
2006, Weatherford, TX, 700, $250,000, $860,919
2007, Weatherford, TX, 712, $285,000, $862,490
2008, Weatherford, TX, 686, $285,000, $850,348
2009, Weatherford, TX, 602, $285,000, $767,915
2010, Weatherford, TX, 664, $285,000, $812,682
2011, Weatherford, TX, 726, $265,000, $856,796
2012, Weatherford, TX, 705, $281,000, $824,499
2013, Weatherford, TX, 1,069, $283,000, $993,197
2014, Weatherford, TX, 1,075, $300,000, $960,577
2015, Weatherford, TX, 908, $300,000, $869,775
2016, Weatherford, TX, 870, $276,000, $830,879

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