Ty Moore and Sweet Sister Cat (pictured winning the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro) won four non-pro futurities in 2017. • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography

Ty Moore’s Futurity Non-Pro Success Continues at Cotton Stakes

Oklahoman Ty Moore rode Sweet Sister Cat to the second straight Futurity Non-Pro Championship of the mare’s career with a victory at the Cotton Stakes.

Moore and the homebred mare (Metallic Cat x Heavens Little Angel x Smart Little Lena) won the Cotton Stakes Futurity Non-Pro with a composite score of 431.5 (216.5/215).

Their win on Friday, Sept. 8, in West Monroe, Louisiana, came on the heels of their West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Championship last month in Amarillo, Texas.

The duo’s $3,000 check from the Cotton Stakes boosted Sweet Sister Cat’s earnings to $13,450.

Moore also tied for the Futurity Non-Pro Reserve title riding Heck Ofa Hit for his aunt, Kathleen More. That team was tied by Nadine Payne aboard Peaceful Ez Feelin. The 426 composite scores paid $2,086 to both riders.

Derby Non-Pro

Madalyn Colgrove, of Boligee, Alabama, and Sweet Baby Marie put in a powerful performance Saturday, Sept. 9, to win the Cotton Stakes Derby Non-Pro Championship. Colgrove and the 2013 mare (High Brow CD x Hangem High Pep x Hickorys Indian Pep) won with a 225.

Sweet Baby Marie scored 5 points more than Reserve Champions Austin Blake, of Canyon, Texas, and Stuffin My Pockets (Dual Smart Rey x Smartys Gonna Pass x Sweet Lil Pepto), who garnered $6,600 for their second-place finish.

Sweet Baby Marie was bred by Grace Ranch, Inc., of Jennings, Louisiana. She now has lifetime earnings of more than $130,000 after securing the $8,000 winner’s check.