Stylish Hailee cutting horse
Stylish Hailee & James Payne • Photo by Hart Photos

Stylish Hailee’s Streak Continues At The Southern Cutting Futurity

Stylish Hailee and James Payne continued to blaze through the early cutting futurities with a victory in the Southern Cutting Futurity Open Championship.

The Overbrook, Oklahoma rider and 3-year-old Halreycious mare took top honors during the finals Wednesday morning in Jackson, Mississippi, with a 220. He also finished in the Reserve spot by marking a 216 with Desires A Gun.

It was Payne and Stylish Hailee’s third championship of the season. They previously won Futurity Open championships at the West Texas Futurity and at the Cotton Stakes. The Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider says the Kathleen Moore-owned mare’s accuracy and integrity has allowed her to stand out in the cutting pen.

“You can put her in a pretty bad situation and she’s not gonna get faked out by a cow or anything,” he said.

The three wins pushed the mare’s lifetime earnings to nearly $40,000. Payne is excited about the future.

“I’m pumped to get to show her next year as a 4-year-old,” he said. “I think her integrity, her grittiness, her cowiness…I think she’s gonna make a fun 4-year-old Open horse.”

Bred by Kathy Knost, of Pilot Point, Texas, Stylish Hailee is one of eight earners out of Keep Me In Style (Docs Stylish Oak x Playboys Promise x Freckles Playboy). The mare’s leading earner is Spoonfula Style ($53,935, by Hes a Peptospoonful).

Reserve Champion Desires A Gun is a mare by Boon Too Suen out of Desires To Play (by Playgun). The $12,500 she earned for owners Payne and his wife, Nadine, unofficially pushed her sire past the $2 million mark.

Click here for full results of the Southern Cutting Horse Futurity Open and Stallion Incentive.


Futurity Limited Open

Secreytariat & Salvador Cabral

15G (Sigala Rey x Starsredfeather x Cats Red Feather)

Owner: Salvador Cabral, Jacksboro, TX

Breeder: Jose Ignacio Sigala, Weatherford, TX





Derby Open

Rollz Royce
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Rollz Royce & Beau Galyean

14S (Dual Smart Rey x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat)

Owner: Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, MS

Breeder: Royce Stallcup, Seymour, TX




Derby Limited Open

Rey Too Purdy & Jessie Pritchard

14G (Dual Smart Rey x ARC Purr D Boons Mal x Peptoboonsmal)

Owner: Belle Terre Ranch, Corinth, MS

Breeder: Gary & Shannon Barker




Derby Non-Pro

smooth lines
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Smooth Lines & Ashley Flynn

14G (Smooth As A Cat x Okie Skyline x Mr Skyline Peppy)

Owner: Sean & Ashley Flynn, Weatherford, TX

Breeder: Kevin & Laura Radford, Alva, OK




Derby Limited Non-Pro

CR Sister Tuff & Lauren Minshall

14M (Woody Be Tuff x Dees Cats Meow x High Brow Cat)

Owner: Lisa & Shawn Minshall, Hillsburgh, ON, CN

Breeder: Center Ranch, Centerville, TX




Classic/Challenge Open

sir long legs
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Sir Long Legs & Austin Shepard

13S (High Brow Cat x Lil Lena Long Legs x Smart Little Lena)

Owner: Lew Hall, Highland City, FL

Breeder:  Michelle Cannon, Waxahachie, TX




Classic/Challenge Limited Open

Superfly & Hayden Upton

12G (Smooth As A Cat x Lenas Horn x Holidoc)

Owner: Brett Johnson, Hico, TX

Breeder: Georgia & Dave Husby, Delta, BC, CN




Classic/Challenge Non-Pro

shes full of hope
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Shes Full Of Hope & Bill Cowan

12M (Smart Mate x Tornados Rey Of Hope x Dual Rey)

Owner: Cowan Ranch Inc., Ardmore, OK

Breeder: Dan Churchill, Moline, IL




Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro

Highbrow Nadine & Kolby Don Moore

13M (High Brow CD x Ladys Pagan x Haidas Little Pep)

Owner: Kolby Don Moore, Crawfordville, FL

Breeder: Lee Uselton, Gainesville, TX