Trouble N Roan picked a good time and place to put everything together.
The red roan mare and rider/owner Katherine Goodfried put in their best-ever performance together to win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Amateur. They marked a winning 219 on Friday (April 19) at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
A homebred, Trouble N Roan is a daughter of Equi-Stat Elite $25 Million Sire Metallic Cat and out of 1998 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Dainty Playgirl (by Freckles Playboy). It was the biggest win of the mare’s career, and also a feather in the cap of Goodfried, who had won more than $85,000 going into the Super Stakes.
For Goodfried, the winning run was one of many good runs she and the Trouble N Roan had started. However, it was the first time they finished one of those good runs without something going wrong to spoil it.
“We haven’t really had any good finals, so this is a good one,” she said.
Thirty horses qualified for the Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals. Goodfried and Trouble N Roan were the fourth draw in the second set. The class was filled with quality horses, with Goodfried’s set including contenders such as NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Bittersweet (ridden by Will Bushaw) and $134,526-winning aged-event champion Dureyngo Kid (ridden by John Rockey).
“I mean, it’s a huge accomplishment and I thank [trainer] Kody Porterfield for getting her here, and getting me here,” Goodfried said moments after her win. “You know, we didn’t have a very good year last year, and I sent her to him and she’s turned into a new horse.”
Trouble N Roan will probably head to the breeding barn for a bit after the Super Stakes. The plan was for the mare to use a Hottish breeding the family originally bought last year for the mare’s mother.
“Last year, we were supposed to breed Hottish to her mom, Dainty Playgirl ,and we didn’t get her bred and we ended up having to put her down,” Goodfried said of Trouble N Roan’s late dam. “And, we still had that breeding so we’re going to send [Trouble N Roan] tomorrow.”
Trouble N Roan had $13,935 on her Equi-Stat record going into the NCHA Super Stakes. The winner’s check of $11,227 nearly doubled her lifetime earnings, pushing her to a new mark of $25,162.
She is one of 16 money-earning performers out of Dainty Playgirl, who has an Equi-Stat produce record of more than $570,000. The Futurity-winning broodmare’s leading earners are: Mandalay Rey ($146,079, by Dual Rey), Dualin Lil Playgirl ($95,517, by Dual Rey) and Miss Dainty Cat ($91,375, by High Brow Cat).
The Super Stakes Classic Amateur Reserve Champions were Lew Byars and Twisted Metal. The Alabama rider and the 2013 stallion by Metallic Cat and out of Some Kinda Twister (by Freckles Fancy Twist) marked a 215.5. They earned $7,873.
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