A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper's 222 was Futurity Open championship worthy at the Cotton Stakes in West Monroe, Louisiana. Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana.

A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth (by Smooth As A Cat). She is owned by Belle Terre Ranch of Corinth, Mississippi. She was bred in the barn of Rose Valley Ranch in Weatherford, Texas.

Metallic Sweetness (Metallic Cat x A Spoonful O Sugar x Hes A Peptospoonful) and Russ Westfall of Granbury, Texas, earned Reserve Champion status with a 219. Their take was $8,200.

Metallic Sweetness, a mare, is owned by Jerry Rava of Paso Robles, California. Cryin Coyote Ranch, out of Hempstead, Texas, was the breeder.

The money shown is for the finals only. For complete financials, see the full results.

This thing isn’t over yet. The Cotton Stakes concludes on Sunday. We’ll update this as the show goes on. (Photos by Suzanne Sylvester)

Futurity Open

A Star Is Borne & Michael Cooper
16M (Boon Too Suen x Holly Is Smooth x Smooth As A Cat)
Owner: Belle Terre Ranch, Corinth, MS
Breeder: Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, TX
222 | $10,100

Futurity Mid Open

Ich Travels Special and Guy Woods.

Ich Travels Special & Guy Woods
16M (Cat Ichi x Travalin Dee Jay x Travalena)
Owner: EE Ranches Inc., Whitesboro, TX
Breeder: EE Ranches Inc., Addison, TX
437 | $4,828

Futurity Non Pro

Lourdes and Ashley Galyean

Lourdes & Ashley Galyean
16M (Metallic Cat x Moras Spoonful x Hes A Peptospoonful)
Owner: Beau & Ashley Galyean, Fort Worth, TX
Breeder: Beau & Ashley Galyean, Fort Worth, TX
428 | $4,248

Futurity Open Limited

Dirti Dancin and Christian Miller.

Dirti Dancin & Christian Miller
16M (High Brow CD x Peppys Stylish Lena x Docs Stylish Oak)
Owner: Scott Durham, Fort Worth, TX
Breeder: Dottie St. Clair Hill, Glen Rose, TX
433.5 | $2,082

Derby Open

Ms Baby Cakes and Lloyd Cox.

Ms Baby Cakes & Lloyd Cox
15M (Metallic Cat x Special Nu Baby x Dual Rey)
Owner: Barker Ranch Cutting Horses LLC, Madill, OK
Breeder: Barker Ranch Cutting Horses LLC, Madill, OK
226 | $7,500

Derby Non Pro

Flashn and Ryder Carpenter.

Flashn & Ryder Carpenter
15G (Purdy Boy Flash x Sweet Swingin Melody x Peppys Boy 895)
Owner: Penny Cogdell Carpenter, Silverton, TX
Breeder: Penny Cogdell Carpenter, Silverton, TX
220.5 | $5,852

Derby Limited Open

Tanquereynstilettos and Daniel Sanchez.

Tanquereynstilettos & Daniel Sanchez
15M (Dual Rey x Miss Peptonstilettos x Peptoboonsmal)
Owner: Jackie Davison, Rockwall, TX
Breeder: Jackie Davison, Rockwall, TX
222 | $2,344

Derby Non Pro Limited

Play Like Bama and Courteney Holland.

Play Like Bama & Courteney Holland
15M (Bamacat x Taz N Playboy x Pepito Taz)
Owner: Courteney Holland, Notasulga, AL
Breeder: Sam Shepard, Verbena, AL
210 | $2,743

Derby Mid Open

Im Not Blu and Ryan Moore.

Im Not Blu & Ryan Moore
15M (Once In A Blu Boon x CW Charles Angel x SM Blazin Dually)
Owner: Shadow B Ranch, Harrison, AR
Breeder: Carole Wyatt, Marietta, OK
222 | $4,000

Derby Mid Non Pro

Southern Styles and William M. Nix III.

Southern Styles & William M. Nix III
15M (Highbrow CD x Stylish Lizzie x Lizzys Gotta Player)
Owner: William & Madelin Nix, Blackville, SC
Breeder: Linda Holsey, Crockett, TX
213 | $2,858

Derby Amateur & Mid Amateur

CR Dualin Out Tuff and Julie Beasley.

CR Dualin Out Tuff & Julie Beasley
15M (Woody Be Tuff x ARC Catty Dual x Dual Pep)
Owner: Julie Beasley, Montgomery, AL
Breeder: Center Ranch, Centerville, TX
215 | $3,578 219.5 | $3,054

Derby Limited Amateur

Something In Red and Cindy Maubach.

Something In Red & Cindy Maubach
15M (Metallic Cat x Diva In Denin x Smart Little Lena)
Owner: Bill Maubach
216.5 | $2,267

Classic Open

Second Spot and Lloyd Cox.

Second Spot & Lloyd Cox
13M (Spots Hot x Reycy Moon x Cats Moonshine)
Owner: Gary & Shannon Barker, Madill, OK
Breeder: Gary & Shannon Barker, Madill, OK
224.5 | $7,500

Classic Non-Pro

Sweet Baby Marie and Madalyn Colgrove.

Sweet Baby Marie & Madalyn Colgrove
13M (High Brow CD x Hangem High Pep x Hickorys Indian Pep)
Owner: Joel M. Colgrove Sr., Boligee, AL
Breeder: Grace Ranch Inc., Jennings, LA
219 | $6,062

Classic/Challenge Mid Non Pro

Highbrow Nadine and Colt Moore.

Highbrow Nadine & Colt Moore
13M (High Brow CD x Ladys Pagan x Haidas Little Pep)
Owner: Kolby Don Moore, Crawfordville, FL
Breeder: Lee Uselton, Gainesville, FL
218 | $2,600

Classic Limited Open

Sumkinda Sweet Thang and Christian Miller.

Sumkinda Sweet Thang & Christian Miller
14M (Dual Smart Rey x Some Kinda Sweety x Sweet Lil Pepto)
Owner: Joe & Cathy Thiebaud, Bridgeport, TX
Breeder: Larry Crowell, Monticello, MS
219.5 | $1,886.65

Classic/Challenge Limited Amateur

MK Tim & Tee Worley

MK Tim & Tee Worley
13G (Smooth As A Cat x MK Little Miss Trona x Little Trona)
Owner: Rick Worley, Newkirk, OK
Breeder: The Gene McKown Living Trust, Norman, OK
218 | $1,250

Classic/Challenge Mid Open

Somethingtobelievein and Brett McGlothlin.

Somethingtobelievein & Brett McGlothlin
13M (Hydrive Cat x Playin T Etta x TR Dual Rey)
Owner: Brett & Jody McGlothlin, Perrin, TX
Breeder: SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
224.5 | $4,000

Classic/Challenge Amateur & Mid Amateur

Metallic Alex and Stephanie Sheen.

Metallic Alex & Stephanie Sheen
13G (Metallic Cat x TM Smart Alexis x Smart Little Lena)
Owner: Dave & Stephanie Sheen
Breeder: Alex Franz, Overland Park, KS
222 | $4,621 221 | $2,798