Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall.
Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall, shown at the NRCHA Derby last year, are in position to add another NRCHA Premier Event title. Photo by Primo Morales

Bet He Sparks, Edsall corral herd work challengers

Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall outperformed the field in herd work to take an early lead in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Sparky,” the 2014 red roan stallion, the son of Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Bet Hesa Cat and out of Sparking Train (x Shining Spark), lived up to his royal cow horse lineage by scoring a 222 to earn $843.

Edsall and Sparky, whose lifetime NRCHA earnings were $153,738 before arriving in Fort Worth, are in pursuit of another NRCHA Premier Event title to add to their impressive résumé. Edsall most recently captured the 2019 NRCHA Derby championship with Bet He Sparks in Paso Robles, California, in June, which he clinched with a massive 228 fence run.  

Bet He Sparks, bred by Garth and Amanda Gardner, is owned by K & L Phillips LLC.