Fifty-five contenders at the 2020 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity competed for bonus money in the American Paint Horse Association’s Chrome Cash program.
The 55 registered Paint horses took a shot at extra, Paint-only incentives by participating in the Chrome Cash classes, which were offered in all five divisions.
Don Bell, of Don Bell Properties & United Country Properties sponsored $2,000 in added money, making the total Chrome Cash payout $28,806. Chrome Cash is a class-within-a-class with a separate jackpot. Only APHA-registered horses can enter Chrome Cash.
Click here for full results from the NCHA Futurity, including the Chrome Cash Incentive.
Paint horses earned a total of $312,818 between futurity classes and the Chrome Cash incentives. The program is offered at many NCHA major aged events and all five National Reined Cow Horse Association premiere events; visit apha.com/programs/chromecash.
The top spot in the Open went to Hottish In Havana, a double-registered 2017 sorrel overo stallion by Hottish and out of Spookys Smarty Pants (by Smart Aristocrat). He and Beau Galyean marked a 219 in the Open finals, earning $3,858 as the top Chrome Cash participant and another $77,863 for his overall placing—a tie for fifth—in the Open.
R Agent Scully was second in the Paint incentive with a 198 in the finals, paying $3,169—that’s in addition to earnings of $23,405 for finishing 18th in the Open Finals overall. The 2017 double-registered sorrel overo mare is by High Brow Cat and out of CD To The Max (by CD Olena)
Chrome Cash Non-Pro Champion Handle On Randel made the Non-Pro finals, where he and owner-breeder Bill Cowan marked at 216 to win the incentive class. That earned the 2017 red roan solid gelding by Light N Lena and out of Billies Catty (by Catty Hawk) an incentive check for $2,446.
Glitteracrownroyal, who is registered with the APHA as Glitta Bomb (PT), beat out the other three APHA horses in this division, when she and Gentry Gonsalves made the finals earned earning $1,444 for a first-place Chrome Cash finish. The 2017 sorrel overo mare is by One Time Royalty and out of Glitter Done (by Dual Smart Rey).
Mireycle Man, a double-registered sorrel overo stallion by Smooth As A Cat and out of Rey Of Oak (by Dual Rey), and rider Regan Plendl marked a 210 in the Unlimited Amateur finals to win the Chrome Cash class and earn $2,246.
The Princess Leia was second in the incentive in the Unlimited Amateur with a 204 in the finals, earning $1,498. The 2017 bay solid mare is by Catty Hawk and out of Tina Bars Moria (by Tina Bars Peppy).
In the Amateur, Redneck Hillbillie and first-time Futurity participant Makayla Cowan won both the class and incentive championships. The double-registered sorrel solid gelding by Light N Lena and out of Billies Catty (by Catty Hawk) took home $2,321 for winning the incentive class in addition to the $24,065 they earned for their Futurity win.
Redneck Hillbillie is a full brother to the Non-Pro incentive winner, Handle On Randel.