Walking into the herd for the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Ali Good knew it would be her last aboard Angel N Disguise 016. Before the event, the family had decided to retire the mare to the breeding shed at the show’s end.
Marking an impressive 223.5, Good and the mare clinched the win by a full two points. As the second-to-last draw in the finals on Thursday, July 28, Good had Ty Moore’s 221 to catch.
She did that, and Moore – aboard Miss Blu Boon (Once In A Blu Boon x Mates Memory x Smart Mate) – had to settle for the Reserve Championship after the dust settled in Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
“I am so glad she got to retire on that high note,” Good said. “She tries so hard and gives it her all. It was nice to put the pieces together. She deserved that win.”
Angel N Disguise has already started her breeding career with two foals on the ground and another due in 2023. The family plans to continue breeding her using recip mares.
Angel N Disguise’s Background
Bred by Rusty Simpson of Nemo, Texas, Angel in Disguise 016 is a 6-year-old mare with lifetime earnings totaling $125,894 before the Summer Spectacular, according to EquiStat. The sorrel is by NCHA Open Horse of the Year and EquiStat Elite $7 Million Sire Kit Kat Sugar. The stud amassed lifetime earnings of $240,166 before retiring to the breeding shed. Additionally, his 266 money-winning offspring have recorded $7,246,713 in EquiStat.
Angel N Disguise is out of 2013 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Dual Smart Kitty (by Dual Smart Rey). Dual Smart Kitty retired to the breeding barn with $317,758 in earnings.
As a broodmare, Dual Smart Kitty has produced 8 money winners with total earnings of $278,817. Angel N Disguise is her leading earner with more than $140,323 on her bankroll following the Summer Spectacular.
Good’s own lifetime earnings are approaching $650,000. She was thankful for everyone who played a part in making Angel N Disguise’s final start a winning one.
“Thank you to all my help and my family who make it possible to make it happen,” she said.
The Reserve Champions, Miss Blu Boon and Ty Moore, earned $12,709 for owner Kathleen Moore, of Madill, Oklahoma, for the runner-up effort.
Bred by Dan Churchill, of Moline, Illinois, Miss Blu Boon is a 2016 mare whose lifetime earnings now tally $146,636. Ty Moore’s lifetime earnings are now more than $1.52 million.