Ali Good & Kitty Von Wood • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography

Good Lays Down the Wood at Arbuckle

Ali Good and Kitty Von Wood captured the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Oklahoma on Feb. 25.

Kitty Von Wood started her career and showed her promise in the 2022 NCHA Futurity, competing in both the Open and Non-Pro, where the regally bred mare (Stevie Rey Von x Kittyswood x Woody Be Tuff) and Good, of Alvarado, Texas, won more than $97,000.

The duo then won their first championship together in the 2023 Ike Derby & Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro on Feb. 3 in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a 223 score to earn $7,417.

At Arbuckle, the pair rode out fourth in a 12-horse finals to mark a 222 and take home the championship, along with an $11,000 paycheck.

The impressive mare has already earned more than $115,000, and the win also brings Ali Good’s lifetime earnings to more than $811,000, according to EquiStat.

Ali Good & Kitty Von Wood • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography.

Kitty Von Wood, owned by Jim Wood, of Alvarado, Texas, descends from a line of successful athletes, as Stevie Rey Von won the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open as well as other major aged-event open championships and earned more than $420,000 in the show pen. Her dam was fifth at the 2012 NCHA Futurity Open and is an earner of more than $105,000, and Woody Be Tuff is an earner of more than $350,000.

Cody De Cordova, of Groesbeck, Texas, and Boomereyious (Metallic Boom x Sugareycious) were Reserve Champions, marking a 218 to earn $9,093. Boomereyious is owned by Russ De Cordova, of Groesbeck, Texas.