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

Dynamic Duo Wins Third Championship This Year

Ali Good and Kitty Von Wood are on a tear having won their third 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship this year. Their most recent win was at the Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic on Thursday, March 9, at Young County Arena in Graham, Texas.

Good, of Alvarado, Texas, and Kitty Von Wood (Stevie Rey Von x Kittyswood x Woody Be Tuff) drew sixth in the 10-horse finals and marked their biggest score yet with an impressive 225 to win $8,500.

“She is just really consistent and does her job every time,” Good said. “She’s the same every time. As long as I do my part, then it goes well. She’s definitely the easiest horse that I’ve ever had. She’s so easy, has the best mindset and is so pure minded. She tries her heart out every time.”

The duo 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. They captured their second championship at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Oklahoma on Feb. 25 with a 222 and took home an $11,000 paycheck.

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

Kitty Von Wood, owned by Ali’s father, Jim Wood, of Alvarado, Texas, was purchased as a yearling and was started as a 2-year-old by Chris Hanson. The mare also saw time with Adan Banuelos and Cullen Chartier. “Stevie” has now earned more than $123,000 in the show pen, and this win also brings Ali Good’s lifetime earnings to more than $820,000, according to EquiStat.

Ryan Rapp, of Weatherford Texas, and Make Him A Believer (Dont Stop Believin x Look At Me Bucky) took the Reserve Championship with a good 222 score to earn $7,000. Make Him A Believer is owned by Philip Rapp, Weatherford, Texas.

Click here for the full order of finish of the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro finals at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic.