Open Shootout Winner PS Mega Shine Chic and Spooks Gotta Crush
PS Mega Shine Chic and his rider, Dany Tremblay, left, won the $100,000 Open Shootout at the Run For A Million show. The horse's maternal half brother, Spooks Gotta Crush, at right, was Reserve Champion with Jason Vanlandingham. Both horses are out of the mare Megas Sugar Baby. * Photo by Molly Montag.

Open Shootout: Mare Power Prevails

With big paychecks and a ticket to next year’s Million Dollar Invitational on the line, the stakes were high at the Run For A Million today.
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What’s Prestige Worth?

Fame. Honor. Esteem. Influence. Authority. No matter how you describe it, prestige is all about being in a position of prominence. Prestige is defined as “a widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.” In the Western performance horse industry, that used to […]
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Beasley on a Roll

The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.
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Diehl Elected NCHA Vice President

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announced Tuesday, May 14, that Ora Diehl was elected as the organization’s vice president for the 2019-2020 term. She will officially assume the responsibilities of her office during the NCHA Convention, scheduled for May 31-June 2.
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Legendary Mare Bet Yer Blue Boons Dies

The death of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Champion and million-dollar producer has the Western performance horse industry in mourning. Bet Yer Blue Boons, an earner of $350,615, reportedly died at the age of 29 on May 1 due to complications from colic.