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In the Stats: NCHA Western National Championships

IntheStats -01 HickoryValentino LolaSearle WN08Hickory Valentino (Doc’s Hickory x Connies Gail x Freckles Loverboy), a 1998 gelding bred by Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan, of Portola Valley, California, and owned by Rhett and Lola Searle, of Vernal, Utah, is the leading money-earner at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championships with $23,420 in show earnings. The gelding was ridden by Lola Searle to earnings of $20,276, which included a $4,929 paycheck for winning the $50,000 Amateur in 2005. Rhett Searle rode the gelding to earnings of $3,144. Hickory Valentino has $48,739 in lifetime earnings recorded in Equi-Stat. • Photo by Suzanne Forrest

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In the Stats: National Reining Breeders Classic

IntheStats 01-Flarida WimpysLittleChic WWimpys Little Chic, better known as “Lexi,” is the National Reining Breeders Classic's (NRBC) leading money-earning horse with $252,329 won at the Katy, Texas, show. Bred by Monica Watson, the 2004 mare (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) was the 2007 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion. Trained and shown by Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida, Lexi also won the Derby Level 4 Open in 2008, was the Level 4 Open Reserve Champion in 2009 and tied for the Level 4 Open Reserve Championship in 2010. • Photo by Waltenberry
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In the Stats: NCHA Super Stakes

IntheStats 01 DocsOkieQuixote FredMillerDocs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio), a 1980 stallion bred, owned and shown by Joe Heim, is the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes' top money-earning horse. Before the stallion’s untimely death following colic surgery at the age of 6, he was the NCHA’s first Triple Crown Champion, winning the 1983 NCHA Futurity Open, 1984 NCHA Super Stakes Open and 1984 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open. He won a $263,438 Futurity paycheck, then added $250,319 at the Super Stakes and $84,776 at the Summer Spectacular. Docs Okie Quixote’s lifetime earnings totaled $637,707. His short stallion career resulted in 43 money-earning offspring who amassed $609,049 for average earnings of $14,164. • Photo by Fred Miller

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In the Stats: NRCHA Stallion Stakes

Inthestats 01 ThatCDRocks ERobertson StakesOpen Int-Open 09PMThat CD Rocks is the NRCHA Stallion Stakes’ No. 1 horse with event earnings of $55,358. The 2005 stallion (CD Lights x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), bred by Richard Bell, of Van Alstyne, Texas, is pictured with Ed Robertson, who rode That CD Rocks to win the 2009 NRCHA Stakes Open and Intermediate Open championships. • Photo by Primo Morales

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In the Stats: Florida Reining Classic

IntheStats400 01 ShawnFlarida PFShawn Flarida, of Springfield, Ohio, is the leading open rider at the Florida Reining Classic. From 2004 to 2015, he rode five horses to total show earnings of $21,264. His leading money-earner is 2015 Derby Level 4 Open Champion Wimpys Littlecolonel (Wimpys Little Step x One Right Chic x Smart Chic Olena), a 2009 stallion bred by Double Run Farm, of Leland, North Carolina, and owned by George Lawrence, of Gainesville, Texas. • Photo by Pat Feuerstein
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In the Stats: Bonanza Cutting

IntheStats AthenaAnn DannyWHuey LOWRESAthena Ann, pictured with Gayle Borland, of Santo, Texas, won the 4-Year-Old Open and $100,000 champion's check at the 1985 Bonanza Cutting. The 1981 mare (Doc Athena x Golden Ivory x Little Hollywood), bred by Borland and J. Cullum, is the Bonanza Cutting’s second-leading horse with total earnings of $111,636. • Photo by Danny W. Huey

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In the Stats: The Ike Derby & Classic

IntheStats 01 SpotsHot BGalyeanSpots Hot (Chula Dual x Sweet Shorty Lena x Shorty Lena) is the leading earner at The Ike Derby & Classis. The 2001 stallion was bred by Jody Galyean, of Marietta, Oklahoma, and is owned and ridden by Wes Galyean, of Claremore, Oklahoma. Spots Hot won the Derby Open in 2005 and has total show earnings of $46,699. • QHN file photo

The Ike Derby & Classic (1988-2015)

Top 10 Horses
1) Spots Hot (01S), $46,699
2) Can You Handle It (95M), $46,223
3) Haidas Becky (86G), $42,351
4) Bet Hesa Cat, (06S), $42,261
5) Play Miss (03M), $39,082
6) Flash About (09M), $36,424
7) Playboys Ruby (87M), $35,908
8) Playguns Desire (97M), $34,647
9) Okay Peppy (86G), $33,851
10) Smart Time Pepto 10 (10S), $33,607

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In the Stats: World’s Greatest Horseman

IntheStats 01 PRFSpoonfulOfGold CCushing cow 15PMPRF Spoonful Of Gold teamed up with National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing to win the 2015 NRCHA Kalpowar World’s Greatest Horseman (WGH) contest. Nicknamed “Rock Star,” the gelding (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette) owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank, of Phoenix, racked up 889 points to win the Championship and $25,000 prize. • Photo by Primo Morales


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In the Stats: Abilene Spectacular

Inthestats 01 AS01 CRTuffLucy TRice 15DB webCR Tuff Lucy (Woody Be Tuff x Lucindas Catolena x High Brow Cat), a mare bred and owned by Center Ranch, of Center, Texas, and ridden by Tarin Rice, marked a 225 to win the 2015 Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

The Abilene Spectacular is the first major cutting held each year. The 2016 show is set to begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, with the first go-rounds of the 4-Year-Old Open and 5/6-Year-Old Open divisions. The show concludes Wednesday, Jan. 13, with the 4-Year-Old and 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals.


In the Stats: NRHA Futurity

draw-partyThe NRHA Futurity Platinum Performance Open Draw Party will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in Oklahoma City – that’s where many of the world’s best reiners will be sharing their holiday meal, as the first go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show kicks off. The Futurity will conclude with the Level 4 Open finals on Saturday, Dec. 5.