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Photo by Lillian Kent.

The Bonanza Cutting: Hit ‘Tha’ Jackpot

Of the 27 horses in the The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open Finals on Monday, only had yet to step into the herd, stallion Hit Tha Flo and Matt Miller.   Miller maneuvered Hit Tha Flo, whom he had raised from a weanling and trained himself, to a 221.5, edging out Sanctus and Rodrigo Taboga by a […]
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Abilene Spectacular Enjoys Rebound in 2020

When entries for the Abilene Spectacular dramatically dropped in 2019, there was a question of its ability to continue. Were people still game for a mid-sized cutting event so soon after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity? The question was answered when the entry numbers rolled in for 2020. The show made thoughtful changes […]
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Reys Of Hope is Exactly That

When Cash Ashlock competed in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro, his mount had a name that perfectly matched the stallion’s charitable history. In 2018, Reys Of Hope was consigned to the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale by Cash’s parents, Lindy and Wes Ashlock of Abilene, Texas. The couple donated the proceeds of the […]
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Metallic Rey Mink and Bellenfant Mark Big 226 to Win NCHA Futurity Open

The 2019 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open finals was nothing short of entertaining, keeping the audience cheering until the very end. Twenty horses and riders made it back to the finals, held Dec. 15 in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. From the first draw, Twice In Santiago and Adan Banuelos […]
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Two Horse-and-Rider Teams Share NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Title with 222s

When Kristen Galyean and Coureygous laid down a sizzling 222 from the second hole in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals on Friday night, it was a dubious proposition anyone would catch her.  That is until Brandon Westfall stepped into the arena on the second of his two horses, I Reckon So. […]

SOUTHERN CUTTING FUTURITY

Jackson, MS – Oct. 18-26, 2019 738 Entries – $225,000 Added – $600,016.64 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ FUTURITY OPEN – 44 E. – $44,745.80 Add. – $123,132.12 TP 1) CANDY MAN (16G) / Salvador Cabral / Billy W Powell, 224, $15,050.60, $25,078.40 (Kit Kat […]
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Mare Power Prevails at Brazos Bash

Alexa Stent is familiar with generations of Smooth Little Bow’s lineage, and together in the cutting pen, the pair put together a fluid run on Wednesday that appeared decades in the making at the NCHA’s Brazos Bash. The dashing duo’s 431.5 composite bested the Non-Pro Futurity field at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford with runs […]
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Second Star Sighting

Following a victory at the Cotton Stakes, A Star Is Borne (Boon Too Suen x Holly Is Smooth x Smooth As A Cat) marched into the Silverado On The Brazos arena during the Brazos Bash with confidence.