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Inside this Issue
In the Blood: Inferno Sixty Six
Inferno Sixty Six and Franco Bertolani drew a lot of attention when they tied with Shesouttayourleague in the finals of the 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open. The tie necessitated a runoff, and when the dust settled, they were the Reserve Champions. Since then, Inferno Sixty Six and Bertolani have been multiple aged event finalists, that is, until they scored a 228.5 in the Lucas Oil Derby Level 4 Open at the Cactus Reining Classic. The Championship netted $13,788 for the horse's Italy-based owner, Slide Or Die LLC. Heading into the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), Inferno Sixty Six's total earnings are $185,056.
In the Past: One Man's Loss, Another's Good Fortune
When collegiate basketball player Larry Jeffries moved from Illinois to Houston, Texas, in the 1970s, he not only established a successful office cleaning business, he also caught the “cutting horse bug.”
In the Stats: NRBC
Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step x Collena Chic Olena x Smart Chic Olena) is the National Reining Breeders Classic's (NRBC) No. 1-ranked money-earning open horse with show earnings of $252,329. Bred by Double Run Farm, of Leland, North Carolina, and owned by Arcese Quarter Horses, of Weatherford, Texas, the 2004 mare and Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida won the 2008 NRBC Level 4 Open. In 2009, they were the Level 4 Open Reserve Champions, and they tied for the Level 4 Open Reserve Championship in 2010. Flarida and the mare, nicknamed “Lexi,” won the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open in 2007 and the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open in 2008. Wimpys Little Chic’s lifetime Equi-Stat record stands at $539,244.
What a Month!
Content sponsored by SDP Buffalo Ranch
With the 2017 NCHA Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes wrapping up this week and the National Cutting Horse Association of Australia’s annual Breeders Incentive (BI) show already concluded, it has been an amazing month for SDP Buffalo Ranch stallions!