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Cutting Events

BI Ends On Hottish Note for Lloyd Cox

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Dustin Adams with Leighton, Christina & Lloyd Cox
After his May 26 BI Derby Open victory with a 223.5 aboard high-octane stallion Hottish, Lloyd Cox, a career earner of more than $5.4 million as a cutting horse rider, had a lot to smile about.

Long Day Ends Well for Burgess Family at BI

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Jon & Traci Burgess with daughter Tasha & grandaughter Sage
Traci Burgess failed to make the second go during the first set Thursday of the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Non-Pro, but her husband Jon fared much better in the last set of the day. He piloted Tassajara Magic, a gelding owned by his boss since fall of 2010, Joann Parker, to a 223 score that won the $10,000 Limited Open finals and earned $18,549.

Daisy the Barn Cat Takes a Road Trip

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Daisy the Barn Cat
Most days, Daisy keeps trainer Brad Mitchell and his crew company while also catching a mouse or two at Painted Springs Farm, the cutting horse facility owned by Barbara Brooks and her husband, country music singer Kix Brooks, in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville. Recently, the Calico kitty accidentally found herself transported to a faraway land featuring vastly new surroundings - at the Breeder’s Invitational limited-age cutting in Tulsa, Okla.

Luis De Armas, Sly Playgirl Win Big at the BI

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Luis De Armas & Sly Playgirl
Sly Playgirl, the mare who carried Burleson, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider to a victory in the May 14 Breeder’s Invitational cutting Special 5 Open finals with a 224, carried her owner Luis De Armas, Boca Rotan, Fla., to three Non-Pro finals, including a win in Saturday’s Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro with a 223.

Brandon Dufurrena, Nievas Bag BI Prize With 224

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Brandon Duferrena & Nievas
Brandon Dufurrena and Nievas competed second in the first set during Friday’s Special 5 Non-Pro finals at the Breeder’s Invitational cutting in Tulsa, Okla., and they marked a 224 to earn $33,089, but the 26-year-old said it took a lot of concentration.

Sly Playgirl, Jaime Snider Win BI Special 5 Open

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Luis De Armas, Jaime Snider & Stone Snider
Sly Playgirl, owned by non-pro Luis De Armas, Boca Rotan, Fla., and ridden by trainer Jaime Snider, Burleson, Texas, dominated Monday’s Breeder’s Invitational Special 5 Open finals with a 224 and earned $72,757, including stallion and mare owner incentives.