In the Blood: Smart Lookin Nurse

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Cow Horse Classic Derby Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro at the Celebration of Champions was won by Bart Holowath and his gelding Smart Lookin Nurse. They marked a 148 in the herd work, a 146 in the rein work and a 148 down the fence for a composite of […]

In the Past: Record Holder

Thirty-four years after Docs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio) won the 1984 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open and completed the second leg of his future NCHA Triple Crown achievement, the deceased 1980 stallion still sits atop the event’s leading open horse chart. Docs Okie Quixote, trained and […]

In the Stats: NRCHA Cow Horse Classic Derby (2004-2017)

Top 10 Open Horses Tuckers Smart Cat (07G), $24,963 CGs Starscommand (07G), $20,954 Travelin Miss Jonez (13M), $20,175 HA Gay Freckles (05M), $18,946 Maliblu Barbie (13M), $17,387 Playin Fletch (02S), $17,340 Another Smart Kid (03M), $16,781 Im Smartly Colored (PT) (02S), $16,436 Shiney Sparklette, (12M), $16,325 CD Dee Vee Dee (05G), $16,025  Top 10 Open […]

In the Blood: Wanna Dual

Everybody knows a win is always good, but some wins are more significant than others and serve as a milestone in one’s career. Just ask Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Chubby Turner. Turner has won a lot of cuttings over the years but never the Augusta Futurity. After 38 years, that drought came to an […]

In the Past: One More Record

When interviewed 33 years ago in 1984 at age 15 about his dream of becoming a reining horse trainer, Shawn Flarida – today’s leading reining showman – admitted to the reporter that he had “quite a ways to go” before he would become a full-fledged professional. Fast forward to 2018, and Flarida has unquestionably reached […]

In the Blood: Dual Reyish

  When Dual Reyish won the first round of the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open with a 222.5, he confirmed the pre-futurity buzz that he was going to be a good one. He gave that buzz a boost after finishing second in the second round, making him the composite winner with a […]