Hott Rod and Corey Cushing at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions
Hott Rod and Corey Cushing delivered a 668 in the finals to become Open Derby World Champs. (Photo by Primo Morales)

Hott Rod Gets the Job Done for Corey Cushing in Usual Otherworldly Effort

Corey Cushing and Hott Rod paid tribute, per se, to the 5-year-old stallion’s Equi-Stat Elite $3 million sire Hottish, who died earlier this month, by winning the 2020 Tres Osos Derby Open championship on Monday. Hott Rod (out of Sugars Smart Kitty by High Brow Cat) and Cushing displayed true consistency throughout the competition — winning […]
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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 […]

LooksLikeLuckToMe, Lannie-Jo Lisac Find Good Fortune at NRCHA CoC

In what turned out to be a long day that put at risk both curfews and bedtimes, what would you expect of a 16-year-old waiting to compete on this type of stage? “I was so nervous,” said Lannie-Jo Lisac, a high school sophomore from Pueblo, Colorado. “I knew there were so many good horses and […]
Half Past Boon and Chuy Roman at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Half The Boon Delivers Full World Championship Windfall

Few, if anything, is more satisfying than long-held hopes and dreams fulfilled. Simply ask Chuy Roman, whose joy was made clear in a smile he wore that was as wide as the John Justin Arena floor on Monday night. The 32-year-old and Half Past Boon nailed down the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Limited […]

2020 THE 41 at Augusta Futurity

Augusta, GA – Jan. 22-23, 2020 66 Entries – $45,100 Added – $68,295 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ OPEN – 10 E. – $20,500 Add. – $24,180 TP 1) SIR LONG LEGS (13S) / Austin Shepard / Lew Hall, 227, $8,361.60 (High Brow Cat x […]
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Anne Marion, Four Sixes Heir and Quarter Horse Industry Giant, Dies at 81

Anne Marion, an oil and ranching heiress, and quiet yet faithful philanthropist who became a leader in the Quarter Horse industry, died on Tuesday in California. Marion was 81. Her family said her death was the result of a battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at St. Andrews […]
Lee Garner and Peponitas Acre at the 1996 NCHA Futurity.

Lee Garner, 75, Friend to the Cutting Industry, Dies

Lee Garner, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Members Hall of Famer, World Champion and one-of-a-kind personality and cutting horse promoter died Tuesday in Batesville, Mississippi, his beloved hometown. Garner was 75. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Visitation is scheduled to take place […]