Catagory Five, a 6-year-old cutting horse with a somewhat stormy early career, won Thursday’s Augusta Futurity Champions Challenge Open to earn $5,500 with trainer Steve Oehlhof. According to Oehlhof, the horse is still apparently gathering strength.
Augusta Futurity Open finals, to be held Saturday night. Shepard swept the top three spots with horses sired by High Brow CD, the stallion he rode to win the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open. The fourth horse, sired by One Time Pepto, notched the first round’s seventh-best score.“I had a good day,” Summerdale, Ala., cutter Austin Shepard said Tuesday night after advancing four horses to the
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Augusta Futurity, in Augusta, Ga., dealing with the paradox.A relative newcomer to cutting, Desmond Robbins still has a hard time with the competitive aspect of the sport. Of course he wants to win every time he goes out. Then again, he doesn’t like watching his friends lose. Monday night, he walked out of the James Brown Arena at the
Robbins claimed his first major title when he and Nurse Charles rung up a score of 217 to win the $35,000 Non-Pro Any Age by 2.5 points. With his first Augusta Futurity title, Robbins of Goldsboro, N.C. earned $2,600.
Augusta Futurity $50,000 Amateur Any Age finals by four points at James Brown Arena.He’s two weeks from his 15th birthday, but Joey Varnadore had plenty to celebrate Monday, Jan. 20. The Appling, Ga., cutter made up for last year in a big way. Varnadore and Halos Rey marked a 222 to win the
Held Dec. 7, 2013
48 horses consigned
$1,806,100 gross for a $37,627 average
38 sold (79%), $1,574,900 net, $41,445 average and $19,250 median.
Held Dec. 6, 2013
68 horses consigned
$571,200 gross for a $8,400 average
63 sold (93%), $522,000 net, $8,286 average and $7,200 median.
Held Dec. 5, 2013
91 horses consigned
$1,314,900 gross for a $14,449 average
75 sold (82%), $1,011,200 net, $13,483 average and $10,000 median.
Held Dec. 14, 2013
127 horses consigned
$3,750,100 gross for a $29,528 average
102 sold (80%), $2,931,100 net, $28,736 average and $21,000 median.
Held Dec. 13, 2013
134 horses consigned
$2,594,100 gross for a $19,359 average
117 sold (87%), $2,258,100 net, $19,300 average and $14,500 median.