Lance Johnston's win on Annies Smart Cat in the NRCHA Hackamore Classic was just the beginning of a tear through that division at this year's big show in Fort Worth. • Photo by Primo Morales.

Lance Johnston Barn Sweeps to Giant Payday in Open Hackamore Classes

Lance Johnston flung his hat in the air after he and Annies Smart Cat completed a sparkling run in the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open finals. Then he leaned forward, pressed his head against the horse's mane and furiously patted both sides of the sorrel stallion's neck. It was a big win, and it was just the beginning.