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While the Augusta Futurity working area is currently smaller than other pens, Dorn hopes expanding it will give cutters a more pleasant competitive experience. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

Augusta Futurity to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Working Area Expansion

The typical 40-year anniversary gift is a ruby, usually set in a necklace or other type of jewelry. The Augusta Futurity, which will celebrate 40 years in 2019, is doing something a little different.
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Free to Choose

Last week, I showed one of my favorite cutting horses at the Brazos Bash in the Derby Non-Pro. I walked onto the arena floor, went through my pre-show ritual—which consists of stretching to the left, stretching to the right, touch my toes, touch my toes—and then I got on my horse. As I sat there […]
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Custom Made Gun Headed to Europe After Topping Legacy Reining Sales

As the sun began to set in Aubrey, Texas, the evening of Sept. 28, royally bred reining horses were still walking through the Legacy Reining Sales ring. It was a poetic setting for the McQuay Stables Dispersal session, held immediately before the Legacy Consignment Sale. The anticipation was high leading up to Hip No. 38 […]
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Mo Metallic and Alberto Rodriguez Win 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur

The Brazos Bash wrapped up on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Weatherford, Texas, with several Amateur finals.  4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Mo Metallic and Alberto Rodriguez 14M (Metallic Cat x Mo Flo x Mr Peponita Flo) Owner: Jessica & Giovanni De Filippo, Miami, FL Breeder: Moncrief & Tennison, Fort Worth, TX Score: 219 Payout: $3,100         5/6-Year-Old […]
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Get Drunk N Trashy Celebrates Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Win

The Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro finals gave Gunnatrashya’s Get Drunk N Trashy a reason to celebrate! The 3-year-old ridden by Ryan Rapp secured the Futurity Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro titles with a pair of 216’s from the first and second go-rounds, earning a composite of 432 and check for $4,300.   The gelding also brought […]
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Tips for Hauling Your Horses

With futurity season in full swing, I thought I would talk to you about what I do when hauling horses long distances to shows. First and foremost, all of my trucks and trailers get full inspections before we take road trips. This includes checking all the bearings and tires on everything. We run heavy-duty tires […]
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Legendary Sire Dual Pep Dies at 33

Acclaimed cutting horse sire Dual Pep has passed away. The stallion was humanely euthanized Sept. 25, just two days after his daughter Tears From Heaven captured the Brazos Bash Futurity Open title less than 10 miles away from his longtime home at Alpha Equine.