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Wiskeemakesmefriskee & Lance Cooper • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography.

Abilene Spectacular Concludes with Solid Scores and Slick Moves

The Abilene Spectacular had plenty going on this January, with a multi-level Amateur and limited classes in the Open Division. Lance Cooper was the big winner Saturday January 11 as he and Wiskeemakesmefriskee brought home the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship worth $9,000. 4 Year Old Non-Pro Wiskeemakesmefriskee & Lance Cooper16S (Smooth As A Cat x Justa […]
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Two Mares Split Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open

4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Ireydescent & Adan Banuelos16M (Dual Rey x Desires Katrina x High Brow Cat)Owner: Brumbaugh Ranches, Aledo, TXBreeder: Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, TX221.5 | $22,000 4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Stole A Kiss & James Payne16M (Metallic Cat x Smart Lookin Mate x WR This Cats Smart)Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OKBreeder: Bradley Rogers, […]
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Amateurs Shine on Final Day of Abilene Spectacular

At the Abilene Spectacular on Jan. 10, Mason Mefford and Smart Lookin Ruby walked into the first class of the day, the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, and marked a 213.5. After the 15th and final rider of the class exited the arena, Mefford was named the Champion. But the day’s success didn’t end there. Later that […]
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Non-Pros Win Big at Abilene Spectacular

The Abilene Spectacular Derby Non-Pro ended in a non-working finals, which took place Jan. 8-9 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. When it was all said and done, Jaylee Hall and One Time Legend, bred by Cowan Select Horses, rose to the top with their composite score of 435. They took home […]
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Metallic Cat Again Tops Abilene Spectacular as No. 1 Sire

After performances by his offspring caused Metallic Cat to lead the 2017 Abilene Spectacular as the No. 1 sire, the 2005 red roan stallion hit the mark again at the 2018 edition of the show. Twenty-eight of his offspring garnered $154,934 while in Abilene this year, nearly $50,000 more than No. 2 sire High Brow […]

Flynn Has Smooth Finish at Abilene Spectacular

Ashley Flynn and LHR Smooth James Rey drew last in the Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Taylor County Expo Center. The cattle were fractious, and that position in the draw is notoriously not the best for handling angsty cows. Still, Flynn and her gelding powered through and marked a […]

Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Good Karma at Abilene Spectacular

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Lance Cooper rode his new horse, Zen And Tonic, to the Limited Non-Pro Co-Championship. They rolled that success over into 2018, winning the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222 – the same score they marked at the Futurity. It was a great birthday gift […]