Cade Shepard thought he knew which one of his three finalists had the best shot in the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro. Fortunately, he didn’t share his guess with a mare named Lite Headed.
The Augusta Futurity celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, so it might be only fitting that some of its longest supporters, the Shepards, headlined the 4-Year-Old finals held Jan. 19 in Augusta, Georgia.
Augusta Futurity Sale Held Jan. 19, 2019 45 horses consigned $228,000 gross for a $5,067 average 37 sold (82%), $172,600 net, $4,665 average and $3,000 median.
Willie J Rey and Walt Erwin were on their A-game Friday night in Augusta.
Somethingtobelievein sure must like it in Augusta.
When Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Tarin Rice heard there was a $40,000-added any-age cutting at this year’s Augusta Futurity, he knew exactly where he and the stallion CR Gotcha Covered were going to be come January.
Julie Beasley has competed at the Augusta Futurity for years. She’d had some good runs and made various finals, the Alabama cutter had never landed a championship at the event in Augusta, Georgia. That changed this year.
After a standout 2018 season that culminated with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro World title, Elizabeth Quirk was ready for a break. She wasn’t planning to haul this year, but that may change.