Slooow Ride & Lloyd Cox • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]
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Beasley on a Roll

The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.

Event Recap: 2018 Breeder’s Invitational

The 2018 edition of the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) was held May 12-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show has paid out nearly $20 million in the last 12 years and is ranked as one of the major limited-age events in the industry. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions! Derby […]
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Hottish Sons Duel it Out

On Saturday, May 26, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the draw sheets revealed an incredibly competitive 22-horse field set to compete in the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) Derby Open finals. The 4-year-old open horses had already broken a show record, so cutting fans expected quite a show. They got it!
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One Sweet Victory

When Bittersweet stepped in the arena at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) for the Derby Non-Pro finals, she and Chad Bushaw had only shown at two prior shows, where they were named 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro Champions and 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Co-Champions. When they rode out of the pen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, […]

Breeder’s Invitational Record Shattered

The horses in the Derby Open at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) are setting records. The minimum composite to advance to the finals this year was an all-time high at an impressive 438.5 – exceeding the previous record by 1.5 points. Bob O’ Bannon, executive director of the BI, said he believes the show attracts the […]
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Coalson, Pattillo and Barlow Steal the Show in Tulsa

The first draw in the Breeder’s Invitational Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals on May 19 rode out of the arena with a 222 flashing on the screen overhead. Greg Coalson, aboard Bets On Bathsheba, stole the show right from the get-go, leaving the remaining 15 teams vying for second place. The 6-year-old mare by Bet Hesa Cat […]