Equi-Stat records.Texas trainer Matt Gaines recently became just the second cutting horse rider to earn more than $7 million, according to
Gaines, 44, headed to the March 28-April 20 XTO Energy/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth with career earnings totaling $6,989,981. He earned $16,550 at that event to reach Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider status.
Reining stallion Quistador (Conquistador Whiz x Miss N Becky x Okie Paul Quixote) has sold to Francisco Ayers Lopes Jr., San Paulo, Brazil. Previously owned by Gus and Gaynia Revenberg, Old Castle, Ontario, the career earner of more than $225,000 will remain in training with Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida.
As the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes comes to a close, Ray Baldwin and Shesa Hollywoodcat are celebrating their Non-Pro Championship. The 4-year-old mare (High Brow Cat x CD Fillybingo x Bingo Hickory) walked out of Will Rogers $28,355 richer.
Chilly temperatures and strong wind moved Thursday, April 18’s, Reach For The Stars of Cutting party, planned for the open rooftop at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas, to a hybrid indoor/outdoor celebration.
Sponsored jointly by The Residences at Montgomery Plaza and Park Place Motors, the party featured live music and free appetizers. It also acted as an informal introduction for some people to the charitable NCHA Foundation.
On Friday evening, April 12,Bob Anthony, 79, Tallahassee, Fla., experienced chest pains; however, he chose not to go to the hospital. By Saturday morning, when the pains had not lessened, Anthony agreed to go to be hospitalized. It was determined that he had indeed suffered a heart attack.
A stent was placed in the blocked artery, which immediately eased the pain and got the blood flowing. Anthony had quadruple bypass surgery in 1998.
High Brow Jackson and Clements, Calif., trainer Monty Buntin, 21, continued their early run of success in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday night by winning the Super Stakes John Deere Open finals with a 222 to earn $8,125.
The fifth annual Cuttin With Shynia Memorial Scholarship Cutting has been rescheduled for May 25-27 in Kearney, Neb. The prior date conflicted with the mid-summer National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Youth World Finals.
Gary Rosenbach picked up a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Derby Amateur Championship aboard Scooters Daisy Dukes (Dual Smart Rey x Scooters Playmate x Freckles Playboy) Monday, April 8, in Fort Worth, Texas. The duo marked a 220 to win the class and $5,138 in prize money. Scooters Daisy Dukes, a 2009 mare, is owned by Rosenbach’s Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, and bred by Jeff Barnes, Wilton, Calif.
Some of cutting’s greatest 5- and 6-year-old horses made up the Friday, April 6, National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals. Stylish Martini lived up to spectators' expectations when she and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Roger Wagner beat out 25 talented horse-and-rider teams competing for the top spot with a 225.5.