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Trainer James Payne received the 2018 Bill Freeman Award at the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. • Hart Photos.

Payne Named As 2018 Bill Freeman Award Winner

The Bill Freeman Award is given annually to a cutting competitor who epitomizes the namesake’s tradition of pursuing excellence in the show pen. In 2018, that honor was bestowed upon trainer James Payne.