Sanctus and Rodrigo Taboga won The Non-Pro plus The Open 4 Year Old Open class with a 226. Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
Duramax Dually and Wesley Galyean

Duramax Dually, Wesley Galyean Post Run to Remember in Oklahoma

That Duramax Dually did more than catch up on Netflix and eat bags of Cheetos the past two-plus months was immediately evident when he arrived at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The 6-year-old stallion was the look of a fine-tuned machine coming out of COVID-19 quarantine, ultimately turning in an eye-popping 230 under […]
Mandy McCutcheon at the SWRHA Futurity.

Coronas At Nite Aces Non-Pro Test At SWRHA Futurity

You can ask Mandy McCutcheon about the upcoming National Reining Horse Association Futurity next month in Oklahoma City, but don’t expect a straight answer. To speak freely about her horses’ prospects merely invites the not-so-welcome spirits, she believes. McCutcheon might not exactly be into the supernatural, but she doesn’t take any chances. “I’m a little […]
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UPDATE: NRBC, GSEC & Hardy Murphy Coliseum Take Extra Precautions for EHV-1

Following an April 10 announcement that a reining horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), officials are taking extra biosecurity measures. The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) is scheduled to begin April 14 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC) in Katy, Texas. After it […]