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Successful cutter Once In A Blu Boon (pictured with James Payne aboard) recently surpassed a breeding milestone by becoming an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

Once In A Blu Boon hits $1 Million Mark

Few stallions have risen up the sire ranks as quickly as Once In A Blu Boon has in the past two years.
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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.
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It’s A Tie for Cool N Hot and Rollz Royce

The 2018 Brazos Bash is in full swing at Silverado on the Brazos in Weatherford, Texas. Stay tuned for more updates from the show! 4-Year-Old Open  Rollz Royce and Beau Galyean 14S (Dual Smart Rey x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat) Owner: Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, MS Breeder: Royce Stallcup, Seymour, TX Score: 225 Payout: $19,000     […]
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Stylish Hailee Claims the Cotton Stakes Futurity Open

Stylish Hailee and James Payne rolled into West Monroe, Louisiana, for the Cotton Stakes fresh off their win at the West Texas Futurity, where they were named the Futurity Open Champions. When they head home from the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, they’ll be carrying their second Futurity Open title.
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Payne and Anderson Seeing Double at the West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]