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The 2019 NCHA Summer Spectacular turned out to be more fun than Nadine Payne could ever dream it would be with she and Blu Velvet winning the Derby Non-Pro and her husband, James, riding Summer Time Fun to the Derby Open Co-championship. * Photo by Video West Productions

‘Princess’ Rules: Payne & Blu Velvet Win Summer Spectacular Derby

The cattle at the Summer Spectacular look pretty tough, but they had nothing on Nadine Payne and a horse called Princess.
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Get Drunk N Trashy Celebrates Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Win

The Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro finals gave Gunnatrashya’s Get Drunk N Trashy a reason to celebrate! The 3-year-old ridden by Ryan Rapp secured the Futurity Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro titles with a pair of 216’s from the first and second go-rounds, earning a composite of 432 and check for $4,300.   The gelding also brought […]
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Desires A Gun Doubles Up at Cotton Stakes

Desires A Gun may be little, but she is fierce in the show pen. She proved her worth yet again at the Cotton Stakes, where she and Nadine Payne won the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro and 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro championships! “Toad,” who is by Boon Too Suen, scored a 215 in the first go-round and a 215 […]
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No Payne No Gain At West Texas Futurity

Desires A Gun walked into her first showpen at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, piloted by owner Nadine Payne. When she rode out of the arena she had claimed her first title as the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion. The Boon Too Suen mare couldn’t have made Payne happier with her performance. “It’s very exciting!” […]

Payne and Peaceful Ez Feelin Grab Solo Spotlight at Southern Cutting Futurity

After knocking on the door or settling for a tie in recent early futurities, Nadine Payne and Peaceful Ez Feelin broke through with a solo winning performance on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Southern Cutting Futurity Non-Pro. Payne, of Overbrook, Oklahoma, and the 2014 mare (Lizzys Gotta Player x Snorty Girl x Snorty Lena) took the […]

Déjà Vu at Brazos Bash

Ty Moore has been on a hot streak with his homebred mare Sweet Sister Cat (Metallic Cat x Heavens Little Angel x Smart Little Lena). Last month, the pair took home the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Championship, and shortly after, they went on to clinch the same title at the Cotton Stakes.