Full results from The Ike Derby & Classic, which was held Jan. 30-Feb. 7, 2021, at the Ike Hamilton Arena in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Desires Big Al made his show pen debut at last year's NCHA Futurity, but it was at The Ike that he broke through with his first big win.
Cade Shepard entered three horses in the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Ike, but it was family favorite Skeeter Pop who carried him to victory.
Tom Williams took a 13-year break from cutting horses. “I didn’t intend to stop for 13 years, but that’s the way it worked out,” he said on Saturday on the floor of the Ike Hamilton Arena in West Monroe, Louisiana. His obligations to business and family — house construction, namely — got in the way. […]
Countess Catrina followed up a very nice National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity finish with a crown in West Monroe, Louisiana. The 2016 sorrel mare, working under Austin Shepard, posted a class-best 228 in the 4-Year-Old Open final at The Ike Derby and Classic on Tuesday at the Ike Hamilton Arena. Along with the triumph […]
On Jan. 28, Crey Zee and Tatum Rice started off their 2019 season on the right hoof in West Monroe, Louisiana. At The Ike Derby and Classic, the mare lived up to her name, marking a huge 229 in the Ike Hamilton Arena to secure the 4-Year-Old Open title with Rice. “It worked out good,” Rice […]
Everyone in cutting has a preferred draw. Some like a draw in the middle to see how the cows are working, and some like the later draw so they know exactly what they need to mark to win. A few also like the early draws, because any cow could be there’s, but there is no […]
It’s tough to win any major limited-age cutting event, given that the field is typically filled with talented combinations. Winning two of those events in less than a month is a feat few can pull off. But Cade Shepard made clinching three major titles in that time frame look easy.
It would’ve been difficult to be a betting man during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at The Ike Derby and Classic. With the 14-horse set loaded with some of the industry’s toughest athletes, it was anyone’s game. But Reyzurbetsonthiscat and Craig Thompson were all in as the first draw and were rewarded with a royal 223 […]