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Stylish Hailee and James Payne marked a 219 to win the West Texas Futurity 3-year-old Open title. • Photo by Katie Marchetti

Stylish Hailee & James Payne Set Trend At West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity debuted a new crop of performers, chomping at the bit to make a name for themselves in the 3-Year-Old Open finals. In the end, Stylish Hailee, piloted by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider James Payne, rose to the top with a 219 marked from the fifth draw, which remained unchallenged throughout the 15-horse […]

Shepard Passes $7 Million Milestone

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed a major earnings milestone at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 12-20 in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp and two $8 million riders – Matt Gaines and Lloyd Cox – as the only riders to earn more than $7 million in the National […]

$25,000-Added Weekend Events Added to West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity will offer $25,000-added Open and Non-Pro any-age cuttings at this year’s show in August at the Tri-State Exposition Arena in Amarillo, Texas. The five-judge format is similar to Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events, with one go-round and a finals.