Oklahoma City, Okla. - The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held another day of competition on Tuesday including the second section of the first go of close to $250,000 added Cinch Non Pro futurity as well as the Semi-Finals of more than $500,000 added Open Futurity, plus ancillary classes for Novice Horse Open riders.
NRHA 2 Million Dollar Non Pro Rider Mandy McCutcheon and the sorrel stallion Always Gotyer Gun owned by McQuay Stables Inc. scored 218 to lead Level 4 of the Cinch NRHA Non Pro Futurity first go. Always Gotyer Gun is by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Always A Dunit (by Hollywood Dun It).
David T. McGee and Xtra Voodoo Gun earned the lead in Level 3 with their score of 215.5. The palomino stallion, owned by McGee Farms LLC, is by Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Miss Silver Gun (by Gunner).
Jennifer L. Gilliam rode her mare Boom Box Dancer to a score of 214.5 to top Level 2 today. Boom Box Dancer is by Boom Shernic and out of Dancer Nic (by Tinsel Nic). Gilliam and Boom Box Dancer are currently sitting second in Level 2 after yesterday’s highest score, 215, posted by William Rhoads with Mega Maggie Mae (Magnum Chic Dream x Cinco De Mega x Marthas Mega Jac).
Alicia M. Knowles and her mare Hollywood Traction received the highest score of the day in Level 1. The brown mare by Dunnit In Hollywood and out of Taris Attraction (by Mr. Boomerjac) scored 211.5 to take the third place in Level 1 after current leaders William Rhoads with Mega Maggie Mae (Magnum Chic Dream x Cinco De Mega x Marthas Mega Jac), scored 215, and David McBurney with Fancy Steppin Whiz (RC Fancy Step x TC West Coast Wendi x West Coast Whiz), scored 212.5.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider Brian Bell and Ruf Lil Magnum yet again showed how reining is done when, scoring a 223, they took the lead in Level 4 division of the Open Semi-Finals with a composite of 447.5. Bell and the sorrel stallion by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream and out of Dunit A Lil Ruf (by Lil Ruf Peppy) scored a 224.5 to win the first go-round. Ruf Lil Magnum is owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC.
NRHA Professional Casey Hinton and Electro Star tied yesterday’s highest score of 219, posted by the current leader of Level 3, NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer and John Wayne Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Kachina Oak Olena x Smart Chic Olena) owned by Fred Tremblay. Together with their first run, a 217.5, Hinton and Electro Star are currently sitting second in the Level 3 division with a composite of 436.5. Electro Star, a sorrel stallion by Electric Code and out of RG Miss Starlight (by Greys Starlight), is owned by Casey and Kathy Hinton.
NRHA Professional Riccardo Nicolazzi piloted the sorrel mare Diamonds N Mercedes, owned by Jenny R. Sparling, to a score of 218.5 to lead the second section of the Level 2 Open Semi-Finals and tie the top composite of 435. Diamonds N Mercedes is by Cromed Out Mercedes and out of Lemon Twist Nic (by Reminic N Dun It). Niccolazzi and Diamonds N Mercedes received a 216.5 in the first go-round.
Titus Covington rode Gun Maker, owned by Oscar Lozano, to a 215 to top the Open Level 1 division today. The duo scored a 215.5 in the first go-round, which gave them a composite score of 430.5 to lead the Level 1 Open Semi-Finals. Gun Maker is by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of SR Mischief Maker (by Holidoc).
For additional results, including the Adequan NAAC Novice Horse Open Level 1 and 2, visit www.nrhafuturity.com/results.
Don’t miss the special 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity Celebration at 6 p.m. on December 3 in the Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, and witness how the NRHA Futurity has developed, improved and advanced the sport of reining over the last 50 years!
For more information about the 50th Running of the NRHA Futurity and to keep up with all the class results, special events and happenings throughout the week, visit nrhafuturity.com.