Athena Purdy Cat & Brad Mitchell Top Southern Cutting Futurity

Athena Purdy Feline & & Brad MitchellThe Southern Cutting Futurity, held Oct. 20-26 in Jackson, Miss., included the very same hospitality this year that has made the event a fan preferred every fall. This year, a new stallion incentive program made going to much more rewarding. In the end, it was Brad Mitchell and Athena Purdy Feline who concluded the Futurity Open title.
Athena Purdy Cat, owned by Toddy Pitard, of El Dorado, Ark., and her Canton, Texas-based fitness instructor were initially out in the nine-horse Futurity Open finals. The duo marked a strong 218 that held for the win, worth $11,000.
In addition to the champ’& rsquo; s examine, the child of Athena Puddy Cat was qualified for the 2014 Southern Cutting Futurity Stallion Incentive. As the Futurity Open Champion, the equine earned an added $5,893, bringing the mare’& rsquo; s reveal overall to $16,893.
“& ldquo; She & rsquo; s simply gotten better and much better,” and it & rsquo; s cool, & rdquo; Mitchell stated. & ldquo; I was pleased with [my draw]’In this field, it & rsquo; s normally a very great spot. & rdquo; Amanda Standish & rsquo; s Deluxe Checks, ridden by Summerdale, Ala., trainer Austin Shepard, completed as the Futurity Open Reserve Champ, earning a $10,000 paycheck. One Time Ina Catalac, had by Ten/27 Cattle ranch, of Denham Springs, La., completed second in the stallion incentive and fourth overall, stealing a total of $10,536 under Shepard’& rsquo;
s saddle.
Derby Open Junie Wood (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie x Tuff Lena )and John Mitchell, of Weatherford, Texas, topped the Derby Open with a cool 225 from deep in the second of two bunches in the 21-horse finals. While the duo’& rsquo; s $10,000 paycheck made the run memorable, taking the lead in the National Cutting Equine Association (NCHA) Open Equine of the Year race were sweeter.
Mitchell, who confessed he and owner Glade Knight had not really promoted the title till recently, piloted Junie Wood to the NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion this year in Fort Worth, Texas. That put him in a head-to-head fight with 2013 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Dual Smart Kitty.
“& ldquo; She & rsquo; s been truly good, & rdquo; Mitchell said. “& ldquo; She & rsquo; s getting more constant and it’& rsquo; s getting simpler for her. She’& rsquo; s outstanding and has a heart of gold.”&
rdquo; A 219 made Gini One Time and Austin Shepard the Derby Open Co-Reserve title, along with a check for $8,500. Gini One Time is possessed by Gary Dellinger. Paul Hansma, of Weatherford, Texas, and MK Smooth Runnin Cat (Smooth As A Cat x Runnin Mate x Smart Mate), owned by Gary and Michelle Reichart, of Frankton, Ind., tied with them.
Traditional Open
Avoid Queen, of Lipan, Texas, piloted TGI Playtime to a 225 for the Classic Open Championship. That mark bested the competitors by a 6 and one-half-point margin, selecting up a $10,000 look for owner Carrolls Cutting, of Turkey, N.C.
TGI Playtime (One Time Pepto x Play Miss Lena x Smart Little Lena) reviewed the $100,000 mark in NCHA lifetime revenues with this win. Fitness instructor Skip Queen is coming close to the $2 million turning point.
A tie for reserve flash and 3rd between Cats Super Smart (by WR This Cats Smart), ridden by Paul Hansma, and Desire A Lil Pepto (Sugary food Lil Pepto x Playguns Desire x Playgun), ridden by Lee Francois for Reagan Lancaster. Both horses marked a 218.5, which paid $8,500 to each. Cats Super Smart is owned by Dub and Christy Leeth, of Cleburne, Texas.
Futurity Non-Pro RL Velvet Revolver & & Reagan LancasterIn a two go-round pencil finals, Reagan Lancaster, of Pilot Point, Texas, rode RL Velvet Revolver to a 430 composite score (213/217). The 3-year-old red roan gelding bested his nearest competitor by a tremendous 16-point margin to win $3,000.
“& ldquo; Sometimes you pertain to cuttings and you put on’& rsquo; t have all this success,” & rdquo; Lancaster “stated.’& ldquo; There & rsquo; s great deals of variables in the sport. This just feels great.”&
rdquo; Jordan Vaughn, of Forsyth, Ga., and Wild Haired Fitz made $2,300 and the Reserve Champion after accumulating a 414 (206/208). The Non-Pro Stallion Incentive title, worth $1,608, went to One Time Ina Catalac, ridden by Todd Peculiarity to a 410 (211/199).
Derby Non-Pro Purple Reyn (Metallic Feline x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) and Brandon Dufurrena, of Gainesville, Texas, won the Derby Non-Pro with a 219 from the first attract the 11-horse finals. The homebred mare and her owner amassed $7,000 for their performance.
“& ldquo; This is our last one for this year, so it’& rsquo; s good to” head out strong, & rdquo; Dufurrena stated. & ldquo; I simply wished to get my cows drove up and cut clean. Our third cow was really great, which’& rsquo; s what really made our”run. & rdquo; The Derby Non-Pro Reserve title went to Blakley Colgrove, of Boligee, Ala., riding One Time Jazz. The duo marked a 214.5 from the 7th draw in a difficult lot of cows to complete second and earn $6,000.
Classic Non-Pro Some cutters prefer to draw first and others want to draw last, however either draw was the cash area in the Timeless Non-Pro. Cade Hansma and Chucks Little Pepto strolled to the herd initially in the 11-horse finals to mark a solid 217.
“& ldquo; Given that I wased initially, we understood exactly what cows we actually liked,” & rdquo; Hansma stated. & ldquo; I would rather was initially than last. I simply wanted to be clean since I understand my steed is capable.”&
rdquo; From that point forward, cattle challenged the riders and equines, with three duos leaving the working area before time ended. But from the last hole, Reagan Lancaster and Desire A Lil Pepto matched Hansma’& rsquo; s effort to share the splendor.
“& ldquo; We had actually practically run out of cows since I was last,” & rdquo; Lancaster “said. & ldquo; The cows put it on us, and that’& rsquo; s what made our run. The horse was simply remarkable.”& rdquo; Lancaster and Hansma each made $6,500 for their Co-Championship, and Hansma, who won the Classic Limited Non-Pro, swiped and extra $2,058.
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