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2016 NCHA Futurity

Matt Gaines 2016 Futurity Run From Two Angles!

December 17th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Now you can study Matt Gaines’ awesome Futurity winning run from two angles, at once!

We videoed Matt and Second Spot’s run from behind and paired it with Video Wests to give you greater insight into this near perfect run. It’s a cool way to watch a great trainer and a great horse at their best.

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Matt Gaines Dominates 2016 Open Futurity Final!

December 11th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Second Spot defied her name and rode into the history books with one of the greatest trainers in the sport on her back, Matt Gaines.

Matt, who has won almost every major title on offer, finally grasped the Holy Grail of cutting when he took out the Open Futurity Final in Fort Worth.

The pair put on a spectacular display of precision and speed to notch up an amazing 229, some 7 points ahead of the field while the crowd roared its approval!

An emotional Matt told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he felt elated, relieved and blessed to experience this moment.

Second Spot was bred and raised by Gary and Shannon Barker of Madill, Ok by the sire Spots Hot out of Reycy Moon.

Matt, from Weatherford, Tx, wins more than $225,000 for the title, taking the second highest ever money earner’s total winnings to almost $7.9-million.

Austin Shepard, from Mobile, Al, won the Reserve Championship aboard Sir Long Legs with a 222, taking home $195,000. Sir Long Legs is a High Brow Cat owned by Lew Hall.

Third place went to RL Chartier on Crafty With Cows and a score of 219.5.

Total prize money for the open amounted to $1.975 million, with a $65,000 bonus total awarded to first and second place thanks to Jerry’s Chevrolet and Great American Insurance Group.

Wade Smith Crowned 2016 Unlimited Amateur Futurity Champion!

December 9th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Wade Smith achieved a lifelong dream when he won the 2016 NCHA Unlimited Amateur Futurity Final in Fort Worth.

Wade, from Geary, OK, rode Metallic Candlelit to score 221 two points in front of the field.

Metallic Candlelit is by Metallic Cat and out of Light My Candle. Wade said he bought the horse about six weeks ago and got along instantly with it. He won more than $15,000 with the title.

Wade was Reserve Champion in 2014 at Super Stakes on Lil Pep N Time.
Wade told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he had a lot of fun showing the horse and talked about how he dreamed of winning as a kid when cutting with the likes of Bill Freeman.

Eddie Patterson from California won the Reserve buckle on Calculated Risk with a 219 and Alexis Stephas came third on Queen of Hots by marking a 217.5.


Austin Blake Wins His Second Non Pro Futurity!

December 9th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Austin Blake blew the field away when he showed Stuffin My Pockets and clinched the 2016 Non Pro Futurity Championship in Fort Worth.
Austin, from Canyon Tx, marked an impressive 224, two and half points in front of Greg Coalson who won the Reserve buckle.

Austin takes home just shy of $60,000 for the win.  It’s Austin’s second Non Pro Futurity Championship. He won his first buckle in 2010 on One Rockin Pepto.
Ever humble in victory, Austin told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he was just thrilled to put together a great run on a horse he bred. Austin also came third in the limited Non Pro Futurity final on a full sister to Stuffin My Pockets, called Lookin Sneaky which he also bred.

Stuffin My Pockets is by Dual Smart Rey and out of Smartys Gonna Pass. Austin’s winnings at the Futurity now take him past the half million mark in total earnings.

Greg Coalson rode Catywompus, while third place getter Glade Knight marked a 220 on Geronimos Catillac.

Jody McGlothlin Takes Out 2016 NCHA Ltd Non Pro Futurity!

December 7th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Jody McGlothlin from Perrin, TX,  put in a solid performance to clinch the 2016 NCHA Ltd Non pro Futurity in Fort Worth.

Jody and Somethingtobelievein marked a 222, 3 points ahead of the field to claim more than $15,000 in prize money. The mare is a Hydrive Cat out of Playing T Etta.

Jody told CHTO’s Simone Cobb that she had a lot of fun showing the horse she only decided to compete on at the last minute after her husband Brett has some bad luck in the open on her.

Peter Ryan from Australia won the Reserve Championship buckle atop Drip Drop Of Reyn with a 219 and Austin Blake came third just a point behind on Lookin Sneaky.

Barnwell Ramsey Secures 2016 NCHA Amateur Futurity Championship!

December 7th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Barnwell Ramsey proved to be a winning wager after taking out the 2016 NCHA Amateur Futurity Final in Fort Worth.

Barnwell, from Huntersville, NC, rode Reyzurbetsonthiscat and marked a solid 222, some four and half points ahead of the field.

It’s the same horse trainer Craig Thompson topped the first go round with scoring a 223.  Reyzurbetsonthiscat was sired by Bet Hesa Cat and was out of Ariel Rey.

Barwell takes home more than $15,000 for the win and a brand new goose neck trailer donated by Cowboy Trailer Sales.

Barnwell told CHTO’s Simone Cobb it’s the first time he ever finaled at the Will Rogers.

Blake Graham took the Reserve buckle on Zacks Smoothie while Peter Ryan from Australia came third aboard Drip Drop of Reyn.

Todd Adolf Claims Victory in 2016 NCHA Futurity Ltd Open Final

December 1st, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Todd Adolf from Arizona laid down the run of his career to take out the 2016 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Final in Fort Worth.
Todd rode his own horse, Pitchforks Bet to sneak past Robbie Boyce by half a point and finish on 219.5, taking home more than $21,000.
Not only was it Todd’s first major title, but also his first finals in the Will Rogers Coliseum. While Todd missed the Open Semi Finals by just half a point, his wife Kim made the second go-round in the Non Pro as well as the Limited Non Pro Semis on the horse.

Pitchforks Bet is by Bet Hesa Cat and out of Pitchforks Lena. Todd purchased him as a yearling and says he’s a great minded horse.

He spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his winning run.

Robbie Boyce came second on Dualin Catts while Andy Sherrad claimed 3rd aboard Moriah Kitty Hawk with a 217. The total prize purse paid out $150,000 for the final.

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