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Age: 47
From: Weatherford, TX
Phone: (817) 296-8234

Phil Rapp

Money Won

$8,899,329 (cutting’s all-time leading rider)


  • NCHA Open Finals Champion x2
  • AQHA World Champion x3
  • NCHA Super Stakes Open champion x3
  • 2012 NCHA Open World Champion on Don't Look Twice
  • 2011 Horse Of The Year: Don't Look Twice

Top Three Horses Trained

  • Don't Look Twice
  • Tap O Lena
  • Playboy's Ruby

How I got started: I got started in cutting because I’ve always loved horses.

Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: The biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting is not listening.

Biggest myth about cutting: The biggest myth is that you can’t talk to the winners if you’re new to the sport.

Favorite quote: “Better to cut a bad cow good than a good cow bad.” – Buster Welch

Most memorable moment in cutting: The 1991 Memphis Futurity because I won the Open and Non-Pro on the same day riding Playboys Ruby. Also the 1994 NCHA Super Stakes, I won both the Open and Non-Pro on two different horses, Tap O Lena and Miss Skeeto Lena respectively. These were both great moments as my Dad was still alive and I can still remember the elation in his voice when I called him from my hotel room to tell him how I did.

Training philosophy: My training philosophy is to work the cow!

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