It was an exciting Non Pro Derby final that saw Megan Miller and Chad Bushaw share the title at the 2018 Super Stakes. Chad marked a 222 on Bittersweet in the first set, a score matched by Megan on Carolena Reyn in the second set. Chad told CHTO”s Simone Cobb he’s hopeful of winning the Triple Crown after also taking out the Non Pro Futurity title on the same horse. Meanwhile Megan told Simone she was proud to win in the Will Rogers on a horse she raised.
Chad Bushaw’s victory in the 2017 NCHA Non Pro Futurity was anything but bittersweet as the crowd roared approvingly during his exciting run.
The Texan rode a mare he trained and called Bittersweet marking a 225 for the win.
Chad told CHTO’s Simone Cobb a great story about why he chose that name, but that he wouldn’t a change a thing. He said it’s been a few years since winning in the Will Rogers, making his victory sweeter still.
Bittersweet is a Metallic Cat out of Miss Sea Rey. The paid earned more than $61,000 for the win!
Reserve Champion went to Brandon Westfall on Smooth Lil Cowtown who scored 221 and took home $52,000.