It was a dream come true for Nelson Vivas who claimed victory in the 2018 Super Stakes Amateur Derby Championship. Nelson, who’s only been cutting for 3 years, rode Futurity Champion Playboy is Smooth to mark a 216 to win. He told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s only had 3 rides on his horse and immediately gelled with him. Reserve Champion, John Rockey secured his spot with a 214.5 on Dureyngo Kid.
Parke Greeson showed off his cutting savvy when he took out the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Classic at Fort Worth.
Parke, from Victoria, Tx, topped the final with a 218.5 aboard Rumorhazzitt. It’s his first major title and one he’s picked up after just a few short months of showing.
Rumorhazzitt is a One Time Pepto out of Jerries Dual Legacy.
He spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb.
Grace Vangilder won reserve champion on Smooth As Puddin just a half point behind, while John Rockey came in third riding Let Georgie Do It scoring 217.