Trainer’s Corner – Geoffrey Sheehan – Weatherford, TX

October 5th, 2020 by Sophia Skeith

Geoffrey Sheehan

Total Earnings: $1,779,320

Geoffrey Sheehan grew up in Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia. At about 12 years old he started working for renowned trainer Graham Amos on school holidays. When Sheehan was 16, Graham Amos came to the States to compete in cutting. Sheehan decided that was his path too and continued working for him in America.

Amos was Sheehan’s main mentor, but he also credits other trainers for teaching him along the way such as John Mitchell, Roger Wagner, and Clint Allen to name a few.

“The first time I ever walked into Will Rogers I [thought] this is what I want to do,” Sheehan said.

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Tom Long Victorious In $5k Novice Mercuria World Final

December 6th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

After a year long dual, Nevada’s Tom Long has taken out the $5,000 Novice Championship at the 2016 Mercuria World Titles in Fort Worth.

Tom and his horse, Hes Gotta Be Good, beat Gavin Jordan and CR Kitty Gotta Gun by just $46 to clinch the title on his last run. Tom, who scored a 219 and 218.5 in both go rounds, won a total of $34,557 over the year.
It’s a remarkable return to form for Tom, who told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, that his last world titles were in 1985 and ’86.

 


Matt Gaines Takes Out The 2015 Open World Championship On An Emotional High!

December 6th, 2015 by CHTO

A spectacular score, a standing ovation, tears of joy….

Matt Gaines capped off a phenomenal year taking out the 2015 NCHA Open World Championship as fans cheered, hollered and applauded them in the Watt Arena at Fort Worth!

Matt and Special Nu Baby gave the crowd a run to remember, scoring a massive 231 to finish the year on a high, both figuratively and literally!

Despite being the undisputed leader for months, Matt and his wife Tara were both emotional and elated after sealing the victory.

It’s been an outstanding year of accomplishments for Matt and Special Nu Baby, winning five of eight Mercuria events this year, four of them consecutively. The formidable duo also made history when they scored an amazing 234 at the El Rancho Futurity, equaling the all-time record set by Phil Rapp and Don’t Look Twice.

Special Nu baby is a mare by Dual Rey and out of Nu I Wood and is owned by Gary & Shannon Barker from Oklahoma.

Matt spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb and says he had a special bond with Special Nu Baby.


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