RL Chartier checked off one of his major career goals when he claimed the 2016 Mercuria Open World Championship in Fort Worth.
After a competitive year, RL rode A Little Bossy to finish the year on more than $98,000 in winnings and secure the title.
It was a historic finals, with RL’s father Randy and brother Cullen also making the year end event.
Tracy Barton on NRR Cat King Cole was trailing RL by less than $5,000 going into the finals but just couldn’t close the gap, taking out the Reserve Championship, while Gaylon Wells and Rue Du Ichi came in third.
A little Bossy is a gelding by CD Lights and owned by Gary and Karen Fields.
RL told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, his next big goal now is to win the Futurity.