McCutcheon Leads First Section of NRHA Non Pro Derby

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Press release

Photo courtesy of Morgan Vanderburgh

Oklahoma City, Okla. – June 24, 2013 – By Christa Morris – The 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby held its third day of competition on June 24 including the first go, first section of the $185,000-added Non Pro Derby and five ancillary classes for open and rookie riders. Although entries are still being accepted in the schedule’s remaining ancillary classes, all signs indicate that the event will surpass last year’s numbers in terms of overall entries, purse and NRHA Nomination Program payout to owners and nominators.Early in today’s competition the pace was set with a 221.5. Mandy McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and Always Gotyer Gunsup (Gunner x Always A Dunit, $152,400 NRHA LTE) earned the top score from the judges and lead the first go-round, first section of the level 4 non pro division. The NRHA Million Dollar Rider and Always Gotyer Gunsup are continuing on a successful partnership thus far winning the 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Non Pro Championship, 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 Non Pro Reserve Championship and 2013 NRBC Level 4 Non Pro Reserve Championship. McQuay Stables, Inc., of Tioga, Texas, owns the 2007 mare.

Just one-half point behind the leader (221) was Carin Valcich (Whiteboro, Texas) aboard Wimpys All Jacked Up (Wimpys Little Step x Docs Twinkle Jac). They arrived in Oklahoma City following a reserve championship showing in the level 4, level 3 and level 2 non pro divisions at the 2013 Carolina Classic Derby. Valcich owns the 2009 mare with $21,370 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings. They lead the level 3 and level 2 non pro divisions.

Leading the level 1 non pro and youth non pro divisions was Meloney Morris (Memphis, Tenn.) and Peacemaker Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Meerly Chic Olena) with a 220.5. The 2007 gelding, owned by Morris, has accumulated $19,790 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings.

In the prime time division, Susan Flynn (Ashland, Ky.) and Colonel Tinseltown (Gunner x Dun It In Tinseltown, $27,840 NRHA LTE) sit atop the leaderboard with a handicapped score of 219. Flynn ($117,570 NRHA LTE) and the 2007 gelding won three reserve championships at the 2012 Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show.

ANCILLARY RECAP

Chex Missy Out and Mixon – Intermediate Open Winners
1. Chex Missy Out: Chex That Out x Lenas Missy Moon, 2009 mare
Abigayle Mixon: Marietta, Okla., NRHA Professional, $237,730 NRHA LTE
Norma Sather, owner: Manson, Wa.
143.5

2. Julgun: Playgun x Julie Christie, 2006 stallion, $97,590 NRHA LTE
Abigayle Mixon: Marietta, Okla., NRHA Professional, $237,730 NRHA LTE
Sather Family Partnership, owner: Manson, Wa. / 141.0

Three-Way Tie in Limited Open
12/3/. Doctor Dually Pep: Dually Pep x Doc Will See You Now, 2004 stallion, $23,290 NRHA LTE
Kristiaan Hermus: Weatherford, Texas
Nancy G Stillwell, owner: Weatherford, Texas
142.5

1/2/3. Ima Smart Footwork: Imasmartpepto x My Footworks Fancy, 2007 mare
Jason Franks: Elverson, Pa.
Carley M & Richard Montemuro, owner: Lake Harmony, Pa.
142.5

1/2/3. Peppy Chic Finale: Peppy Chic Olena, 2005 mare, $30,510 NRHA LTE
Massimo Tallone: Pilot Point, Texas, NRHA Professional
Amelia Lee, owner: Southlake, Texas
142.5

Vital and Docs Randy Chic – Rookie Professional Winners
1. Docs Randy Chic: Chic Please x Docs Gunner Girl, 2005 gelding
Hava Vital: Marietta, Okla.
Candy M Conway, owner: Marietta, Okla.
145.5

2. Peppy Chic Finale: Peppy Chic Olena, 2005 mare, $30,510 NRHA LTE
Massimo Tallone: Pilot Point, Texas, NRHA Professional
Amelia Lee, owner: Southlake, Texas
142.5

McAnelly and Cartillar Tie in Rookie Level 2
1/2. Haidachino Gunner: Gunner x Haidachino Cherry, 2006 gelding
Kimberly J McAnelly, owner/rider: Gainesville, Texas
142.5

1/2. Gimme Major Bucks: Smart Starbuck x Majors Serendipity, 2003 gelding, $87,300 NRHA LTE
Tori L Cartillar: Wynne, Ark.
Djuana Cartillar, owner: Wynne, Ark.
142.5

Cartillar Takes Rookie Level 1
1. Gimme Major Bucks: Smart Starbuck x Majors Serendipity, 2003 gelding, $87,300 NRHA LTE
Tori L Cartillar: Wynne, Ark.
Djuana Cartillar, owner: Wynne, Ark.
142.5

2. Playgun Chic Olena: Smart Chic Olena x Mamas Packin, 2005 gelding
Molly L Mitchell, rider/owner: Cuba, Mo.
140.0

TOMORROW AT THE SHOW
Tuesday will start at 8 a.m. in Coliseum with the second section of first go-round of the  $185,000-added Non Pro Derby. The Adequan Championship Arena starts at 8:30 a.m. with ancillary classes including $1,000-added Novice Horse Open Level 1, $2,000-added Novice Horse Open Level 2, AQHA Open, APHA Open and APHA Solid Open.

The Affiliate Summit takes place at the Conference Room B at 3 p.m.  The purpose of the summit is to allow for discussion of Affiliate Conditions, the Affiliate Toolbox, the Outreach Model and incentive levels. Be sure to attend to get the latest important information for affiliates.

At 5 p.m., the Sale Arena opens with SmartPak Derby Happy Hour(s). Fiesta food and beer will be provided while it lasts along with games for everyone to enjoy. Take a few moments to visit with NRHA Corporate Partner SmartPak and see what special surprise they have for you!

Watch the live webcast, keep tabs on the leaders and find out about the latest news and upcoming events at nrhaderby.com, facebook.com/nrhareining or twitter.com/nrha.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, LLC., Cool-A-Zone, The New West, Business Link, Fowler Dodge and Santa Hill Ranch.
For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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