It's always eagerly awaited news when the National Reined Cow Horse Association and Ward Ranch announce the selection of the NRCHA Raffle Colt. Each year the historicIt's always eagerly awaited news when the National Reined Cow Horse Association and Ward Ranch announce the selection of the NRCHA Raffle Colt. Each year the historic
It’s always eagerly awaited news when the National Reined Cow Horse Association and Ward Ranch announce the selection of the NRCHA Raffle Colt. Each year the historic Ward Ranch of Kingsburg, California, donates an exceptional 2-year-old to be raffled off to benefit the NRCHA and the NRCHA Futurity Sale Incentive. The annual NRCHA – Ward Ranch Raffle is an institution for the NRCHA and several alumni have gone on to place in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and other major events.
This year’s raffle colt, a bay gelding named Getdownmagicbrown, is by Reminics Pep, out of Win Plain Chex.
As always, the raffle colt represents the genetic excellence of the Ward Ranch. Reminics Pep, a son of Reminic out of Peppy Remedy, has lifetime earnings over $135,000. He was the 1998 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, then went on to be the Open Co-Reserve Champion at the River Front Farms NRCHA Derby. He was also successful in National Cutting Horse competition, making the semis at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity, and a finalist finish at the Gold Coast winter Championship. He was also the 1999 Arizona Sun Circuit Open Derby Champion.
Getdownmagicbrown’s dam, Win Plain Chex, is by Poppa Chex out of Plain Win.
Raffle Colt tickets are sold by NRCHA members and by the NRCHA office, for just $10 each. The drawing is slated for October 7 during the final performance of the 2007 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno.
The Ward Ranch was founded in 1972 by NRCHA Hall of Fame member, Greg Ward and his family. Ward Ranch was built physically and genetically around the much-acclaimed mare Fillinic, one of the industry’s leading producers. The mother of 1972 champion, Sugarnic, and grandmother of 1981 futurity champion, Sugar Remedy, and many other futurity finalists are credited to this mare and her daughters. Her son, Reminic, is the sire of 1998 Snaffle Bit Futurity champion, Reminics Pep, and 1986 champion, Smokinic. Fillinic’s grandson, Master Remedy, is the sire of: Otoe Master, Master Chex, Masteroani, and Master Rani Chex.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association, the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family, the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at www.nrcha.com.