Tejon Ranch Futurity

Ifitaintgotthatswing (PT), a mare owned by Susan Hearst, Paso Robles, Calif., was ridden by Gary Gonsalves to a winning 219 in the 3-year-old Futurity Open at the Tejon Futurity, Derby and Classic, which was held Sept. 11-16 at Lebec, Calif.Ifitaintgotthatswing (PT), a mare owned by Susan Hearst, Paso Robles, Calif., was ridden by Gary Gonsalves to a winning 219 in the 3-year-old Futurity Open at the Tejon Futurity, Derby and Classic, which was held Sept. 11-16 at Lebec, Calif.

Story originally posted by: Robert Eubanks

Ifitaintgotthatswing (PT), a mare owned by Susan Hearst, Paso Robles, Calif., was ridden by Gary Gonsalves to a winning 219 in the 3-year-old Futurity Open at the Tejon Futurity, Derby and Classic, which was held Sept. 11-16 at Lebec, Calif.

The victory was worth $3,934.95 for the mare, which is by Like A Diamond (PT) and out of Solano Sally by Doc’s Solano.

There was a tie at 216 for the Reserve Championship between Eatin Nuts, owned by Marty Pelcyger, Tucson, Ariz., and ridden by Dave Costello, and Smart Son Ofadoc, owned by Gay and Mike Smith, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and ridden by Mike Smith’s brother, Tim.

Var Rawlins, Bonsall, Calif., riding Miss Travelin Gem, scored a 216 to win the Futurity Non-Pro by 15 points. Miss Travelin Gem is by Travalena out of Lynnea Gem by Doc Bar Gem.

The event featured a $93,304.40 total purse, including $33,000 added.

Horses owned by Don and Pam Dubin’s Canyon Creek Ranch, Genoa, Nev., and ridden by Tim Smith, won the 4-year-old Derby Open and 5/6-year-old Classic Open.

AR Little Rio, a Powder River Playboy-Aglows First Rio gelding, scored a 222 to win the Derby by four points over Dry Heir, owned by Lee and Karen Brooks, Jamestown, Calif., and ridden by Rock Hedlund.

Travalano, a 1995 gelding by Travalena out of War Lano Missy by Doc’s Solano, marked a 223 in the Classic Open, five points better than Eating Smart, owned by Robert Holley, Sunol, Calif., and ridden by Phil Benadum.

Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, Calif., took the Derby Non-Pro with a 219 on her great stallion, Soula Jule Star. Norman Clark, Dos Palos, Calif., was Reserve Champion with a 218.5 on Mis N Sierra.

Robert Sinclair, Santa Ynez, Calif., took the Classic Non-Pro with a 216 on A Ginuwine Jazz (PT), a 1996 mare by Hickoryote out of Real Desire (PT) by Genuine Doc. Don Dubin was second with a 215 on Travalano.

The Tejon Ranch, consisting of over 270,000 acres, was put together from four Spanish land grants in 1843. The ranch, now run by a corporation that is involved in farming, raising cattle and horses, had hosted successful weekend cutting circuits for seven years before holding its first aged event in 1998.