CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

Courtesy of Quarter Horse News A 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang. 

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.

2013 NCHA Super Stakes Awards More Than $3.3 Million

The 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic, presented by XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil Subsidiary, wrapped up April 20 as another multi-million dollar event for the sport of cutting, offering more than $3.3 million in cash and prizes to more than 2,000 entries from across the United States.

Hightower notches second win

On Saturday night, the 44-year-old Hightower rode Pretty Boy Cat, a stallion by High Brow Cat out of Pretty Lean Chick, to the title. He won the 1993 Classic Open on High Brow Cat.On Saturday night, the 44-year-old Hightower rode Pretty Boy Cat, a stallion by High Brow Cat out of Pretty Lean Chick, to the title. He won the 1993 Classic Open on High Brow Cat.