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Designed to showcase 3-year-old horses, the Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity is a pioneering division of classes at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, and the industry response has been even greater in this second year than organizers ever anticipated. With more than 152 entries, a 60 percent gain over the inaugural 2011 event, the Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity gives the industry an unprecedented glimpse into the best horses as they track their path towards Futurity stardom.
Taking top honors and the beautiful champion’s Catena watch was Tim McQuay, riding David Silva’s Nuthin But Hollywood with a score of 219. Showing great skill and the talent of his horse, McQuay bested the next-placing horse by more than two points. McQuay continues his decades-long career in the winner’s circle by taking the coveted awards and bronze trophy for the Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity and establishing that Nuthin But Hollywood is one of the developing stars of the sport of reining.
“Brilliant, amazing …” raved title sponsor Michell Anne Kimball, owner of Spooks Gotta Whiz, the 2010 Futurity Champion, the only ‘triple-crown’ winner in the sport of Reining and name-sake of the Developing Horse Futurity. Kimball went on to say, “I love the venue and the class was filled with some really special horses. The entire event feels modern, comfortable and classy.” When asked about what the future holds, Kimball replied, “possibilities are endless for the Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity.”
Second place in the Level 4 was Steve De Frang aboard Gunners Cinderella with a score of 217. Tied for the third place position was Shawn Flarida with a 216 score aboard Smart Smoking Chic and another Steve De Frang mount, CBK Roosters Resolve with the matching score.
Additional level award winners include: Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity Level 3:
Steve De Frang / Gunners Cinderella / 217
Steve De Frang / CBK Roosters Resolve / 216
Sebastian Petroll / Concealed Gunner / 215.5
Spooks Gotta Whiz Developing Horse Futurity Level 1 & 2 – First place: Pedro Baiao / Wimpys Cable Lena / 215
The South Central Regional Affiliate Finals was also officially kicked off at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, awarding the first 2012 titles in the Novice Horse Open classes. Stephen Archer aboard One Night Roost, owned by Carolyn Tellepsen of Simonton, Texas, claimed the top prize in Level 2 of the Novice Horse Open as well as bragging rights for the first bronze trophy awarded at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic all with a 145.5 score. In the Novice Horse Open Level 2, Todd Wright riding Whizs Jodiebob, owned by Ray Bayliff claimed the second place prize with a score of 145 who also claimed the top prize in the Novice Horse Open Level 1 in a tie with Dell Hendricks aboard This Chic Can Hit owned by Christy Guerney.