Barlow and McDavid top Amateur/Amateur Unlimited go-round
Glenn Barlow, Gillette, Wyo., riding Shez Shameless, by Dual Rey, scored 219 points to tie Stacie McDavid, on DMAC Kodiak, by Metallic Cat (click here for details on McDavid and DMAC Kodiak), as the high-scoring rider and from the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Amateur/Amateur Unlimited go-round. Tracey Woodward, Los Alamos, Calif., with 218.5 points riding homebred Jazzen, by Rascal Cats, was the second-highest scoring rider. McDavid, Barlow, and Woodward are Amateur Unlimited entrants.
The 257-entry go-round determined qualification for 29 riders with 212.5 points or more to the Amateur Finals, and for 40 riders with 213.5 points or more to the Amateur Unlimited Finals, on Saturday, April 20.
Marco Salvatori, Modena, Mo., riding Twisted Red Faye LTE $1,667, by Smart Rey Pepto, was the high-scoring Amateur entrant with 218 points. Salvatori, the NCHA earner of $69,438, is an international cutting champion. He was the Non-Pro reserve champion of 2015 NCHA European Championships riding Metallic Savanah LTE $61,771, by Metallic Cat, and placed fifth with Poundcake Deluxe LTE $81,194, by Cats Quixote Jack. He was also Open reserve champion of the 2011 NCHA Lyon World Series aboard Shesa Little Cat LTE $84,627.
Glenn Barlow, the NCHA earner of $446,459, showed Shez Shameless LTE $24,453 to place fourth in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited Finals, and he was a finalist in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited, as well, riding Betty Bama LTE $18,797.
Barlow was also a consistent money earner with Dual Rey-sired siblings Mr Connerey LTE $195,007 and Ferrarey LTE $140,449, bred by his Barlow Livestock, out of the High Brow Cat daughter Cats Good Intentions. In addition to placing in Non-Pro and Amateur divisions of the NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic on both horses, Barlow also won the 2015 Breeders Invitational Amateur Unlimited with Mr Connerey, and the 2018 Breeders Invitational Amateur Unlimited aboard Ferrarey.
Tracey Woodward, the NCHA earner of $272,851, showed Jazzen’s full sister, Just Rascal LTE $21,196, to win the 2018 Pacific Coast 3-Year-Old Amateur Unlimited, and to place as reserve champion in the Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited divisions of the same event. In 2017, Woodward placed third in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic riding Stylish Look Bella LTE $174,016, by Dual Smart Rey.
Jazzen LTE $3,066 was shown earlier this year to place seventh under Morgan Cromer in the Pacific Coast Winter Roundup Open Finals. Cromer also showed Just Rascal as an Open finalist in the 2018 Pacific Coast Futurity. Jazzen and Just Rascal are the first performers out of the Smart Lil Ricochet daughter Justbabe LTE $20,752, a full sister to Glows LTE $231,178, an NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro finalist under Skip Queen.