Limited Open Derby Finals
DMAC Agent Orange and Mitch Butler claim Derby Open Ltd.
DMAC Agent Orange and Mitch Butler scored 219.5 points on Saturday, July 18, to win the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Open Limited Derby. How Sweet Rey Is and Daniel Sanchez scored 219 for the reserve championship, while Two Hot and Justin Chalmers placed third with 218 points.
Owned and bred by David McDavid, Fort Worth, Tex., DMAC Agent Orange had carried McDavid as a 2019 NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist and Amateur Unlimited semi-finalist. The Smooth As A Cat daughter is out of Shesa Little Dually LTE $55,851, who Stacie McDavid showed as a Non-Pro finalist in three major events. DMAC Agent Orange is a full sister to 4-year-old DMAC Mr Plumley LTE $17,571, also bred by David McDavid, and shown by Stacie to place sixth in the 2019 NCHA Futurity Amateur Unlimited.
Mitch Butler, the NCHA earner of $79,359, placed fifth in 2018 NCHA Derby Open Limited on Princess Of Bel Air LTE $36,183, sired by Metallic Cat, bred by the McDavids, and shown successfully by Stacie in Non-Pro and Limited Amateur competition. Butler also placed eighth in the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Open Limited on DMAC Smooth N Wise, sired by Smooth As A Cat and also bred by the McDavids.
How Sweet Rey Is was bred and is owned by Chris Brengard, Paragould, Ark., who showed the Dual Smart Rey daughter’s dam, Sweet Cat RG LTE $25,523, by High Brow Cat, in Amateur/Unlimited aged event competition. Daniel Sanchez has been a competitive NRCHA and NSHA Open Limited competitor with earnings of over $60,000. Earlier this year he won the NRCHA Derby 4/5 Open Limited and placed third in the Open Intermediate on Reyny Day Nickle, a half-brother to Metallic Cat son Catillac Reys LTE $222,341, reserve champion of the 2018 NCHA Open Derby and 2020 NCHA Classic Challenge under Adan Banuelos.
Bred and owned by Jeff and Jennifer Foland, Weatherford, Tex., Two Hot was a 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semi-finalist with Jennifer Foland. The Spots Hot daughter, out of Shes Twice As Smooth LTE $191,734, by Smooth As A Cat, is a full sister to Fed Exx LTE $77,829, and a half-sister to 5-year-old Dual Rey son Kreyzy Horse LTE $63,368, the NRCHA earner of $63,368, and 2020 reserve champion of the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby with Kelby Phillips.
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