Brazos Bash Open Futurity
Overtheboonforyou claims Brazos Bash Futurity championship
Overtheboonforyou and Sean Flynn scored 225 points to win $20,000 as the 3-Year-Old Open Champion of the Brazos Bash, on September 20, in Weatherford, Tex. Double Zee, with 222 points under Tatum Rice, claimed $17,000 as reserve champion, as well as $2,705 as Gelding champion, while Metallic Envy and Eddie Flynn placed third with 220 points in the 10-horse finals.
Owned by Joe Wood, Heber Springs, Ark., Overtheboonforyou LTE $34,801 won the Cotton Stakes under Flynn earlier this month, and was also a finalist in the West Texas Futurity. The Once In A Blu Boon daughter was bred by Pine Island Ranch out of Toni The Tigress LTE $96,059, a High Brow Cat daughter and co-reserve champion, with Matt Gaines, of the 2008 Brazos Bash 4-Year-Old Open.
Sean Flynn is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,766,930.
Double Zee LTE $45,149 is owned by his breeders Kevin and Sydney Knight, Weatherford, Tex. The gelded son of Reyzin The Cash came to the Brazos Bash following a championship win with Tatum Rice in the West Texas Futurity, and a reserve championship from the Idaho Futurity.
Double Zee is a three-quarter brother to the Dual Rey daughter Crey Zee LTE $343,285, also owned and bred by the Knights. Crey Zee was the 2018 NCHA Futurity Open champion under Rice, as well as 2019 NCHA Open Horse of the Year. Her dam, Eazee E LTE $211,145, was also reserve champion of the 2015 Brazos Bash Classic with Rice, as well as 2017 NCHA Open Reserve World Champion.
Tatum Rice is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,522,813.
This was the first NCHA payday for Metallic Envy, who earned $14,000 for her Brazos Bash Futurity third-place finish. Owned by Tanja Allen of Killeen, Tex., and bred by Sadye Simpson, Nemo, Tex., Metallic Envy, by Metallic Cat is out of the Dual Rey daughter Royal Reyda LTE $21,479, dam of both NCHA and NRCHA earners.
Eddie Flynn is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $2,740,508.
The Brazos Bash continues through Sept. 27.
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