Brazos Bash Open Classic
High Brow Lady Boon wins Brazos Bash Open Classic
High Brow Lady Boon won the Brazos Bash Open Classic championship with 225 points under Matt Miller, on September 21 in Weatherford. Tex. Summer Time Fun and James Payne, who immediately followed Miller and High Brow Lady Boon in the second set of the 17-horse finals, scored 224 points for the reserve championship, while Rollz Royce and Beau Galyean placed third with 223 points. The top three Classic finalists received payouts of $20,000, $18,000, and $16,000, respectively.
Owned and bred and by Texas Holy Cow Performance Horses of Weatherford, Tex., 5-year-old High Brow Lady Boon LTE $56,903, by High Brow Cat, is the first money earner out of RBR Lady Boon $87,550, by Peptoboonsmal. High Brow Lady Boon and Miller came to the Brazos Bash following a fifth-place Cotton Stakes Classic finish earlier this month, and earned go-round scores of 221 and 222 points coming into the Brazos Bash finals. Last year, High Brow Lady Boon and Miller won the Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Derby.
Matt Miller is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,737,109. In 2017, he won the Brazos Bash 3-Year-Old Open championship riding Graces CD LTE $39,365, by High Brow CD.
Summer Time Fun LTE $137,242 and James Payne won the 2019 NCHA Derby and also placed fourth in this year’s NCHA Classic Challenge; Kathleen Moore, also won the 2020 West Texas Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro and placed third in the Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro on the mare. Bred and owned by Ty Moore of Madill, Okla., 5-year-old Summer Time Fun, by Metallic Cat, is out of Hey Georgy Girl LTE $130,829, the dam of 12 earners of $526,699, including Summer Time Fun’s full brother Let Georgie Do It $146,017.
James Payne, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $3,592,819, won the Brazos Bash Classic in 2018 on PG Heavily Armed LTE $263,735, by Playgun, and the 2016 Brazos Bash Futurity on Ichis Snicker Doodle LTE $51,851, by Cat Ichi.
Together 6-year-old Rollz Royce LTE $339,014 and Beau Galyean have compiled an impressive list of championship wins, including the 2018 Brazos Bash Derby, the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the 2019 NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular Classic Challenge. This year they have claimed major 5/6 wins in the Cattlemen’s Derby, the Bonanza, and the Ike Hamilton Futurity, as well as reserves in the West Texas Futurity and the Cotton Stakes.
Sired by Dual Smart Rey, Rollz Royce is owned by Thomas Guinn of Philadelphia, Miss., and was bred by Royce Stalcup out of the unshown High Brow Cat daughter Show Biz Kitty, dam of four earners of $934,393, including Badboonarising LTE $318,279, by Once In A Blu Boon, and SS Blacks Lil Kitty $187,137.
Beau Galyean, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $4,315,248, also won the 2017 Brazos Bash Classic on Metallic Rebel LTE $411,837, who he showed as 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year.
The Brazos Bash continues through Sept. 27.
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