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Ladies Have It at the Idaho Mercuria NCHA World Series
Fort Worth, Texas, September 3, 2013 Three mares based in
Weatherford, Texas, found the treasure September 1 in Nampa, Idaho, in the
heart of Treasure Valley, as the fifth of nine Mercuria NCHA World Series
of Cutting events offered more than $70,000 in open and non pro competition.
Splitting the open division was Dont Look Twice, who wowed the audience with a
230 in the first go, but came back to score a 228 and tie with One Time Choice.
Both horses earned $8,423.20 of the $37,154 purse, along with Gist Silversmith
Riding against a field of 33 horses in the open, Dont Look Twice, trained and
ridden by Phil Rapp for owners Louis and Corliss Baldwin of Fort Worth, Texas,
was looking to repeat her win of 2012 and add to her already record-breaking
lifetime earnings of more than $700,000. The mare, by High Brow Cat and out of
Tapt Twice, was set to do that until One Time Choice, trained and ridden by
Chubby Turner for J Five Horse Ranch, set the tone with her 228 as the fifth
horse to work in the nine-head finals.
With the win, Dont Look Twice brings her lifetime earnings to more than
$755,000, while One Time Choice edges closer to the $100,000 bringing his
lifetime earnings to more than $95,000.
Taking the Non Pro division was another Weatherford-based horse, Teles Bout This
Cat, owned and ridden by Cody Hedlund. A six-year-old daughter of WR This Cats
Smart and out of Teles Lies, has been a trusted mount for Hedlund, who rode the
bay to the Non Pro Horse of the Year title in 2011. This was her first win at a
Mercuria NCHA World Series event as she scored a 225 to earn $11,241.60 of the
$36,304 purse, bringing her lifetime to earnings to more than $181,000.
The Mercuria series will continue throughout the fall with events in Rancho
Murrieta, Calif., September 13-14; Columbus, Ohio, October 9-10; Lyon, France,
October 31-November 2, and Kansas City, Missouri, November 6-7. Each event
features $50,000 in added money with $200,000 added at the Mercuria World Finals
to be held during the NCHA Futurity November 21-December 14 in Fort Worth,
The National Cutting Horse Association approves approximately 1,600 events each
year with purses totaling more than $35 million throughout the sport. Cutting
events take place throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, South
American and Europe and are supported by such companies as Mercuria Energy, Ram
Truck, Great American Insurance Group, the American Quarter Horse Association,
John Deere Tractors and XTO Energy among many others.
The National Cutting Horse Association, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is the world
governing body for the sport of cutting. With more than 16,000 members
worldwide, its mission is to promote and celebrate the cutting horse, whose
origins on Western ranches supports ranching and Western heritage. By
establishing rules for the conduct of cutting horse shows, NCHA provides a level
playing field and a progressive class structure, which accommodates everyone
from the beginner to the advanced competitor. NCHA draws on the diverse talents
and backgrounds of its members and encourages their participation in helping it
achieve these goals.
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