Fourteen years after taking the reserve championship on Royal Serena Belle in his first Futurity finals, Lloyd Cox set a record of 230 on One Time Royalty in the 2010 NCHA Futurity. One Time Royalty’s winning margin of eight points was also a record.
“I knew the run was good,” Cox said. “I didn’t know what they would mark him, but I am extremely happy. I cut good cows for him and he was determined to hold whatever I cut. I kept mashing the throttle and he kept responding.”
Bred by Double Dove Ranch and owned at the Futurity by Matthews Cutting Horses, One Time Royalty is by freshman sire One Time Pepto out of Royal Serena Belle, a half-sister to 1989 Futurity champ July Jazz. One Time Royalty, who was sold to SDM Quarter Horses of Goondiwindi, Queenland, Australia this summer, has earned more than $266,000.
We’ll look at the past NCHA Futurity champions each day through December 9. Read the full story in Cutting Horse Gold: 50 Years of the NCHA Futurity by Sally Harrison.