The 2015 NCHA World Championship Futurity officially kicked off on Thurs., Nov. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas and saw nearly 100 open riders ignite the highly anticipated competition. Day one of the first go-round accommodated seven sets of horses and riders, and the bar was set high early on.
Roy Carter rode Peptos Scootin Man, owned by RPX Enterprises, to a 219 in the first bunch. Carter rode the horse’s sire, Smart Lil Scoot, to a fifth place finish at the 1999 NCHA Open Futurity and went on to win the 2002 NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Classic and the NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic Championship. Smart Lil Scoot retired with more than $266,000 and has gone on to produce earners of more than $4.4 million. Peptos Scootin Man is out of Peptos Little Gal.
Grant Setnicka and Metallic Mistress, owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, cut to the second high score of the day, a 218.5, in the fifth set. The mare, also known as “Giselle,” is by Metallic Cat and out of Smart Crackin Chic, a Smart Chic Olena mare that was piloted by Todd Crawford to the 2006 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship.
The second day of the Open first go-round continues on Fri., Nov. 20, and runs through Tues., Nov. 24, to accommodate the 556 entries in pursuit of the $200,000 Open Championship check that will be awarded on Sat., Dec. 12 during the Open Finals in Will Rogers Coliseum.
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