Day one of the Ruby Buckle Race in South Jordan, Utah, kicked off with a bang in the first rounds of the futuriy and derby.
Results and Recaps
Day One: Wednesday, June 21
The futurity saw DaCota Monk and TNR Wannaseemycancan, a 2019 mare by Eddie Stinson and ouf of Chase This Ivory x Ivory James get the win in the first round of the futurity in 16.015 seconds. The win earned owner Suzanne Franks $8,000, and $1,000 for both Eddie Stinson and breeder Victory Farms.
On their heels was one of the standouts from Guthrie’s Ruby Buckle Race just weeks ago, Seis On The Chase and decorated trainer Ashley Schafer. “Chase,” were 16.045 seconds to earn $5,600 for owner Kelly Tovar and $700 each for stallion Tres Seis and breeders Garrett and Brittany Tonozzi. The 2019 stallion is out of the famed Babe On the Chase x Chasin Firewater.
The 2D futurity win went to Sonia Gorrell and Pressure Lane in 16.769 seconds. Pressure Lane is a 2018 mare by The Goodbye Lane and out of Pressure Points by Jazzin Hi. They earned $4,800 for the win and $600 each for The Goodbye Lane’s owners and for Gorrell as the breeder.
In the derby it was Kyle Leleux and KB Talents Ta Heaven, a 2017 gelding by JL Dash Ta Heaven and out of Talents Dark Angel x Flaming Talent that earned the win and clocked the fastest time of the day with a 15.966-second run. Leleux earned $5,100 for himself as the owner and $638 for breeder Kay Blandford and JL Dash Ta Heaven, respectively.
Right behind Leleux with a 16.043 was another familiar Ruby Buckle face, Brandon Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane, a 2017 mare by The Goodbye Lane and out of SKS Running Faucet x Diamond Faucet. Cullins earned $3,400 for owners Grant and Rayel Little and $425 for Mark and Linda Jarvis as owners of The Goodbye Lane and breeders of MJ Segers Fast Lane.
Coming in the third-place position with a 16.099 was Katie Jo Halbert and Miz Melania, whose names you may recognize from their recent arena record-setting run at the ProRodeo in Sisters, Oregon.
Coming in at the top of the .7 split 2D was Riley Spargan and Mr Perk Up N Jet, a 2015 gelding by Blazin Jetolena and out of Lady Perks x Dash for Perks . They earned $2,400 for owner Cindy Shelton and $300 for Busby Quarter Horses both as the stallion owner and breeder.
Day 2: Thursday, June 22
Day two saw Emily Efurd take over aboard Hyper By Design, who had success at the Colorado Classic Futurity in Montrose, Colorado, just one week prior. The 2018 gelding by Slick By Design and out of On A Hyper Lady x Hyperspeed went 16.044 to take the win on the day, earning $8,000 for owner Michelle Allison, $1,000 for HighPoint Barrel Horses for Slick By Design and $1,000 for Allison as the breeder. Efurd’s efforts also earned her the aggregate 1D win with a 31.172, worth another $17,000 for Allison as the owner, and $2,000 respectively to HighPoint and Allison.
Efurd pushed Monk and TNR Wannaseemycancan, the round one champions to the No. 2 position in the aggreegate with their 32.231 on two. Their run was worth $11,900 for owner Suzanne Franks and $1,400 each for the owners of Eddie Stinson and breeder Victory Farms.
Rounding out the top three in the aggregate was Ashley Schafer and Seis On The Chase, holding consistent with their time of 32.348 on two runs.
Stay tuned for full results from the second round and aggregate on two in South Jordan, plus results from the Derby happening now.
A Slick by Design Progeny also went to the top of the second division on day two of the futurity. Kasslie Branson and Shady Slick got the $4,800 win for herself as the owner and $600 each for Highpoint Barrel Horses and Shannon Kerr as the breeder.
In the aggregate, it was Smooth N Silky, a 2018 mare by A Smooth Guy and out of Heart Driven x Stoli and Shyann Lucas who earned the $10,200 win for owner Lucas, along with $1,200 for A Smooth Guy and Larry Coats, respectively, with a time of 33.677 on two.
The second day of the derby saw Ryann Pedone and standout Thirty Six Roses go to the top of the leaderboard with the fastest time of both days of barrel racing— a 15.943. The round win earned them $5,100 for Pedone as the owner and $638 each for breeder Erin Chrisman and the owners of sire Tres Seis. Thirty Six Roses is out of Black Rosalita x Sweet First Down.
In the aggregate, it was Marcie Wilson and her home-raised MJ Lola Lane, a 2015 daughter of The Goodbye Lane and out of Pappys Fools Ta Fame x Easy Illusion that earned the $10,200 win, along with $1,275 for Wilson’s parents, owners of The Goodbye Lane and $1,275 for their family as the breeder. Wilson also earned $1,700 for a fourth-place finish in round one with her 16.158-second trip, and $1,700 for her fourth-place finish in the second round with a 16.137-second time, giving her 32.295 in the aggregate and pulling ahead of round one champion Kyle Leleux and KB Talents Ta Heaven, who finished second overall with a 32.296 on two.
The second round derby 2D win went to French Bling N Kandy and Hallie Hanssen. The 2018 mare by The Kandyman and out of Frenchstreakofbling x A Streak Of Fling was 16.697 to earn $2,400 for owners Tom and Barb Westover, as well as $300 each for The Kandyman and Westovers as the breeders.
Meanwhile in the aggregate, Blazin Lil Bugatti and Laci Sutherland were 33.809 on two to earn $4,800 for owner Warren C Sprague Jr. The run also earned $600 for sire Blazin Jetolena and for breeder Cassidy Quinn.