The 2023 Pink Buckle Race and Select Stallion Owners Sale may as well be renamed the Brittany and Garrett Tonozzi’s week in Guthrie, because from October 2-8, 2023, barrel racing’s powerhouse couple added a whopping (unofficial) $865,054 to their checking account.
Here’s the breakdown.
First thing’s first: The Pink Buckle Sale
Garrett and Brittany had two horses in the Pink Buckle Stallion Select Owners Sale on October 5, and they made out well on both of their prospects.
Kiss Me Good By, a 2020 mare by The Goodbye Lane and out of BFA world champion and NFR qualifying mare, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang x Dash Ta Fame was first up. She sold for $490,000 to 4M Equine Ranch and was the third high seller in the field of 130.
“She’s got a great start on her with Brittany,” said Kylee Scribner, a partner of 4M Equine Ranch. “You can’t beat her papers. She’s built correct and super cute. We were able to watch Brittany ride her around, Brittany had videos of her and she just looked great. She carries herself well. We thought she would be a good investment to have some great mare power in the lineup.”
Their next prospect to enter the ring was Epic Hero, a 2020 gelding by Epic Leader and out of Steele Magnolias, the superstar mare who placed at the NFR with not only Tonozzi, but also with Jana Bean. He sold to Trenton Davis for $110,000. Both prospects were in Training with Tonozzi at the time of the sale.
Tonozzi Total: $600,000
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That Futurity, though
Friday, October 6 turned into Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi’s day in the second round of the Pink Buckle Futurity inside the Lazy E Arena when she won first on Tres Chasin Babe Pz and second on ChitiChiti Bang Bang.
Pozzi Tonozzi took the round and aggregate win on two aboard Tres Chasin Babe PZ, the same horse she won the Ruby Buckle futurity aboard at the Lazy E in April 2023, in 16.551 seconds. The win earned “Rosie,” $65,000 in LTE— $52,000 to Teton Ridge as the owners, $6,500 to stallion Tres Seis and $6,500 to the Tonozzis as the breeders.
“Rosie,” also earned $7,312 in Round 1—$5,850 to owners, $731 to stallion and breeder each. In the second round, her round win added $32,500 to her LTE—$26,000 to owners, $3,250 to stallion and breeder each.
In the reserve futurity winning position was Tonozzi and ChitiChiti BangBang, a 2019 daughter of Tres Seis and out of the BFA world champion and NFR-qualifying mare, KissKiss BangBang, “Mona.” The 16.780 turned in during round two solidified aggregate earnings of $45,500— $36,400 to the Tonozzis as owners, $4,550 to stallion Tres Seis and $4,550 to the Tonozzis as the breeders.
“Maybelline,” also earned $11,376 in the first round—$9,100 to owners, $1,138 to stallion and breeder each. In Round 2, ChitiChiti BangBang added $17,878 to her LTE— $14,300 to owners, $1,788 to stallion and breeder.
Here’s our breakdown of Tonozzi’s full futurity earnings.
|Tres Chasin Babe PZ Round 1||9,100||1,138||1,138|
|ChitiChiti BangBang Round 1||5,850||731||731|
|Seis on the Chase (Ridden by Ashley Schafer) Round 1||244|
Tonozzi total: $179,808
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Shoutout to those rollovers, though. Brittany rolled her futurity runs right over to the Open 4D, and so did Schafer and Seis On The Chase, for bonus money for the Tonozzis.
|ChitiChiti Bang Bang Round 1||1,046||131||131|
|Tres Chasin Babe PZ Round 1||668||84||84|
Tonozzi Total: $41,758
Sidepots for days
|Futurity-Sale Graduate Sidepot||Rider||Stallion||Breeder|
|Tres Chasin Babe PZ||6,000|
|Seis on the Chase||325|
|Open- Sale Graduate Sidepot||Rider||Stallion||Breeder|
|Tres Chasin Babe PZ||3,000||375||375|
|Seis on the Chase||163|
|Open- Owner/Rider Sidepot||RiderStallion||Stallion||Breeder|
|ChitiChiti Bang Bang||750||94||94|