QData has been tracking the top-earning barrel horses all year long, and these are the futurity standouts that have taken the barrel racing world by storm so far.
The QData leaderboards track the top stallions, mares and running horses each year. These are the top futurity horses pulled from QData’s overall leaderboard for barrel horses across the industry. There are a few major futurities remaining for horses to catch up: The Ruby Buckle East Race in Memphis, Tennessee, the Top Shelf Breeders race in Fallon, Nevada, and the Barrel Futurities of America championships in Guthrie, Oklahoma, November 11-18.
So far, the top 10 barrel racing futurity horses have earn a combined $2,212,425 in recorded QData earnings in 2023.
1. Tres Chasin Babe PZ, $457,076
Owner: Teton Ridge
Breeder: Brittany and Garrett Tonozzi
Rider: Brittany Tonozzi
All-ages ranking: 1
Pedigree: Tres Chasin Babe PZ “Rosie,” is a 2019 mare by Tres Seis and out of the great NFR-qualifying mare, Babe On The Chase, by Chasin Firewater.
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2. TNR Wannaseemycancan, $383,399
Owner: Suzonne Franks
Breeder: Victory Farms
Rider: Dacota Rae Monk
All-ages ranking: 2
Pedigree: TNR Wannaseemycancan is a 2019 mare by Eddie Stinson and out of Chase This Ivory, by Ivory James.
3. ChitiChiti Bang Bang, $245,213
Owner: Brittany and Garrett Tonozzi
Breeder: Garrett and Brittany Tonozzi
Rider: Brittany Tonozzi
All-ages ranking: 4
Pedigree: ChitiChiti BangBang “Maybelline,” is a 2019 mare by Tres Seis and out of Tonozzi’s NFR-qualifying mare, KissKiss BangBang “Mona,” by Dash Ta Fame.
4. Hyper By Design, $238,669
Owner: Michele Allison
Breeder: Michele Allison
Rider: Emily Efurd
All-ages ranking: 5
Pedigree: Hyper By Design is a 2018 gelding by Slick By Design and out of Allison’s successful rodeo mare, On A Hyper Lady, by Mr Hyperspeed.
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5. From Famous To Vegas, $201,756
Owner: Lisa Kay Cline
Breeder: Carole Lampron
Riders: Caroline Boucher Caleb Cline
All-ages ranking: 8
Pedigree: From Famous To Vegas is a 2019 gelding by Frenchstreaktavegas and out of Famous Aunt Martha, by Dash Ta Fame.
6. Back By Design, $154,740
Owner: Cayla Melby Small
Breeder: Cayla Melby Small
Riders: Cayla Small, Ceri Ward
All-ages ranking: 14
Pedigree: Back By Design is a 2019 gelding by Slick By Design and out of NFR-qualifying mare, RC Back in Black, by Ninety Nine Goldmine.
7. Slick Swingin Gypsy, $151,848
Owner: Ceri and Reagan Ward
Breeder: J Garcia Land Holdings, LLC
Rider: Ceri Ward
All-ages ranking: 15
Pedigree: Slick Swingin Gypsy is a 2018 gelding by Slick By Design and out of the standout futurity mare and producer, Hip Swingin Gypsy, by Firewaterontherocks.
8. KN Preachin Bout JLo, $133,943
Owner: Kenny Nichols or James Barron
Breeder: Kenny Nichols or James Barrom
Riders: Taylor Hildreth, Cody Hyde
All-ages ranking: 17
Pedigree: KN Preachin Bout JLo, “Preacher,” is a 2018 gelding by Tres Seis and out of KN Fabs Gift Of Fame, by Frenchmans Fabulous.
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9. This Guy Will Moonya, $129,550
Owner: Sissy Winn
Breeder: Bear Creek Quarter Horses
Rider: James Barnes
All-ages ranking: 20
Pedigree: This Guy Will Moonya, “King,” is a 2018 gelding by Guys Canyon Moon and out of VF Red Lights, by Designer Red.
10. Chrome Plated Fame, $116,231
Owner: Highpoint Barrel Horses
Breeder: Highpoint Barrel Horses
Rider: Ashley Schafer
All-ages ranking: 28
Pedigree: Chrome Plated Fame, “Johnny,” is a 2018 mare by Dash Ta Fame and out of Rods Last Ladybug, by Sharp Rodney.