April 12th, 2018
Steve Anderson on Littlemak. Hart Photography.
2018 Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes – April 12, 2018 – Fort Worth, Tex.
NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Famer Steve Anderson, Victoria, Tex., and Littlemak covered all the bases with a 224-point win in the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro. Alexa Stent, Aledo, Tex., claimed reserve with 223.5 points on Bowmerang, and Michelle Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., and Brandon Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., split 3/4 with 218 points.
Steve Anderson, the NCHA earner of $732,177, has collected checks as a Non-Pro Triple Crown competitor in the NCHA Futurity, the NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby. In 2008, he placed tenth in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals aboard ARC Cattyboonsmal LTE $85,296, by Peptoboonsmal; earlier that same year he won the Abilene Spectacular 5/6 Non-Pro with Guys Little Jewel $147,713, by Dualin Jewels.
In 2012, Anderson was reserve champion of the NCHA Derby Non-Pro riding Smooth N Cattacular LTE $121,281, by Smooth As A Cat; and in 2017, he placed seventh in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals and won the Gelding division on Anderson Ranch-bred Little Jo Cat LTE $118,109, by High Brow Cat. Little Jo Cat also won the 2017 NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship under Anderson Ranch trainer Pedro Ornelas.
Alexa Stent on Bowmerang. Hart Photography.
Alexa Stent, the NCHA earner of $334,102, was a finalist in the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro riding Little Bow Pepto LTE $134,559, who she bred, and who is a half-sister, by Peptoboonsmal, to Bowmerang LTE $68,044, by High Brow Cat, Stent’s 2018 Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro reserve champion, bred by Peter and Nora Stent, Alexa’s parents.
Six-year-old Bowmerang is out of Bowman’s Little Jewel LTE $76,636, by Smart Little Lena, also the dam of Stylish Little Bow LTE $231,164, by Docs Stylish Oak; Big Bow Peepto LTE $157,917, by Peptoboonsmal; Little Bow Peepto LTE $134,559, by Peptoboonsmal; Bowmans Cat LTE $157,811, by High Brow Cat; and Zacks Bowman LTE $119,749, by Zack T Wood.
Michelle Cowan, the NCHA earner of $414,313, showed Shes Full Of Hope LTE $138,350, by Smart Mate. Brandon Westfall, the earner of $367,407, showed Laguna Girl LTE $59,119, by CD Royal.
The NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic continue through April 22. For daily live action and results go to nchacutting.com/events/triple-crown/superstakes