Fracker in Front
Fracker in Front
Fracker Brown, ridden by Chris Johnsrud. Hart Photography.
Wednesday, November 21
Frist-round leader Fracker Brown, ridden by Chris Johnsrud for Schmitz & Brown of Gainesville, Texas, posted a 217 on Wednesday for a cumulative total of 440 to take the lead in the second round of Open competition at the 2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance in Fort Worth, Texas.
Crey Zee marked 218 for the second high cumulative score of 439, while a pair of horses, Warlock and Royal Red Brow, posted 220s for Wednesday’s individual high score. The second round will conclude with three sets on Thursday.
Fracker Brown was bred by David Brown by Smooth As A Cat out of Jitters Brown, by Smart Little Lena. Jitters Brown was an aged-event finalist with earnings of $1,875, and she has produced earners of more than $402,000. Her top performer was Whiskeynadirtyglass ($183,978), who won Limited Open championships with Brett McGlothlin in Will Rogers Coliseum at the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the NCHA Classic Challenge.
Jitters Brown’s second dam was Doc’s Serendipity, who was ridden by Joe Heim to place second to Peppy San Badger in the 1977 NCHA Futurity.
Crey Zee is bred and owned by Kevin and Sydney Knight of Weatherford, Texas. The mare is by Dual Rey out of Eazee E, last year’s Reserve World Champion.
The Knights bought Eazee E for $49,000 as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales in 2011. She earned more than $211,000 as a multiple aged-event finalist, including a reserve championship at the Brazos Bash, and she won the Mercuria NCHA World Series at El Rancho Futurity last year.
Eazee E’s dam, Zee Dualy, earned $201,000 and has produced earners of $1.14 million including NCHA Hall of Fame Horse Smooth Asa Zee ($616,978).
The Warlock is one of three full siblings by Metallic Cat out of Sweet Abra, that will advance to the Open semi-finals. Bred and owned by Alvin Fults, he marked 217 and 220 for a cumulative 437. His advancing siblings are Maggic Mike, owned and ridden by Salvador Cabral (436) and The Dewd, owned by Fults and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga (434.5).
They are full siblings to 2017 NCHA Horse of the Year Metallic Rebel ($411,837), Magistic Moon ($187,608), Magic Metallic ($157,174), Magic Metalman ($131,348) and Sweet Metallic ($130,962).
With a cumulative score of 436, Royal Red Brow is owned by Center Ranch and ridden by Kenny Platt. The mare was bred by Michelle Cannon, who sold her at the 2016 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales to Barney Mac Smith. Smith, in turn sold her in the following year’s Western Bloodstock Sales for $170,000 to Center Ranch.
Royal Red Brow is by High Brow Cat out of Tootsie Rey, a Dual Rey mare that earned over $200,000. Tootsie Rey has produced earners of $223,000, including NCHA Derby reserve champion Catillac Reys.