Unlimited Amateur Finals
Shehady shines in Unlimited Amateur
Traci Shehady of Poolville, Texas, marked 217.5 for a half-point win in the McAlister Assets Unlimited Amateur finals at the Great American Insurance NCHA Futurity presented by North Texas Chevy Dealers in Fort Worth on December 13.
Reagan Glenn of Paso Robles, California scored 217 for the Reserve Championship. while Bridget Trenary of Nashville, Tennessee, placed third with 216.5.
Shehady rode her home-bred mare Once In Love to earn $26,185 for the win. Once In Love is by Once In A Blu Boon, out of Biscuit Love, by Smart Aristocrat.
Shehady was a two-time World Finals winner in Novice Non-Pro divisions on Biscuit Love LTE $58,622, who also produced last year’s Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur reserve champ You Cant Buy Love LTE $65,271 and this year’s West Texas Derby Amateur champion, A Groovy Kindof Love LTE $39,032.
The NCHA earner of $249,291, Shehady first qualified for the NCHA Futurity finals in 2016, showing Wild And Playful in the Unlimited Amateur, and placed seventh last year on A Groovy Kindof Love. She also won the Unlimited Amateur 4-year-old at The Non-Pro & The Open Cutting last summer on A Groovy Kindof Love.
Reserve champion Reagan Glenn showed Catalic, a Metallic Cat daughter, bred by Beechfork Ranch out of Justasassycat, by High Brow Cat. Earlier in the show, Glenn also showed Catalic as a Limited Non-Pro Finalist and an Amateur Semi-Finalist.
Catalic’s dam, Justasassycat, a Super Stakes Open finalist under Phil Hanson and a daughter of $1.9 million producer Autumn Boon, also produced Fore Ever Smooth, an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist last year with Kyle Manion.
Glenn, the Junior Youth champion at the 2018 Pacific Coast Futurity, won the 5/6-year-old Limited Amateur title at this year’s Pacific Coast Derby. Glenn brought career earnings of $35,805 to the Futurity, and added more than $31,000 to her total at the show.
In third place, Bridget Trenary marked 216.5 on Ametallicmanda, a Metallic Cat x Stylish Amanda mare bred by Mama’s Ranch. Stylish Amanda earned over $109,000, winning the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro with Gayle Karanges, and producing earners of more than $596,000.