Brazos Bash Non-Pro
Mary Ann Rapp wins fourth Brazos Bash Non-Pro title
Mary Ann Rapp scored 224 points on Reyzin You Suen, by Boon Too Suen, to win $16,000 as champion of the Brazos Bash Non-Pro Derby on September 25, in Weatherford, Tex. Elizabeth Quirk earned $14,000 and the reserve championship with 222 points on Ireydescent, while Ashley Flynn, riding Niteriider, scored 220.5 points for third place and $12,000.
Mary Ann Rapp, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $4,660,871, bred Reyzin You Suen out of Reyzin LTE $417,446, who she had shown as the 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year. Reyzin You Suen LTE $18,288 is Reyzin’s fourth and highest money earner, and a half-sister to Reyzin Her Tuff, who Rapp showed as a Non-Pro semi-finalist in the 2019 NCHA Derby.
Phil and Mary Ann, Weatherford, Tex., ranked among the sport’s leading breeders and money earners, also bred True Believers LTE $7,478, winner of the 2020 Brazos Bash Non-Pro Futurity under their son, Ryan Rapp. Ryan also placed sixth in this year’s Brazos Non-Pro Derby aboard Too Suen To Drive LTE $49,523, by Boon Too Suen. Mary Ann had won 2008 and 2009 Brazos Bash Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Futurity championships on Neat Little Ray LTE $58,866 and ARC Catmando LTE $98,715, respectively, as well as the 2002 Brazos Bash Non-Pro Derby on Straightshot Playgun LTE $248,133.
Elizabeth Quirk, the 2018 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,096,925, showed Ireydescent this past summer to tie for third place in the NCHA Non-Pro Derby. Adan Banuelos has also shown the Dual Rey daughter as an Open finalist in six major 2020 events, including as champion of the Abilene Spectacular.
Ireydescent LTE $101,644, owned by Brumbaugh Ranches, Aledo, Tex., was bred by Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., out of Desires Katrina LTE $128,812, dam of three earners of $142,862.
Ashley Flynn, Weatherford, Tex., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $680,843, has earned payouts on Niteriider in four 2020 events, including top 10 finishes (fifth and eighth, respectively) in the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Derby and the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Derby.
Metallic Cat gelding Niteriider LTE $30,620 was bred by Alvin Fults Amarillo, Tex., out of Sweet Shorty Lena LTE $110,484, the dam of 15 earners of $1,461,029, including Spots Hot LTE $502,682, Innovation Time LTE $195,273, Slooow Ride LTE $165,813, and His Reyflection LTE $140,398.
The Brazos Bash continues through Sept. 27.
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