Steve Anderson and Littlemak Claim Non Pro Classic Victory!
Author: Lauren Middleton
Classic Non Pro Champion Steve Anderson and Littlemak
The Classic Non-Pro Finals at the 2018 Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes were held yesterday evening in Fort Worth, TX, and it was Steve Anderson riding Littlemak (Starlights Gypsy x Justa Swinging Gal) that took home the Championship marking a 224 early in the first set! They collected the formidable $16,999 check and their first major title in the Will Rogers. "Little" is a unique mover that is beautiful to watch along with having a huge personality. He is a family favorite for the Andersons as well as trainer Jon Burgess.
Steve Anderson and Littlemak
Steve put together a tough run that was able to hold the lead until the end, but he admitted sweating it the entire time knowing that any of the teams in the finals had a shot of surpassing him. The horses are not only some of the best in the industry but their riders are all excellent showmen. At this level it really is anyone's game once you make it to the finals. He feels blessed to have reached this milestone, and he was lucky enough to have the best cheering section around!
Steve's awesome cheering section!
Classic Non Pro Reserve Champion Alexa Stent and Bowmerang
Reserve Champion was Alexa Stent riding Bowmerang (High Brow Cat x Bowmans Little Jewel) marking a 223.5! She and "Russell" collected a $15,480 check for their Reserve Championship. This homegrown gelding is also a unique athlete whose name is almost fitting when you watch him! He whips through his turns quickly and easily making for very exciting runs.
Alexa Stent and Bowmerang
Classic Non Pro Third Place Michelle Cowan and Shes Full Of Hope
There was a tied for Third Place between Michelle Cowan riding Shes Full Of Hope (Smart Mate x Tornados Rey Of Hope) and Brandon Westfall riding Laguna Girl (CD Royal x Cats Stylish Diva) both marking a 218. Michelle and Brandon added the $13,452 check to their impressive list of accomplishments!
Michelle Cowan and Shes Full Of Hope
Brandon Westfall and Laguna Girl
Congratulations to all of the Non Pro finalists and be sure to tune into the CHC Livescoring to keep up with the still 11 days to go of the NCHA Super Stakes!