DT Horses World's Greatest Horseman Prelims Continue in Fort Worth
Corey Cushing and One Fine Vintage top rein work prelims; Ralls and Call Me Mitch lead composite after two events
The record high number of 50 entries in the DT Horses World's Greatest Horseman took to the arena on Tuesday night, February 13, in Fort Wort, Texas, hoping to spin and slide their way to the high score in the second of four preliminary events, the rein work.
Earning the top score of the night, a 222.5, was a past Champion of the World's Greatest Horseman, NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, of Scottsdale, Arizona. He piloted Robertson Ranch's stallion, One Fine Vintage (One Time Pepto x Shiners Siena x Shining Spark), to the top score. Combined with the 217.5 earned by Cushing and "Vinnie" in the World's Greatest herd work prelims on Sunday, this team now ties for second place in the composite standings with a total 440. The other 440 composite (219 herd/221 rein) belongs to Commerce, Texas, Million Dollar Rider Jay McLaughlin, aboard Aaron Ranch's stallion Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Little Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark.) Photo: Primo Morales
The preliminary leader is Paso Robles, California, horseman Phillip Ralls, riding Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc's Hickory). This team had the top score in the herd prelims, a 223. In the reining, their maneuvers garnered a 221 from the judges, putting them at a four-point advantage with a total 444 on two events. Photo: Primo Morales
By the end of the day on Thursday, February 15, the DT Horses World's Greatest Horseman preliminaries will be complete and the top 10 finalists determined. The clean-slate finals happen Saturday, February 17, in Fort Worth.
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