National Cutting Horse Assn Super Stakes to be Telecast Live
(Fort Worth, TX)--The Open finals of the National Cutting Horse Association's Super Stakes will be telecast live on DISH Network on Sunday, April 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. The live, pay-per-view telecast will also include highlights of the Non-Pro finals from earlier in the day.
With a $2.3 million purse, the Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic has attracted more than 1,200 entries to Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The show begins March 31 and concludes with the Open 4-year-old finals on April 18.
The Super Stakes is the second jewel of NCHA's Triple Crown, which begins with the NCHA Futurity in December and concludes with NCHA Derby in July. Futurity Champion One Smart Lookin Cat, ridden by Craig Morris for auto dealer John McClaren of McGregor, Texas, will attempt to follow in the hoofprints of Triple Crown winner Chiquita Pistol, the gritty mare that last season became the first horse since the early 1980s to sweep the three premiere events.
DISH Network subscribers can order the $19.95 Super Stakes telecast through their remote, or by calling 1-877-347-4778. For free DISH Network installation, call 1-800-333-DISH.
The National Cutting Horse Association is made up of 15,000 members across the United States with a wide variety of backgrounds. The sport of cutting has roots in Western ranching traditions, where good horses were a necessity for everyday ranch work and cattle handling. From cowgirls to CEOs, from firefighters to professional football players, the common ground is often in the cutting arena. Each year more than 1,400 NCHA-approved events are held throughout the country with more than $28 million in prize money awarded.
To learn more about the National Cutting Horse Association, the Super Stakes event, or the sport of cutting, call 817-244-6188 or log on to www.nchacutting.com.