Dell Hendricks and Reminic N Dunit Win NRBC Open Preliminary Go-Round
NRBC Press Release
KATY, TEXAS --- Dell Hendricks and Reminic N Dunit today maintained their lead of the field of 143 open horses in the preliminary go-round of the National Reining Breeder’s Classic at the Great Southwestern Equestrian Center. The pair scored a blazing 227 Wednesday during the first day of the open preliminary and were well able to hold off the rest of the field when competition wrapped up today. Reminic N Dunit is sired by the all-time leading reining horse sire, Hollywood Dun It, and out of Reminic Chex Bar by Reminic. Hendricks of Tioga, Texas and Reminic N Dunit, owned by Tim and Colleen McQuay and David and Bonnie Silva, are the defending champions having won the 2003 NRBC Open Championship.
In second place was Duane Latimer, riding Sage Brush Whiz scoring a 224 for owner Jim Ward. Sage Brush Whiz is by Topsail Whiz and out of Sugars Lil Duchess. Latimer is also riding Hang Ten Surprise for owners Bob Loomis and Mantanna, Inc. in a third place tie with Troy Heikes and Jacs Electric Spark -- both with a 223 score. Heikes and Sally Brown own Jacs Electric Sparks by Shining Spark.
In the Intermediate Open Division Sam Smith, riding Ruf N Smart for owner Robert Rosenfeld, scored a 220.50. That overtook Jordan Larson and Da Chics Tune. Jordan had scored a 218.50 on Wednesday riding Da Chics Tune for George and Cindy McKinzie. The paired moved into a three-way tie for second place along with Brent Naylor on Dun With Caution owned by RVR Performance Horses, and Joe Schmidt riding Smart Like Smart for Frank Bolea.
In the Limited Open Division Jordan Larson maintained the first place position he had secured during the first day with that 218.50 score on Da Chics Tune. He also placed second on Tejana Whiz with a 217. Tejana Whiz is owned by Terri Hunter and is by Topsail Whiz and out of Tejana Chic. In a tie for third place were Jared Leclair riding Wowsanic by Reminic for owner Alain Longatte, and Barbies Dun It by Hollywood Dun owned by Terry and Lorrie Thrasher, both with a score of 216.50.
Twenty horses in both the Intermediate Open and Limited Open Divisions advance to the Finals that are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Twenty five horses advance to the Open Finals scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. For those who follow the cut-off scores it took at 219 to make the Open Finals, a 214 to make the Intermediate Open Finals and a 210 to make the Limited Open Finals.
Arena action continues tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m . with the Limited, Intermediate and Prime Time Non Pro Finals. The Non Pro Finals begin at 3 p.m.
The Friday evening performance will feature a $20,000 added Open reining, along with a USEF/CRI competition.
Also featured will be a head-to-head freestyle competition between an equine reining freestyle and its canine counterpart. The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just five years, the NRBC has grown to include over 240 subscribed stallions and the payout at this year's show is expected to near $900,000. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.