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    A Classic at Red Bluff

    Top talent competes in successful Red Bluff NSHA Classic event

    From Horsetrader staff reports - March 15th, 2012 - Show & Event News

    RED BLUFF — The National Stock Horse Association moved its second-largest show to its futurity in August, the NSHA Classic and Bridle Sweepstakes, to Red Bluff this year, and the northern California town teamed up with great competition to pull off a winning event.

    Phillip Ralls of Paso Robles was the biggest winner of all, taking the Bridle Sweepstakes on Very Smart Smoke, owned by Billie Jo Baxley, and also the Classic Derby Open on Don Dualuise, owned by Christian Larson.

    His win over Russell Dilday aboard Scott and Darnell Trueblood’s Pepinic Chex in the Bridle Spectacular earned $6,865 winner’s purse. He claimed another $6,000 with the one-point Open Derby victory over Ken Wold aboard Daniel Perez’s Mister Dual Cross.

    “We are so excited to be in Red Bluff with this show. This is first time for us here and I think the turnout was great and everyone had a great time.” said Gay Lenz with National Stock Horse Association.

    There was quite a duel in the Non Pro division, where Tammy Johnston and her Cee Ya and Ramona Wold aboard her Glamorous Chic finished 1-2, respectively, in both the Classic Non Pro Derby and the Classic Intermediate Non Pro Derby. By a half-point, Johnston claimed winners’ share in both classes totaling $2,595, while Wold won reserve shares of $1,945.

    Justin Wright also shined. In addition to being a money-earner on Winston Moore’s Wanna Winna Prize in the Classic Open Derby where he finished in a third-place tie with Todd Bergen on Shiners Dun Juan, Wright also won the Novice Horse Open Derby, earning $1,200, and took second in the same class aboard Codie Gonzalez’s Go Hot Starlight, earning another $750.

    Nicolas Barthelemy came up from Descanso with Sheri Jamieson’s TR Dual Shine and finsihed in the money of the Classic Intermediate Open Derby and in first of the Limited Open Derby.

    2012 NSHA Classic & Bridle Sweepstakes
    February 23-26, 2012 / Red Bluff, Calif.

    Top Class Money-earners

    NSHA CLASSIC OPEN DERBY
    Place/ Horse/ Rider/ Owner/ Score

    1 Dom Dualuise/ Phillip Ralls/ Christian C Larson/ 223
    2 Mister Dual/ Cross Ken L Wold/ Daniel J Perez/ 222
    3 Shiners Dun Juan/ Todd Bergen/ Janiejill Tointon/ 220
    3 Wanna Winna Prize/ Justin Wright/ Winston Moore/ 220
    5 Mr Spook Nic/ Clayton Edsall/ Andrea A Adams/ 219
    5 Nic It Smartly/ Les Vogt/ Les Vogt/ 219
    7 One Time Rey Jay/ Jake Telford/ Aspen Meadows Ranch LLC/ 218
    8 Nics Back In Black/ Phillip Ralls/ Hal or Mylinda Simons/ 217
    9 Heart Of A Remedy/ Jon Roeser/ Sprig Haven Farms LLC/ 216

    NSHA OPEN BRIDLE SWEEPSTAKES
    Place/ Horse/ Rider/ Owner/ Score
    1 Very Smart Smoke/ Phillip Ralls/ Billie Jo Baxley/ 294
    2 Pepinic Chex/ Russell Dilday/ Scott & Darnell Trueblood/ 287
    3 That CD Rocks/ Ed Robertson/ Robbie Humphrey/ 286.50
    3 Olena Oak/ Ron Emmons/ Mel Smith & Nichole Scott/ 286.50
    5 Fairlea Steady Betty/ Darrel Norcutt/ Darrel & Carl Norcutt/ 284.50

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