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Jimmy Tanner and Notorious H I P won the single-largest check of the Intermediate in the Gold Buckle Futurities 6-and-Under Heading Maturity.

ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, May 12, 2024 – The Gold Buckle Futurities Spring 2024 Event prioritized all-around growth in its payout, this time awarding some $52,900 in its 100% payback Intermediate division.

Clay Cerny led off the week’s Intermediate payout, winning $4,000 for his score of 878.4 on four head on Conrey Kitty. Cerny and the 6-year-old son of Elite Stallion Kit Kat Sugar out of the High Brow Cat mare Reymember That Cat won second in the first go for $500, won the main average for $20,000, and won the Gold Buckle Stallion Incentive for another $10,000 (with $5,000 of that going to the owners of Kit Kat Sugar), too. Conrey Kitty was bred by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, New Mexico and is owned by Pete and Tori Branch of Lingleville, Texas.

“If anyone has paid any attention to what we stand for and our mission at Gold Buckle Futurities, then they know our goal is to grow the horse industry in its entirety,” Co-founder Kaleb Driggers said. “From the breeders to the stallions, to the colt owners, to the trainers, to the exhibitors and so forth. With that being said, we want to elevate it for EVERYONE across the spectrum. We don’t care if you have won the AQHA 25 times or if you are just getting into and enjoying showing your horse. We want to have a quality show for you to be able to go and show your horse with good added money to compete for. We are designed to incorporate every level of exhibitor along with stallions, breeders and trainers.”

Marissa Boisjoli won the Intermediate Incentive in the 4-and-Under Breakaway Futurity on CR Tuff Pep, a son of Woody Be Tuff out of ARC Catty Dual by Dual Pep, with a score of 900.78, worth $2,700. Boisjoli double dipped and won the Gold Buckle Stallion Incentive on the same horse for another $10,000, and she won second in the main average for another $5,000.

“As a stallion owner, I appreciate the money that Gold Buckle is paying out across the board,” Woody Be Tuff’s co-owner Melanie Smith said. “The money is great in every division from the Limited to the Intermediate to the Open, showcasing how the offspring of our stallions excel for their jockeys no matter what’s asked of them. Our stallions are adding to their produce earnings, and what Gold Buckle is doing with their marketing allows us multiple ways to measure and talk about success.”

Cody Ohl and Try Me, a 2020 son of High Brow Cat out of SDP Moms TR by TR Dual Rey, won the Intermediate in the 4-and-Under Tie-Down Roping Futurity, worth $3,300 for their score of 866.86 on four head, plus another $12,500 to the breeders at the Beechfork Ranch for raising the horse and another $3,500 for third in the main average.

Brandi McDowell and Metallic Rio won the intermediate in the 6-and-Under Breakaway Maturity, worth $3,800 for a score of 904.47 on four. Metallic Rio is a red roan son of Metallic Chance out of JB Tally Romp by Roan Man Romp.

Jimmy Tanner and Notorious H I P won the Intermediate in the 6-and-Under Intermediate Heading with a 893.04 on four for $4,000, in addition to the $4,000 they won for fourth in the main average as well. Notorious H I P also placed in the Intermediate Incentive in the Breakaway Roping Maturity for another $2,900. Notorious H I P is by Hickorys Indian Pep and out of Wise Little Miss by Wise Play.


In the 4-and-Under Futurity Heeling, Seven S Razmataz and Christian Dewbre won the Intermediate for a score of 863.50 on four head for $2,040. The sorrel 4-year-old gelding is by Stevie Rey Von out of Seven S Dixie Chic, by CJ Sugar Lena.


The Intermediate title in the 6-and-Under Maturity Heeling went to Johnryon Foster and Smoke And Glitter for $2,040 for the 6-year-old daughter of Big Bucks To Cash out of Big Smokin Otoe by Big As I Am.

The 4-and-Under Futurity Heading Intermediate title went to Andy Holcomb and Chex Out My Finey by One Fine Vintage out of Tangys Last Chexs by Tangys Classy Peppy. Raised by Robertson Ranches, the sorrel mare owned by Driggers, won $38,500 for her efforts—also winning the main average, the Elite Stallion Incentive and the Elite Breeders’ Incentive.