National Cutting Horse Association – Written by Sally Harrison
Elizabeth Quirk of Denham Springs, Louisiana, marked 219 on Mosses Man, by Metallic Cat, to lead the first day of Non-Pro competition Monday at the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes in Fort Worth.
Glade Knight was next best with a 218 on High Stylish Cat (High Brow Cat). He was followed by no fewer than nine riders at 216: Jodie Cerny on Mare E Hughes (Thomas E Hughes); Brett Johnson on Superfly (Smooth As A Cat); Jade Mitchell on Nedd (That Sly Cat); Hope Mitchell on One Super Cat (One Time Pepto); Ty Moore on Wisper Sweetnothings (Smart Little Lena); Lach Perks on Sweet N Starlight (Smooth As A Cat); Elizabeth Queen on My Girl Crush (One Time Pepto); Mary Ann Rapp on Coooter Brown (Dualin Puddy Tap); and Lindy Ashlock on Rubies N Diamonds (Dual Rey).
Mosses Man was bred by Linda Holmes out of Nurse Moss, a full sister to $29 million sire Dual Rey.
Kory Pounds rode the gelding to the NCHA Futurity semi-finals, and Quirk was a Non-Pro finalist with him at the Bonanza this spring.
Quirk is a two-time NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro finalist, riding A Cat Be Nimble in 2011 and Boudin Cat in 2014.