SKIP QUEEN score 223 to win Super stakes Classic Open aboard TGI Playtime

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Skip Queen and TGI Playtime Photo with courtesy of dailychatter.info

TGI Playtime, shown by Skip Queen for Carroll’s Cutting,Weatherford, Tex., scored 223 points on Friday, to claim $37,295 for the NCHA Super Stakes Classic win. Creepy Crawler, shown by Luke Huggins for Buster Quirk, and Short N Smooth, with Jason Clark for Darren Blanton, tied with 222.5 points for reserve and each collected $29,266.

“Skip set the pace early on and made everyone come chasing him,” said Clark, who also showed Katz Flash, a go-round leader and the last performer in the 25-horse field, to score 216 points.

TGI Playtime, by One Time Pepto, drew second to work in the first set.

“There were a lot of really good horses and several great horses that could definitely step up and win on any given day,” said Queen. “So it was pretty nerve-wracking to to sit through 23 more horses.

“The mare had been good all week and was definitely on her game tonight. We were able to get good cows cut, in good spots, and they kept the momentum going.”

TGI Playtime tied four other horses, including Katz Flash, with 218 points, the third-highest score in the Semi-Finals. Queen also showed Dirt In Da Skirt, owned by Carroll’s Cutting, to earn the seventh-highest cumulative go-round score (434.5), but was eliminated by a cow in the Semi-Finals.

This was Queen’s fourth NCHA Super Stakes win. His first two wins, in 2006 and 2007, were as a non-pro on Sister CD, who was a 4-year-old in 2006. In 2008, Queen initiated his open career with a win in the Super Stakes Classic, once again riding Sister CD, an all-time leading money earner of $833,214 under his trainer, Paul Hansma, and Skip and his wife, Elizabeth.

Bred by Carroll’s Cutting and trained by Queen, 5-year-old TGI Playtime was open champion at the 2013 The Non-Pro and reserve champion of the 2013 Abilene Spectacular. She also captured reserve titles this year in the NCHA Eastern Nationals and the Augusta Champions Challenge.

“Her eye appeal and her stop, those are definitely her strong suits,” said Queen. “She is so athletic and has the style to go with it that she can make points, when she’s not doing a whole lot. Then she can  get physical, when she needs to.”

Skip and Elizabeth Queen, who live in Allendale, S.C. and maintain a cutting facility in Weatherford, Tex,, are both members of the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.

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2014 Super Stakes Classic
Finals in the Open Division.
Money Shown is an Estimate ONLY

Place Class Horse Sire & Dam Owner# Owner & Owner City Rider# Rider Money Rnd 4 Tie
1
 
TGI PLAYTIME S: ONE TIME PEPTO
D: PLAY MISS LENA
45109
CARROLLS CUTTING LLC
WEATHERFORD, TX
2946601
SKIP QUEEN 37,295
223.0
 
2-3
J
CREEPY CRAWLER S: WIDOWS FRECKLES
D: STYLISH AMANDA
38112
BUSTER QUIRK
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA
5386501
LUKE HUGGINS 29,266
222.5
 
2-3
 
SHORT N SMOOTH S: SMOOTH AS A CAT
D: PLAYIN SHORTY
40035
DARREN BLANTON
DALLAS, TX
3394301
JASON CLARK 29,266
222.5
t
4-5
 
CAT BELUE S: HIGH BROW CAT
D: LIL LENA LONG LEGS
45142
CHARLES BURGER
CHATSWORTH, GA
5707901
GEOFFREY SHEEHAN 18,559
219.5
 
4-5
 
SMART AN SWEET S: SWEET LIL PEPTO
D: RAY J AN FLO
37189
THOMAS ROSS
MIDLAND, TX
2888101
MACKIE HURSH 18,559
219.5
t
6-7
 
AUTUMN BOONSMAL S: PEPTOBOONSMAL
D: AUTUMN WHITE
18200
SLATE RIVER RANCH
WEATHERFORD, TX
2936002
DARREN SIMPKINS 10,238
219.0
 
6-7
 
LOOK THE LOOK S: HIGH BROW CAT
D: DUAL LOOKIN PEP
56361
BARRINHA LLC
WEATHERFORD, TX
4451801
SEAN FLYNN 10,238
219.0
t
8
 
JJS CATLESS MERADA S: CATS MERADA
D: MADELENA
44971
ROSE VALLEY RANCH
WEATHERFORD, TX
4618901
MICHAEL COOPER 9,725
218.0
 
9
 
OVERDRIVE S: HYDRIVE CAT
D: LENAS HORN
16978
CHRISTY & DUB LEETH
CLEBURNE, TX
1483801
PAUL HANSMA 9,323
217.5
 
10
 
HOTTISH S: SPOTS HOT
D: STYLISH PLAY LENA
37269
DUSTIN & DEENA ADAMS
POOLVILLE, TX
1040601
LLOYD DENNIS COX 8,921
217.0
 
11-13
J
AUSTIN REY S: TR DUAL REY
D: AUSTIN CAT
54373
SHANE D & JANE PLUMMER
FORT WORTH, TX
3946901
BRETT MCGLOTHLIN 8,117
216.5
 
11-13
 
BLU RAY S: DUAL REY
D: QUINTAN BLUE
31352
DAVID & STACIE MCDAVID
FORT WORTH, TX
4064901
CLINT ALLEN 8,117
216.5
t
11-13
 
MERCEDES SMOOTHE S: SMOOTH AS A CAT
D: CDS MASTERPIECE
46492
REATA CUTTING HORSES LLC
LOS OLIVOS, CA
5091001
MATT GAINES 8,117
216.5
t
14
 
SUGARISALENA S: QUEJANAISALENA
D: MYSTIC MORIA
10897
CHARLES(BUBBA)& SYLVIA MCANEAR
WEATHERFORD, TX
2856201
J B MCLAMB 7,313
216.0
 
15
 
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER S: PEPTOBOONSMAL
D: DUALS PLAY KIT
52108
MONTY JOHNSON
WEATHERFORD, TX
1040601
LLOYD COX 6,911
213.5
 
16
 
STYLISH BET S: DOCS STYLISH OAK
D: BET YER BLUE BOONS
3526
OXBOW RANCH
WEATHERFORD, TX
275701
LINDY BURCH 6,509
213.0
 
17
 
KATZ FLASH S: PURDY BOY FLASH
D: ARISTO KATZ
40035
DARREN BLANTON
DALLAS, TX
3394301
JASON CLARK 6,107
212.5
 
18
J
CKS SMOOTHBOBBYCAT S: SMOOTH AS A CAT
D: EASTERS PEPPER
48061
GORDON ROPER
CANADA,
4297001
CULLEN CHARTIER 5,706
212.0
 
19
 
JAY MOSS COUGAR S: HIGH BROW COUGAR
D: ARIEL REY
32803
CATHERINE & BILL (WM JR) LACY
CRESTED BUTTE, CO
5782701
GRANT SETNICKA 5,600
211.0
 
20
 
OH CAY DO OVER S: SMOOTH AS A CAT
D: OH CAY SHORTY
12148
PATRICK M & LAURA COLLINS
LINCOLN, IL
1428901
CRAIG THOMPSON 5,500
210.0
 
21
 
SPOTS SPIDERMAN S: SPOTS HOT
D: A BLACK WIDOW
18058
STEVEN FEINER
ASPEN, CO
3325701
WESLEY GALYEAN 5,400
209.0
 
22
 
ONCE IN A BLU BOON S: PEPTOBOONSMAL
D: AUTUMN BOON
90708
CHARLOTTE FARMS INC
ROSSTON, TX
4697601
JAMES PAYNE 5,300
204.0
 
23
 
SMART STYLISH CAT S: WR THIS CATS SMART
D: COLS STYLISH MINI ME
26507
CYNTHIA M VILLA
CHICO, CA
4313901
MATT MILLER 5,200
186.0
 
24-25
J
AMAFOXY CAT S: CATS RED FEATHER
D: AMAFOXY SNEAKIN
70074
JOHN R & JANA THACKER
ABILENE, TX
2676102
WES ASHLOCK 5,050
.0
 
24-25
 
HE BEA CAT S: HIGH BROW CAT
D: MAE BEA MARIE
5920
JIM CRAWFORD
LEXINGTON, NE
4105301
TARIN RICE 5,050
.0