After Cortney Morris attended the inaugural Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program sweepstakes at the 2013 APHA World Championship Show, she knew she needed to return to the World Show.
“Last year, we placed in the Top 10 on the same horses, but this year we came back with a better game plan. We thought about what we were going to do and how we were going to lay it out,” Cortney said.
The replay worked for Cortney in both the PBRIP Regular Sweepstakes with Streakin Lineage, or “Prince,” and in the PBRIP Solid Paint-Bred Sweepstakes with Classy Freckled Lady, or “Dart.” She won both classes, winning $1,323 on Dart and $3,863 on Prince, which included a $3,000 bonus from Farnam for the fastest overall time.
Part of Cortney’s refined plan for the show was to run her horses in World Show speed events to help them become accustomed to the arena and aim for additional prizes. Dart won Solid Paint-Bred Pole Bending, Solid Paint-Bred Barrel Racing and Solid Paint-Bred Stake Race while Prince placed eighth in Senior Barrel Racing.
The warm up runs worked to their advantage, and Cortney ran the PBRIP pattern in 15.43 seconds on Prince, a 2002 sorrel tobiano gelding by Judys Lineage and out of JC Jo Jo. The gelding was bred by Maui Land and Livestock in Levan, Utah, and was raced 27 times as a young horse. He earned his racing Superior in 2006 and won more than $11,000 on the track.
In the inaugural PBRIP 4- & 5-Year-Old Futurity, Mary Burger of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, won $1,961 on Cash Roll Lineage, a 2010 bay tobiano mare by Judys Lineage and out of JLC Treasured Cash. Debra Richardson of Elmore City, Oklahoma, bred and owns the mare, who started her career on the racetrack with four starts, earning almost $1,000.
“Shasta’s” mother was the last horse Debbie’s father, Bobby Bullard, raised. JLC Treasured Cash raced three times and earned more than $3,200 before retiring and producing three foals.
“That mare was the last horse my dad raced, so that bloodline is very special,” Debbie said.
Read more about these PBRIP champions in the Flash web article, “A Second Chance for a Double Win.” Flash is APHA’s magazine dedicated to fast, flashy Paints excelling in timed events like racing, barrel racing, roping, shooting and sorting. Check out MyFlashyRide.com/news for more stories about Paints excelling in these adrenaline-pumping sports.
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