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Chrome Cash adds $72K+ to payouts for Paint cutting horses at the 2021 NCHA Futurity

Photo courtesy Lucchese Johnson Photography

Money talks, and that was certainly the case for 140 Paint Horses competing for APHA’s Chrome Cash purse at the 2021 National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity, taking place November 17-December 11 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Facts

  • $4,000 added, courtesy of Bill & Billie Aylesworth
  • Five divisions offered
  • $72,105 in total Chrome Cash payouts for the 2021 NCHA Futurity
  • More than 250% increase over 2020 participation

“The year-over-year increase in participation of Chrome Cash classes has been nothing short of amazing,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. “Competitors love chrome on their horses, and we are thrilled the Chrome Cash program is rewarding them for their successes against the best of the best.”

Launched in 2018, Chrome Cash was designed to increase payouts for registered Paint Horses at select cutting horse events across the country. Now , Chrome Cash classes can be found at cutting, reining, reined cow horse and roping events across the country. Congratulations to our top Chrome Cash winners from the 2021 NCHA Futurity, all of whom made the finals; full results are available here:

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Open Division

  • Wood She B Magic & Austin Shepard (224): $4,869 Chrome Cash bonus plus $126,061 for third overall (pictured above)
  • TF Chex Are Blue & Morgan Cromer (220): $3,895 Chrome Cash bonus
  • Pocket Kings & Greg Wright (219.5): $3,164 Chrome Cash bonus
  • Hawk N Cash & Nathan Gribble (215): $2,312 Chrome Cash bonus
  • Purdys Rebel & James Payne (215): $2,312 Chrome Cash bonus

Non-Pro Division

  • Smoothe Talkin & Elizabeth Quirk (218.5): $4,456 Chrome Cash bonus plus $32,401 for fourth overall
  • Hot Huckleberry & Missy Jean Etheridge: $3,487 Chrome Cash bonus plus $28,599 for sixth overall
  • Rebelness & M. Todd Quirk (216): $2,906 Chrome Cash bonus plus $24,057 for 7th (tie) overall
  • One Nite In Ft Worth & Kathleen Moore (215.5): $2,131 Chrome Cash bonus plus $20,996 for ninth overall
  • Finnagan & William Cowan (213): $1,743 Chrome Cash bonus plus $17,775 for 13th overall

Limited Non-Pro Division

  • Rebellious Pepto & Reagan Lancaster (216.5): $2,694 Chrome Cash bonus plus $11,905 for fifth overall
  • Love Byrd & Jimmy Purselley (209): $2,021 plus $7,170 for 16th (tie) overall

Amateur Division

  • Sisters Rebel Son & Gene Walker (216): $3,657 Chrome Cash bonus plus $15,336 for fifth overall

Limited Amateur Division

  • Less Talk & Gwen Eckerson (209): $2,839 Chrome Cash bonus plus $7,897 for 13th (tie) overall
  • The Hisstorian & Jennah Heger (189): $1,656 Chrome Cash bonus plus $3,528 for 28th (tie) overall

Learn more about Chrome Cash at apha.com/programs/chromecash.

The NCHA Futurity Sale also featured some big bids for up-and-coming cutting horses, and Paints were right there in the mix, too.

Purdy Smooth Talker, a 2019 sorrel overo mare by Smooth Talkin Style and out of Purdy Bet, brought a bid of $600,000. G Ezy, a 2019 sorrel solid stallion by Reyzin The Cash and out of Wood Ya (QH), drew a $90,000 bid. And the 2020 black tobiano stallion Hashtag Blessed, by Hashtags (QH) and out of Cinderella Cat, drew a bid of $75,000.


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