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Chrome Cash kicks off at the 2020 Bonanza NCHA Cutting with nearly $5,000 offered to Paints

Photo by S. Sylvester Photography

Paint Horses competed for nearly $5,000 at the 2020 Bonanza NCHA Cutting in Belton, Texas—this was the inaugural event for APHA’s new Chrome Cash program, which provides cash payouts to Paints at participating National Cutting Horse Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association Aged Events.

4-Year-Old Open Intermediate Winner Shady Lil Smooth

The Chrome Cash program is a class-within-a-class format at approved events, and only registered APHA horses (or those who have registrations pending) can enter the incentive classes. Eleven Paints took advantage of this first events at the Bonanza—congratulations to our winners:

4-Year-Old Open

  1. Buonvino [pending], a 2016 red roan overo gelding by Metallic Cat (QH) x Never Reylinquish (QH): Owned by Billy  Wolf, ridden by Beau  Galyean—$1,549.67
  2. Justa Girl Named Sue [pending], a 2016 red roan overo mare by Metallic Cat (QH) x Some Like It Hott (QH): Owned by Ellen Carter, ridden by Rodrigo Taboga—$1,205.30
  3. Light Mom Do [pending], a 2016 sorrel overo mare by Light N Lena (QH) x Cat Mom Do (QH): Owned by Darren Blanton, ridden by Grant Setnicka—$688.74

4-Year-Old Intermediate Open

  1. Shady Lil Smooth [pending], a 2016 sorrel overo gelding by Smooth As A Cat (QH) x Shady Lil Pepto (QH): Owned by Fazenda Barrinha Corp., ridden by Armando Costa Neto—$1,291.39


Upcoming NCHA Chrome Cash Events:

  • The Cattlemans Derby & Classic, Graham, Texas, March 2–8
  • Breeders Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9–23—$2,000 added by Oswood Stallion Station
  • Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, Las Vegas, June 2020
  • El Rancho Futurity, Rancho Murieta, California, September 4–13—$2,000 added by Don Bell Properties
  • Brazos Bash, Weatherford, Texas, September 2020—$2,000 added by Color Me Smart/Iconic Color
  • Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, Las Vegas, October 2020
  • NCHA Futurity, Fort Worth, December 2020

Upcoming NRCHA Chrome Cash Events:

  • The Stakes—$2,000 added by McSpyder Ranch
  • The Derby—$2,000 added by McSpyder Ranch
  • The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity—$2,000 added by McSpyder Ranch

For more details about Chrome Cash, registering your Paint cutter/cowhorse or getting involved, visit apha.com/programs/chromecash or contact Sunny Bates at [email protected].

[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]
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