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Chrome Cash Paint participants make a splash at the 2020 NCHA Futurity

More than 60 APHA-registered horses competed in the 2020 National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity, taking place at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, November 19–December 13.

Of those, 55 APHA horses took a shot at extra, Paint-only incentives by participating in APHA’s Chrome Cash classes, which were offered in all five divisions. Don Bell of Don Bell Properties & United Country Properties sponsored $2,000 added, making the total Chrome Cash payout $28,806. Chrome Cash is a class within a class with a separate jackpot; only APHA-registered horses can enter Chrome Cash.

Chrome Cash — Open: 27 entries

Hottish In Havana (pictured at top), a 2017 sorrel overo stallion by Hottish (QH) and out of Spookys Smarty Pants (QH), won the Open Chrome Cash class with a 219 in the Open Finals, earning $3,858. He also earned $77,863 for his overall placing—a tie for fifth—in the Open.

R Agent Scully was second in Chrome Cash with a 198 in the Finals, paying $3,169—that’s in addition to earnings of $23,405 for finishing 18th in the Open Finals overall. The 2017 sorrel overo mare is by High Brow Cat (QH) and out of CD To The Max (QH).

Handle On Randel

Chrome Cash — Non-Pro: 10 entries

Handle On Randel (right) made the Non-Pro Finals, where they marked at 216 to win the Chrome Cash class. That earned the 2017 red roan solid gelding by Light N Lena (QH) and out of Billies Catty a check worth $2,446.


Glitta Bomb

Chrome Cash — Limited Non-Pro: 4 entries

Glitta Bomb (left) beat out the other three APHA horses in this division, making the finals and earning $1,444  for a first-place Chrome Cash finish. The 2017 sorrel overo mare is by One Time Royalty (QH) and out of Glitter Done (QH).


Chrome Cash — Unlimited Amateur: 7 entries

Mireycle Man

Mireycle Man (right), a 2017 sorrel overo stallion by Smooth As A Cat (QH) and out of Rey Of Oak (QH), marked a 210 in the Unlimited Amateur finals to win the Chrome Cash class and earn $2,246.

The Princess Leia was second in the Chrome Cash incentive with a 204 in the finals, earning $1,498. The 2017 bay solid mare is by Catty Hawk and out of Tina Bars Moria (QH).

Meytallic didn’t participate in the Chrome Cash incentive, but he ended up reserve champion of the Unlimited Amateur class overall, earning $24,702. The 2017 sorrel solid mare [registration pending] is by Metallic Cat (QH) and out of Reys Of Starlight.


Chrome Cash — Amateur: 7 entries

Redneck Hillbillie

The most exciting win of the Futurity was from Redneck Hillbillie (left), a 2017 sorrel solid gelding by Light N Lena (QH) and otu of Billies Catty, who won not only the Chrome Cash Amateur class but also the NCHA Futurity Amateur Champion honors with Makayla Cowan for Cowan Ranch Inc. of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The duo took home $2,321 for winning the Chrome Cash class in addition to the $24,065 they earned for their futurity win.


APHA horses earned a total of $312,818 between futurity classes and the Chrome Cash incentives. Foals by APHA stallion Catty Hawk notably earned over $79,000 between all the classes.

Chrome Cash is offered at many NCHA major aged events and all five National Reined Cow Horse Association premiere events; visit apha.com/programs/chromecash. Upcoming Chrome Cash events are:

  • NRCHA Celebration of Champions, February 11–20, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas — $2,000 added sponsored by McSpyder Ranch
  • NCHA The Bonanza, February 10–19, 2021 in Abilene, Texas — $2,000 added sponsored by Rusty Blue Metallic, owned by Twisted L Ranch/Mark & Brenda Lanning


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