Paint ropers cashed in at the 2023 ARHFA World Finals, where almost $7,000 in Chrome Cash was awarded. The American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Finals took place October 18-21, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas. Covered by Cori Equine & Cattle Insurance added $3,000 to the Chrome Cash purse.
Relentless Remuda’s Miles Baker and Little Ruf Gunner scored a $1,000 Chrome Cash jackpot in the Open Futurity Heading, while National Finals Rodeo veteran Colby Lovell pocketed $1,100 Chrome Cash in the Open Futurity Heeling with Docs Dunnit With Jazz. Non-Pros cashed in, too, with JR Marshall and Southern Cattitude coming up winners in the Non-Pro Heading while Jared Crain and CFR Arete Gun scored the entire Chrome Cash purse in the Non-Pro Heeling.
Chrome Cash is a sidepot paid to participating APHA horses at select events, offered as a class within a class. Contestants pay an entry fee, which helps fund the jackpot. Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses are both eligible to participate in Chrome Cash.
2023 ARHFA World Finals Chrome Cash Champions
Open Futurity Heading ($2,000 Chrome Cash)
- Miles Baker & Little Ruf Gunner, a 2019 sorrel solid gelding by Not Ruf At All (QH) x Gunners Easter Lilly—$1,000
- Billy Jack Saebens & SJR Diamond Billy, a 2018 buckskin solid gelding by CD Diamond (QH) x Billies Smooth Cat—$600
- Joseph Harrison & Air Force One DB, a 2019 bay roan overo gelding by One Fabulous Time (QH) x Spooks Bellarina—$400
Open Futurity Heeling ($3,400 Chrome Cash)
- Colby Lovell & Docs Dunnit With Jazz, a 2019 palomino tovero gelding by Pale Face Dunnit x Jazabell Bow—$1,100
- Travis Fisher & Shinin N The Stars, a 2017 sorrel overo gelding by Smart And Shiney x Nicastar Lite (QH)—$800
- Zane Bruce & Dirty Sucio, a 2019 bay roan tobiano stallion by Ima Dirty White Boy x Color Me Lilli—$600
- Miles Baker & Gunners Nite Train, a 2018 sorrel solid gelding by Gunners Special Nite x Belle Starr Dun It (QH)—$500
- Jonathan Torres & Al Sugared Up, a 2018 sorrel tovero gelding by Metalic Al (QH) x Eclipse O Lena—$400
Non-Pro Heading ($900 Chrome Cash)
- JR Marshall & Southern Cattitude (pictured at top), a 2018 palomino tobiano gelding by Catatomic (QH) x Orderedupsouthernstyl—$600
- Cade Liston & Little Ruf Gunner, a 2019 sorrel solid gelding by Not Ruf At All (QH) x Gunners Easter Lilly—$300
Non-Pro Heeling ($600 Chrome Cash)
- Jared Crain & CFR Arete Gun, a 2016 chestnut solid stallion by Gunnatrashya x Tribeca Tucker (QH)—$600
View full results from the ARHFA World Finals at americanropehorse.com/2023-arhfa-world-championship-entries.
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