What A Baybe Takes Top Spot
The Toyon Ranch Emerging Horse Futurity saw What a Baybe and rider Fernando Salgado slide into the winner spot at the Tulsa Reining Classic presented by Kimes Ranch happening now through September 5 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square.
The Toyon Ranch $5,000 Emerging Horse Futurity is for 3-year-old horses, shown one or two-handed in any legal bridle, snaffle bit or hackamore. What A Baybe is a 2018 mare sired by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of What A Sunrise by Sunrise Enterprise, and is owned and bred by Sam Ellis of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
“This is a real nice mare,” said Salgado who has had the mare about year. “She was little green and we entered to have a good experience and everything worked perfect. It went pretty smooth and we ended up with a big score.” The duo scored 148 under two judges.
Placing second was Nite Tunes, a 2018 mare (Gunners Special Nite x HA Lenas Tune by Lena Spark) showed by Sebastian Petroll and owned by Gary Putman of Gainesville, Texas, marking a 146.
Taking the third slot was Shesnaleagueofherown, a 2018 mare shown by Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas and owned by Brooke Wharton of Fort Worth, Texas. The mare is by Inferno Sixty Six and out of Shesouttayourleague by Walla Walla Whiz and scored 145.5.
About Toyon Ranch
Owned by John and Nancy Tague, Toyon Ranch is based in Pilot Point, Texas. With a focus on breeding and developing the highest-quality reining prospects, Toyon Ranch’s broodmare band has produced earners of more than $4 million. The ranch’s stallion line up includes No Smoking Required, Shine Chic Shine and Colonels Smart Spook. For more information visit toyonranchllc.com.
The Tulsa Reining Classic presented by Kimes Ranch also hosts the largest National Reining Horse Association Affiliate Regional Championships and features several futurities and derbies, along with other classes for all levels of riders.