221.5 leads first round Shortys Lil Pep second with by ehz13319

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                                                                       Sanjo Starlight Shines
                                                                           221.5 leads first round
                                  TODAY’S ACTION                         Shortys Lil Pep second with 220




                                  Roy Carter, winner of last year’s
                                  NCHA Super Stakes C/C and
                                  Summer Spectacular C/C on Smart
                                  Lil Scoot, is leading Derby Open
                                  contenders on Sanjo Starlight.

                                       TODAY’S SCHEDULE               Brothers Corey (left) and Dean Holden took the top three spots in the non-
                                         Beginning at 8:00 a.m.       working finals of the Open Classic/Challenge on Opus Ex, WR Smart Hickory
                                              Derby Open              and Agardiente, in order of finish. See page 3 for details.
                                          1st go-round, cont.
                                          6 sets • 88 entries


                                                                      Y
                                                                             esterday was the first time              worked him for me every day
                                     MONDAY’S SCHEDULE                       in a week that Roy Carter                this week. I couldn’t even get
                                         Beginning at 8:00 a.m.              had ridden Sanjo Starlight.              out of bed. My leg is so swollen,
                                             Derby Open
                                            2nd go-round
                                                                      Carter has been laid up as the                  I didn’t think I was going to get
                                                                      result of a brown recluse spider                my boot on.”
                                     TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE               bite and Paul Hansma has been                       Carter was bitten on the
                                         Beginning at 8:00 a.m.       working his horses.                             inside of his knee the day before
                                            Derby Non-Pro
                                             1st go-round
                                                                          On Friday, Hansma marked                    the show started and has under-
                                          6 sets • 84 entries         220 to lead the first day of Derby              gone two surgeries to remove
                                                                      Open competition on Shortys Lil                 necrotized tissue. Eventually he
                                   WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE               Pep, owned by Jeffrey Matthews                  will need skin grafts to close the
                                         Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
                                            Derby Non-Pro
                                                                      of Warsaw, North Carolina. On                   wound which is about two inches
                                          1st go-round, cont.         Saturday, Carter climbed aboard                 in diameter.
                                          6 sets • 90 entries         Sanjo Starlight with a bandaged                     “I was lucky they saved my
                                                                      leg and scored 221.5 to top the                 leg,” said Carter. “They said it
                                    THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE
                                         Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
                                                                      entries, with Shortys Lil Pep                   was right on the verge. If it had
                                            Derby Non-Pro             second.                                         gotten into the joint or the main
                                            2nd go-round                  “I have to give Paul Hansma
                                                                                                                                           Continued on page 2
                                                                      the credit,” said Carter. “He’s
Among the top contenders from the first go-round of Open Derby competition are, from left to right: Terry Clifford with 219.5 on Lectric
Lena; Ronnie Rice with 219 on Nitas Lil Playmate; and Todd Bimat with 219 on Kit N Lena.

Sanjo Starlight, continued from page 1             Shortys Lil Pep, by Dual Pep, was an                of the 2002 NCHA Classic/Challenge
                                               NCHA Futurity and Bonanza Futurity                      on Starlight Angelina, placed third in
artery, it was going to be serious.”           finalist under Hansma.                                  the 1996 Classic/Challenge on Lectric
     Despite the pain, Carter was deter-           Lectric Lena, ridden by Terry Clif-                 Playboy, after the Freckles Playboy son
mined to ride Sanjo Starlight, who             ford is sitting third in the Open stand-                fell in the finals and still scored 221
he acquired shortly after the Super            ings with 219.5. The Lectric Playboy son                points.
Stakes this year. The Sanjo Lena colt          is owned by Michael and Sheri McGhee                         Nitas Lil Playmate, ridden by Ronnie
had been trained by Gerald Alexander,          of Rancho Murieta, California.                          Rice, and Kit N Lena, with Todd Bimat,
who owned him in partnership with                  Clifford, who was reserve champion                  are tied for third with 219.
Sally and Pete Lowry and Barry and
Linda Holsey. Alexander qualified him
for the NCHA Futurity Semi-Finals and                                                            You say it’s
Ronnie Rice rode him as a finalist in the
Abilene Spectacular. This past spring,
                                                                                                your birthday!
Lee, Barry and Linda’s son, purchased                                                              These NCHA members
the horse.                                                                                   are celebrating their birthday today.
     “He was pretty wild when I got
him,” said Carter. “But he’s a good              William Arnouville .......... Borderville, LA         Marjorie Massaglia............... Ramona, CA
horse. I think we’ve got him going               Karl Heinz Balk .............Powell Butte, OR         Randy Maxwell.......................Darby, MT
pretty good.”                                    Stephanie Barton ..........Spring Creek, NV           Houston McKenzie............. Mccamey, TX
     Sanjo Starlight displayed the flashy,       Sarah Beyer ....................... Missoula, MT      William McKiever ............ Monticello, AR
gritty style cutters have come to asso-          Jim Bilbrey .......................... Conyers, GA    James Morris Sr ....................Victoria, TX
ciate with Carter’s mounts, including            Todd Bimat............................ Orland, CA     Donnie O’Brien...................Pineville, MO
2002 Super Stakes Classic and Classic/           Judy Bird ...................... Weatherford, TX      Bobby Reeves ........................ Festus, MO
Challenge champion Smart Lil Scoot.              Kerry M Blanchard............ Port Allen, LA          Ellie Rome..........................Garrison, MT
     Carter, who rode Sanjo Starlight in         Mike Claytor...........................Minco, OK      Sally Rosen............................ Merion, PA
the second bunch, was also slated to             Walter Dickover ............. Flemington, MO          Alena Grace Sbarra ............. Ashland, OH
ride Hagans Playgirl in the same set, but        Lynn Folkman ....................... Ogden, UT        Kyle Spitz...............................Lamar, CO
the Freckles Playgirl daughter, earner           Jeff Goff ....................... Queen Creek, AZ     George Stout...................... Naperville, IL
of over $20,000, broke her leg at home           Steve Hard..................... Weatherford, TX       Jamie Todd...................Spring Creek, NV
before the show.                                 M E Hays ...............................Liberty, IN   Sam Turner.................... Weatherford, TX
     “She broke her leg in half,” said           Jack Hitchings ................ Chowchilla, CA        Doris Tyson ........................... Nampa, ID
Carter, who thinks Hagans Playgirl               Ron Jackson .................. Bloomington, IN        Brent Walker ...................... Madison, GA
may have had a stress fracture and               James Jett ............................ Decatur, TX   George T Ward ............ Lees Summit, MO
compounded it by kicking a fence.                Misha Johnson ............... Farmington, UT          Cindy Watkins ..................... Prescott, AZ
     “It was just dangling,” Carter said.        Doug Jordan..................... Greenville, TX       Duane Watkins .................... Prescott, AZ
“We got her stabilized and they did              Thomas Kaier .................... Charlotte, TN       Lou Weaver ............ New Smyrna Bch, FL
surgery on her at A&M and she’s going            Lindsay Kern .................... Pilot Point, TX     Larry Woodard Jr.................Wendell, NC
to be okay as a broodmare.”                      Jo Anne Marino ................... Sonoma, CA         Jesse Ybarra ........................... Center, TX
Among the top contenders from the first go-round of Open Derby competition, from left to right: Chris Benedict with 218.5 on Dos Palo-
mino; Mike Mowery on Sweet Lil Pepto; and Gary Gonsalves on Nurse Gray.

                                              had his own training operation in Vic-               a dark mark in the shape of a violin on
            A family affair
                                              toria (southern Australia) and moved                 its head. Its poisonous relatives may be
The payout roster for the Classic/            here two months ago to work for Strawn               gray, orange, reddish-brown.
Challenge Open division included just         Valley Ranch in Strawn, Texas.                            Brown recluse spiders are most
three surnames in the riders’ column:             “I had some pretty nice horses at                commonly found in Midwestern and
Holden, Banuelos and Simon.                   home,” said Corey. “I had Blue Dove                  Southern states and usually prefer
     Dean Holden won the non-working          and I won quite a bit on her and another             dark places like piles of rocks, wood,
finals (there were not enough entries         one called Destinys Little Chick. The                or leaves, or closets and cabinets.
to hold a working finals) on Opus X,          bloodlines are all pretty similar to over                 Here are a few tips to avoid being
owned by Hope Justice of Weatherford,         here.”                                               bitten by a brown recluse:
Texas. He also placed third on Agardi-                                                             • Before you dress, shake out clothing
                                                       Along came a spider
ente, owned by Christy and Doug Leeth                                                              that has been on the floor or has not
or Cleburne, Texas.                           Roy Carter had trouble convincing                    been worn recently.
    Corey Holden, Dean’s brother,             people that he was in a lot of pain from             • Wear long sleeves, gloves and long
placed second on WR Smart Hickory,            a spider bite. The doctor he finally con-            pants when moving boxes or working
owned by Strawn Valley Ranch. Cookie          sulted believed him, however.                        in storage areas.
Banuelos secured fourth and fifth place            “The doctor said that he’d rather               • Wash or check linens in beds that have
on Doc Drives A Lexus and Peps South-         have a rattlesnake bite him than a                   not been slept in for a while.
ern Lena owned, respectively, by Paula        brown recluse,” said Carter. “The
Gaughan and daughter Kate Holmberg,           venom has the same affect as leprosy.                Brown recluse
of Las Vegas, Nevada. Grant Simon fin-        It eats away the flesh.”                             spider. Their
ished sixth on Glade Knight’s mare Reys            The brown recluse spider is one                 bites are rarely
Starlight.                                    of six poisonous spiders in the United               fatal, but can
    Dean and Corey Holden are native          States. It is part of the arachnid family,           lead to serious
Australians. While Dean, 25, came to          which also includes ticks, mites, and                complications,
Texas five years ago to work for the Bar      scorpions. It is about one-half inch long            if not treated
H Ranche in Weatherford, Corey, 32,           overall and its body is brown, except for            immediately.




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