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Twistful Thinking Takes 5/6-Year-Old Open at The Ike

The Ike Derby and Classic kicked off on Jan. 27, and the first champions were crowned during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals on Jan. 29. Out of a field of 21 horses, Equi-Stat Elite $6 Million Rider Austin Shepard and Twistful Thinking took home top honors.   The...

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Cade Shepard Dominates Classic Non-Pro at NCHA Super Stakes

The Classic Non-Pro finals at the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes brought a competitive group, but the youngest of the bunch ended up on top.   Fourteen-year-old Cade Shepard came in as the second draw on Some Kinda Highbrow (High Brow CD x...

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Shepard Wins Third 4-Year-Old Futurity Open Title in Augusta

The Augusta Futurity wrapped up Saturday, Jan. 24, with the 4-Year-Old Futurity Open and Non-Pro finals. In spite of the inclement weather in Augusta, Georgia, a crowd came out to support the East Coast cutters, and the competitors did not disappoint.   From the first draw in...

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Shepard Pushes Past $6 Million Mark

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, needed to earn less than $10,000 at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) to surpass the $6 million point in Equi-Stat. At the event’s first opportunity to garner money, Shepard exceeded the mark by earning a total of $27,538 in the Classic/Challenge...

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Shepard Tops The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern Nationals Open

During the first week of competition at The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern Nationals, held March 9-21 at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi, competitor’s endured wet weather and tough competition, but eight champions were crowned.    On March 11, the first champion was crowned in Jackson. Leading the...

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Bamacat Rolls To Victory At Houston Mercuria

Bamacat stole the show when he won the Open finals during the second leg of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, which was held Feb. 27-28 during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas.   Bamacat (High Brow Cat x MH...

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Austin Shepard Dominates Augusta 4-Year-Old Open

The Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity, held Jan. 17-24 in Augusta, Georgia, finished with a bang on Saturday night. In a tough class of 14 Open-caliber horses, Austin Shepard rode four finalists. The 222 Shepard marked aboard Paradox Cat from the ninth draw earned the duo...

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CD Kual Gun & Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

A 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as...

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Bamacat and Austin Shepard Secure Augusta Futurity Classic Open Title

Bamacat and the highly regarded 5-year-old stallion’s career-long trainer Austin Shepard finally broke into the win column Friday in Augusta, Ga., winning the Augusta Futurity Classic Open title with a dominant 225.   Bamacat, bred by Shepard and his wife, Stacy, is sired by cutting’s all-time leading...

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