Shane Philipp Wins 5-6-Year-Old Heading Futurity on PR Tari Dracula

In the 5 and 6-year-old Badlands Bits and Spurs heading futurity, Shane Phillips defeated J.D. Yates, with the help of his brother and borrowed heel horse from Yates.

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In the 5- and 6-year-old Badlands Bits and Spurs Futurity heading futurity, Shane Philipp’s home-raised 6-year-old gelding PR Tari Dracula bested the field of 18 horses and edged J.D. Yates on Irrational Decisions after both head horses scored 303 in the Finals. That was after Shane’s helper, his brother John Philipp, had a heel horse come up lame that morning and it was Yates who lent him a heel horse to help Shane…beat Yates. 

Philipp’s win paid $8,000, while the Limited Open side pot was won by Wesley Moss on Bert’s Hancock. Wyatt Imus had purchased the horse last fall in the Philipps family’s annual production sale, which is scheduled for October 8 this year. The horse is by the Philipp’s black stud, Curtis Dracula, and out of Donna’s Little Hen. 

“He worked better all morning and best on that last one,” said Philipp. “Wyatt sent him back to me while he’s rodeoing. He’ll be entered in Fort Worth, too.” 

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