Canadian standout JT Risin Sensation, owned by Vaughn Warken, is leads the pack going into the 2022 American Rope Horse Futurity Association Short Round Oct. 21, and he does so with World Champion Kaleb Driggers aboard. But the 2022 ARHFA World Championships pedigrees reveal more trends in the head horse business.
The field of futurity horses who made the cut out of 211 entries at the ARHFA World Championships is diverse, stacked with storied bloodlines and lesser-known pedigrees, too. Here are some quick notes gathered from an overview of the papers of these 25 good ones.
- Metallic Cat (Relentless Glory, ridden by Trevor Brazile, and Play Some Metallic, ridden by Dustin Rogers) and Show Me The Buckles (Tuckin Away Buckles, ridden by Brazile, and RR Buckles Clubhouse, ridden by Miles Baker) are the only two stallions to have two offspring in the heading short round in 2022.
- Seven horses in this short round have run on the top side of their pedigrees: Chics Magic Corona (Furyofthewind) ridden by Rhen Richard; One Smart Pistola (BR Best Asset), ridden by Richard; A Magical Promise, (Promise Of The Sun) ridden by Clay Smith; Friday Night Fling (A Streak Of Fling), ridden by Cody Snow; BoomBoom Firecracker, (Firewaterontherocks) ridden by Smith; Summer Colada (Casino Heist), ridden by Kaden Richard; Red Corona Jack, (Corona Caliente) ridden by Grayln Elkins.
- Summer Colada is really bred to run, with Casino Heist by Frenchmans Guy on the top and Dash Ta Fame on the bottom. BoomBoom Firecracker is too, out of the Taras First Love mare Taras First Note. Smith’s A Magical Promise also has plenty of speed on his bottom side stacked with Easy Jet blood.
- Past champ Born In The Boondocs will return at fourth callback with Tate Kirchenschlager. Tuckin Away Buckles is also familiar to the short round here, as he was high back in 2021.