2019 NRCHA Stallion Stakes – NRCHA
It was an action-packed day at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Open and Non Pro Stakes exhibitors completed the third and final phase of competition – the cow work. National Reined Cow Horse Association riders have spent the past week working towards a spot in the clean-slate finals and a chance to capitalize on the $100,000 added Open purse and $25,000 added Non Pro purse.
Earning top honors in the Stallion Stakes Open preliminary cow work was Lindsay, California, horseman Lance Johnston. Johnston piloted HeloMyNamesJohnyCash (Cee Mr Hickory X Smart Card Chex X Ill Be Smart), a home-bred horse that he owns with his wife Tammy, to a 224 down the fence. The high score earned the Johnstons a $2,172 go round check and secured the lead in the Intermediate Open preliminaries.
To advance to the clean-slate finals, exhibitors needed a composite score of 653 in the Open, 642.5 in the Intermediate Open and a 632.5 in the Limited Open.