Jordan and Tinseltown Wimpy owned by Ron McRorie take home the 2011 Billingsley Ford Open Futurity!!
Spectators enjoyed a dazzling display of horsemanship and skill during the Billingsley Ford Open Futurity Finals on Saturday night, with several high scores being posted. In 2011, the Billingsley Ford Open Futurity alone paid out nearly $137,000.
Hendricks and Larson Split Level 4 Open Championship
When announcer Wayne Wise declared that two-time SWRHA Futurity Champion and Million Dollar Rider Dell Hendricks had piloted Cache Of Jewels to a 229, the cheers could be heard well outside of the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. However, just three horses later, 2010 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion Jordan Larson and Tinseltown Wimpy also marked a 229. While the riders had the option of a run-off, the two agreed to be co-champions.
Each received a check for $15,418, and flipped for prizes which included a custom SWRHA Golf Cart and an NRHA Lawson trophy. “They’re just three-year-olds, and the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City is in the near future, so we want to save them,” noted Larson.
Larson has ridden “Tinseltown,” by Wimpys Little Step out of Downtown Tinseltown, for almost a year. “Kyle Shaw rode her as a two-year-old and did a really good job. Her owner, Ron McRorie, sent her to me on Garth Brown’s recommendation,” he explained. Two months ago, Larson and Tinseltown were riding in the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, and the mare had a hard time settling down. “We did a paid warm-up and I couldn’t get her around the pen. I was glad she did so well tonight. She missed some time earlier this year, so I’m really proud of her. She’s a good horse. In fact, she might be better than good.”