Crey Zee, ridden by Tatum Rice. Hart Photography.
Thursday, November 15
Tatum Rice and Crey Zee marked a 221 in the seventh of eight sets to post the high score of the first day of Open competition at the 2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance.
Three horses put up 219s to tie for the day’s second high score at historic Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. It was the first of five days for Open first-round hopefuls.
Crey Zee is bred and owned by Kevin and Sydney Knight of Weatherford, Texas. The mare is by Dual Rey out of Eazee E, last year’s Reserve World Champion.
The Knights bought Eazee E for $49,000 as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales in 2011. She earned more than $211,000 as a multiple aged-event finalist, including a reserve championship at the Brazos Bash, and she won the Mercuria NCHA World Series at El Rancho Futurity last year.
Eazee E’s dam, Zee Dualy, earned $201,000 and has produced earners of $1.14 million including NCHA Hall of Fame Horse Smooth Asa Zee ($616,978).
Metallic Cattack, ridden by Wes Ashlock for John and Jana Thacker; Summer Time Fun, ridden by James Payne for Ty Moore; and Metal Art, ridden by 1996 NCHA Futurity champion Paul Hansma for Wes and Cindy Smooth; all marked 219 on Thursday.
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