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IONE, CA – The inaugural Amador Hills Barrel Racing Classic was held at Ed Hughes arena in Ione on November 25. With 236 total entries, it was the largest barrel racing event held in Ione on record. Kathy Petska was the 1D winner on her great horse, Bet On This Lion. She has been on fire with her horses this year and it’s always a clinic in great horsemanship watching her ride.

We are on the books for 2018, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to some exciting new developments to share as we draw closer to our event. 

This race was truly a team effort, and would never have been possible without our sponsors.  We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Robertson Ranches, Brad and Mary Robertson, home of the world champion stallion, One Fine Vintage, The Trailer Specialist in Acampo, Calif., and Los Caballos Equine Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Noel Muller.

We want to send a special thanks to Ropers Sports News, Stephanie Anderson and the team. Because of them, we were able to reach so many more supporters and contestants through the amazing ad created for the paper by Jenny Vasquez as well as their huge support through social media.  

We look forward to seeing you in November in Ione! 

Open

1D: 1. Kathy Petska, Bugsy, 16.838, $736. 2. Sami Jo Morisoli, Nicks Chexy Cowgirl, 16.858, $618. 3. Mary Jo Camera, Lucky, 16.869, $530. 4. Cheyenne Hattesen, Lets Play Rodeo, 16.888, $412. 5. Erin Ricotti, HG Buckshot Bill, 16.932, $294. 6. Rachel Dice, TivitosAtTheGoGoBar, 16.981, $206. 7. Katie Drosihn, Real Claim To Fame, 16.989, $147.

2D: 1. Susie Gunter, Circle Again, 17.353, $662. 2. Cathy Cagliari, Curly Sue Fame, 17.355, $556. 3. Krista Williams, El Cachorro, 17.356, $477. 4. Cory Fisk, Throttle, 17.398, $371. 5. Brynn Cassidy, Misrey Rocks, 17.423, $265. 6. Samantha Dewhurst, Herbie Rides Again, 17.447, $185. 7. Hunter Morgan, CD Brown, 17.471, $132.

3D: 1. Payton Schoeppach, Rosstons Tami Nic, 17.851, $564. 2. Katrina Dugo, Panda, 17.875, $474. 3. Jennifer Haile, Shakenandraken, 17.884, $406. 4. Savanna Morgan, Barred By French, 17.892, $316. 5. Ashley Robertson, TequilaBondalena Bar Flit, 17.895, $226. 6. Mary Jo Camera, Marshall, 17.903, $158. 7. Sophie Deardorf, Heza Clever Chex, 17.911, $113.

4D: 1. Rayma Castro, Bella, 18.853, $491. 2. Madilynn Gliee, Dunmore Inblue Jeans, 18.861, $412. 3. Shella Dew­hurst, Blue Print, 19.012, $353. 4. Chelsea McLaughlin, Sting Peppy Hot Shot, 19.015, $275. 5. Aby Black, Mercy, 19.020, $196. 6. Jessie Biglow, Katie, 19.028, $137. 7. Rhonda Balzhiser, Eugene, 19.030, $98.

Novice

1D: 1. Tracy Hart, Smokin Rey Gray, 19.299, $46. 2. Haley Hart, Charlie, 19.666, $38.

2D: 1. Rayma Castro, Rally, 19.887, $30. 2. Emma Reis, Peyton, 19.981, $26. 3. Gina Graham, Dual Shotasugar, 20.165, $19.

3D: 1. Madilynn Gliege, Miz Romantic Roxie, 21.208, $64. 

4D: 1. Alexis Dinubilo, Ringo, 21.388, $22. 2. Kaycee Knott, Mr Dry Willy, 21.587, $20. 3. Delaina Taketa, Dazzle, 21.676, $14.

Futurity Showcase

1D: 1. Erin Ricotti, Cici, 18.228. 2. Erin Ricotti, Leader, 18.246. 3. Hunter Morgan, Sweet Tea, 18.554. 4. Shelly Holman, Wood B Fun, 18.957. 5. Jenny Sherbo, Corndog, 19.007. 6. Mary Jo Camera, Son Of A Bridge, 19.425. 7. Chelsea McLaughlin, Sheza Snazzy Chick, 19.483. 8. Stacey Freitas, DL Mini Cash, 19.746. 9. Erin Ricotti, Treasure, 19.990. 10. Rachel Dice, True, 20.250. 11. Cheyenne Hattesen, Sneza Fast Margarita, 20.514. 12. Kay Crook, Semi Automatic, 20.633.