Nine Barrel Racers Advance to RFD-TV's The American Semi-Finals
June 6, 2017
Futurity rider Hallie Hanssen was the star of the show, taking 1st and 3rd place in the qualifier race. She and "Tres Movidas" stopped the clock at 16.192, then she hopped on "Whats A Guy To Do" for a time of 16.372. The two runs combined earned Hanssen a total of $2,400.
"I kind of stay in the futurity world," Hanssen said. "I usually don't have a derby horse, but I happened to have a couple and that's what I entered here."
Hanssen continued, "The horse that I won it on was Tres Movidas. I futuritied on her last year. She's by Tres Seis and she's out of a mare that went to the NFR - Sheza Blazin Move."
Taking 2nd place and a $1,200 check was KL Spratt riding "KK Splash Colours" with a time of 16.289. The recent college graduate said, "I've never made it before, but I'm excited!"
Sliding in the 4th place spot was Texas cowgirl Jimmie Smith. She and "Lena On The Rocks" had a time of 16.375 and won $400.