WRCA Top Horse
Play Cat T lives up to his heritage at the Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo.
By Kaycie Timm | May 20, 2018
Ranch Horse Journal
Play Cat T, a 2009 sorrel gelding by Cat T Masterson and out of Playgirl Peppy by Freckles Playboy, was named the Top Horse at the WRCA Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo in Claremore, Oklahoma.
The ranch rodeo, which took place April 27-28, showcased the skills of ranch teams and was ultimately won by Barron-Highsmith Cattle Co. & Short Ranches of Oologah and Ramona, Oklahoma. Competing as part of the Gray G Bar Ranch team, Jason Vogele of Shidler, Oklahoma, rode Play Cat T to win the Top Horse Award.
Vogele has owned the gelding since 2012. Play Cat T was bred by Jack and Susan Waggoner of Decatur, Texas.
His sire, Cat T Masterson, is a 17-year-old son of legendary sire High Brow Cat, and has produced 32 performing foals who have achieved cumulative earnings of over $663,000 to date. His top performers include Pur Tee ($111,943), Miss T Rachet ($109,833) and Master Mate ($106,842).
Play Cat T’s dam, Playgirl Peppy is an own daughter of AQHA Hall of Famer Freckles Playboy, whose progeny earnings total over $25 million.
Playgirl Peppy is herself a performer and has produced the earners of more than $468,000, led by Cats Full Measure (by High Brow Cat, $235,562) and Aristocrats Playgirl (by Smart Aristocrat, $51,665).
Play Cat T’s immediate family has also produced the likes of successful performance horses such as GS Counting On Kitty ($211,582), Toy Engine ($194,612) and The Reyl Mccoy ($145,026) and Boons Playing ($115,991).
Play Cat T’s fourth dam is the legendary Teresa Tivio, whose progeny earnings surpassed $215,000 in the 1960s, and included such performers and producers as Doc’s Haida, Fizzabar, Doc’s Remedy, Nu Bar and Boon Bar.
The Working Ranch Cowboys Association hosts ranch rodeos across the West culminating in the World Championship Ranch Rodeo, which is November 8-11 in Amarillo. The WRCA works to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise money funds for the WRCA Foundation, which provides scholarship assistance and crisis assistance to working ranch cowboys and their immediate family.
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