Mark Bugni had a banner 12 months in 2013 and it doesn’t check out be stopping in 2014. One of is own biggest successes last year had been winning Fort Smith in which he can add on another Old Fort times Futurity win to his growing resume for 2014 and a check for $54, 337.82 to their bank-account.
Bugni won another big check upon red-carpet Zoom “Zoomer”, a 4 year-old AQHA brown gelding, sired by Azoom and off VIP Treatment by very first Down Dash, owned by Mike and Jan Dahlen from Iowa City, Iowa. The Dahlen’s bought the gelding thru the Lance Graves Pro Timeless Sale final February as a prospect from the Flying W Ranch in Texas. David Witcher broke the gelding while Shannon Witcher lightly started him from the barrels. Once the gelding was offered to your Dahlen’s, they delivered him right home with Bugni to start his barrel rushing job.
“He’s an extremely personable horse. He's the absolute most character that I have ever had in my own barn. He could be such a character and even on their bad times, he's however enjoyable. He'd rather spend time with us at a barrel competition then standing call at the pasture, ” explained Bugni. This present year at Fort Smith, there have been 425 entries within the futurity with just 40 back into the short round. Bugni and Zoomer qualified when it comes to brief round with a 17.091, in the 31st position.
“We skilled in the same place even as we performed this past year so it felt like a fantastic omen.”
Bugni and Zoomer had an excellent run in the progressive round, but jerked a shoe which cost them some really serious time.
“He went quite fresh in the first round and sort of ran thru their turns. Then wound up jerking a shoe which truly cost united states sometime, ” explained Bugni.
Since they had several times ahead of the quick round, Bugni and Zoomer had sometime getting various issues ironed away.
“we immediately got their shoe tacked back on and then I labored on getting decidedly more rate into him prior to the short round. I wound up doing slightly modification and went with a classic Sharon Camarillo combo little bit. He thought great in it during a practice run therefore I went ahead and tried it through the brief round.”
The bit change and additional price did actually help, as Bugni while the brown gelding blazed a 16.475 to have the fastest futurity run of this weekend.
“He worked like a champ. He was much more concentrated and went difficult and switched difficult. I understood he was hooking it strong coming house, but used to don’t hear my time through to the announcer revealed it another time. My adrenaline had been sky high and with the roar from crowd, i possibly couldn’t hear it the first occasion.”
Bugni states the win is additional nice since he has won it 2 yrs consecutively now and certainly will try for a third time next year. Come early july, Bugni will need Zoomer to some available races and also will try and get him qualified the AQHA World Show next autumn, and then will head north to the autumn futurities.
Bugni would additionally like to thank most of the owners of his horses and his sponsors, Animal Element, Horseswim.com, 5 Celebrity Saddle Pads, Dual J Saddlery, Loomis Bit and HorsePowerEQ.