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JULY 26, 2020: The KG horses had another successful weekend across the country! KG Blazin Nine Oh “Ruby” running a 17.05 at the Spanish Fork Utah PRCA rodeo to get a check! KG Justexpectinchex “Esther” and Leah Markham Crockett running a personal best on a standard today- 17.28 at the Brn4d finals in Oregon City Oregon. Winning 2nd in the 1D today & placing in Friday’s 1D as well with a 17.5. This team is on a roll! KG Justwinninchex “Savannah” & Lyndee Moser placing 3 rd in the 2 Nd go of the Panguitch invitational High School rodeo! More nice prospects available! When you put the time & work in - the rewards roll in!

JANUARY 20, 2020: KG Juststealingcash (2015 Sorrel Stallion by Judge Cash x Do It For Beau) competed in the Arizona Futurities in January, winning $15,000 and running 2 17.1's on a standard pattern. His stud fee is $1500 and he will be standing to the public spring 2020. Currently sitting 10th in the average at Western Stock Show & Rodeo!

DECEMBER 16, 2019: Kathy Grimes and KG Justiceweexpected finished 25th in Pro Rodeo World Standings with $52,948.35 won while just competing in 41 rodeos!

APRIL 14, 2019: KG JustExpectinChex “Esther “ owned, trained & ridden by Leah Crockett— by KG Azure Winnin Chex out of KG Justiceweexpected having 2 great runs at VGBRA Barrel Daze Futurity this weekend—winning 13th in the avg & 11th in the stallion incentive program! Excited to follow this duo in the futurities this year

Happy December 1st, 2017! An exciting day in the barrel racing world with the new crop of futurity horses entering the competition arena and...the NFR starts next week!! Kathy is in Las Vegas and prepping for next weeks schedule of check in, grand entry practice, the back number ceremony, barrel practice, and most importantly Round 1!
APRIL 14, 2019: KG JustExpectinChex “Esther “ owned, trained & ridden by Leah Crockett— by KG Azure Winnin Chex out of KG Justiceweexpected having 2 great runs at VGBRA Barrel Daze Futurity this weekend—winning 13th in the avg & 11th in the stallion incentive program! Excited to follow this duo in the futurities this year

MARCH 8: Seven long months of rehab from a soft tissue injury & Ruby (KG Blazin Nine Oh) makes her return to rodeo at Houston & gets the win! 5 hours later her 1st foal of the season is born "roo". She is by our homegrown stallion KG Azure Winnin Chex. Roo has a sibling from a double embryo flush coming any day! Huge thanks to Heritage Farm—Justin & Jessica Wentland for foaling her out—they have an awesome camera system which allowed me to watch from my phone 3000 miles away!

FEBRUARY 26, 2017: KG Justiceweexpected "Issy" made a great run tonite in the San Antonio Finals and we ended up 2nd earning $10,857 bringing our 6 run total here to $23,474.16! Pretty amazing—so lucky to get to ride her! Thank you everyone for all your good wishes and kind words!

JANUARY 9, 2017: KG Justiceweexpected "Issy" ran a 17.01 & a 17.06 Saturday & Sunday at the Classic Equine open race in Buckeye Arizona to win both days & the average! Thanks to Brn4d for the races & North Valley Hat Company for the custom hat! Super awesome awards & payout! Thank you!

NOVEMBER 6, 2016: CRC Finals Rodeo average winners. Congratulations Kathy Grimes and KG Justiceweexpected on the Championship. Amber Moore and CP Dark Moon, 2016 CRC Champion, and Kathy Grimes will be competing at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Florida next April 2017. The circuit will be well represented. For the first time, all money won this weekend and at the RNCFR will be counted as official earnings and applied to world standings.

October 27, 2016. KG Azure Winnin Chex is a PESI Stallion for 2017! Any age of his offspring can be enrolled for $150.00 during 2017.

April 13, 2016. The winter run of barrel racing officially concluded for Kathy and the team this past weekend at the Barrel Daze! KG Blazin Nine Oh was the top winner of the group winning the reserve champion derby and champion stallion incentive derby titles (an exact repeat of what her full sister KG Jet O A Go Go accomplished last year)! Ruby placing 1st in incentive round 1, 2nd in open round 1, 6th open round 2, 4th in incentive round 2, 2nd in the open derby average and 1st in the incentive average for total winnings of $3492.

Ruby, Issy and Lucy also picked up checks in the sweepstakes and open races for an additional $2308 in earnings bringing the weekend to over $5800 earned by Do It For Beau foals. Breeding season is now in FULL swing. If you are still interested in breeding to one of our stallions – now if the time to secure those contracts! Thank you to everyone who supported the Nine Oh team throughout the winter –we really appreciate it!

March 2, 2016. KG Blazin Nine Oh was the top futurity horse of 2015 for million dollar sire Blazin Jetolena! She won money in futurities, open 1D races and pro rodeos. Her full sister KG Jet O A Go Go is also a money earner of over $30k in futurities, derbies, 1D races, amateur and professional rodeos. We are offering a full sibling for sale this spring as well as a foal sired by Judge Cash out of KG Blazin Nine Oh. Message us for more information today!

March 1, 2016. Kathy, Goose, Issy, Ruby and visiting nine oh member Lucy made it home yesterday afternoon. They had a great end to their winter with Ruby placing 3rd in the second round of the Tucson rodeo—total the girls won almost $20k in the first two months of 2016. Now on to the process of creating the next generation of superstars! Foals are due starting the end of March and breeding season will soon be in full swing. Busy season is upon us!

April 14, 2015. In the past two weeks, Nine Oh Barrel Horses has won over $28,000 on homebred horses. What’s even more impressive is that our blue hen broodmare, Do It For Beau, had her foals win $26k of that total! “Moonie” has been retired for a while now from the arena, but has now produced earners of over $142,000!

JANUARY 18, 2015—KG Justiceweexpected decided it was time to win something, so she did! She placed 3rd in the Open on Saturday running a 17.0, 7th in the Open Sunday running a 17.2 and won the Greg Olson Open Average! She also won the $10k Future Fortunes Race Saturday making her total earnings for the weekend close to $2400, an awesome new trophy buckle and a new iPad! A huge thank you to the BRN4D—Barrel Racers National 4D crew for an awesome race!

JANUARY 5, 2015—It was a good weekend for the Nine Oh crew at the New Years Bustin Out Barrel Race in Buckeye! KG Blazin Nine Oh (Blazin Jetolena x Do It For Beau) in the futurity was 2nd in the 1st go, 3rd in the 2nd go and 2nd in the average for $702 won for the weekend. These were only her 3rd and 4th career runs running a 17.7 and 17.9 on a standard pattern!

KG Justiceweexpected ran a 17.3 on Saturday to place 3rd out of over 270+ entries for $666!
KG Katy Bar The Door (Rare Bar x Winning Gold Chex) didnt bring home a check, but she ran very consistent in the 1D both days running a 17.6 and 17.5! We are resting today, and gearing up for the Classic Equine race this upcoming weekend!

November 10, 2014. KATHY AND ISSY ARE GOING TO DISNEYWORLD!!  New this year - the Ram National Circuit Finals are in Kissimmee, Florida - and the Nine Oh Team are going by winning the circuit finals average title!  2nd in Round 1, 1st in Round 2 and 2nd in Round 3 - running a 12.68, 12.51 and 12.22. Kathy and Issy won the average by almost 8 TENTHS and earned $4,897 for their 37.41 seconds worth of work! We are so very proud of this team and what they have accomplished this year, can't wait to see what 2015 will bring!

October 19, 2014, SHE DID IT! Kathy and Issy won an extremely tough RFD-TV THE AMERICAN qualifier in Montana running a 14.667!! We are so incredibly proud of this team. As Ross Wagner, the announcer, said there isn't a faster duo in this building than these two. They are headed back to Mesquite!!! 

October 7, 2014. What an exciting weekend at Autumn Daze for Nine Oh! KG Justiceweexpected kicked off Race 1 winning the entire 1D by herself with a 13.7 worth $2139! Unfortunately we tipped to win Race 2, but she came back in Race 3 to win it again, this time allowing just one other team in the 1D - and won another $1113.62!  "Issys" lifetime earnings are now over $70k! We have two foals out of her for sale this year, as well as a full sibling for sale in utero. Contact us for more information!

August 18, 2014. Do It For Beau had some money earners this weekend! KG Cashin In On Beau won the 1D and $550 at the Barrel Racers Giving Back race in Las Vegas for owner Leslie Schur, DVM and KG Jet O A Go Go won $1259 at the Mile Hi Classic in Castle Rock, CO for placing in the open 1D and winning the Future Fortunes $10k Open race for owner Kayla Tisdall. Add that to our own KG Justiceweexpected win from the Lynden PRCA earlier in the week and "Moonie" offspring won $3274 in just a few days!

August 14, 2014. It's been a while since we had an update about actually running barrels! We apologize. Iit was a very busy July and there really wasn't much to report. A lot of little things happening in our runs that ended up costing a lot of money! We are back on track now. Issy won the Lynden PRCA last night by almost two tenths in the mud! We are so proud of her starting to make her usual runs in different types of arenas!

August 9, 2014. We are offering the FULL sibling to KG Justiceweexpected for sale! 75 day embryo. KG Justicewexpected is a futurity, derby and pro rodeo money earner. Greg Olson and Colorado Classic Derby Champion this year. Over $50k LTE. 2014 Qualifier for The AMERICAN semifinals. Has run multiple 16.7-16.9s on a standard pattern, as well as a 16.6 with a tipped barrel. Judge Cash x Do It For Beau (LTE $50k and producer of over $65k in money earners with three foals of running age).

July 6, 2014. Do It For Beau is starting to have some rodeo horses appear! We are so proud of KG Jet O A Go Go qualifying back to the second round of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs on just her second rodeo run in her short career! For a 6 year old we couldn't be more happy!  Remember her 2014 full sister is for sale this year!

April 14, 2014. At Barrel Daze Issy made up for the knocked barrel on Saturday by running the fast time of the weekend with a 13.747 winning both the 2nd Go of the Maturity and Sundays open - close to $3k in winnings! Walter also made us very proud - a little wild of a run but he still ending up placing 14th in the round and placing in both averages in the futurity. He brought home over $4,500 this weekend! 

April 7, 2014. Sandcup Futurity/Derby & Slot Race. KG Justiceweexpexted pulled another amazing weekend out of her hat winning both Saturday and Sundays Open by two tenths with a 16.731 and 16.858, the slot race, and placing second in the second go of the derby! Issy ran two of the three fastest times of the weekend out of 1200+ runs! Her total earnings were $5,805 - bringing the Nine Oh total to $8,326 for the Sand Cup!

Paints His Shirt Red "Walter" competed in the futurity running a 17.732 in round 1, followed by a 17.395 to place 6th in round two, ending up 7th out of 82+ entries for the weekend worth $1,242! Walter also won the 3D with his 17.7 on Saturday worth $856 and placed 6th in the 2D Sunday for $422 bringing his weekend earnings to $2,521!!

April 5, 2014, Sandcup Slot Race, Pasco WA: Back to Back Champions! After a rough start to the day KG Justiceweexpected came back outrunning her own fast time from last year's slot race—a 16.777—to run a 16.731 to win it and the open! Way to go Kathy and Issy!

January 19, 2014: Its Official! Kathy and Issy will be headed to Mesquite at the end of February!! What an achievement for Nine Oh Mare KG Justiceweexpected to make to the semifinals of the American.

January 18, 2014: Walter (Paints His Shirts Red) stepped up to the plate today and placed 9th in the 1st go of the PacWest futurity with a 17.4! We are very proud of him, and he is still for sale!

jJanuary 13, 2014: Just found out KG Justiceweexected ran the 3rd fastest time over the whole weekend at the Greg Olson when she won the Derby! That's third out of over 1300 futurity, derby and open runs!

January 1, 2014: We wish everyone a Happy New Years from us at Nine Oh Barrel Horses! We are settled in Arizona and are ready for the 2014 futurity season to kick off for us on Friday! Nine Oh has had our own ups and downs in 2013 and we are ready to see where 2014 takes us with two futurity horses, a derby horse, a couple rodeo horses and TEN foals to be born this spring! We wish everyone a year full of happiness, health and fast runs!

Happy December 1st! A very exciting day in the barrel horse world as today marks the day the new crop of top notch barrel horses can finally start their competitive career!

As promised we do have an exciting announcement today! Our friends in Colorado are putting on the 1st Annual Colorado Classic Futurity and Derby June 20-22,2014! They will be having a stallion auction and one breeding to each of our stallions will be in it!

KG Do It For Fame and KG Azure Winnin Chex will both be standing to a very limited book and to secure your breeding think about participating in the Colorado Classic Auction! Go like their Facebook page and keep an eye for the auction to begin later this month!

November 9, 2013: Tomorrow marks the three week countdown until the start of the 2014 season for our young horses! If you're looking for a horse of your own to hit the awesome Northwest futurities on take a peek at "Walter" and "Katy" (2009 Foals)!

July 2, 2013: The first week of summer was particularly exciting for all of us at Nine Oh! 

The morning of July 1st we were welcomed with a great surprise of a stunning palomino colt by our very own homebred stallion KG Azure Winnin Chex out of our Dash Ta Fame daughter Sheza Famous Judge! This is our final foal for 2013 and we have quite the plan for 2014 already in action! 

In the arena Kathy was finally able to bring back one of her number one mares - Winning Gold Chex. "Josie" has been on rest over winter for an injury and has come back great! They are on the road for the 4th of July with "Issy" in tow as well. Josie was 4th at the Prineville PRCA rodeo and 6th in the 1D at White Swan for combined earnings of $1606 and Issy made sure not to be outdone by winning the race at Mose Lake this past weekend! 

Last but not least, KG Jet O A GoGo is back in Colorado and getting started on her futurity run with placing at the Red Desert Classic in Rock Springs, Wyoming! 

April 6, 2013: Well 777's are always lucky and it proved true tonight! Kathy and Issy are the official 2013 Tim Corfield Memorial Slot Race Champions with a smoking 16.777! 

November 26: As reported in the 2013 Barrel Horse News Stallion Register our futurity mare from this past year - KG Justiceweexpected aka "Issy" now stands as Judge Cash's #1 Futurity horse in the past five years and is in the Top Ten earners of his barrel racing progeny! Her earnings neared the $20k mark in 2012. We couldn't be happier with Issys performances and we are looking forward to her future! 

For 2013 Nine-Oh Barrel Horses will be represented in the futurity world with KG Jet O A GoGo aka "Lucy" - a 2008 filly out of our mare Do It For Beau by Blazin Jetolena who is owned by Kayla Tisdall of Fort Collins, CO. We also have a 2010 filly of this same cross in training and cant wait to see what Nine-Oh horses will win this upcoming year!!

October 7: KG Justiceweexpected was on her "A" game at the Walla Walla Autumn Daze! On Saturday, she won Race 1 by two tenths with a 13.894, and barely caught the first barrel with a slip to be a 13.83 in Race 2. (would've won that too!). Sunday "Issy" ran a 14.05 to win the race by two tenths as well! Her weekend earnings were a little over $1,000! Way to go Issy and Kathy!

September 21: The Roper Rally went very well! Issy placed 6th in the first go, 4th in the second go and 5th in the average! Our Judge Cash daughter out of "Moonie" will be headed back to WA after this and continue prepping for the rest of the fall futurities, including the WPRA Finals!!

September 8: Congratulations to Cortney Cain on her purchase of Azure Turnin Three ("Q"). Cortney and Q make a great pair. No doubt we'll be seeing them at the pay window in the future!!

KG Justiceweexpected has done extremely well in the spring futurities. She placed in both goes and the average at the Sand Cup, April 6-8 taking home $1886. At the Valley Girls Barrel Daze, April 13-15, she was 3rd in the 1st go, 5th in the average, and 3rd in the Open 1D Saturday. Combined with the Stallion Incentive she earned $7287 for the weekend.

Congratulations to Leslie Schuer and Viki Friedrich on their recent purchases. KG Cashin In On Beau sold to Leslie Schur, DVM of Las Vegas. We also sold KG A Scoop Of Fame to Viki Friedrich in Salkum, Washington.

Kathy was able to get Amy (Dale) Coelho's great NFR mare Quick Judge (Skid) in foal via embryo transfer to Jeff and Amy's stallion Mini Flits Last Yank (full brother to Flit To Kill). We also have a 2012 ET foal coming by Mini Flits Last Yank out of Do It For Beau.

Blurr The Cash (Sage) is in foal to Streaking Ta Fame for a 2012 baby. We are really excited about this cross.

Kathy and Winning Gold Chex (Josie) made their third consecutive appearance at the 2011 Columbia River Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, November 11 and 12 in Redmond, Oregon. They placed in the 2nd and 3rd rounds and the average with winnings of $1443 and moved from 9th position to sixth.

Nine-Oh mare Hey Chinook (Betty) has been on a run of late, placing or winning five of her last six reining events. We are excited to cross Betty with speed-bred stallions in the future. We believe that the reining/cow horse cross with speed gives a potential barrel horse the best chance at success in the arena. Kathy's great rodeo horse, Winning Gold Chex was sired by a reserve world champion senior reining horse, Extra Dry Chex, and out of Kathy's great speed mare, Jodalito Cielo.

Another Nine-Oh mare TS Missrarebullion (Blondie) has been in training with Ryan Lovendahl with hopes of making a run at the 2012 futurities.

Congratulations to Kayla Tisdall on her purchase of KG Jet O A Go GO (Lucy). Kayla, a Colorado State University rodeo team member, reports that Lucy is the smartest horse she has ever owned and is excited about getting her ready for her futurity year.

—Bill Gilbert & Kathy Grimes