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No Luck About It – Donald Stamper and Label’s Lucky Charm Top Lincoln County Fair



by Renee Isaacs


            STANFORD, Ky. - The Lincoln County Fair Horse Show was a big success with 245 entries. A large number of spectators attended the show in Stanford, Ky., to watch their favorite horses.
            Gigi’s Milk Money and Jennifer Hankins walked their way to blue ribbon honors in the Walking Weanling class. Duane Carney claimed the reserve ribbon with Island Tyme Masterpiece for Paul Gryce of Lagrange, Ky.
            Laura Beth Comley rode to blue ribbon honors in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class aboard Laneview’s Master for Jennifer Turner of Jacksonville, Fla. Dalia Smith caught the red ribbon for Bozo Hacker of Manchester, Ky., atop He’s Remarkable.
            Up next was the Amateur Country Pleasure class. Evan Alexander claimed the top prize with My Lucky Dollar for Wright and May of Versailles and Richmond, Ky. The reserve win went to Little Man’s Magic and Lindsay Oliver for Oliver Stables of Lancaster, Ky.
            Ronnie Vallingdingham of Cynthiana, Ky., rode to the winner’s circle in the Novice Amateur division aboard Ebony’s Threat Prince. Carrie Goode claimed reserve honors under the direction of John Tudor Stables atop Friday Nite Spirit.
            Five entries made the gate call for the Amateur Park Performance class. Cassie Judd was at the top of the card with Generator’s Champion Sunshine. Jared Scott and Direct Effect carried out the second place ribbon.
            Jamie Tucker and Kujo’s Mojo captured the blue in the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary class for Jennifer Turner of Jacksonville, Fla. Vicki Watkins claimed the reserve award with Be Cool for Tanner Watkins of Lexington, Ky.
            Mike Amasis claimed the top award in the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure class aboard A Red Ball Jet for Herb Weiler of Vandallia, Ohio. Mike Widener rode to the second placed tie on Owl’s Night Vision for Buford Martin of Owenton, Ky.
            Eight talented entries entered the ring for the Open Specialty class. Jessie Smith took all the bets with Bet On Money. Dale Smith rode to the reserve ribbon with Ozone Ritz.
            Next the Juvenile Country Pleasure class was called to the ring with 12 entries making the gate. Shelby Wright and My Lucky Dollar rode to the blue for Wright and May of Versailles and Richmond, Ky. Logan Hankins of Paris, Ky., claimed the reserve award with Hallelujah In The Sky.
            Kevin Bailey rode to the blue in the Four-Year-Old Open Specialty division aboard She’s Black Cash for Bruce Huffman of Harrodsburg, Ky. Tyler Oliver claimed the reserve win with Dollar’s Blue Crush for Woody Ball of Stanford, Ky.
            Seven entries made the gate call for the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Joanne Zeller rode to the winner’s circle to claim the blue aboard Mister Blockbuster. Chris Burton claimed the reserve award with He’s A Blue Chip.
            Clayton Davis carried out the blue in the Two-Year-Old Open class with Gen’s Concealed Carry for Dale Steinmetz of Louisville, Ky. Tyler Oliver and Paladin rode to the red ribbon for B-Sha Sebastian of Lancaster, Ky.
            Heather Lawson and Check Me I’m Blue walked their way to blue ribbon honors in the Walking Yearlings class for Eddie Ray Davis of Nicholasville, Ky. Duane Carney handled the second place tie with Mystic Minds Lady for Bill and Janette Wesley of Florence, Ky.
            Jessie Smith claimed his second blue for the evening during the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class with Gen’s Lassie. Jeremy Lamb captured the reserve win with Target’s Blue Dog.
            Kim Butler rode to the winner’s circle aboard Santana In Black in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty class. Cassie Napier was second with Skywalk’s Black Gen.
            Seven entries made the gate call for the 11 and Under class. Shelby Sims claimed blue ribbon honors with Smooth Skys. Kyle Ellis and Sweep The Floor were second.
            A large class of 10 entered the ring for the Show Pleasure Specialty class. Lindsay Oliver of Lancaster, Ky., claimed top honors with Clutches Holiday. The reserve win went to Jamie Tucker of Danville, Ky., and Heart & Soul Pushover.
            Jimmy Evans and Score’s Olympic Deacon captured the blue in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class for Mike and Jennie Conyers of Georgetown, Ky. The reserve award went to Reality’s Diamond Gal and Kevin Bailey for Donald Harbison of Edmonton, Ky.
            Buddy Walters claimed the top prize in the Three-Year-Old and Under Plantation with Command’s Special Sun for Rolling Acres Stables and Bob Stannard of Lebanon, Ky. Jamaican Me Happy and Nick Combs were second.
            Evan Alexander was already having a great birthday and it became even better when he won his second blue for the evening in the Open Amateur Walking class aboard Two Gun Silver Dollar for Lacer and May of Simpsonville and Richmond, Ky.
            Rolling Acres Stables claimed their second blue for the night in the Three-Year-Old and Under Park Performance class where Buddy Walters won the blue with Risky Business By JFK. Mike Anasis and Back In The Spotlight claimed the reserve ribbon for Glenn Parrett of Union, Ky.
            Ten entries made the gate call in the Juvenile 17 and Under class. Allison Becknell and My Lucky Colors were at the top of the judge’s card for Delaney Reynolds of Brooksville, Ky. The reserve ribbon went to Mandie Napier of Union, Ky., and Pushin’ Miss Genny.
            Up next was the Ladies Amateur Canter division. Laura Beth Comley rode to the blue with Socks On A Rooster. Mandie Lancaster captured the red ribbon with Rain’s Night Storm.
            Teresa Creech claimed the first place tie in the Open Plantation Pleasure aboard The General In Black. Mike Anasis and Jose’s Cayenne Pepper rode to the reserve tie.
            Lindsay Oliver captured two blues during the event, with the second one being in the Amateur 15.2 and Under class aboard Cash’s Golden Skylight. Jason Davis captured the reserve ribbon aboard Jewel’s Black Charmer.
            The Walking Pony class was up next with Mandie Napier and Gen All The Way taking home the top prize. Paige Smith rode to the second place tie aboard Pusher’s Hot Item.
            Ryan Blackburn claimed the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class with Exploit’s Pusher Silver for Bruce and Kim Butler of Morehead, Ky. Melanie Mader and Tareheel’s Cash All Over were second for J R Humphrey of Danville, Ky.
            Terry Logan Lunsford took home top honors in the Open Amateur Walking with It Happened At The Ritz. Kenny Smith and Mitch Miller claimed the reserve award.
            The last class of the evening was the Walking Stake class. The ring was surrounded without a place to stand or sit. Dan Grigson called Donald Stamper and Label’s Lucky Charm to the blue for Denise Calhoun of Waco, Ky. Jason Hughes and I’m Unarmed rode to reserve honors for Jerry Jones of Dillion, S.C.
            Complete results follow this story and may be viewed at

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