The Report learned of the passing of Texas show circuit mainstay, Butch Allen. Allen was a long time customer of Don Crum Stables. His last performance aboard Sweepstake’s Strong Dollar netted him both the Amateur Specialty and Amateur Specialty Grand Championship titles at the Marshall Lions Club show this past February. Other notable horses of recent years have been Little E, Spotlight On Willie and The Strike Zone. 

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.