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Lenas Telesis: 1991 NCHA Super Stakes Champion

May 26, 2020, 08:51 AM by Sally Harrison

Spotlight on Lenas Telesis, 1991 NCHA Super Stakes Champion


Lenas Telesis, ridden by Doug Jordan

Bred by his owner Jimmie Rogers, Lenas Telesis was sired by 1970 NCHA Futurity champion Doc O’Lena. His dam Preliminary Plans was a daughter of 1976 NCHA Futurity champion Colonel Freckles and out of 1972 NCHA Futurity champion Gun Smoke’s Dream, by Mr Gun Smoke. Rogers also bred Smart Plan, the Smart Little Lena sired three-quarter brother to Lena Telesis, who Doug Jordan showed to place third in the 1994 NCHA Futurity.

Lenas Telesis came to the 1991 Super Stakes with some unfinished business. Shown by Doug Jordan for California real estate developer Jimmie Rogers, the bay stallion had won the semi-finals of the NCHA Futurity with 221 points and was the co-reserve champion of the Memphis Futurity, but a major win had eluded him.

“We were really fortunate to win the semi-finals in the (1990) Futurity, and I felt like we were really ready in the finals,” said Jordan, who had won the 1990 NCHA Super Stakes Classic riding Cols Lil Pepper. “But when I drove out (in the finals), the first move the cow made was hard and quick, and Telesis faded off quick. It kind of surprised me, but I really liked the way he recovered and handled everything after that. I felt I could have done better, but there’s always another time.”

Lenas Telesis finished eighth in the NCHA Futurity, but earned a shot at the 1991 Super Stakes championship title, when he won the second go-round with 219 points, and split fifth place in the semi-finals.

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