Sarah and Heath Boucher have some of the nicest and winningest stock in the country, including the great Famous Silk Panties. But before there was FSP, there was Happy. Happy is Sarah’s mount for the Best of the Best of Ohio, and this duo has earned it’s spot with big wins across the region. They’ll run 21st in the draw, so look out for this team blazing down the alleyway!
Tell us about the horse you’ll be running in The Best of the Best in Ohio Barrel Race. (Name, bloodlines, style, age, owner, any other fun details.)
I’ll be running Lucks Happy Go Lucky a.k.a.” Happy.” He is a 16-year-old black gelding out of Lucks Chick Gay and Steppin Pretty, which is a grand daughter of Top Moon. He is a push-style horse. He hunts for the barrels. He’s the type of horse who knows his job when he goes through the alleyway. He gives 110% every race. He was trained, and jockeyed by Butch Price his futurity and derby years. Then my husband, Heath Boucher bought him. Out of all the horses we have and have had he’s by far our favorite.
What is the biggest race this horse has won?
Happy’s biggest win was probably the Ft. Worth Livestock Show back in 2005. That same weekend he also made the pro rodeo finals.
What is your biggest win as a barrel racer?
This summer with Happy I won two NBHA wild cards by winning two go rounds at NBHA super shows. One at Midland, Mich., running the fastest of the weekend, and another winning a go round in Syracuse, NY.
Have you ever run at the WB Ranch before? (If so, what did you think of the facility and the ground, and how did your horses work there?)
Yes we’ve ran at the WB Ranch. The facility is very nice. It’s a big open pen and the ground is always good. Happy and I have only been there once, so definitely looking forward to going back.
Tell us one little-known fact about you or your horse.
He’s houdini. He cannot be tied up or he will slip his halter off every time and find the nearest green spot.
This race is all about charity – What’s the biggest cause you believe in and why?
The biggest cause I believe in is Locks of Love. They are a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. The hairpieces are made from donated hair, and provide self-esteem and confidence to children.