Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Troy Crumrine

Troy and Costly Crystal

We’re lucky enough to have THE winningest rider of the last decade, and perhaps of ALL TIME, in The Best of the Best in Ohio Slot Race. He’s had the top horses in the country year in and year out, and I’ve got to watch them run everywhere from Henderson’s Arena to the Thomas & Mack. We’re thrilled that Troy Crumrine puts The Best of the Best on his BUSY schedule, and now we want him to tell you all about the horse he’s bringing for the slot race. And this mare really has clocked at the WB Ranch, so keep this duo in mind during that calcutta!

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

Costly Crystal is a 4-year-old by Dash Ta Fame out of JM Crystal by Chicks Beduino. Owners Matt & Bendi Dunn. They bought her as a 3-year-old from Cody Bauserman.

What’s been your horse’s biggest win?

Her first Futurity entered: IBRA Murfreesboro, Tenn., and her most money won in the futurities was at Drummondville, Canada in July.

What’s your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

To be the best that I can be and provide for my family.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?


What supplements do you feed?

I don’t give any at this time.

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

My saddle

To whom do you owe most of your success?

My wife and kids, they are behind me good or bad, no matter what. Also my owners for trusting in me and sending me the nice bred horses they do.

Tell us a fun fact about you or your horse.

I always remember that no matter how many races you win, or how much money you win, you can always be humbled. This is a very humbling business, especially with young horses, so never let the wins get to your head!

What charity is closest to your heart?

American Cancer Society, I have had many family and friends affected by cancer.


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