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☛ Dos Cats Partners – Legal Fact or Creative Writing 7-16-18

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

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DOS CATS PARTNERS – LEGAL FACT OR CREATIVE WRITING

 

ADDENDUM I

 

July 16, 2018
By Glory Ann Kurtz

 

On, July 1, 2018, I released an article on allaboutcutting.net entitled “Dos Cats Partners” – Legal Fact or Creative Writing?” The first paragraph specifically states, “The Dos Cats Partners name is identified, referenced to and provable as a Dufurrena operated “business entity” by Dufurrena, in Texas, and is identified in a myriad of provable and “identifiable locations”, (i.e.)

 

  1. In legally filed, open-record court documents in the Minshall Versus Dufurrena and “Dos Cats Partners” lawsuit.

 

  1. In legally filed, open-record court documents in the Vogel’s Versus Dufurrena lawsuit and “Dos Cats Partners” Receivership Appointment Request.

 

  1. In Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

 

  1. In the March 25, 2011 “Dos Cats Partners” agreement by and between Eugene and Janie Vogel and Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena, that is included in Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter to the Officers and Directors of the NCHA.

 

Since the release of the first article, my investigation “has-confirmed” the use of the “Dos Cats Partners” name is also included in an AQHA transfer and registration registry for “Auspicious Cat.” As you may remember, Dufurrena states in his June 14, 2018 letter to the NCHA that this stallion is owned by Dufurrena.  Notwithstanding, this stallion was also the central focus of the Minshall Versus Dufurrena and “Dos Cats Partners” lawsuit for fraudulent advertising due to falsely advertising the stallion as HERDA NEGATIVE, when AQHA registry records “unequivocally verify”  that Auspicious Cat is HERDA POSITIVE.

 

  1. AQHA registry records for “Auspicious Cat”.

 

Furthermore, Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter to the NCHA, reflects Dufurrena’s own  self-admission” of his use and ownership of the “Dos Cats Partners” moniker. Additionally, Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter to the NCHA, along with other areas of identification, also proves that Dufurrena has used “Dos Cats Partners”, as a (dba) or an assumed nameidentifier. For the record, the use of the acronym (dba) or “doing business as” moniker, is identified under Texas Law as “an assumed name.”  Therefore, this acronym is a word formed from the initial or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term. For example:

 

Evidence of such use and “self-admitted ownership”, by Dufurrena, is reflected in his June 14, 2018 letter to the NCHA, whereby he states as follows:  “On January 1, 2016, I purchased the Vogel’s share of “Auspicious Cat” –  Exhibit 14. At that time, the co-ownership agreement was over as there were no horses remaining. Auspicious Cat was owned by me before the Vogel’s acquired (49) percent of him. The horse was originally part of “Dos Cats Partners” that was, at one time, a partnership. I ultimately bought out the other partners and kept the name. The partnership ceased to be such an entity when there were no other partners. I used it like an assumed name,” or “dba”. Once the Vogel’s no longer owned (49) percent, I kept the horse under the same name.”

 

In the Dufurrena/Vogel – March 25, 2011 hand-written “agreement”, Dufurrena refers to this agreement as being: “also known as Dos Cats Partners.

 

Acting on the foregoing information and facts, I furthered my investigation as an investigative journalist, and discovered that a (dba) or “an assumed nameused in Texas for business purposes. is subject to filing requirements by law, with the Texas Secretary of State, as well as with the county clerk the business is operating in?

 

My Dufurrena  “Dos Cats Partners investigation” revealed: 1) “Dos Cats Partners” doesn’t have a record of “ever being registered” with the Texas Secretary of State and 2) the “Dos Cats Partners” doesn’t have a record of ever being registered with the Cooke County, Texas Clerks Office. Both of which are required by Texas Law.

 

INVESTIGATION CONCLUSION:

 

Essentially, open-record court documents, as well as Dufurrena’s “self-admission” statement included in his June 14, 2018 letter to the NCHA, proves Dufurrena’s use of the “Dos Cats Partners” moniker, a (dba) or “an assumed name,” through three separate instances, i.e., 1) in the Vogel’s Versus Dufurrena lawsuit, 2)in the Minshall’s Versus Dufurrena lawsuit and 3) in the Dufurrena 2006 AQHA registry, which includes “Auspicious Cat.” This is evidenced by:

1.   The Minshall Versus Dufurrena and “Dos Cats Partners” lawsuit.

2.     The Vogel’s versus Dufurrena lawsuit.

3.    AQHA “Auspicious Cat” registry records.

 

I also discovered that Texas Law dictates written signatures of all participants in the partnership are required upon filing. Pursuant to the original article filing, my expanded investigation concerning the filing requirements of a “dba” or “an assumed name” in Texas, revealed the following facts.

 

TEXAS (“dba”) or “AN ASSUMED NAME” FILING REQUIREMENTS.

 

Texas Business and Commerce Code.

Title 5: Regulation of Businesses and Services, Subtitle (A). General Practices.

Chapter 71.001. Assumed Business or Professional Name.

Subchapter A. General Provisions.

Sec.71.001. Short Title. This chapter may be cited as the “Assumed Business or Professional Name Act.

 

Sec. 71.051. Certificate for certain unincorporated persons. A person must file a certificate under this subchapter if the person regularly conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under an assumed name other than a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company or a foreign filing entity.

 

Sec 71.052. Contents of Certificate. The certificate must state:

      (1)     The assumed name under which the business is, or is to be, conducted or the professional service is or is to be rendered

 

(2)     If the registrant is:

(A)     An individual, the individual’s full name and residence address

(B) a partnership:

(i)      The venture or partnership name,

(ii)     The venture or partnership office address,

(iii)    The full name of each joint venture venturer or general partner and

(iv)    each joint venturer’s or general partner’s residence address if the venturer or partner is an individual.

 

Sec. 71.053. Execution of Certificate.

 (a)     The certificate must be executed and acknowledged:

(1)     by each individual whose name is required to be stated in the certificate or the individual’s representative or attorney-in-fact.

 

Sec. 71.054. Place of Filing.

A person shall file the certificate in the office of the county clerk in each county in which the person:

(1)     has or will maintain business or professional premises, or

(2)     conducts business or renders a professional service, if the person does not or will not maintain business or professional premises in any county.

 

Subchapter D. General Provisions Regarding Assumed Name Certificate.Sec. 71.151. Duration and Renewal of Certificate.

 

(a)     A certificate is effective for a term not to exceed 10 years from the date the certificate is filed.

 

Subchapter E. Penalties.

Sec 71.201. Civil Action; Sanction.

 (a)     A person’s failure to comply with this chapter does not impair the validity of any contract or act by the person or prevent the person from defending any action or proceeding in any court of this state, but the person may not maintain in a court of this state an action or proceeding arising out of a contract or act in which an assumed name was used until an original, new or renewed certificate has been filed as required by this chapter.

 

(b)     In an action or proceeding brought against a person who has not complied with this chapter, the court may award the plaintiff or other party bringing the action or proceeding expenses incurred, including attorney’s fees, in locating and effecting service of process on the defendant.

 

Sec 71.202. Criminal Penalty: General Violation.

 

 (a)     A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)     Conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under an assumed name and (2) intentionally              violates this chapter.

 

(b)     An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

 

 Click for Title 5 information>> 

 

Class A Misdemeanor – Definition:

 

“Criminal Offenses in Texas are divided into two main categories: felonies and misdemeanors. A Class A Misdemeanor carries punishments of a fine of up to $4,000.00 and/or imprisonment of up to one year in a county jail.”

 

Therefore, my investigation has concluded with backup documents as usual: Dufurrena’s “Dos Cats Partners” – (dba) or “an assumed name”, hasn’t been in compliance with Texas business law through two lawsuits, i.e., Minshall’s and Vogel’s.  This is evidenced by my records check with the Texas Secretary of State and the Cooke County Clerks Office.

 

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☛ Letter to NCHA from the Vogels 7-5-18

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

July 6, 2018

Officers and Directors
National Cutting Horse Association 260 Bailey Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Re: Correspondence from Ed Dufurrena Dated June 14, 2018

DON VOGEL
Post Office Box 610 Saint Jo, Texas 76265

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Dear Members of the Executive Committee:

I would like to take the opportunity to respond to the letter from Ed Dufurrena dated June 14, 2018. Janie and I have been encouraged by a number of people to respond to the personal attacks and insults Mr. Dufurrena has directed towards us. I am writing this letter on behalf of Janie and me due to Janie’s temporary difficulties with recent surgeries and a new medication which has temporarily affected her memory. Janie asked me to author this letter.

Mr. Dufurrena has appointed himself as the sole arbiter of facts. His baseless and pejorative attacks on Glory Ann Kurtz and us are based on a twisted interpretation of events. Essentially, Mr. Dufurrena’s actions regarding our agreement sometimes labelled Dos Cats Partners deliberately created confusion as will be detailed below. Mr. Dufurrena has used the confusion he created not only as a shield to defend his position, but also as a sword to attack us. I will address major contentions of Mr. Dufurrena.

Exhibit 1 to Mr. Dufurrena’s letter purports to be a Statement of Ownership History (the “Statement,” Vogel Exh. 1) of horses that were involved in an agreement between us and Mr. Dufurrena. His allegation is that the Statement of Ownership History proves we never had an interest in any of the horses listed on the Statement. The Statement proves nothing of the kind. First, the Statement was carefully worded to indicate we did not dispute what the AQHA records showed regarding ownership history. We did not affirm that the AQHA records were complete nor did we affirm that we never had an interest in the horses listed.

The history reflected in the Statement was provided by counsel for Mr. Dufurrena. We subsequently obtained copies of the AQHA ownership records. The actual AQHA records we obtained and a corrected version of the Schedule are attached as Vogel Exh. 1. It is evident that the AQHA records on their face incorrectly omit our ownership interest. This omission is despite the fact that the handwritten owners agreement prepared by Mr. Dufurrena and dated March 25, 2011 (the “Owners Agreement”) provides for a 49% ownership interest in the listed horses and embryos (Dufurrena Exh. 2). Mr. Dufurrena never complied with the Owners Agreement; he never

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put any of the listed horses and embryos in the name of Dos Cats Partners, nor did he add our name to the ownership records as the attached AQHA records attest. It is readily apparent that the information provided by Mr. Dufurrena’s counsel and reflected on the Statement is incorrect.

I would like to review the five horses listed in the Statement, one by one, beginning with Stevie Rey Von.

You may be aware that Janie Vogel appeared before the Non-Pro Committee on June 4, 2018. Janie’s testimony regarding Stevie Rey Von begins at page 21. I will paraphrase that testimony and include copies of the cited transcript excerpts as Vogel Exh. 2. (All citations to transcripts are in Vogel Exh. 2.)

When we signed the handwritten Owners Agreement, Janie believed the embryo by Metallic Cat out of Miss Ella Rey, 6th on the list, had already been flushed and placed in a recipient mare (Vogel Exh. 2, Tr. p. 21, line 4 through p. 22, line 8). The embryo Mr. Dufurrena now asserts was on the Owners Agreement was not even conceived until over a month after the Owners Agreement was signed (Dufurrena Exh. 5).

Mr. Dufurrena’s allegation that the Owners Agreement embryo was the one spontaneously aborted is contradicted by the following: in early of 2012, Shona Dufurrena called Janie to come and see the foal that resulted from the embryo transfer (Vogel Exh. 2, Tr. p. 23 lines 3 through 14). That foal was Stevie Rey Von. The other recipient mare slipped the foal at the end of January 2012 (Dufurrena Exh. 5). We received charges for Stevie Rey Von (named Red Solo Cup on Invoice 1852) dating from January 4, 2012 and continuing thereafter through the Futurity in 2015 (Vogel Exh. 2, Tr. p. 22, lines 17 through 24; and Vogel Exh. 3). (Copies of all invoices cited are included in Vogel Exh. 3.) The charges for Stevie Rey Von included the practice pen in December 2015 as well as meal expenses, show stalling expenses, training for the month of November 2015, and other charges.

One example of the Dufurrenas’ effort to create confusion is reflected in the horse names for Stevie Rey Von on the invoices. Beginning with Invoice 1852, Stevie Rey Von was first identified in January 2012 as “Red Solo Cup.” Invoice 2983 for December 2015 identified him as “S Roanie.” (Invoices in Vogel Exh. 3.) Note, this December 2015 invoice is dated after Stevie Rey Von’s win at the 2015 Futurity, but still uses an incorrect name. Mr. Dufurrena claims we did not assert an ownership interest of 49% in Stevie Rey Von until 2017. This statement is very curious as we had been receiving invoices for our 49% interest since the time of his birth in January 2012.

Next, I would like to address Auspicious Cat. The Owner’s Agreement lists Auspicious Cat as the first horse and places our investment at $49,000 for 49% (Dufurrena Exh. 2). Mr. Dufurrena asserts at page 3 of his letter, paragraph 7, that he purchased our interest in Auspicious Cat on January 1, 2016. As proof, Mr. Dufurrena attaches Invoice No. 2390 which shows a credit of $20,000 for that so-called purchase (Dufurrena Exh. 14). The very first time we saw that invoice was when it was included as an exhibit to Mr. Dufurrena’s letter. We NEVER received that invoice in the ordinary course. While Mr. Dufurrena’s claim is he purchased Auspicious Cat in January of 2016, he still

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prepared invoices for Auspicious Cat for the entire year of 2016 (Vogel Exh. 3, Invoice 3249 dated December 31, 2016). We were also distressed to see the price purportedly paid by Mr. Dufurrena was $20,000, which would mean we took a loss of $29,000 based on our investment of $49,000. We were never even asked if we agreed to the transaction.

The third horse is Creyzy Train. At page 3, paragraph 6 of his letter, Mr. Dufurrena claims he purchased our interest in Creyzy Train for $10,000 as reflected on Dufurrena Exh. 13. Once again, we NEVER saw this particular invoice until we saw Mr. Dufurrena’s letter. The invoice was not sent in the ordinary course. The AQHA ownership records do not show a transfer to Mr. Dufurrena at any time. The AQHA record shows the mare registered to Brandon Dufurrena on January 1, 2012, and then no other transfer until the transfer to us in February of 2018 (Vogel Exh. 1). Mr. Dufurrena sent invoices for Creyzy Train through 2016 (Vogel Exh. 3, Invoice 3255 dated December 31, 2016). The horse was variously referred to in invoices as Vella Rey and Creyzy Train thereby adding to the confusion.

Ozzum Man is the fourth horse. Mr. Dufurrena asserts at page 3, paragraph 5 of his letter that Ozzum Man was sold to a third party, and that proportionate payments were made to the co- owners. Mr. Dufurrena attached Invoice 2344 dated October 31, 2013, as proof (Dufurrena Exh. 12). The pattern continues. We NEVER received a copy of that invoice and learned of it when we saw Mr. Dufurrena’s letter. It was never sent in the ordinary course. The Statement represents that the Dufurrenas acquired all rights to Ozzum Man on October 28, 2013. The AQHA record shows no such transfer in 2013, only a transfer in May of 2016 (Vogel Exh. 1). Mr. Dufurrena nevertheless sent invoices for Ozzum Man through 2016 (Vogel Exh. 3, Invoice 2850 dated December 31, 2014; Invoice 2985 dated December 31, 2015; Invoice 3216 dated December 31, 2016).

Finally, I will address What A Sneaky Cat, the fifth horse. At page 3, paragraph 3, Mr. Dufurrena asserts that he purchased our interest on November 29, 2012, as reflected on Invoice 2055 (Dufurrena Exh. 10). Once again, we NEVER received a copy of this invoice in the ordinary course and only saw it when we saw Mr. Dufurrena’s letter. The Statement asserts that Dufurrenas acquired the horse November 12, 2012. The AQHA records show the Dufurrenas’ acquired the horse October 15, 2010 (Vogel Exh. 1). The AQHA records also show that the horse was transferred to Brandon Dufurrena on November 29, 2012, the same day Mr. Dufurrena purportedly purchased our interest. Dufurrena continued sending invoices despite the purported sale (Vogel Exh. 3, Invoice 2357 dated October 31, 2013; Invoice 2850 dated December 31, 2014; Invoice 2985 dated December 31, 2015).

We had been requesting correct invoices from the Dufurrenas from at least the year 2014 forward. Mr. Dufurrena alleges we were behind on payments and the Owners Agreement allowed him to take possession of the horses if the Vogels become 90 days delinquent paying invoices. What Mr. Dufurrena conveniently fails to reveal is that we refused to pay invoices that were blatantly erroneous. Despite our frequent and persistent requests for correct invoices, Mr. Dufurrena did not provide any corrections until we initiated litigation, and even then, the invoices were incorrect. I strongly believe a forensic audit of the invoicing practices of the Dufurrenas is warranted.

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On Sunday, February 5, 2017, we went to Dufurrena’s to pick up the horses remaining at their facility. Mr. Dufurrena demanded a $100,000 deposit against expenses he alleged we owed. Mr. Dufurrena said he would not cash the check until the disagreement regarding expenses was settled. This was February of 2017, and we had just received the invoices for 2015 a few months earlier. The billing for the entire year of 2015 was batched up and delivered at the same time. We were expecting overdue payouts from breedings and purse winnings, so were surprised at the demand for a deposit. We were also still waiting for the 2016 invoices as of February 2017. We gave Mr. Dufurrena a check for $100,000 while we continued efforts to dissolve our relationship with the Dufurrenas. On the advice of our then attorney, we stopped payment on the check four and one- half months later, while still waiting for the 2016 invoices. We then commenced litigation to dissolve that relationship. In a counterclaim, Mr. Dufurrena alleged we tried to cheat him with a bad check. This was yet another bogus allegation.

On page four, in the third full paragraph, Mr. Dufurrena asserts that Janie improperly obtained breedings to Stevie Rey Von on the pretext she had lifetime breeding rights. Mr. Dufurrena attached Exhibits 18 and 19, each with a handwritten notation “Lifetime Breeder Janie Vogel.” As a 49% owner of Stevie Rey Von, Janie certainly had every right to expect she would obtain breedings to Stevie Rey Von without paying the stallion fee. Mr. Dufurrena attached, as Exhibit 20, portions of a transcript from Janie’s deposition. Janie did testify that the two stallion contracts were not true copies of the contracts that she signed and that they had been altered. Janie was referring to the notation “Lifetime Breeder Janie Vogel.” That handwriting is certainly not Janie’s; her handwriting is shaky due to her Parkinson’s symptoms. Janie does not know who placed that notation on the contracts. We certainly do not contend, nor do we want to imply, that EE Ranches or whomever placed that notation on the two contracts did anything wrong or inappropriate; it is just not Janie’s handwriting.

Mr. Dufurrena alleges, at page 2 in the third full paragraph that he offered, and Janie accepted, a foal out of a mare named Nievas as a substitute for the embryo that the recipient mare slipped. Janie did not accept that substitution but did accept the foal. Note that the so-called substitute Nievas foal was born a full year after Stevie Rey Von. I also want to note that Janie should have had a rebreed right to Metallic Cat if the embryo she owned had been slipped by the recipient mare. Mr. Dufurrena never made that known nor did Janie get a rebreed. We believe Brandon Dufurrena got the rebreed.

Mr. Dufurrena attached an affidavit from Sharon Baker attesting to the honesty and integrity of the Dufurrenas. I suggest Mr. Dufurrena frame this document as it is surely as rare as a Rembrandt or a collector’s coin. Janie vehemently denies and disagrees with the statements in Ms. Baker’s affidavit, particularly the statements in paragraphs six and eight.

Finally, I want to note that in our settlement of the litigation with Mr. Dufurrena, the basis for the money we paid was buying out Mr. Dufurrena’s 51% interest. Janie gave her own appraisal of the value of Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat and Creyzy Train. Mr. Burg asked if she would be willing to pay 51% of that amount and Janie said yes. The 51%, based on Janie’s values, was $994,000

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(Janie Vogel Deposition taken January 24, 2018, p. 50, line 9 through p. 51, line 13, Vogel Exh. 2). A full settlement required $156,000 money on top of that. We understood we were buying out Mr. Dufurrena’s 51% interest and calculated our settlement on that basis.

Janie strongly disagrees with the bulk of the assertions in Mr. Dufurrena’s letter. We had elected to keep a low profile regarding the allegations surrounding our lawsuit and Stevie Rey Von. Sadly, the outrageous allegations in Mr. Dufurrena’s letter require us to respond; we will no longer remain quiet.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Very truly yours,

Don Vogel (Jul 6, 2018)

Don Vogel Enclosures

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☛ “Dufurrena Cutting Horses” – the Untold Story 7-5-18

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE LAWSUITS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 3 comments

DUFURRENA CUTTING HORSES

 

THE UNTOLD STORY

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 6, 2018

 A person can be blessed in a lot of ways, for example family, friends, fame and fortune.  However, my best attributes are family, friends and avid readers of allaboutcutting.com and allaboutcutting.net.  I have a loyal group of readers who bless me with the gift of giving, and they just keep on giving – information that is!

Recently, I received a packet of information, from an unknown source, containing a stack of Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses invoices addressed to Janie Jandon, Ltd./Vogel, and spanning a time period coinciding with the Dufurrena/Vogel – “Dos Cats Partners”: “agreement-contract.”

After reviewing the mysterious documents there are several which caught my eye:

The first Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses invoice that I reviewed was:

Invoice No. 1852
Invoice Date: 1/31/2012
Terms: 
On  Receipt – Open
Previous Balance: $10,649.91
From: Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses
To:
Janie Jandon Ltd.,/Vogel.

I Initiated a trial balance, i.e.:
     Previous Invoice Balance: $10,649.91
     New Charges this invoice:
Red Solo Cup/Metallic  x Ella, colt 2012 – $658.56
        Billing for Jolenna – $1,245.00

 Total Charges this Invoice:     $12,553.47

  Less applied credits received – Vogel’s:
       Breeding Fee M. Cannon         $735.00
        O.V. Charge for advertising    $3,035.00
        Win check Silverado:               $278.81
        Win Ck./Augusta:                     $784.00

     New Invoice Total                 $7,720.66

 

 Dufurrena Accounting Method as per his submitted Invoice:

Invoice No. 1852
Invoice Date:
1/31/2012
Terms: 
On  Receipt – Open
Previous Balance: $10,649.91
From:
Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses
To:
Janie Jandon Ltd.,/Vogel.

 New Charges this invoice
Red Solo Cup/Metallic Cat, Colt 2012  $658.56
Jolenna      $1,245.00

Payments and credits received – Vogel’s:
     Breeding Fee M. Cannon        $735.00
     O.V. Charge for advertising   $3,035.00
     Win check/Silverado               $278.81
     Win check/Augusta:                 $784.00

Charges this invoice:                $11,460.56

Payments Received:                 ($4,832.81)          

 Balance Due:                              $17,277.67

                                                                                                                                              

My Calculations vs Dufurrena:

Dufurrena Balance Due:                   $17,277.67

Less My Invoice above:                      $7,720.66

Over Charges To Vogels =          $9,557.01

The difference between my accrued Charges: identified in “New Charges This Invoice” above or $12,553.47 vs Dufurrena’s accounting method  above, or $11,460.56, computes to a difference in “Charges This Invoice”, between my calculations and Dufurrena totaling $1,092.91.

 However, this doesn’t compute using “standard accounting practices !

Invoice 1852

 

Another invoice that caught my eye is Invoice 2850:

“What Sneaky Cat” billing from Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses to “Janie Jandon, Ltd./Vogel on Invoice 2850. Invoice Date: 12/31/2014. “For board and training, What Sneaky Cat from October 2014 through December 2014.

  1. For the record, this is clearly an invoice requiring a lot of explaining and for a myriad reasons. As you may remember in Ed Dufurrena’s letter to the NCHA, he stated he bought back this horse from the Vogel’s on 11/29/12.  However, Dufurrena references an Exhibit 10; Invoice Number – 2055, Invoice Date – 12/31/2012, to substantiate this alleged “buy-back.” Exhibit 10 is an invoice From: Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses, to Janie Jandon Ltd./Vogel which clearly denotes; Payments/Credits: 12/01/2012. pymt no. 2700. ($11,000.00) “Bought Back Sneaky.” This horse was sold to Brandon two days prior to the listed buy back date; or 11/29/2012.

2. This is evidenced by AQHA transfer records and Ed Dufurrena’s letter to the NCHA on June 14, 2018.

  1. However, there are two horses listed on Invoice 2850, which require scrutiny, or more specifically: Stevie and Whata Sneaky Cat.  Both horses are showing a 49 percent ownership by the Vogel’s which coincides with the stated partnership agreement in the March 25, 2011 Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement-contract. The billing on this invoice reflects their 49 percent vested interest partner share, yet this ownership is being denied by Dufurrena.

My question is: Why would the Dufurrena’s be billing the Vogel’s for a horse, i.e., WHATA SNEAKY CAT, they allegedly bought back on 12/01/2012, as per Invoice 2850 in the foregoing??  AQHA records clearly denote on the Sale and Transfer Registry that the horse was purchased by Brandon Dufurrena; from Ed Dufurrena, on 11/29/2012.  It’s a mystery or creative writing? You decide!

Whata Sneaky Cat

Invoice 2850

Another interesting feature of invoice 2055 is trying to verify its accounting numerical values. (i.e.)

Previous Invoice Balance:                       $20,688.79
New charges this invoice:                        $600.00
                                                                   $487.50
                                                                   $650.00
New invoice Sum Total:                            $22,426.29

Less Payment Credits:                              -$6,091.68
                                                                   -$205.80
                                                                  -$11,000.00
                                                                  -$1,357.00

New Invoice Balance:                          $3,771.81

 

Dufurrena Accounting;

Charges this invoice:                                  $14,717.20
Payments received:                                    ($18,654.48)
Balance Due:                                                $16,751.51

 

There is no way that this accounting is correct!

If you subtract the Dufurrena Balance Due of $16,751.51, with the new invoice balance in the foregoing, or $3,771.81, it results in “over charges” of $10,999.39!

In its original form, and using the computations on it, this invoice doesn’t balance out to the numerical values as recorded in Dufurrena’s accounting method!

Invoice 2055

 

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“DOS CATS PARTNERS”

 

LEGAL FACT, OR CREATIVE WRITING?

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 1, 2018

The “DOS CATS PARTNERS” name is identified, referenced to and provable in its use as a “business entity” by Dufurrena et.al. and in a myriad of  “identifiable locations, e.g., :

  1. In legally filed, open-record court documents in the Minshall Versus Dufurrena and “DOS CATS PARTNERS” lawsuit.

1a–Minshalls v Dufurrena

  1. In Legally filed, open-record court documents in the Vogel Versus Dufurrena lawsuit and “DOS CATS PARTNERS” receivership appointment request.

  2-Vogels vs Dufurrena

  1. In Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter, to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18 copy

 

  1. The March 25, 2011 “DOS CATS PARTNERS” (agreement-contract) by and between Eugene and Janie Vogel and Edward L. and Shona Dufurrena, which is included in Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018-letter, to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

 

Furthermore, records reflect: Dufurrena’s use of the “DOS CATS PARTNERS” identifier is also  accompanied by the use of the acronym “D.B.A.”  An acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive partsor major parts of a compound term, e.g.:

 

  • * In Dufurrena’s letter to the NCHA, he refers to his “dba”– in the following paragraph: On January 1, 2016, I purchased the Vogel’s share of Auspicious Cat. Exhibit 14. At that time, the co-ownership agreement was over as there were no horses remaining. Auspicious Cat was owned by me before the Vogel’s acquired 49 percent of him. The horse was originally part of Dos Cats Partners that was, at one time, a partnership. I ultimately bought out the other partners and kept the name. The partnership ceased to be such an entity when there were no other partners. I used it like an assumed name, or “dba”.  Once the Vogel’s no longer owned 49 percent, I kept the horse under the same name.

*       In the handwritten Dufurrena/Vogel contract-agreement on March 25, 2011, marked as, “Exhibit A and Exhibit 2,” Dufurrena also uses the (dba) acronym  to describe this agreement, e.g., “1) This owners agreement entered in on the 25thday of March 2011 between Ed Dufurrena, 820 CR 133, Gainesville, Texas 76240, a 51% share holder with Don and Janie Vogel ______________, St Jo Texas _____________ a 49% share holder in all horses entered into this agreement now or in the future to be known as Dos Cats Partners.”

4-Dufurrena-Vogel contract

 

LEGAL DEFINITION OF “d.b.a.” IN TEXAS:

“DBA. Definition. DBA. Stands for “doing business as,” which in Texas is also termed the “assumed name.”  The DBAis the alternate name under which you will operate your business, as compared to the format business name registered with the state or your own individual name.”

 

STATE OF TEXAS – D.B.A. LEGAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:

According to Texas law, as well as the Texas Secretary of State; A D.B.A. must be filed with the State of Texas in order to legally conduct business in Texas. More specifically, Form 503. A domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, partnership or other foreign filing entity that regularly conducts business or renders a professional in this state under a name other than its legal name.(The name stated in certificate of formation or comparable document must file an assumed name certificate with the secretary of state and with the county clerk in the appropriate county. (Texas business and commerce code [TBCC] 71.103).

6-dba laws18

 

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTIC FINDINGS: 

As an investigative journalist, I conducted research into the foregoing; Dufurrena self-admitted information and facts referencing (“his”) “d.b.a.,” i.e., “Dos Cats Partners” and ascertained the following:

  • The Texas Secretary of State has no record of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being filed with the State of Texas.
  • A check with the Cooke county clerk pertaining to any “Dos Cats Partners” filings on record with the same, revealed: Their office has“NO RECORD” of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being filed and recorded as a legal business “assumed name – d.b.a.” in the county, as required by identified Texas law in the foregoing.

 

CONTRADICTION OF TERMS:

However, in item (12) of the March 25, 2011 contract-agreement, by and between Ed Dufurrena, Don and Janie Vogel, and signed by S. Dufurrena; the handwritten document states as follows: “The obligations and undertakings of each of the parties to this agreement shall be performable in Cooke County, Texas and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.”

 

Therefore, the foregoing Dufurrena/Vogel, “contract – agreement” referencing ‘governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas,’ couldn’t be corroborated or legitimized by my research due to the fact, each reporting agency stated that they have no record of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being recorded with them.

 

Clearly, the researched and stated facts in the foregoing, “speak for themselves”  specifically, Dufurrena states: “Dos Cats Partners” will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas,” yet it appears his – d.b.a. isout of compliance with Texas law, governing assumed namesor “d.b.a.” registration filings, as required by law.

 

Notwithstanding, this revelation of fact also provides evidence that the “Dos Cats Partners” wasn’t a legally filed d.b.a. entity in the State of Texas, as required by – law, during the first “Dos Cats Partners” lawsuit with the Minshall’s, nor was it a legally filed entity during the Vogel lawsuit. This conclusion is in accordance to the Texas Secretary of State and Cooke County information herein and obtained by me while conducting my investigative journalistic research.

 

TEXAS BUSINESS and COMMERCE CODE – BUS & COM & 2.302: 

 UNCONSCIONABLE CONTRACT or CLAUSE:

 

(a)     If the court, as a matter of law, finds the contract or any clause of the contract to have been unconscionable at the time it was made, the court may refuse to enforce the contract, or it may enforce the remainder of the contract without the unconscionable clause, or it may so limit the application of any unconscionable clause as to avoid any unconscionable result.

 

(b)     When it is claimed or appears to the court that the contract or any clause thereof may be unconscionable, the parties shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to present evidence as to its commercial setting, purpose and effect to aid the court in making the determination.

 

CONCLUSION:

My investigative journalistic research also indicated that billing from Dufurrena to the Vogels was conducted through Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses and not through“Dos Cats Partners,” which would be a “usual and customary” normal business practice in lieu of the fact Dufurrena is alleging a business partnership with the Vogel’s, (aka) “also known as,” “Dos Cats Partners.  However, my scrutiny of the signed agreement known as, “Dos Cats Partners” didn’t include a performance clause that such accounting practices would be performed by Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses.

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☛ Errors in Ed Dufurrena letter to NCHA 6-25-18

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“RUMOR MILL TABLOID” DISCOVERS ERRORS REGARDING HORSE OWNERSHIP LIST THAT DUFURRENA SENT TO NCHA

 

Addendum 1 to my letter sent to the NCHA.

 By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 25, 2018

 

In Ed Dufurrena’s letter to the Officers and Directors of the NCHA dated June 14, 2018, he called my last article on Allaboutcutting.net a “rapidly grinding rumor mill that has skewed the facts beyond recognition.”

 

After checking his Exhibit 1 – Statement Regarding Horse Ownership History that was sent to the NCHA, I’m afraid that rather than skewing the facts beyond recognition, Dufurrena has given the NCHA completely wrong information on three (3) of the five (5) horses listed. The five horses involved in Exhibit 1 were Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat, Creyzy Train, Ozzum Man and Whata Sneaky Cat.

In order to facilitate an ease of understanding in this matter, I retained the services of the Managing Member of the WIND RIVER COMPANY LLC, Richard E. “Rick” Dennis to design a schematic or flow chart pertaining to the two separate Dos Cats Partners. For the record, or from 1970-1986, Rick served as a Drug Enforcement Agent, Law Enforcement officer and a Criminal Investigator. Currently, or since Jan. 28, 1984, Rick serves business and industry as a private sector security enterprise that includes “Risk Analysis.” Click on the schematic chart below.

Exhibit 1

DUFURRENA DOS CATS PARTNERS CHART-4

Dufurrena’s use of the phrase; “acquired all rights,” as it relates to horse ownership-unequivocally suggests complete ownership of the horses named in the Vogel settlement.  However, my review of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) horse ownership and registration records for the horses reflect otherwise.

 

  1. Auspicious CatAQHA No 46399993. Dufurrena states, “As of Jan. 1, 2016, Edward L. and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights”to such horse. To most individuals, ‘acquiring all rights’would mean that the horse was registered in their name with the AQHA, as required by the AQHA registration and transfer process. Instead, the horse was never in the Dufurrena’s names. According to AQHA records, the stallion was bred by the LKC Ranch, Longmont, Co., sold on 3/21/2005 to Silver Lining Ranch, Longmont, Colo. And 12/30/2006 to Dos Cats Partners, Gainesville, Texas, Dos Cats Partners members  were named in the Minshall v Dufurrena and Dos Cat Partners, et. al.  lawsuit that Dufurrena settled rather than going to court. However the members in that Dos Cats Partners were different from the Vogel’s Dos Cats Partners lawsuit, in which the Vogels were involved with Dufurrrena.

Auspicious Cat

 

  1. Creyzy Train, AQHA No 5655857. Dufurrena states as of Nov. 1, 2015, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena never owned this horse. The breeder was their son, Brandon, and on Feb. 6, 2018, the mare was transferred to Jandon Ltd., the company owned by the Vogels.

Creyzy Train

 

  1. Ozzum ManAQHA No 5355877. Dufurrena states as of Oct. 28, 2013, Edward I. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena bred the gelding and on May 28, 2016, he sold Ozzum Man to Sharmon Hilliard/Laurie Evenhu, Rock Island, Wash.

Ozzum Man

Click for AQHA transfer process>>

 

Even though the information on those three horses was incorrect in Exhibit 1 and the first foregoing paragraph, both Donald Eugene Vogel and Jamie S. Vogel signed the document on behalf of themselves and Jandon, Ltd. with the document being reviewed by their lawyers.

 

For reference, I conducted a cross indexing of the chronological order of horses entered into the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement executed on March 25, 2011 by and between Dufurrena and the Vogel’s.  The “cross indexing” or audit took in consideration: Dufurrena’s letter to the (NCHA), AQHA registration records for the horses included in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed on March 25, 2011 and Dufurrenas letter to the (NCHA) scribed on June 14, 2018. In the “handwritten contract” it clearly states the names of the horses included therein, as well as the exact percentage of Vogel designated ownership – per horse, in consideration of their $105,000.00 investment, e.g.,:

 

DOS CATS PARTNERS INCLUDED IN DUFURRENA LETTER TO NCHA.

Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18 copy

Exhibit A – Exhibit 2:

 

  1. “Auspicious Cat” – AQHA # 4639993 – 49% -$49,000.00.
  2. “Ozzum Man” – AQHA # PENDING – 49% -$2,500.00.
  3. “Ozzum Cat” – AQHA # 5341284 – 49% – $3,500.00.
  4. “Whata Sneaky Cat” – AQHA # 5273828 – 49% – $20,000.00.
  5. “Miss Ella Rey X Auspicious Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.
  6. “Miss Ella Rey X Metallic Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.

 

However, and according to the AQHA records in the foregoing – non of the above listed horses were ever transferred into the Dufurrena/Vogel Partnership established on March 25, 2011, also known as (A.K.A.) “Dos Cats Partners”, except as noted below:

 

  • “Auspicious Cat” entered the AQHA registered “Dos Cats Partners” in 2006 and is previously listed there and was the subject of the Minshall lawsuit which excludes the Vogel’s in all respect.

 

For the record, this foregoing listed partnership is the second identified “Dos Cats Partners” – the first being legally identified in the Minshall lawsuit and the second being identified in the Vogel lawsuit.  Verification of the existence of two separate “Dos Cats Partners” is found in legal court filings in two separate lawsuits, i.e., “Minshall’s” and “Vogel’s, as well as by Dufurrena in his scribed June 14, 2018 letter to the (NCHA).

 

Further, and in accordance with “usual and customary”, as well as prudent and legitimate  business practices, a “reasonable person” would believe the above named horses, except as noted in the foregoing, i.e., “Auspicious Cat” would have entered the 2006 AQHA “Dos Cats Partners” registry as was “Auspicious Cat” in 2006 simply due to the execution of the “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed between Dufurrena and Vogel on March 25, 2011.  A trust account “so-to-speak” and specifically due to the pre-existing “March 25, 2011 “Dos Cats Partners” agreement signed by Dufurrena in the foregoing.

 

A “prudent and business savvy person” would also believe that when a horse was sold from the AQHA partnership registry, the AQHA registry would reflect this business transaction which would also be verifiable by the purchasers financial records or in the event the purchaser is by a business – then the verification process is performed by an audit of the business ledger, chart of accounts, and banking records.

 

Notwithstanding, the AQHA records clearly and unequivocally detail the facts as they apply to AQHA ownership, transfer, and summary records in this matter.  These records also clearly and unequivocally delineate, – with the exception of “Auspicious Cat”, these horse ownership records never included the Vogel’s in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement on March 25, 2011.  In other words, and according to the attached AQHA horse ownership and transfer summary, the Vogel’s didn’t exist.

 

Notwithstanding, of what Dufurrena states to the NCHA, concerning his alleged ownership – more specifically, his buyout of certain horses from the Dufurrena/Vogel – “Dos Cats Partners”; established on March 25, 2011, official AQHA Ownership Summary of the transfer doesn’t verify or confirm the legitimacy of this statement.

 

 

 

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☛ Would the real Dos Cats Partners Please Stand Up 5-2-18

WOULD THE REAL “DOS CATS PARTNERS” PLEASE STAND UP!

 

THE TALE OF TWO “DOS CATS PARTNERS” WITH BOTH ENDING IN LAWSUITS

 

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz and Rick Dennis, Contributing Risk Analyst
May 2, 2018

 

Just when we all thought the final hand had been played in the Dufurrena – Vogel lawsuits, the plot thickens. On Feb. 18, 2018, after close to eight years of disagreements and lawsuits and only weeks after a private settlement was agreed on by the Plaintiffs, Donald Eugene Vogel, Janie Vogel and Jandon Ltd., Saint Jo, Texas, and Defendants Rieta, Brandon and Edward Dufurrena, Gainesville, Texas, were still in a dispute over the ownership of three horses: Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat and Creyzy Train, as well as Ozzum Man and Whata Sneaky Cat.

 

According to court documents (No. 1) in the District Court of Montague County, Texas, 97thJudicial District Court, Exhibit A: “all issues were settled between the Vogels and the Dufurrenas who were parties to the lawsuit. The Vogels, Ed Dufurrena, Shona Dufurrena and Brandon Dufurrena entered into a settlement agreement, Plaintiff Rieta Dufurrena did not participate in the lawsuit or the release.

 

The “Full and Final Release (Exhibit A of No. 1) stated that Donald Eugene Vogel, Janie S. Vogel and Jandon, Ltd., paid the sum of $1,150,000 to Ed Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena, who tendered a bill of sale to the horses Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat and Creyzy Train.

 

The court document stated that each party agreed to and does release and discharge each other party from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, complaints, allegations, obligations, losses, detriments, counter claims, gross claims, third-party claims, subrogation claims, defenses, rights, damages, costs, penalties, fines, expenses, attorneys’ fees, compensation and relief of any kind whatsoever, whether known or unknown, whether fixed or contingent, whether liquidated, whether legal or equitable, and whether administrative, statutory or common law and whether under federal, state or municipal law, law of a foreign country or any other type of law, which any of the Parties now have or which may hereafter accrue on account of or in any way growing out of or resulting from the Pending Litigation, save and except the obligations and rights arising under this Agreement and the document signed by the parties on Jan. 24, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2018. The parties expressly agreed that the intent of each of the parties is to release all claims one against another regarding the litigation pending between them.

CASE OVER!!! THINK AGAIN!!!

 

1-Original PetititonDufurrena v Vogels 4:13:18

 

HISTORY OF THE OVERUSED DOS CATS PARTNERS PARTNERSHIP NAME:

 

FIRST DOS CATS PARTNER LAWSUIT:

 Federal Court filings in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division lists a lawsuit entitled Shawn, and Lisa Victoria Minshall, and Lauren Victoria Minshall versus Ed Dufurrena, Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses LLC, Anthony and Dufurrena, INC., Hartman Equine Reproduction Center (HERC), and DOS CATS PARTNERS dated October 30, 2015.

 

The filed public court records allege the Plaintiffs suffered specific damages arising from the material fact that the Plaintiffs bred their mare to Auspicious Cat, a stallion owned by the Defendants, and the produced foal owned by the Plaintiffs suffers from HERDA.  The court filings continue to state the Defendants specifically misrepresented the HERDA designation on Auspicious Cat both verbally and in an advertisement prior to the breeding, stating the stallion was HERDA negative or was free of the HERDA GENE by the American Quarter Horse Association 5 panel genetic test designation: HERDA N/N.

 

Court records verifies the misrepresentation of material fact or “false and fraudulent advertisement,” with the inclusion of a copy of a web-page ad with Ed Dufurrena riding Auspicious Cat, noting he stood at Pinnacle Equine Veterinary services, with Chelsea Makloski – Colhorn with a $2,500.00 stud fee and marked HERDA N/N – meaning the stud didn’t have the HERDA gene.  However, court records indicate Auspicious Cat is HERDA POSITIVE (carries the HERDA gene and can pass it on to his offspring).

 

As a result of the filed Minshall’s lawsuit, court records also indicate an “Out-Of-Court” settlement was reached on April 26, 2016 by and between the Plaintiffs – Minshall’s, and Defendants EDWARD L DUFURRENA,EDWARD DUFURRENA CUTTING HORSES LLC, ANTHONY AND DUFURRENA, INC., DOS CATS PARTNERS, KAREN CLAYCOMB, TOM DONAHUE, LINDA DONAHUE, GARY CRAIGHEAD, BARBRA HANSELMAN, MICHAEL NOLAN, TRACY A. AGRALL, BUTCH REDISH, and BLAIR VISSAR. The Order Of Dismissal (WITHOUT PREJUDICE) was filed by the Plaintiff Attorney and signed by Federal District Court Honorable Judge Amos I. Mazzant, United States District Judge.

 

SECOND DOS CATS PARTNERS LAWSUIT:

 

DOS CATS PARTNERS – VOGEL AND DUFURRENA PARTNERSHIP SECOND LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST EDWARD L. DUFURRENA AND “DOS CATS PARTNERS”

The curious nature of the “Out-Of-Court” settlement without prejudice listed in the paragraph above, is that it doesn’t include Donald and Janie Vogel who entered into a separate contractual agreement with Edward L. Dufurrena on March 25, 2011 and/or four years prior to the Minshall’s litigation and is also entitled: “DOS CATS PARTNERS”, whereby the Vogel’s paid Dufurrena $105,000 for a 49 percent market ownership share in the partnership which included a 49 percent interest in horses and frozenembryos. Dufurrena is listed as 51 percent owner in this “DOS CATS PARTNERS”and the Vogel’s are listed as 49 percent interest investment partners, except the Miss Hickory Wheel X Auspicious Cat embryo which they are listed as 100 percent.  The listed horses and embryos on the hand-written Dufurrena “DOS CATS PARTNERS” 2011 contract are:

 

Auspicious Cat, Ozzum Man, Ozzum Cat, Whata Sneaky Cat, and three embryos designated as:

  1. Miss Ella Rey x Auspicious Cat – a 2011 embryo,
  2. Miss Ella Rey x Metalicat – a 2011 embryo (Stevie Rey Von), and
  3. Miss Hickory Wheel x Auspicious Cat – 2011 embryo

 

Dufurrena-Vogel agreement 3-25-11

 

For the record, and according to the hand-written contract between Edward L. Dufurrena and Donald and Janie Vogel AUSPICIOUS CAT was included in the 49 percent investment in “DOS CATS PARTNERS,”legally making the Vogel’s 49 percent “vested interest partners” in this horse who is the “SUBJECT” of the Minshall’s lawsuit. However, according to AQHA records, AUSPICIOUS CAT was recorded into the “DOS CATS PARTNERS” in 2006, or four years prior to the Vogel’s and Dufurrena partnership. Also, AQHA records indicate AUSPICIOUS CAT was purchased by “DOS CATS PARTNERS” on 12/30/2006 with the date of transfer being finalized by the AQHA on 01/16/2008.

3-Auspicous Cat owners 4-30-18

 

One would think, all of the horses included in the Vogel/Dufurrena “DOS CATS PARTNERS” executed in 2011 agreement, as well as any resulting foals from the embryos listed in the agreement, would’ve been transferred into the pre-existing “DOS CATS PARTNERS” on file with the AQHA which included AUSPICIOUS CAT, to make everything tidy and legally binding in lieu of the executed agreement between Vogel and Dufurrena orchestrated on March 25, 2011 along with the issuance of a $105,000.00 check to Dufurrena by the Vogel’s, which effectively makes it a binding and fully enforceable contract with performance clauses.

 

Therefore, how in the world could the Vogel’s as 49 percent “vested -interest partners” in the 2011 Vogel/Dufurrena “DOS CATS PARTNERS,”including AUSPICIOUS CAT – a subject of the Minshall’s lawsuit, be excluded from the Minshall’s  2015 lawsuit, as well as the 2016 “out-of-court” settlement between the “DOS CATS PARTNERS,”Dufurrena, and the Minshall’s?  The court settlement document specifically lists the current members as defendants. However, the Vogel’s are absent from court-settlement records.  Perhaps: coincidence, oversight by the Plaintiff attorney, intentional error, or intentional non-disclosure.  Another theory is no one was ever informed of the separate existing partnership by and between Edward L Dufurrena and Donald and Janie Vogel entitled “DOS CATS PARTNERS.”It’s a mystery !

 

One specific validation vehicle of use to verify whether or not the Vogel’s were ever included in the “DOS CATS PARTNERS”on file with the AQHA as 49 percent “vested interest partners,” in lieu of their $105,000.00 monetary investment would be to use the newly filed lawsuit against the Vogel’s, by Dufurrena, to issue a subpoena duces tecum to the American Quarter Horse Association including a production of documents request to ascertain:

 

  1. Any and/or all horses listed in the partnership – from inception, and
  2. The names of any and/or all members included as partnership since its organization along with membership date of entry as well as the partnership organizer(s), and
  3. The percentage of legal investment interest each member holds in the partnership by each ones specific monetary investment amount and what horses or embryos are included in respect to the investment fee

 

A cross section analysis of the three lawsuits in question, the two apparent separate and referred to “DOS CAT PARTNERS,”in two separate lawsuits, as well as the hand-written 2011 contract between the Vogel’s and Dufurrena indicate the 2011 embryo by Metallic Cat and out of Miss Ella Rey – later was born, and is alleged by court documents to be Stevie Rey Von, the NCHA Futurity Champion.

 

The curious nature of the researched AQHA ownership records indicates this horse was never placed in the “DOS CATS PARTNERS” name even though the Vogel’s owned a 49 percent share of a Metallic Cat X Miss Ella Rey embryo as indicated in the 2011 hand-written contract by and between Donald and Janie Vogel and Ed Dufurrena, also known as “DOS CATS PARTNERS,” as well as the later lawsuit instituted by the Vogel’s against Dufurrena and the“DOS CATS PARTNERS.”

 

This matter intensifies when AQHA horse registration records indicate Stevie Rey Von was placed in the name of Ed Dufurrena’s son: Brandon Dufurrena, instead of the “DOS CAT PARTNERS” on his birth date of 01/02/2012.

 

The horse registration records become more complicated when the horse is transferred from Brandon Dufurrena to Edward L. Dufurrena on 12/01/2015 right in the middle of the NCHA Futurity.

4-Stevie Rey Von – ownership 2018, AQHA.

 

THE SETTLEMENT:

 

However, pursuant to a filed lawsuit by the Vogel’s and a return lawsuit by Dufurrena, a settlement agreement was reached between Vogel and Dufurrena on January 28, 2018.  The agreement provides as follows with Exhibit C further complicating matters:

 

  1. EXHIBIT A: Donald Eugene Vogel, Janie S. Vogel and Jandon, Ltd., having paid the sum of $1,150,000 to Ed Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena who have tendered a bill of sale to the horses Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat and Creyzy Train, hereby enter into this release agreement. Each Party hereto agrees to and does release and discharge each other party.

 

  1. EXHIBIT B: Bill of Sale. For the sum of One Million One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,150,000) “Consideration” Edward L. Dufurrena, an individual, Brandon Dufurrena, an individual, and Edward L. Dufurrena, doing business as “DOS CATS PARTNERS” (collectively, “Sellers”), hereby agree to sell to Jandon, Ltd. (“Buyer”) all of Sellers’ right, title and interest, free and clear of all encumbrances, in and to the following horses:
  2. Stevie Rey Von, AQHA No. 5557563;
  3. Creyzy Train, AQHA No. 5655857, and
  4. Auspicious Cat, AQHA No. 4639993

 

Sellers acknowledge this sale includes rights to frozen semen of Stevie Rey Von and Auspicious Cat as provided in the Memorandum of Settlement dated January 24, 2018.

 

  1. EXHIBIT C: STATEMENT REGARDING HORSE OWNERSHIP HISTORY. A dispute arose among Donald Eugene Vogel, Janie S. Vogel and Jandon, Ltd, on one hand, and Edward L. Dufurrena, Shona Dufurrena, and Brandon Dufurrena, on the other hand, regarding the ownership of the horses listed below.  Donald Eugene Vogel, Janie S. Vogel, and Jandon, Ltd., acknowledge and confirm and do not dispute the AQHA records of ownership of the following horses as set forth below:

 

  1. Stevie Rey Von,
  2. Auspicious Cat,
  3. Creyzy Train,
  4. Ozzum Man,
  5. Whata Sneaky Cat.

 

As of November 12, 2012, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena acquired all rights to such horses. This agreement was signed 02/7/2018 as part of the Dufurrena/Vogel settlement. Since then, the Vogels, who obtained Stevie Rey Von in the settlement, have sold him to Alvin and Becky Fults, Amarillo, Texas for $2 million. The stallion was ridden by Beau Galyean for a win at the most recent NCHA Open Super Stakes with a record score.

 

See article in link No. 1

 

This is one of the most incredulous series of lawsuits I have ever covered. It has all the makings of a Hollywood movie. However, this is a real life series of events rather than a fictional hypothesis scribed by a Hollywood writer!

 

The attached chart with important dates puts this story in perspective for the reader.

5-Chart of history of DOS CATS PARTNERS Lawsuits

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