the inaugural event, which attracted high-caliber horses.At the Western Bloodstock/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Showdown in Cowtown Open finals, held Sunday, July 12, in Fort Worth, Texas, Pedel To The Metall laid the hammer down to win
Pedel To The Metall (Metallic Cat x Twice As Reycy x Dual Rey), bred by Gail Holmes’ Double Dove Ranch, of Fort Worth, Texas, carried Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Adan Banuelos to the win after marking a smokin’ 226 from the fourth draw in the 12-horse finals. The winner’s share of the $265,500 payout in the Open was a whopping $60,000, which more than doubled the 4-year-old stallion’s lifetime earnings.
“It’s honestly such a blessing to win, period. I love that horse,” said Banuelos, of Granbury, Texas. “This horse has a lot to offer, and it doesn’t take us a lot to get him to do it.”