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Amandas CD and Matt Miller Best 4-Year-Old Open in Abilene

matt millerAmandas CD & Matt MillerNearly freezing temperatures at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, didn’t stop competitors from bringing the heat for the 4-Year-Old Open at the Abilene Spectacular.

Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Matt Miller rode four horses in the 4-Year-Old Open finals, but ultimately it was his last mount, Amandas CD (High Brow CD x Amanda Stargun x Playgun), who brought him the win in the division after marking a 223.5.

The pair finished just ahead of the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open winners, Stevie Rey Von (Metallic Cat x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) and Ed Dufurrena, who marked a 223.

The win was worth $20,000 and pushed Amandas CD’s lifetime earnings to nearly $60,000. An additional $10,000 was awarded to the pair from the event’s Stallion Incentive program.

Miller credits much of his success at the Abilene Spectacular to the athleticism and work ethic of the mare saying, “She is really quick and just tries really hard every time.”

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