The first final at the West Texas Futurity wrapped up last night, and it was Metallic Rebel that took top honors in the 4-Year-Old Open. With Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Beau Galyean in the saddle, Thomas Guinn’s red roan stallion marked a 229 to claim his third championship of the year.
The win was worth $14,500, boosting Metallic Rebel’s (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) Equi-Stat record to more than $167,000. In February, he won the 4-Year-Old Open at The Ike Derby and Classic, then was victorious again in June at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Core Balance Derby and Classic/Challenge, where he and Galyean picked up the Derby Open title and a $25,000 check for the Metallic Cat Incentive.
Ichis My Choice (Cat Ichi x My Little Abra x Abrakadabracre), who claimed the Derby Open Championship at the Breeder’s Invitational in May with Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Grant Setnicka, earned the Reserve title and $11,500 after marking a 228.
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